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Examiner
  • Indians thump Pirates in league opener

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  • The Suburban Middle Seven opener went well for the Fort Osage High School girls basketball team.
    Asia Cole scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Indians to a 60-30 victory at Belton Monday night.
    “It was a good way to start league play,” Fort Osage coach Dawn Williams said. “We had a good game.”
    Siera Glassford added 12 points, and Paige Bunn and junior sub Morgan Neff had eight apiece.
    The Indians coasted after jumping to a 20-6 first-quarter lead and led 38-15 at halftime.
    LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 65, RAYTOWN SOUTH 28: Three players accounted for 49 points as host North rolled past the Cardinals.
    Imani Johnson’s 25 points paced North (4-2). Erica Nelson had 13 and LaChelle Parks 11.
    “Everyone got some playing time,” North coach Tricia Lillygren said. “It was nice to be back after a week off.”
    North led 16-12 after one quarter and then held South to 16 points over the final three quarters to turn the game into a rout.
    GRANDVIEW 62, GRAIN VALLEY 58: The Eagles suffered their first loss in five games in disappointing fashion, as host Grandview outscored them 26-15 in the fourth quarter for the victory.
    “We had our chances,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. “We knew it would be a game of styles. The things we aren’t as good at got exposed. We had trouble blocking them out. We started out slowly as we have the last three games.”
    Sarah Turner’s 21 points powered the Eagles. Claire Rose contributed 11.
    Grain Valley led 31-28 at halftime and 43-36 after three quarters.
    LEE’S SUMMIT 41, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 30: Lee’s Summit outscored the visiting Bears 18-6 in the second quarter to take a 26-15 halftime lead, then held them to just two points in the third quarter to hand Chrisman a non-league defeat.
    Makenzie Erikson and Haley Rodriguez had six points apiece for Chrisman (2-4), which shot just 9 of 38 from the field. Dasia Young and Rachel Losch added five each.
    “We struggled to find consistent leadership and effort tonight,” Chrisman coach Lindsay Thompson said. “We know these growing pains won't last long. Once we find a little toughness as some leadership, we will turn things around.”
    OAK GROVE 54, LEXINGTON 43: The Oak Grove girls basketball team concluded play in the Husker Classic at Higginsville on a winning note.
    Jordyn Anspach scored a career-high 24 points and Jamie Carpenter pulled down nine rebounds to pace Oak Grove to a 54-43 victory over Lexington Saturday in the seventh-place game in the tournament.
    “We played really well in the second half,” coach Mike Cox said after Oak Grove improved to 2-4 after losing its first two games in the tournament.
    Page 2 of 2 - Oak Grove secured the victory by outscoring Lexington 29-22 in the second half.
    Boys
    Lee’s Summit North claimed the 300th victory in school history the easy way.
    Because of wintry weather, Hazelwood West forfeited the scheduled seventh-place game with North in the Webster Classic Saturday in Webster Groves, Mo. North improved to 2-4 and gained an early start home.
    “Of the 300 wins, three have been by forfeit,” North coach Mike Hilbert said.
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