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Examiner
  • Prep basketball roundup: Falcons survive fourth-quarter scare

  • The Van Horn boys basketball nearly fell apart, but rallied just in time to earn a first-round victory in the Bill Burns Classic Tuesday night at Lathrop High School.

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  • The Van Horn boys basketball nearly fell apart, but rallied just in time to earn a first-round victory in the Bill Burns Classic Tuesday night at Lathrop High School.
    The Falcons blew a seven-point fourth-quarter lead before recovering for a 55-52 win over Northland Christian. Anthony Winningham paced Van Horn (3-7) with 20 points while Robert Bluett and DeMico Hawkins contributed nine apiece.
    “We did not play very well,” Van Horn coach Daniel Bieser said. “But we found a way to win.”
    The Falcons meet the host team in the semifinals at 9 p.m. Thursday.
    FORT OSAGE 43, SAVANNAH 32: The Indians built a 31-16 halftime lead and held on for an opening-round win in the Bulldog Classic Tuesday at Kearney.
    “They sat in a zone and we made some shots,” Fort Osage coach Josh Wilson said.
    D’Vante Mosby paced Fort (8-3) with 10 points.
    The Indians take on St. Joseph Lafayette in the semifinals at 9 p.m. on Thursday.
    WILLIAM CHRISMAN 75, STALEY 59: Bears head coach John Vickers was out sick and not on the sideline, but Chrisman managed to secure the Suburban Middle Seven Conference win without him on Tuesday night at Staley.
    “Our defense in the second half turned the game around,” Chrisman assistant coach Bill Adams said. “We got layups off our defense and then limited them to one shot.”
    Alex Ball boosted Chrisman (4-8, 1-1 conference) with 22 points, Chris Horn added 15 and Elyzer Grullon posted a career-best 14.
    GRANDVIEW 73, BLUE SPRINGS 64: Despite three players scoring in double figures, the visiting Wildcats fell Tuesday.
    Jay Corwin led Blue Springs (6-5) with 20 points, Cody Isabel finished with 14 and Elijah Lee totaled 12.
    “We got outrebounded and outscored,” Blue Springs coach Adam Jones said. “Some guys we depend upon weren’t dependable tonight.”
     
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