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Examiner
  • High school basketball roundup: Bunn sisters sandwich Sion

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  • KEARNEY — Fort Osage girls basketball sisters Raven and Paige Bunn were too much for Notre Dame de Sion in the opening round of Kearney's Bulldog Classic.
    Raven tossed in a career-high 28 points and had five rebounds, five assists and five steals as Fort Osage posted a 66-52 victory Monday night. Paige tied a career-high with 22 points.
    Asia Cole also played big role for the Indians with eight points and 10 rebounds.
    “Raven was all over the place,” Fort Osage coach Dawn Williams said. “It was her best game ever. Paige was outstanding, too. Our defense was so much better. I was really happy with the kids.”
    Fort Osage (8-4) outscored Sion 32-20 in the second half to post the victory and advance to Wednesday’s 6:30 p.m. game against host Kearney.
    WILLIAM CHRISMAN 57, STALEY 47: The host Bears overtook Staley with a 17-8 second quarter for a 25-19 halftime lead on their way to their first Suburban Middle Seven win.
    Freshman Adreon Bell hit a pair of 3-pointers on her way to a team-high 15 points and added two steals for Chrisman, which improved to 5-7 overall (1-1) conference. Chrissy HoChee added 12 points and Rachel Losch 10.
    “Tonight was a great Lady Bear win,” Chrisman coach Lindsay Thompson said. “We made great adjustments after the first quarter that helped us get the victory. We lost to Staley badly our third game of the season, and this win shows our growth.
    “I’m very proud of this young team. We showed great growth and maturity tonight. Senior Chrissy HoChee came off the bench tonight and dominated the paint.”
    Monique Townson had 27 points for Staley. The teams combined for 50 fouls and 61 free throws, with Staley making 17 of 26 at the line and Chrisman 22 of 35.
    LIBERTY 52, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 50: Missed opportunities cost Blue Springs South in a double-overtime Suburban Big Six loss at home.
    “We didn’t get it done tonight,” South coach Brad Oyler said. “We had opportunities in regulation and in the overtime.”
    The teams were tied 40-40 at the end of regulation.
    Remy Davenport scored 12 points, Cloe Lane 10 and Jolene Williams, Courtney Thorpe and Shannon Hughes each added seven to lead South (7-4, 1-1).
    GRAIN VALLEY 78, BELTON 20: The 8-2 Eagles easily rolled into the Pleasant Hill Invitational semifinals as Aerreon Parker scored a season-high 18 points.
    “We played our best game,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. “What we do best is not what they do best.”
    The Eagles, who play in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, had a huge 47-5 halftime lead.
    Darby Scharfenkamp and Kendyll Bailey each added 10 points and Chandler Huttinger nine to Grain Valley attack.
    Page 2 of 2 - LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 67, ST. TERESA’S 52: Imani Johnson was too much for host St. Teresa’s.
    The senior forward scored 33 points, hit 9 of 9 free throws, grabbed 11 rebounds and a steal and added an assist in leading the Broncos to the non-conference road victory. Johnson’s career scoring high is 36. Jaden Powell added 15 points and Erica Nelson added nine.
    A 26-13 halftime deficit proved too big for St. Teresa’s, which scored 38 points to the Broncos’ 40 in the second half.
    “We didn’t play good defense in the second half,” Broncos coach Tricia Lillygren said. “We got undisciplined.”
    O'HARA 37, OAK GROVE 27: O'Hara didn't have a great night of offense, but the visiting Panthers had an even tougher time in Monday's non-league contest.
    Oak Grove trailed 14-7 at halftime and 26-15 heading into the fourth quarter. Jamie Carpenter and Easton Harmon netted seven points apiece and Emily Craig five for the Panthers.
    “It was a tough night offensively,” said Oak Grove coach Mike Cox, whose team fell to 3-8. “It was an ugly basketball game tonight.”
    WARRENSBURG 39, OAK GROVE 30: Visiting Oak Grove was outscored 26-10 in the second half of Saturday’s loss.
    “We played really well in the first half,” Oak Grove coach Mike Cox said. “It probably was our best half of the year. But we didn’t put together four quarters.”
    Harmon’s 11 points led the Panthers.
    Boys
    VAN HORN 52, MAYSVILLE 17: The opening test for the Van Horn boys basketball team in the Lathrop Tournament wasn’t much of a test Monday. The Falcons (3-5) broke to a 37-5 halftime lead.
    Anthony Winningham had 17 points, Isaiah Gotsis 15 and Raytown transfer Jordan Spencer 12.
    “We jumped on them early and did a good job of pushing the lead,” said Van Horn coach Daniel Bieser said.
    The Falcons meet Holden at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    FRANCIS HOWELL 64, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 55: A 22-point fourth quarter wasn’t enough for William Chrisman to post the victory Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Kaminsky Classic at Joplin.
    Francis Howell led 13-5, 32-23 and 49-33 at the quarter stops.
    Chris Horn had 16 points, including by four 3-pointers, and Ka’Ron Manor 12 on four treys in sparking the Bears (5-5). The Bears hit 11 of 21 treys but were outrebounded 30-20 and hit only 8 of 15 free throws.
    Nick Perkins scored all of his 21 points over the first three quarters in sparking Francis Howell.

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