The Brookfield boys' basketball team was bested in a close game on Tuesday night, traveling to South Shelby and falling by single digits, 62-53.

With Tuesday's loss, the Bulldogs fall to 1-5 in Clarence Cannon competition and 2-17 overall on the season. South Shelby picked up its first conference victory with the win over Brookfield, and the Cardinals are now 8-13 overall.

After his team's game in Marceline was canceled the evening prior, Brookfield coach Jerod Gillman said that trying to show up ready to play on Tuesday was tough.

"It wasn't a great night for us for several reasons," Gillman said. "First, we had no opportunity to practice or prepare for this game. I tried to get too cute with a zone press and zone defense at times when I should have stuck with our basic man-to-man."

Cole Daugherity led the Bulldogs with 11 points, Tyler Pickens finished with eight, and Jacob Day, Evan Fay, and Derek Liebhart all had six.

South Shelby's Brock Wood led all scorers by a wide margin with 31 points on the evening.

"We forced a lot of turnovers, but played lousy defense at the same time," Gillman said. "We got away from what works best for us, and the game got sloppy both ways."

The Bulldogs travel to Fayette on Thursday and Macon on Friday.