The Oak Grove girls basketball team will get to play for a championship Friday – albeit a consolation championship.

The Oak Grove girls basketball team will get to play for a championship Friday – albeit a consolation championship.

But Panthers coach Aaron Neeser will take the win after his team held off Center for a 48-37 win in the consolation semifinals of the Grain Valley Lady Eagles Sonic Showdown Wednesday night.

“It’s nice to see us get a win. I’m happy for the girls,” Neeser said after his team improved to 5-10. “It was a great team win. Everybody contributed. We put an emphasis on rebounding in practice, and it paid off. We worked hard on the boards.”

In addition to her game-high 23 points off the bench – nearly half of the Panthers’ total – senior post Taylor Vickers grabbed 10 rebounds to share team-high honors with Leah Heermann.

Niki Baxter contributed 10 points for the Panthers, who now meet rival Odessa at 5 p.m. Friday for fifth place in the tournament.

O’HARA 58, GRAIN VALLEY 28: Outmanned and outgunned, the Eagles had a hard time stopping O’Hara in the semifinals of the Grain Valley Tournament.

“O’Hara’s really good,” Eagles head coach Steve Broughton said. “They have a lot of size and they have good shooters. Tonight, we were a little overmatched.”

Megan Yates and Paige Mead led Grain Valley (12-5) with nine and six points, respectively, and Ashley Bundren added five points. O’Hara was led by Tori Hurtt’s 13 points and 12 points from Alex Smith.

Grain Valley will face Lincoln Prep in the third-place game at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and O’Hara will take on Pleasant Hill, a 54-45 winner over Lincoln Prep, in the championship game at 8 p.m.

LEE’S SUMMIT 43, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 34: Breana Washington scored 13 points and Natalie Branch added 10 as the Tigers (9-6) upset the eighth-ranked Broncos for a Suburban Big Seven win.

Lauren Dudenhoeffer’s 14 points led North (13-4).