The Van Horn boys basketball team was able to withstand the loss of starting forward Joell Wilson, who was out because of an illness, to take a 59-53 victory over Cameron in the first round of the Lathrop Tournament Tuesday.

Terrion Seddens led Van Horn (3-7) with 16 points and Xavier Marrero and Joe Crocker added 10 points each.

“I thought we started the game well and we had to play without Joell because he was sick,” Van horn coach Max Sollars said. We had a couple of guys play in his place and they did well. I thought we shared it really well today, We figured out how good we can be when we let every do what they are good at.”

GRAIN VALLEY 45, ST. JOSEPH BENTON 37: The Eagles continue to roll as they won their 11th consecutive game to begin the 2017-18 season with a win over the Cardinals Tuesday in the first round of the Pleasant HIll Tournament.

Grain Valley led 16-8 at the end of one period and went into halftime leading 28-19. The Eagles (11-0) expanded the lead to 36-24 heading into the fourth quarter.

Andru Garrett, Josh Kilpatrick and Tate Collum all led Grain Valley with 10 points apiece.

RAYMORE-PECULIAR 82, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 75 (2 OT): The Jaguars went down to the wire and then some with Raymore-Peculiar but ended up coming up on the short end in a 82-75 double-overtime loss in Suburban Big Seven action.

South (4-7, 0-2 league) trailed 19-11 after the first period and went into halftime down 33-23. The Jaguars cut the lead to 41-37 before outscoring the Panthers 25-21 in the fourth to send the game to overtime.

Ethan Swanegan led South with 22 points, followed by DJ Hyde with 11 and Chris Walker with 10

“Ray Pec played really well early on, and built a double-digit lead that they held throughout the first half,” South coach Jimmy Cain said. “I couldn’t be prouder of how hard we battled to give ourselves a chance to win in overtime and double overtime.”

LEE’S SUMMIT 79, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 77: Bronco guard Javuante Hawkins had a chance to tie the game while his team was trailing by two, but his shot off the glass did not fall in a Suburban Big Seven loss Tuesday.

He still led the Broncos (5-5, 1-2) with 35 points, including four 3-pointers, Elijah Farr added 14 points and Logan Jenkins chipped in with 13.


VAN HORN 65, WARRENSBURG 32: The Falcons had three players with double-doubles in a blowout win over the Tigers Tuesday.

Falcons guard Chase Sedlik led the team with 20 points and 11 assists, Jasmine Williams added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Dasiah Tatum had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

STALEY 52, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 46: The Bears fell to 7-5 overall and 1-2 in the Suburban Middle Six with a loss to the Falcons Tuesday.

Chrisman led 11-9 after the first quarter, but fell behind 23-18 at halftime. The Falcons pushed the lead to 37-30 and was able to hold on for the victory.

Jennifer David led the Bears with 17 points and Amanda Szopinski added nine.