It took an extra period but the Fort Osage boys basketball team captured its first Suburban Middle Six win of the season.

The Indians outscored the Ruskin Eagles 21-15 in overtime to claim an 84-78 victory on Senior Night Tuesday.

“It was great to get a win for our five seniors, who started and were in there at the end to enjoy it,” Fort Osage coach Josh Wilson said of Dez Griswold, Levi Sage, Tim Le, Chad Sederwall and Nick Dye.

It appeared Ruskin might have the momentum heading into overtime after sinking a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie it in regulation time.

But Fort Osage scored first in overtime, stopped Ruskin on its first possession and scored again. Ruskin was then assessed a double technical foul, and Jared Larson sank six straight free throws to put the Indians ahead by 10 and seal the win.

The Indians (6-17, 1-7) grabbed a 21-8 lead after one quarter and led by as much as 12 in the second quarter before Ruskin closed it to 33-28 at halftime with seven points in the final minute of the second quarter.

Ruskin grabbed a 47-45 lead entering the fourth quarter before the Indians surged ahead in the fourth.

Sage led a balanced attack with 17 points. Xavier Kahube added 15, Dye and Larson each finished with 13 and Griswold had 11.

GRAIN VALLEY 73, HARRISONVILLE 57: Another big game from Eagles big man Andru Garrett saw him score 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting as Grain Valley improved to 19-3 overall and 6-1 in the Missouri River Valley Conference West with a win over the Wildcats Tuesday.

"Our kids shared the ball really well again tonight,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. “We assisted 17 of our 27 field goals and passed up good shots to get great shots. This game is so much more fun when everyone gets to be involved offensively.

“Defensively we were pretty good in the second half. I'd still like us to be more engaged on that end of the floor, but we took a step in the second half."

Garrett added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Ethan Macoubrie and Tate Collum added 13 points apiece for Grain Valley, which shot 57 percent from the field.

PARK HILL 62, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 57: Blue Springs South couldn’t hold on to a three-point third-quarter lead in a Suburban Big Seven loss at Park Hill Tuesday.

The Jaguars outscored the Trojans 18-12 in the second quarter for a 30-27 lead and maintained a 47-44 lead entering the final period. Park Hill had an 18-10 advantage in the fourth to rally for the win.

“I thought our kids battled like crazy under tough circumstances and in a tough environment tonight,” Jaguars coach Jimmy Cain said. “We will continue to move forward working hard to improve and to be ready for the postseason.”

Ethan Swanegan scored 15 points, Jared Ravencamp added 12 and Jaylon McDaniel had 11 to lead South (9-13, 3-6 Big Seven).

ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 46, TRUMAN 41: The Patriots at one point led 31-17 over the Indians, but they were unable to hang on as they fell in a Suburban Big Six matchup.

Truman led 22-14 at halftime and Central cut the lead to eight going into the fourth.

"I really feel we should be on a two-game winning streak on how we played or could have played the last two games,” Truman coach Rod Briggs said. “We played a good first half and played well for most of the third quarter.

"We just struggled to score the second half. If we can get everyone to buy in to their roles on the team, we are going to finish the season strong, but it is getting really late in the season."

Kaimen Lennox and Don Edmondson led the Patriots (3-19, 0-8) with 16 points each.

Girls

VAN HORN 68, RAYTOWN 46: Daisy Washington’s big second quarter helped host Van Horn overcome a first-quarter deficit and improve to 14-3 overall Tuesday.

Washington sank four of her five 3-pointers and scored 13 of her game-high 18 points in the second period to fuel a 28-11 advantage that erased a 17-15 deficit to give the Falcons a 43-28 halftime lead.

Chase Siedlik added 15 points and Jasmine Williams posted another double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds to help power the Falcons.


Girls
VAN HORN 68, RAYTOWN 46: Daisy Washington’s big second quarter helped host Van Horn overcome a first-quarter deficit and improve to 14-3 overall Tuesday.
Washington sank four of her five 3-pointers and scored 13 of her game-high 18 points in the second period to fuel a 28-11 advantage that erased a 17-15 deficit to give the Falcons a 43-28 halftime lead.
Chase Siedlik added 15 points and Jasmine Williams posted another double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds to help power the Falcons.