Three players scored in double digits to spark the Grain Valley girls basketball team to a 47-35 win over the Kirksville Tigers in the Marshall Tournament Wednesday.

The Eagles will play Sedalia Smith-Cotton at 4 p.m. today in their last game of the round-robin tournament.

Kendra Sibert led Grain Valley (1-1) with 13 points and Keely Hill and Sydney Williams both chipped in with 11 apiece.

“We played a good game,” Grain Valley head coach Randy Draper said. “Keely made three 3s and that helped give us some breathing room early in the game. Our girls also did a great job on the offensive glass to give us second chances. It got a little tight at the end, but we made some key plays down the stretch.”


SEDALIA SMITH-COTTON 67, GRAIN VALLEY 65: The Eagles fell to 1-1 on the season after falling to the Smith-Cotton Tigers in round robin play in the Marshall Tournament Wednesday.

Sedalia led 16-15 after one quarter and went into halftime up 37-27. Grain Valley won the third period 21-13 to cut Sedalia’s lead to 50-48.

The Eagles grabbed a 58-55 lead with about four minutes left but Sedalia grabbed the lead back with 11.1 seconds left and held on for the win.

Cole Keller led Grain Valley with 19 points, Josh Kilpatrick added 18 and Cade Matlon had 15. Kevin Gutierrez chipped in with four assists and Kilpatrick and Jesse Scholtz each added a team-high five rebounds.