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  • Jaguars pitch second-quarter shutout in win over Helias

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  • JEFFERSON CITY – One quarter assured the Blue Springs South girls basketball team of advancing to the semifinals of the Jefferson City Tournament.
    The Jaguars scored the final two points of the first quarter and then outscored Jefferson City Helias 20-0 in the second quarter for a safe 34-16 halftime lead and rolled on to a 54-35 victory Friday.
    Cloe Lane’s 17 points led South (5-2) in scoring. Remy Davenport added 15 and Tiffany Davenport nine.
    “It was a good team effort,” South coach Brad Oyler said. “It was impressive to shut out a team in a quarter.”
    South, which led 39-23 after three quarters, meets the host team at 7 p.m. tonight.
    BLUE SPRINGS 39, VISITATION 36: Aliyah Lee made certain the Blue Springs girls basketball team concluded play in the St. Louis Visitation Tournament in winning fashion. She hit a 3-pointer as time expired, giving the Wildcats a dramatic victory over the host school in the 11th-place game Friday.
    Bri Tauai guided the Wildcats (4-6, 2-2 in the tournament) with 13 points. Lee added 13 and Morgan Hensley and Madison Sykes five each.
    “The intensity was better,” Blue Springs coach Mark Spigarelli said. “We found a way to win. We kept our composure the final minute and a half.”
    Visitation led 15-13 at halftime.
    VAN HORN 45, NORTHEAST 25: Erica Harris’ career-high 17 points lifted Van Horn to the consolation bracket victory in the Black Division of the Penn Valley Tournament at the Interscholastic League Fieldhouse.
    “She had a great game,” Van Horn coach Scorpio Horn said of Harris. “She had a lot of steals. We played good basketball today.”
    Cierra Sua and Malaea Ortiz each added seven points to the attack for the 4-4 Falcons, who play ACE Prep in the third-place game at 1 p.m. today.

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