• Prep basketball roundup: Fort rallies to win Bulldog Classic finale

  • It looked like the Fort Osage girls basketball team was on its way to defeat in its fifth-place game against Raymore-Peculiar on Friday in the Bulldog Classic.

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  • It looked like the Fort Osage girls basketball team was on its way to defeat in its fifth-place game against Raymore-Peculiar on Friday in the Bulldog Classic.
    But after trailing 39-34 heading into the fourth, the Indians outscored the Panthers 23-12 the rest of the way to earn a 57-51 victory at Kearney High School.
    “We played a great fourth quarter because of great defense,” Fort Osage coach Dawn Williams said.
    Raven Bunn scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Indians (8-5). She was named to the all-tournament team.
    Asia Cole added 15 points, Sierra Glassford eight and Paige Bunn seven for the Indians. Cole also had seven rebounds.
    “Cole and Raven were outstanding,” Williams said.
    WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN 69, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 48: The undersized Jaguars couldn’t keep up with visiting Westminster Christian.
    “We battled them for a half,” South coach Brad Oyler said. “We played hard. We played with more heart. Their experience got to us. They went to the final four last year.”
    Westminster, which placed fourth in the state in Class 4 last year, led 29-27 halftime and then broke open the game by outscoring South 23-9 in the third quarter.
    Junior Remy Davenport led the Jaguars with 12 points on four 3-pointers. That brought her career 3-point basket total to 119, eclipsing the school record. Cloe Lane finished with 11 points and Brooke Neal added nine.
    RICHMOND 47, ST. MARY’S 28: The loss prevented the Trojans from claiming fifth place in the Lawson Tournament.
    “We missed a lot of easy shots under the basket and didn’t communicate,” St. Mary’s coach Krista Daniels said.
    Nina Gavoli and Shayla Jochum shared Trojan scoring honors with nine points each. St. Mary’s (5-9) trailed 23-15 at halftime.
    Make it three in a row for the William Chrisman boys basketball team.
    After going 5-20 a year ago, the Bears (5-8, 2-1 conference) matched that win total with an 85-65 Suburban Middle Seven Conference win over Oak Park Friday at William Chrisman High School.
    ST. MARY’S 54, PLATTSBURG 41: Antonio Johnson posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to clinch fifth place in the Lawson Tournament.
    “The kids played hard in continuation from the other night,” Trojans coach Carlos Paige said. I was proud of the guys.”
    Duane Joseph Jr. totaled 12 points and nine rebounds, Sam Kenney finished with 11 points and Wade Johnson and Drew Huttinger added eight points each to power the 5-8 Trojans.
    LATHROP 53, VAN HORN 49: The Falcons outscored Lathrop 22 in the fourth quarter but still came up short in the Lathrop Tournament semifinals Thursday night.
    Robert Bluett scored 15 points, Anthony Winningaham 11 and DeMico Hawkins 10 to pace the Falcons (3-8).
    Page 2 of 2 - Van Horn plays for third place at 5 p.m. today.
    ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 57, LEE’S SUMMIT 54: Visiting Central outscored the Tigers 18-7 in the fourth quarter for the victory.
    “We weren’t as assertive as we needed to be in the fourth quarter,” Lee’s Summit coach Keith Miller said.
    Drew Lock’s 18 points and Alex Evans’ 10 paced the Tigers (5-6).

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