Having earned a bye until the semifinals the Booneville Bearcats saw their first action in the District 3A-4 tournament last night at Two Rivers in Ola.

The Bearcats (25-2) beat fourth seeded Perryville -- who had beaten fifth seeded Paris on Tuesday -- behind 26 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots from Blakley Cobb. Logan Bradley added 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks as well.

Dawson Bullock scored 13 points for the Mustangs, who will host next week’s regional tournament, for which the Bearcats had already qualified.

The Bearcats will face Fountain Lake at 7:45 tonight. The Cobras beat Jessieville 44-33 last night.

The winner will be the top seed from the 3A-4 and will play next Wednesday. The loser today will be the two seed and play Thursday.