SEDALIA -- The Marshall girls' basketball team left their offense in 2012 during Monday's return to action after a three-week hiatus.
Smith-Cotton won its fourth straight game with a 30-13 non-conference home win over the Lady Owls, who managed only three second-half points.
It was the Lady Tigers who got off to the slower start, missing their first 13 shots from the field. Marshall managed only two points during the first quarter, but led 8-2 late in the half.
Smith-Cotton cut the deficit to three points by the break and came out of it with an 11-0 run, blanking the Lady Owls during the third period. Marshall made only one field goal during the second half, in 21 attempts.
Senior Elena Sharp had a game-high 11 points for the Lady Tigers (8-6).
Junior Payton Beeler and sophomore Molly Evans each scored four points for the Lady Owls (6-3), who had been averaging 43.9 points per game.
Marshall will be at home today against NCMC leader Kirksville, which comes in with a 12-1 record.