The Cairo Bearcats picked up a clean sweep of the Paris Coyotes Saturday at the Peak Sport and Spine Holiday Shootout at Moberly Area Community College.

In the girls game, the Lady Cats defeated the Lady Coyotes 50-41. The two teams fought back an forth multiple times through the duration of the game. Cairo took a three point lead early into the fourth quarter and got Paris’ leading scorer Tori Hamilton to foul out of the game. Lady Cat coach Brian Winkler said it was a priority to get her out of the game.

Hamilton finished with nine. Skinner scored a game-high 16 points as the Lady Coyotes drop to 5-4. Cairo was paced by senior Taegan Bartolacci’s 15 points. Freshman Gracie Brumley also pitched in a dozen. They Lady Cats are now 6-2.

In the boys contest, Cairo ran away with a 69-50 victory. The Bearcats controlled most of the game with their size on the boards. The Bearcats held a 39-25 lead at the half, then came out with a final blow early in the third.

Scott Lunte with the call on KRES and of sophomore Gage Wilson’s putback. The post player scored 15 for the 7-1 Bearcats. Coach Nic Zenker reflected on the win.

Cairo senior Jacob Davis led the way with 18 points. Paris also falls to 5-4 on the year. The Coyotes were led by junior Chris Ebbesmeyer’s 13 points.

Both Cairo and Paris next play in the Salisbury tournament in two weeks. You can hear postgame interviews from all four coaches online at

Cairo girls coach Brian Winkler:

Cairo boys coach Nic Zenker:

Paris girls coach Garrett Thomas:

Paris boys coach Dennis Dent: