• Prep basketball roundup: Wheeler gets Bears off to 'great start'

  • Nieka Wheeler opened the new season like she left 2011-12.

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  • Nieka Wheeler opened the new season like she left 2011-12.
    The senior, who averaged nearly 17 points a game last year, fired in 24 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had four steals in pacing the Bears to a 57-40 victory Monday night at Pembroke Hill.
    No other Chrisman player scored more than seven points. Anya Loboda had 15 points and Ereka Hunt added 13 for Pembroke Hill.
    The teams were tied 12-12 after one quarter. Then the defending Suburban Middle Seven champion Bears outscored the hosts 17-10 in the second quarter in taking the lead for keeps and successfully kicking off the season.
    “It was a good first performance,” Chrisman coach Lindsay Thompson said. “We certainly saw some areas where we need to grow, but it was a great start.”
    LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 50, RAYTOWN 42: Junior Imani Johnson saved host Lee’s Summit North from a season-opening defeat.
    She poured in 36 points with three 3-pointers and grabbed 11 rebounds in lifting the Broncos to a come-from-behind victory Monday night.
    She scored all 14 of North's first-half points, including three opening-quarter free throws.
    The Broncos outscored the Blue Jays 20-8 in the third quarter and 16-9 in the fourth in rallying from a 25-14 halftime deficit.
    “It was a tale of two haves,” North coach Tricia Lillygren said “We played scared and real tentative. It was not what I was anticipating.
    “In the second half we played with more confidence.
    Kelsey Barrett led Raytown with 24 points.
    LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 53, RAYTOWN 37: The North boys opened the season in strong fashion as senior Richard Champman notched a career-best 21 points.
    North trailed 11-9 after one quarter, but then the Broncos controlled matters, outscoring the Jays 11-8, 19-15 and 11-3 over the final three periods.

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