The Grain Valley boys basketball team used strong shooting to capture the title of the Marshall Tournament Saturday.
The Eagles sank 32 of 51 shots – and had four players in double figures – to down Sedalia Sacred Heart 77-60 in the championship game.
“I'm happy our kids got to win a championship this early in the season,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. “We had 10 guys make significant contributions in this game. It was a great team effort, we were so unselfish, we and showed a lot of toughness. Sacred Heart is a talented group and very well coached. It's a great win for us early in the year.”
Andru Garrett led the way, shooting 9 of 15 from the field to score 20 points and grabbing six rebounds. Tate Collum added 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added three assists. Josh Kilpatrick added 13 points and four rebounds and Ethan Macoubrie had 11 points, four rebounds and three assists.
VAN HORN 63, PEMBROKE HILL 61: Van Horn rallied from a 44-42 deficit to claim a victory over Pembroke Hill in the seventh-place game of the Van Horn Invitational Saturday.
The Falcons outscored the Raiders 21-17 in the final quarter for the win.
Terrion Seddens scored 17 points, Joe Crocker had 14, Joell Wilson totaled 13 and Jaden Monday added nine.
On Friday, in a consolation semifinal, the Falcons fell 67-60 to Barstow despite 17 from Seddens, 11 from Wilson and 10 from Monday.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 55, ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 39: Javaunte Hawkins poured in 23 points and led his Broncos to a non-conference win over the Indians Saturday in the 810 Varsity Kickoff Classic.
North (1-1) was ahead by six points at halftime, but went on a 18-3 run near the end of the third and at the beginning of the fourth to pull away.
Logan Jenkins added 10 points and Elijah Farr had eight.
OAK GROVE 67, BROOKFIELD 32: The Panthers got three players to score in double figures leading to a win over the Bulldogs Monday.
Dylon Pfeifer led Oak Grove with 19 points, Jaxon Althaus added 16 and Gavin Richardson chipped in with 14.
The Panthers led 28-12 after one quarter and took a commanding 44-18 halftime lead.