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  • Prep basketball roundup: Fort notches fourth straight win

  • Sierra Glassford is on a roll.

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  • Sierra Glassford is on a roll.
    The Fort Osage junior totaled a career high 18 points in Fort Osage’s 53-40 Suburban Middle Seven Conference victory over Oak Park on Thursday night and topped herself Friday by totaling 22 points in a 70-46 conference win at Winnetonka.
    Glassford splashed six 3-pointers as the Indians rolled to their fourth win in a row.
    “Sierra was outstanding,” Fort Osage coach Dawn Williams said. “She also had six assists. She shot the ball well and passed the ball well. She was as good as it came.”
    Fort Osage (5-4, 2-0 conference) led 38-22 at halftime.
    Three other Indians scored in double figures. Raven Bunn had 19 points and Asia Cole and Paige Bunn added 10 each. Cole also grabbed 14 rebounds and Raven nine.
    ST. PUS X 40, ST. MARY’S 34: The Trojans outscored the host Warriors 25-9 in the second half only to fall six points short Friday night.
    “We scored one point in the second quarter and that is what hurt us,” St. Mary’s coach Krista Daniels said.
    The Trojans (4-7) trailed 31-9 at halftime.
    Alexis Sirna scored 12 points, Shayla Jochum 11 and Nina Gavoli 10 in scoring all but one of the Trojan points.
    “We have to get tough on the inside and be more aggressive in taking the ball to the basket,” Daniels said.
    GRAIN VALLEY 45, ODESSA 25: The Eagles rolled in their Missouri River Valley Conference West opener at Odessa.
    Rachel Reddell scored 13 points and Mariah Hernandez nine in pacing the Eagles (5-4).
    “It was the best we have played this season,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. “It was good to get started in conference that way.”
    Boys
    Visiting Grain Valley held on to successfully launch Missouri River Valley Conference West play Friday night.
    Daniel Mahurin fired in 26 points to lead the Eagles to a 63-56 victory over host Odessa.
    “It was a good win,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. “We were up by 17 in the third quarter and they cut it to one. We made it more interesting than it needed to be. The kids hung in there.”
    Jordan Mahurin added 14 points and Hunter Ramirez tallied nine in pacing the Eagles (3-6).
    WICHITA WORD OF LIFE 72, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 65: The bad luck continued for the Bears as they dropped their seventh game by eight points or less with a defeat in the consolation round of the Kaminsky Classic in Joplin.
    Alex Ball fired in a season-high 23 points for Chrisman while Chris Horn added 13 and Elyzar Grullon finished with 10 to lead Chrisman (2-8).
    The Bears play for seventh place at 11 a.m. Saturday.
    Page 2 of 2 - BARSTOW 52, VAN HORN 47: Robert Bluett scored 18 points for the Falcons, but it wasn’t enough as Van Horn dropped its Crossroads Conference opener at Barstow.
    Michael Payne added eight points and Denzel Strong chipped in with seven for Van Horn (2-7, 0-1).
    “We played well most of the game,” Van Horn coach Daniel Bieser said. “We just couldn’t finish. We made some bad decisions down the stretch, had some silly turnovers and let one get away.”
    ST. PIUS X 62, ST. MARY’S 31: A quality St. Pius team was too much for the visiting Trojans.
    Wade Johnson’s 13 points was tops for the Trojans (3-7).
    The Warriors coasted after taking a 27-17 halftime lead.
    LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 49, LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 44: Host North overcame a 27-l5 halftime deficit for the upset victory Friday night. West maintained a 36-33 lead after three quarters.
    Tyler Harrison’s 19 points guided North (7-2). West fell for only the second time in 10 games.
    LEE’S SUMMIT 66, WINNETONKA 56: Drew Lock and Grant Robbins each scored 15 points to lead the host Tigers to the nonconference victory Friday night.
    “It was our second home game and was a quality win,” Lee’s Summit coach Keith Miller said. “Winnetonka is a quality team. They made a run on us in the second half and the kids finished out the game.”
     
     
     
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