A slow start didn’t stop the William Chrisman boys basketball team Wednesday night.
After falling behind 12-10 at home to Turner of Kansas City, Kan., after the first quarter, the Bears outscored the Golden Bears 40-19 over the next two quarters to take command in a 68-45 victory.
Alex Ball sank three 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 22 points to lead Chrisman, which improved to 9-7 with its second victory in as many days. Chris Horn added 18 on three 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free-throw shooting and Randall Horn contributed 10 points.
The Bears outscored Turner 21-10 in the second quarter to take a 31-22 halftime lead.
On Tuesday, the Bears outscored Belton 18-13 in the final quarter to break a 40-40 tie and claim a 58-53 Suburban Middle Seven win at Belton.
Chris Horn fired in 21 points to spark Chrisman, which remained undefeated in conference play at 3-0 while improving to 8-7 overall. Alex Ball added 11 points and Brett Pendergist chipped in 10 for the Bears.
Chrisman led 25-19 at halftime but Belton posted a 21-15 advantage in the third period to tie it at 40 heading into the final quarter.
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 81, TRUMAN 46: A slow start doomed Truman in its Suburban Middle Six conference opener Tuesday.
The Patriots fell behind 31-9 after one quarter and 50-19 by halftime in the 35-point loss.
Dewayne Thornton scored 12 points and Reid Titus added seven to lead Truman (6-10, 0-1 Middle Six).
Monte Harrison fired in 22 points to lead West, while Devin Holland and Dale Brown each added 13 and Jarred Dixon had 11.