ST. LOUIS – They took different ways but the Blue Springs and Blue Springs South girls basketball teams both posted victories Friday night.
Blue Springs prevailed 44-31 at Parkway South, and Blue Springs South escaped past Westminster Christian 59-52 in overtime.
South blew a 19-point lead before outscoring Westminster 11-4 in the overtime for the victory. The Jaguars (9-4) led 31-19 at halftime, but it took Remy Davenport’s 3-pointer to tie the game 48-48 and force overtime.
“They kept cutting away at the lead and even went ahead,” South coach Brad Oyler said. “We took charge in overtime. This was a learning process. It was big step in the right direction.”
Cloe Lane’s 17 points paced the Jaguars. Remy Davenport added 13 and Tiffany Davenport 11.
For Blue Springs, Bri Tauai had 13 points, Morgan Hensley nine, Aliyah Lee and Moriah Panuco added seven each and Madison Sykes six in leading a balanced Blue Springs attack. The Wildcats (6-6) led 21-17 at halftime.
“We also had good contributions off the bench from Haley Lysinger and Maria Wendell,” Blue Springs coach Mark Spigarelli said. “We played with good intensity for 32 minutes for the second game in a row. We switched to a zone that hurt them. We had 20 turnovers, but playing hard offset that.”
Blue Springs plays at Westminster at 1:30 this afternoon and the Jaguars go to Parkway South.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 74, HOGAN PREP 58: The host Broncos had plenty of cushion to withstand a desperation 31-point fourth quarter by Hogan Prep Friday.
Caleb Berry’s 18 points, Anthony Lupardus’ 13 and Zach Lamb’s 11 led Lee’s Summit North (5-6), which led 37-21 at halftime and outscored Hogan Prep 16-6 in the third quarter.
OAK PARK 59, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 51: The visiting Bears never had the lead and suffered their first Suburban Middle Seven loss.
“They hit us in the mouth and we didn’t respond,” said Chrisman coach Chad Wright, whose team fell to 6-7 (2-1 conference).
Chris Horn posted 16 points, Randall Horn 10 and Alex Ball nine for the Bears, but Wright said Chrisman lacked the teamwork to overtake a short-handed Oak Park team.
“They were missing their best player,” Wright said. “He broke his hand and is out for the season.”