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Examiner
  • Prep basketball roundup: Bears escape Turner with victory

  • The result was good, but William Chrisman boys basketball coach John Vickers wasn’t pleased.

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  • The result was good, but William Chrisman boys basketball coach John Vickers wasn’t pleased.
    The Bears downed Turner (Kan.) 67-60 on the road Friday night, but Vickers found plenty to nitpick.
    “We feel very fortunate to have gotten out of Turner with a win,” he said. “It was really sloppy on our part and we made a lot of unforced errors. We need to get some things corrected before next Tuesday (at Lee’s Summit).”
    Alex Ball and Anthony Andrade shared Chrisman scoring honors with 14 points each. Chris Horn added 13.
    Chrisman (2-1) led 32-21 at halftime and then held on for the victory.
    LIBERTY 60, FORT OSAGE 58: Liberty used long-range shooting to pin a loss on the visiting Indians Friday night.
    “We had a nine-point lead and then turned over the ball on three of our first four possessions in the fourth quarter,” Fort Osage coach Josh Wilson said. “We had them on the ropes. They hit seven threes, including three in the fourth quarter. We also were only 8 of 16 on free throws.”
    Fort Osage (2-2) led 34-31 at halftime.
    Zach Adams had 17 points, D’Vante Mosby posted 13 points and 11 rebounds, Austin Regier added eight points and 12 rebounds and Will Penamon and Aron Greer had eight points each for the Indians.
    “We missed two shots at the buzzer,” Wilson said. “It was a close game.”
    Kellen Turner led Liberty (4-1) with 12 points.
    Girls
    The Fort Osage girls basketball team finally unloaded offensively.
    After scoring no more than 32 points in its previous three games, the Indians rolled past Platte County 67-36 Friday night in the seventh-place game of the Liberty North Invitational.
    Asia Cole scored 14 points, Sierra Glassford 13, freshman Paige Bunn 11, Raven Bunn 10, Alli Ventresca eight and Allison Stevens seven in leading a balanced attack. Cole was the top rebounder with 12.
    The Indians (1-3) led 38-22 at halftime and coasted the rest of the way.
    Glassford also had five assists and was named to the all-tournament team.
    “It was a good team win,” Fort Osage coach Dawn Williams said. “We were more aggressive and shared the ball extremely well.”
    OAK GROVE 38, LEXINGTON 27: A big 23-7 halftime lead paid off for Oak Grove in the seventh-place game in the Husker Classic Friday night in Higginsville.
    “It was nice for the kids to get back to their winning ways,” Oak Grove coach Mike Cox said.
    Sophie Jo Whitehead’s nine points and Easton Harmon’s eight powered the Panthers.
     
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