The Grain Valley boys basketball team put together a complete effort against Suburban Small Seven Conference foe Winnetonka Friday.
The Eagles had three players in double figures as they rolled to a 66-35 victory.
Grain Valley led 16-8 at the end of the first quarter and extended the lead to 28-15 at halftime. The Eagles then blew it open by outscoring the Griffins 17-10 in the third to make it 45-25 going into the fourth.
Josh Kilpatrick led the Eagles (8-7) with 20 points, followed by Cade Matlon with 16 and Cole Keller with 11.
"I want to thank our band and student section for the energy that they brought tonight,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. “It makes a huge difference when they are into the game like they were.
“We got the tempo going the way we wanted early. Once we settled in and converted in transition, we got into a pretty good groove. Our guys played extremely hard and we unselfish as they normally are. We're excited for the start of our tournament next week."
ROCKHURST 77, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 64: Lee’s Summit North had four scorers in double figures but it wasn’t enough to get past Rockhurst in the championship game of Liberty’s CW Stessman Invitational Friday night.
The Broncos dropped to 12-3 overall, with two of those losses coming against the Hawklets.
Javaunte Hawkins and Mikel Henderson each scored 17 points, Elijah Smith added 12 and Tommy Erwin had 10 to pace the Broncos.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 50, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY (OKLA.) 45: Jacque and Jennifer David have been a strong frontcourt duo for the Bears all season.
And they showed why Friday when the combined for 24 points in a victory over Christian Heritage Academy in the semifinals of the Frontenac (Kan.) National Guard Tournament.
The Bears will play in the championship game against Mount Vernon at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Jacque and Jennifer David each had 12 points to lead sixth-ranked Chrisman, who improved to 14-1.