Opening games in the Class 5 District 15 Tournament at North Kansas City didn’t go well for the Fort Osage and William Chrisman boys basketball teams.


Opening games in the Class 5 District 15 Tournament at North Kansas City didn’t go well for the Fort Osage and William Chrisman boys basketball teams.

Fort Osage squandered a 13-point third-quarter lead in falling 50-42 to host North Kansas City. Then Daylen Robinson poured in 48 points to power Kansas City Northeast past Chrisman 102-71.

“We had them back on their heels and were defending well,” Fort Osage coach Josh Wilson said. “Then we stopped playing. My assistant coach said we went the final four minutes of  the third quarter and first three minutes of the fourth without scoring. We probably missed six layups in that stretch.

“It was a matter of putting the ball in the hole. It has been our trouble all year.”

Fort Osage, which finished 5-19, led 30-23 at halftime and 38-33 after three quarters. But over the final eight minutes the Indians were outscored 16-4.

Freshman D’Vante Mosby’s 11 points paced Fort Osage.

Brandon Shiveley had 14 points and Andrew Moseley added 10 to spark the Hornets (9-15), who advance to meet top-seeded and third-ranked Kansas City Central (22-3) in Thursday’s 7 p.m. semifinal.

“Mosby played well,” Wilson said.

The loss to Northeast closed an 0-24 season for Chrisman.

“Many times this season we were our own worse enemy,” Chrisman coach John Vickers said. “This team (Northeast) was beatable, but we had 36 turnovers.

“I feel sorry for our seniors, who played their final game. I hope the underclassmen learned a lot from this season and will work hard in the offseason. I am grateful to all of our parents who never gave up on our players.”

Northeast, coached by former Raytown coach Mark Scanlon, cruised after building a 47-34 halftime lead.

Devin Spencer totaled 17 points to lead the Bears, while Zach Dyer added 15.

Ellis Cox and Davis Simpson each added 16 points for Northeast, which meets second-seeded Truman in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.