Blue Springs and William Chrisman will meet for fifth place in the Nelson Division of the Bank Midwest Holiday Classic at William Jewell.

Blue Springs and William Chrisman will meet for fifth place in the Nelson Division of the Bank Midwest Holiday Classic at William Jewell.

Each posted impressive consolation-bracket victories Wednesday. Blue Springs routed Kansas City Central 82-42 and Chrisman held off O’Hara 72-59.

Jay Corwin and Marvin Clark each scored 19 points in leading Blue Springs’ easiest victory of the season. Eleven Wildcats scored in the rout.

“We got off to a great start and played well.” Blue Springs coach Frank Wheeler said. “We handled their pressure and took the ball to the basket that we planed to do and did it well.”

Blue Springs (3-5) led 27-8 after one quarter and 43-21 at halftime.

WILLIAM CHRISMAN 72, O’HARA 59: A great start lifted the Bears.

Chrisman outscored the Celtics 45-28 in the first half and withstood a second-half push as O’Hara pulled to within 54-46 in the second half.

The Bears (3-6) pulled away with an 18-3 fourth-quarter spurt.

Sophomore Dylan Cole scored a career-high 13 points and Carter Martin added 10 to pace the Bears. Twelve players scored in the win.

“We put four quarters together,” Chrisman coach John Vickers said. “We were ready to play. Everyone contributed. We played a lot of guys. O’Hara is a good team. Our guys did a really good job. I was proud of them. It was good win for us.”

Chrisman will meet Blue Springs at 10 a.m. Friday.

GRAIN VALLEY 45, WARSAW 33: Grain Valley takes a five-game winning streak and a 7-1 record into 2012 after stopping Warsaw in the State Fair Community College Showdown.
Aaron Winter poured in 22 points and Tanner Griffin and Dillon Helsper each added nine for the Eagles.

Warsaw led 19-18 at halftime.

“We played as if it was our first game back from the holiday break,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. “But we were able to turn up the intensity in the second half.”

The Eagles outscored Warsaw 27-14 over the final two quarters to seal the victory.