PECULIAR – The Blue Springs South girls basketball took care of business on the road, inducing the mercy running clock before the end of the third quarter in Tuesday’s 58-26 Suburban Big Six win at Raymore-Peculiar.
The Jaguars (10-4, 2-1 Big Six) led 13-5 after the first quarter but shoved the margin up to 36-10 by halftime and 56-20 into the fourth. Ray-Pec fell to 4-12.
Cloe Lane scored 12 points to lead South, while sisters Remy and Tiffany Davenport added 10 apiece and Jolene Williams had eight.
“We played quite a few people in the fourth quarter,” South coach Brad Oyler said. “Our defensive intensity was pretty good. The first half we did a good job on the boards, and we got some steals for easy baskets.
“We just have to continue to work on playing four quarters on both ends of the floor. We’re getting there.”
SHERWOOD 68, VAN HORN 49: One of Van Horn’s top scoring outbursts of the season wasn’t good enough for a Crossroads Conference victory at Sherwood Tuesday night.
“Turnovers, missed free throws, and they outrebounded us badly,” Van Horn coach Scorpio Horn said.
Cierra Sua had 18 points and Malaea Ortiz to pace the Falcons (4-8, 0-2).
BLUE VALLEY (KAN.) NORTHWEST 48, BLUE SPRINGS 33: A 28-8 halftime deficit was too much for Blue Springs to overcome in a first-round game in the Blue Valley (Kan.) North KA-MO Classic.
“We had a slow start and lacked intensity,” Blue Springs coach Mark Spigarelli said. “They played hard and were diving for loose balls with a minute and half left.”
Aliyah Lee was the only Blue Springs player in double figures with 14. Bri Tauai was next with seven.
Blue Valley Northwest is coached by former Lee’s Summit coach Brian Bubalo. Blue Springs (6-8) plays St. Teresa’s at 3 p.m. today in the consolation bracket.
FORT OSAGE 61, RAYTOWN SOUTH 27: Host Fort Osage had no problems improving to 9-5 as Raven Bunn scored 23 points, Siera Glassford 12, Paige Bunn 10 and Morgan Neff seven.
“We got a lot of good minutes from our bench,” Fort Osage coach Dawn Williams said.
Fort Osage was in command throughout, breaking to a 31-9 halftime lead.