The Blue Springs boys basketball team had to settle for a 2-1 showing in the four-team, round-robin Carl Junction Tournament.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – The Blue Springs boys basketball team had to settle for a 2-1 showing in the four-team, round-robin Carl Junction Tournament.
The tournament was snowed out Thursday, resulting in the Wildcats (5-12) playing two games Saturday. Blue Springs rolled past Seneca 59-37 but fell to Parsons (Kan.), 71-63.
Jay Corwin sank three 3-pointers to total 12 points and Justin Pruitt added 11 to power the Wildcats past Seneca.
Blue Springs erupted for 43 points in the second half to break it open.
Parsons outscored the Wildcats 19-15 in the fourth quarter for the tight win.
DeVante Lewis totaled 15 points and Jallen Messersmith added 11 to guide the Wildcats.
“We played a good second half against Seneca,” Blue Springs coach Frank Wheeler said. “Corwin hit some big shots to stretch the lead.
“We lapsed at the end of the first half against Parsons to get behind (38-28). We got back in the game in the third quarter but in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter struggled and didn’t have enough energy to come back.
“But we got two wins. We needed them.”
Blue Springs opened tournament play with a58-46 victory over host Carl Junction Friday night.
OAK GROVE 55, PLEASANT HILL 44: Oak Grove evened its Missouri River Valley Conference West record at 2-2 and improved to 10-4 overall with the victory over Pleasant Hill in a makeup game on Saturday.
“The kids played hard and it was a great conference win at home,” Oak Grove coach Ty Hames said.
Derrick Higgins posted 14 points and Jacob Eddy had 12 to spark the Panthers, who held on after taking a 30-23 halftime lead. Eric Gant added nine points and Tim O’Hare had eight.