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Examiner
  • Defense sparks Jaguars  by Bruins

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  • The Blue Springs South boys basketball team began 2014 like it ended 2013. In other words, on a winning note.
    A 7-2 Columbia Rock Bridge team was no match for the host Jaguars as K.J. Robinson fired in 20 points to spark a 64-36 rout Tuesday night.
    “We had some turnover issues early in the game but defended well,” Blue prings South coach Jimmy Cain said. “We took care of the turnover issue in the second half and played well defensively all night.”
    South (7-1) slowly extended its lead after a 12-8 opening quarter. The Jaguars outscored the Bruins 14-5 in the second quarter to open up a 26-13 halftime advantage.
    Jacob Towler added 12 points and Kevin Puryear contributed 10 for the Jaguars.
    Girls
    TRUMAN 56, CAMERON 41: Placing four starters in double figures helped the Truman girls basketball team cruise to a non-conference win Tuesday night at Cameron.
    The visiting Patriots broke to a 26-16 halftime lead. Bri Savidge scored a career-high 15 points, Becca Jonas added 14, Kayla Harrell had 12 and Abby Hix 11 as Truman improved to 8-1 overall.
    “Cameron is a well-coached, disciplined team,” Truman coach Steve Cassity said. “They were second in the state last year in Class 3. I was pleased with our offensive effort. We shot only one free throw and still had four players in double figures.”
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