MARSHALL — The Smith-Cotton boys basketball team opened the Marshall Tourney Monday night with a 83-58 victory over Grain Valley.
The Tigers’ Dante Scroggins led all scorers with 23 points. Bryson Couch added 13 and Gavin Jones and Keoni Hale each had 11.
Grain Valley was led by Ethan Lasley, who drained five three-pointers for 15 points. The Tigers countered with nine treys of their own and a stingy defense that held Grain Valley to less than 20 points in each quarter. S-C (2-0) will face the winner of Camdenton vs. Kirksville at 5:30 pm Thursday.