Blue Springs South senior point guard Caleb Israelite exploded for 12 of his game-high 18 points in a first quarter that the Jaguars outscored Shawnee Mission Northwest (Kan.) 26-10 as they rolled to a 73-43 victory in the Shawnee Mission West Vikings Classic.
Khayden Hooks added 17 points, Jaylon McDaniel had 10 points, Johnny George added nine and Cade Berg chipped in with eight for the Jaguars (9-5).
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 81, COLUMBIA HICKMAN 71: The Broncos improved to 11-2 on the season after a victory over the Kewpies in the first round of the Liberty CW Stessman Invitational Tuesday.
North led 19-14 at the end of the first quarter and went into halftime up 42-32. The Broncos extended the lead to 64-44 going in the fourth.
OAK GROVE 80, CLINTON 34: Oak Grove blitzed a shorthanded Clinton team for 65 points in the first half on the way to a non-conference rout Tuesday night.
The Panthers raced to a 38-10 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 65-21 by halftime to improve to 10-2 with their fourth straight win and 10th in the last 11 games.
“They were missing a couple of their best players because of injuries, but we played well and pushed the ball in transition,” Oak Grove coach Ty Hames said. “Whenever you put up 38 points in a quarter in a high school game, you’re doing something right.”
Trey Bryant scored 19 points to lead five scorers in double figures. Gavin Richardson added 16, Brenden Marsh had 13 and Tully Thomsen and Ely Wycoff each contributed 12 before sitting out most of the second half.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 46, BLUE VALLEY WEST 30: Lee’s Summit North used a big third quarter to erase a on-point halftime deficit and claim a win in the first round of the KA-MO Classic Tuesday at Blue Valley (Kan.) North High School.
Trailing 17-16, the Broncos outscored the Jaguars 15-4 in the third period to take control with a 31-21 lead.
Anija Frazier scored 21 points and Lauren Draney added eight to help the Broncos improve to 3-8 overall and advance to today’s 7:30 p.m. semifinal against host Blue Valley North.
The finals, originally scheduled for Friday, were moved up to Thursday because of the threat of wintry weather Friday.