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Examiner
  • Giant second quarter carries Jags

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  • The Blue Springs South girls basketball team turned Monday's Suburban Big Six conference opener into a rout by halftime, outscoring visiting Lee’s Summit 20-0 in the second quarter for a 37-13 halftime lead on its way to a 61-26 win.
    Remy Davenport netted 18 points, Cloe Lane 16 and Tiffany Davenport nine for the host Jaguars, who improved to 7-3 overall. South led 54-22 entering the fourth.
    “We took some things away from them better in the second quarter, and then we executed our offense better and shot some free throws,” South coach Brad Oyler said. “I think we took the ball strong the basket more than some other games.
    “It’s third out of our last four games that the second quarter has been huge for us.”
    LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 42, LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 28: North held West scoreless in the third quarter while racking up 19 points to run away from the visiting Titans in Monday’s crosstown battle.
    The Broncos (6-2) led 18-13 at halftime before applying the clamps in the third quarter, and coach Tricia Lillygren emptied her bench in the fourth.
    “We had a fantastic third quarter,” Lillygren said. “We played defense exactly the way we wanted to, had some transition baskets and handled the ball how we wanted to.”
    Erica Nelson’s 18 points and Imani Johnson’s 11 paced North, which limited West to 23-percent shooting from the floor.
    Di’Jionae Calloway’s 11 points led West (7-4).
    LEE'S SUMMIT WEST 44, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 37: William Chrisman claimed a 19-9 halftime lead, but Lee’s Summit West rallied in the second half and held the Bears scoreless in overtime Saturday in the championship game of the Sonic Classic at Raymore-Peculiar High School.
    Chrisman (4-6) still led 28-22 entering the fourth quarter, but West forged a 37-all tie by the end of regulation.
    “While I am disappointed in not winning, I am pleased with how we played,” Chrisman coach Lindsay Thompson said. “We let the shooters get away from us late and then had to scramble. In overtime, two quick turnovers led to our demise. We had a great tournament.”
    Haley Rodriguez’s 12 points and seven rebounds led Chrisman, while all-tournament honorees Makenzie Erikson and Adreon Bell added seven points apiece and Merina Thomas also snared seven rebounds.
    Calloway, a former Chrisman player, posted 12 points and nine rebounds to lead West.
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