The Blue Springs South boys basketball team used a hot start to claim a tournament win Wednesday.
The Jaguars outscored Shawnee Mission Northwest 25-9 in the first quarter and never looked back in a 69-54 win in the first game of pool play in the Shawnee Mission West Viking Classic.
Jared Ravencamp led South (5-8) with 22 points, followed by Jaylon McDaniel with 15 and Ethan Swanegan with 10.
“Tonight was a really solid team win,” South coach Jimmy Cain said. “Everybody contributed. I thought our energy level on both ends of the floor was really good throughout the night.”
TRUMAN 65, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 57: A strong fourth-quarter surge helped the Patriots separate from the Panthers as they won the period 28-21 during a win in the consolation bracket of the North Kansas City Invitational.
"We had such solid team effort tonight,” said Truman coach Rod Briggs, whose team improved to 3-11. “I am so proud of how we played. We showed a lot toughness."
Kaimen Lennox led the Patriots with 17 points and Don Edmondson added 13.
The Patriots play in the consolation final at 7 p.m. Friday.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 97, KANSAS CITY EAST 39: The Broncos had no trouble dispatching Kansas City East in a victory in the consolation bracket of the Culver’s Classic Wednesday at Lee’s Summit High School.
North’s Logan Jenkins led all scorers with 32 points and he broke the school’s single-game record of 10 3-pointers and the Culver’s Classic single-game record previously held by his father, Mike, who made eight treys in the tournament in 1991.
Elijah Farr added 15 points and 12 rebounds and Javaunte Hawkins also had 15 points for North (7-7).
On Monday, the Broncos fell to Raytown 68-65 in overtime in the first round. They were down by double digits in the fourth quarter but rallied, with Hawkins’ game-tying 3-pointer sent the game to overtime.
VAN HORN 63, BISHOP WARD 49: Van Horn outscored Bishop Ward 37-15 in the second half to erase a 34-26 halftime deficit and claim a non-conference home win Wednesday.
Dasiah Tatum and Chase Siedlik scored 10 points apiece to fuel a 25-9 advantage in the third quarter that gave the Falcons a 51-43 lead entering the final period.
Daisy Washington scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack for Van Horn (8-3). Jasmine Williams and Tatum added 12 points, Siedlik finished with 11 points and Lexi Robinson chipped in 10.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 47, RAYTOWN 44: South coach Kory Lower wasn’t pleased with the way his team played, but he’ll take the win as his team topped Raytown in the consolation bracket of the Truman Tournament.
South trailed 13-9 after one period, but came back to take a 29-24 halftime lead and clung to a 37-36 edge going into the final quarter.
Lea Stanton led the Jaguars (7-6) with 13 points.
“We did not take care very well. I think we had over 20 turnovers,” Lower said. “We did not shoot well from the free throw line, either. We shot 11 for 21. We were lucky to get away with a win because we didn’t play very well.”
The Jaguars play Lawrence (Kan.) in the consolation bracket final at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Truman.