KEARNEY — Fort Osage wasn’t thinking overtime.
Will Penamon hit a 3-pointer from the left wing as time expired, giving the Indians a dramatic 59-56 victory over Kearney Saturday in the finals of the Bulldog Classic.
“Brian Starr missed a shot, but Bailey Williamson grabbed the rebound and tipped to Penamon,” Fort Osage coach Josh Wilson said. “It was the first time we won the tournament. We were down by seven (44-37) going into the quarter. Our pressure defense wore them down.”
Kearney hit two free throws to tie it at 56 with 10 seconds remaining.
Penamon finished with nine points following his only trey of the game. Skylar Thompson powered the 9-5 Indians with 23 points.
Penamon, Starr and Thompson were named to the all-tournament team.
GRAIN VALLEY 64, PLEASANT HILL 51: Grain Valley made it look easy in defeating MRVC West rival Pleasant Hill in the third-place game of the Pleasant Hill Tournament Saturday.
Nick Alvarado scored 21 points, Cory Zeigler added 12, Daniel Mahurin added 10 and Jordan Mahurin and Hunter Ramirez chipped in six each.
“It probably was the best we have played this season,” Grain Valley coach coach Andy Herbert said. “The kids played hard and shared the ball well.”
Grain Valley (9-3) built on a 30-23 halftime lead.
VAN HORN 64, LATRHOP 40: Isaiah Gotsis was a load for host Lathrop in the third-place game of Lathrop’s Bill Burns Classic Saturday.
The junior sank four 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 30 points to power the Falcons (4-6). Jordan Spencer contributed 12 points and Anthony Winningham added eight.
“It was a good team victory,” Van Horn coach Daniel Bieser said. “Winningham and Gotsis controlled the game all night.”
Van Horn bolted to a 30-21 halftime lead and then pulled away in the second half.
COLUMBIA ROCK BRIDGE 65, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 56: The Class 5 ninth-ranked Bruins claimed a 32-22 halftime lead that North couldn’t dent in the second half during Monday’s first round of the Culver’s Classic at Lee’s Summit High School.
“The second half was about eight to 12 points (difference),” North coach Mike Hilbert said. “We couldn’t get it below six.”
Caleb Berry netted 17 points to lead the Broncos, who play Kansas City Southwest in a consolation game at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Anthony Lupardus and Zach Lamb added nine points each for North.