The Fort Osage girls basketball team is making itself felt in the Suburban Middle Seven race.

Raven Bunn scored 19 points and grabbed four rebounds, to go along with five steals and three assists, to spark the Indians to a 62-43 road victory over Oak Park Thursday night.

“We played really well except for one quarter (eight points in the third),” Fort Osage coach Dawn Williams said. “Raven had a very good game. We played 11 players and everyone did something positive.”

Asia Cole added 13 points and 11 rebounds, Paige Bunn chipped in 13 points and Siera Glassford contributed eight points for the Indians (5-4), who improved to 3-0 in conference play.

Fort Osage outscored Oak Park 23-8 in the second quarter to take a 35-21 halftime advantage.

HARRISONVILLE 42, OAK GROVE 33: Poor shooting contributed to host Oak Grove falling in its Missouri River Valley Conference West opener.

The Panthers (3-6, 0-1) shot just 29 percent, while Harrisonvlle shot 41 percent.

“We had been shooting well,” Oak Grove coach Mike Cox said. “Both teams played extremely hard.”

Jordyn Anspach was the only Panther in double figures with 13 points.

Harrisonville outscored Oak Grove 24-19 in the second half to protect an 18-14 halftime edge.


JOPLIN, Mo. – The William Chrisman boys basketball team couldn’t keep pace with Jefferson City and fell 79-60 in the opening round of the Joplin Kaminsky Classic tournament Thursday.

The Bears (4-4) went on a 13-0 run to start the third quarter and erase what had been a 20-point deficit earlier.

Jefferson City went on to lead 52-51 by the end of the quarter and then reeled off 18 unanswered points to open the fourth quarter, clinching the victory.

Chris Horn poured in 23 points to lead the Bears, and Brett Pendergist added 14.

O.G. Anunoby sank four 3-pointers to pace the Jays with 27 points. Jefferson City (6-5) shot 25 of 41 from the field for 61 percent. Chrisman shot just 38 percent on 18 of 48.

Chrisman faces Neosho at 5 p.m. today in a consolation bracket game.