Grain Valley senior Kendra Sibert hit a key free throw to put her team ahead 60-59 with 7 seconds left in overtime against Platte County.
That score held up as the Eagles earned a Suburban Small Seven Conference girls basketball victory Thursday.
The Pirates led 10-7 at the end of the first quarter and extended the lead to 31-19 at halftime. The Eagles (4-2, 2-1) cut Platte County’s advantage to 43-35 going into the fourth and outscored the Pirates 15-7 in final quarter to send it into overtime.
“It was big win for us,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. "We trailed almost the entire game. This was by far the best we have played, and it’s not even close. We were tough and we had an identity on offense and we played well.”
Sibert led the Eagles with 20 points, followed by Brittney McKay with 14 and Keely Hill with nine.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 55, RUSKIN 37: The Jaguars put Monday's tough loss against Raytown behind them and rebounded for a non-conference victory against the Eagles Thursday.
South trailed 13-8 after the first period, but came back to lead 25-20 at halftime. The Jaguars extended the lead to 39-31 going into the fourth.
“We were flat and didn’t have a lot of energy at the beginning,” South coach Kory Lower said. "We didn’t score until the last three minutes of first quarter on free throws. In the second quarter, we went to a zone defense, and Ruskin struggled with it. Then we started seeing the offense come alive. We settled in and played better on defense.”
Lauren Gillig led the Jaguars (4-3) with 20 points and Seneea Bevley added 14.