CENTRALIA, Mo. -- The Monroe City girls basketball team and Centralia were tied at 47 after the third quarter of Friday's Clarence Cannon Conference contest.
The two teams traded baskets back and forth for the entire fourth quarter, but Monroe City was able to just edge by Centralia for a 63-61 victory. Six players scored in the fourth quarter for Monroe City, and it was collectively 5 of 7 from the free throw line in the fourth and 13 of 20 from the charity stripe in the game.
Riley Quinn made 7 of 11 free throws and led Monroe City with 15 points. Lauren Youngblood finished with 12 points, eight in the first half, while Bailey Hays had six points all in the fourth quarter.
Claire Bennett had 16 points to lead Centralia, while Baylee Beard and Harper Sontheimer each had 13 points.
Indians cage Lady Birds
Alexis Ellison scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Clark County girls basketball team built a 17-3 lead on South Shelby in Clarence Cannon Conference play. The Indians kept their foot on the gas and left the Lady Birds behind for a 53-30 victory.
Ellison added seven more points throughout for a game-high 17 points. Jade Ross added 10 points for Clark County and 10 total Indians scored in the victory. Mallory Wood led South Shelby with 10 points.
Eagles take down Raiders
The Knox County girls basketball team defeated North Shelby 38-30 in a non-conference matchup. Riley Strange started the game with eight points, but the Eagles trailed 15-14 after the first.
Knox County picked up the defense in the second quarter, outscoring the Raiders 10-5 to take a 24-20 lead into halftime. North Shelby only scored 10 more points in the second half.
Strange scored 19 points to account for half of the Eagles' points, while Caroline Linberger had 12 points for the Raiders.
Tigers struggle in loss
The Mark Twain girls basketball team was unable to secure a victory against Elsberry, falling 41-34. Elizabeth Trower scored 20 of the Tigers' 34 points. She also dished out two assists, came away with three steals and had two blocks. Mark Twain junior Emma Ross scored six points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Tigers accelerate past Coyotes
The Scotland County girls basketball team took out Paris 50-36. The Tigers led 22-20 at halftime and outscored the Coyotes 28-16 in the second half.