The Blue Springs boys basketball team had a tough night.

Host Raytown held a 23-14 halftime lead and went on to a surprisingly easy 59-25 victory over the Wildcats Friday night.

“They are a lot better,” Blue Springs coach Adam Jones said of Raytown. ”We have to keep working on it.”

Darius Vaughn scored 12 points to lead the Wildcats (2-3).

ST. PIUS X 61, VAN HORN 57: Poor free-throw shooting and rebounding cost Van Horn in a loss at St. Pius.

“We were 7 of 17 on free throws and had only 17 total rebounds,” Falcons coach Daniel Bieser said.

The game was tight throughout. Pius led 17-16, 27-26 and 37-36 at the end of the first three quarters. Van Horn managed 21 fourth-quarter points but fell short.

Anthony Winningham scored 18 points and Isaiah Gotsis posted 14 to pace Van Horn (2-4).

LAFAYETTE COUNTY 53, GRAIN VALLEY 43: Daniel Mahurin scored 18 points including four 3-pointers to lift his career point total to 1,009. It wasn’t enough, though, as visiting Grain Valley fell to 4-2.

“I was disappointed,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. ”It came down to doing the little things right, and we didn’t do enough of them.”

Lafayette County remained unbeaten in seven games and clinched the victory by outscoring the Eagles 15-9 in the fourth quarter.

Nick Alvarado contributed eight points for Grain Valley.