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Examiner
  • Indians bounce back in tourney, win big

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  • The Fort Osage girls basketball team got a little respite from a tough week on Friday.
    After two losses to open the Liberty North Invitational, the Indians stormed to a 28-12 first-quarter lead on their way to a 79-52 rout of the Platte County Pirates Friday in the tournament’s seventh-place game.
    Asia Cole fired in 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and all 10 players scored at least one point to help Fort Osage improve to 2-3 overall.
    “We shot the ball well, which always helps,” Indians coach Dawn Williams said. “We played all 10 kids and all of them did something positive. It was a nice win, a great team effort. We needed it. It’s been a rough week.”
    Raven Bunn added 17 points, Morgan Neff came off the bench to contribute 15 and Siera Glassford had 12. Allison Stevens dished out nine assists for the Indians, who led 46-24 at halftime.
    Boys
    ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY HIGH 58, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 37: St. Louis University High limited the Lee’s Summit North boys team guards Caleb Berry and Anthony Lupardus to a combined eight points and handed the Broncos a 58-37 loss in the consolation bracket of the Webster Groves Classic.
    Jalen Ford’s 11 points led North, which fell to 1-4.
    SLUH led 21-13 after one quarter, 31-21 at halftime and stretched to lead to 46-27 by the fourth quarter.
    “We didn’t shoot the ball very well, and we just weren’t mentally prepared to be successful,” Broncos coach Mike Hilbert said. “We had some early turnover problems and didn’t get a lot of great shot opportunities, and we weren’t focused to enough to come back.
    “University High competed hard and made it hard to find good shots, and they attacked us off the dribble. Hopefully it’s a lesson learned.”
    North plays Hazelwood West at 11 a.m. Saturday to finish its tournament trip.
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