It took a four-minute overtime but Truman is the champion of the North Kansas City boys basketball tournament for the third consecutive year.

It took a four-minute overtime but Truman is the champion of the North Kansas City boys basketball tournament for the third consecutive year.

“To be able to beat a team like Park Hill South is a confidence builder,” Truman coach Billy Guinnee said. “They have beaten some top teams in the area.”

Truman outscored the Panthers 7-6 in the overtime.

The Patriots (13-3) had a four-point lead when the Trojans’ Christian Hildebrandt hit a 3-pointer with about three seconds remaining.

Truman then turned over the ball, giving the 12-6 Trojans ball under the Truman basket. The Trojans missed a last-second shot and Zach Large grabbed the rebound, giving Truman the win.

Antonio Winn’s 22 points paced the Patriots.  Hildebrandt led the Trojans with 20 points.

WINNETONKA 60, FORT OSAGE 51: Visiting Winnetonka took a 32-26 halftime lead and held on for a Suburban Middle Seven victory.

“We started the second half 8-3 to get to within 35-34 and missed a layup, and it deflated the team,” Fort Osage coach Josh Wilson said. “We had a lot of mental errors we can’t afford. We missed opportunities we have to take advantage of.”

D’Vante Mosby’s 20 points guided the Indians (5-11,1-4). Austin Regier added 11. Preston Oakes pumped in 18 for Winnetonka (10-5, 3-3).

Winnetonka was a 43-41 junior varsity winner. Jason King scored 12 points on four 3-pointers for Fort Osage.

BLUE SPRINGS 58, CARL JUNCTION 46: So far, so good for Blue Springs in the round-robin, snow-delayed Carl Junction Tournament.

An 19-11 opening quarter led the Wildcats past the host team Friday

“We played well,” Blue Springs coach Frank Wheeler said. “We got the lead and did a good job holding on to it. We made some free throws down the stretch. It was a nice way to get a road win.”

Alan Harrison’s 14 points and Deiondre Hall’s 11 points led the Wildcats (4-11). Jay Corwin and Jallen Messersmith each added nine.

Blue Springs plays twice Saturday,  Seneca at 11 a.m., and Parsons (Kan.) at 2 p.m.

O’HARA 67, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 60: O’Hara hit 19 of 23 free throws, including 13 of 15 in the fourth quarter to edge Blue Springs South in the third-place game in the Culver’s Classic at Lee’s Summit High School.

“For three or four minutes in the fourth quarter we didn’t execute and they did, and we had some costly turnovers and lack of execution and they hit free throws.” South coach Jimmy Cain said.

O’Hara’s D.J. Jackson totaled 23 points, including 14 of 14 free throws, to lead all scorers. Josh Rupprecht added 21. D.J. Booker poured in 20 points, Drake Patterson 14 and Darrion Geiger 11 for the 10-7 Jaguars.

O’Hara outscored the Jaguars 23-18 in the fourth quarter.

GRAIN VALLEY 55, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 33: The Grain Valley boys basketball team put forth a tremendous defensive effort to defeat Excelsior Springs 55-33.

That effort included a quarter where the Eagles (9-5, 3-1) held their opponents to just two points in the second quarter.

Derreon Parker led Grain Valley with 17 points, hitting four 3-pointers.

“We played really hard,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. “Our defensive intensity is what we’ve been lacking.”

Herbert went on to say that the home crowd helped with the intensity, and he was proud of his team’s effort.