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Examiner
  • Grain Valley rolls to pair of wins

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  • SEDALIA – The annual State Fair Community College Shootout games were easy tests for the Grain Valley basketball teams.
    The girls team rolled to a 94-8 rout and the boys team followed with a 68-39 victory, both over the Warsaw Wildcats, on Saturday at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
    Grain Valley (5-2) set school single-game records for the most points in a game and biggest margin of victory in the girls romp, coach Randy Draper believes. Warsaw scored two points in each quarter.
    Tori Squiers scored 12 points to lead the Eagles, while Darby Scharfenkamp added 11 and Kendyll Bailey and Jordan Sibert contributed 10 each.
    “Everybody but one got a basket,” said Draper, whose team led 56-4 at halftime. “We were quite a bit better. The game gave us a chance to work on some things.”
    In the boys game, Jordan Mahurin poured in 23 points, Daniel Mahurin added 16 and Cory Zeigler had 13 in the Eagles’ 29-point win. The Eagles (5-2) jumped to a 32-18 halftime lead.
    “It’s always good to knock the holiday rust off,” boys coach Andy Herbert said. “It was good to see the ball go in the basket.”
    COLUMBIA HICKMAN 61, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 49: Undefeated Columbia Hickman stopped the Blue Springs South girls 61-49 in the finals of the Jefferson City Helias State Farm Holiday Classic on Sunday.
    South (6-3), which also fell to the 9-0 Kewpies 74-61 in the finals of the Blue Springs South/Blue Springs McDonald’s Tournament, couldn’t rebound from a 28-24 halftime deficit.
    “They are a solid team,” South coach Brad Oyler said of Hickman. “They hit 22 of 30 free throws.”
    Cloe Lane posted 16 points and Remy Davenport added 15 to pace the Jaguars. Both were named to the all-tournament team.
    “It was a good tournament,” Oyler said. “There were four unbeaten teams and one (team) with one loss.”
    South advanced to the finals with a 44-31 victory over Jefferson City Saturday after racing to a 31-13 halftime advantage.
    Davenport and Lane again led the way with 16 and 11 points, respectively.
    Oyler was pleased with the second-place finish.
    “We kept plugging along,” he said. “It was a good motivation builder heading into the conference opener against Lee’s Summit on Jan. 7.”
    ACE PREP 32, VAN HORN 22: The Van Horn girls missed 13 free throws in falling in the Black Division consolation bracket of the Penn Valley Community College Holiday Tournament Saturday at the Interscholastic League Fieldhouse.
    ACE outscored Falcons 17-8 in the second half. Malaea Ortiz scored eight points to lead the Falcons (4-5).
    “We didn’t play our best,” Van Horn coach Scorpio Horn said. “We’ll get better after the break.”
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