A bad third quarter cost the Van Horn boys basketball team in the Clinton Invitational Wednesday.

A bad third quarter cost the Van Horn boys basketball team in the Clinton Invitational Wednesday.
The Falcons were outscored 16-7 in the third quarter of a 58-53 loss to El Dorado Springs. The game was rescheduled from Tuesday to Wednesday because of the wintry weather.
The Falcons (2-10) play Crest Ridge of Centerview at 5 p.m. today in a consolation bracket game.
“We didn’t take care of the ball in the third quarter,” Falcons coach Mickey Murray said. “We had a bunch of turnovers and a couple of lapses where had couldn’t get much going.”
Ray Hernandez fired in 25 points to lead the Falcons.
“This was a good game for Hernandez,” Murray said. “He was good at attacking the basket and getting the ball to others. And Aaron Driskell did a good job on probably the best shooter we’ve seen all year (in Kanon Hoover, who had 12 points).”
Girls
PLEASANT HILL 42, OAK GROVE 36: The Oak Grove girls were eliminated from the Grain Valley Sonic Showdown with a consolation loss to Pleasant Hill.
Taylor Vickers scored 12 points for the Panthers, who squandered a 9-6 first-quarter lead when Pleasant Hill outscored them 16-4 in the second period.
CENTER PLACE RESTORATION SCHOOL 67, CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 32: Kirsten Baker tallied 18 points and 11 steals to lead Center Place Restoration of Independence to a rout of Christian Fellowship of Kansas City.
Jessica Jecker posted 13 points and seven rebounds and Chelsea Hamann grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to help spark the Eagles.
“A slow start hampered (us) in the first quarter, but a great second quarter allowed (us) to pull away,” CPRS coach John Baker said.
VERITAS CHRISTIAN 49, TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN 43: Tri-City Christian couldn’t survive a roller-coaster ride in a loss to host Veritas Christian School Tuesday in Lawrence, Kan.
Trailing 11-0 to start the game, the Crusaders scored eight unanswered points at the end of the first quarter to take a 15-13 lead.
But Veritas took control again by outscoring the Crusaders 16-8 in the second period and holding on for the win.
“(We) realized that the little things really do make a difference,” Tri-City coach Lindsay Foote said.
Leanne Cleveland totaled a team-high 11 points and six rebounds to lead Tri-City. Miranda Pardun added eight points, Carrie Christensen had seven points and four rebounds and Alex Pardun had seven points, four blocks and five rebounds.