By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Palmyra's deep run in the Class 2 football playoffs didn't affect the Panthers on the basketball court Tuesday night.
Palmyra held Bowling Green to 15 points in the second half en route to a 77-43 season-opening victory at Palmyra, Mo.
"We had only four practices because of football and it really didn't show tonight," Palmyra coach Brian Meny said. "We didn't really shoot the ball that well, but we really got them on the offensive glass."
After leading 38-28 at halftime, the Panthers outscored the Bobcats 23-7 in the third quarter.
Trevor Meny scored a game-high 22 points to go with 11 rebounds to lead Palmyra.
Brock Butler scored 19 points and Jordan Nutt added 11 points and 21 rebounds.
Canton 92, Atlanta 26: The Tigers dominated the first half of their season-opening victory at home.
Canton scored 28 in each of the first two quarters to take a 56-12 halftime lead.
Geordan Hausdorf led four Canton players scoring in double figures with 18 points. Gabe McKenzie scored 17 points, Brandon Berhorst followed with 14 and Tyler Niemann added 10.
North Shelby 55, Bevier 53: The Raiders held on down the stretch to win their season opener at home.
The Wildcats had a chance to tie the score with less than five seconds left but missed the shot and Josiah Linberger grabbed the defensive rebound.
North Shelby led 34-30 at halftime and 46-43 after the third quarter. The Raiders made six 3-pointers in the game.
Landon Daniel and Linberger scored 17 points apiece to lead North Shelby.
Hannibal Tournament: The host Pirates fell victim to an early Rock Bridge barrage in a 76-45 loss.
Rock Bridge led 23-12 after the first quarter and was ahead 37-19 at halftime. They punctuated the game with a 20-point fourth quarter.
Tre'von Jones led the Pirates with 20 points. Dylan Powell added 10.
In the other game, Knox County trailed Kirksville by one point after three quarters but lost 74-69.
Brady Johnson led Knox County, which trailed 50-49 entering the fourth, with 20 points and Royce Poore added 18.
Donovan Edwards chipped in 14 points and Ryan Strange added 10.
Paris 57, Mark Twain 44: Ethan Anderson's 20-point effort wasn't enough to lift the Tigers to a road win.
Paris limited Mark Twain to six points in the second quarter and 16 in the first half while scoring 20 of its own in the final period.
Mark Twain was called for two fouls in the first two minutes of the second half and it was an uphill battle from there.
Louisiana 65, Pleasant Hill 36: The Bulldogs built a 20-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and rolled to the victory in Louisiana, Mo.
Daylon Greene led Louisiana with 19 points and Marshall Corbin added 15.
South Shelby 64, Schuyler County 24: Trace Windsor scored 18 points, including 15 in the first half, to lead the Cardinals to a season-opening victory.
Adam Ellyson added 14 points for South Shelby, which led 45-6 at halftime after holding the Rams scoreless in the second quarter.
Clark County 47 Scotland County 37: Chase Bevans scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Indians to victory.
Clark County trailed by two, 28-26, at the half, but held the Tigers to two points in the third quarter.
Black Hawk East 71, John Wood 60: The Trail Blazers dropped their third straight game with a at Kewanee, Ill. Zac Main led JWCC (4-5) with 13 points.