Blue Springs South girls basketball coach Kory Lower said his team’s game against Lee’s Summit North wasn’t pretty Tuesday, but he’ll take it.

His Jaguars overcame a slow start to earn a 39-35 victory against the Broncos in Suburban Big Six action.

South trailed 13-6 at the end of the first quarter and narrowed the gap to 19-15 at halftime. The Jaguars took the lead going into the fourth as they led 29-27, and they outscored North 10-8 in the fourth to hang on for the win.

“It was an ugly win,” South coach Kory Lower said after his team improved to 10-5 overall and 4-0 in the conference. “We started taking quick shots in the first quarter and weren’t attacking or being patient. That changed a little bit in the second quarter. We were up 10 at one point in the fourth quarter, but we struggled down the stretch to take care of the ball.”

Logan Abernathy led South with 14 points, while Seneea Bevley added nine.

Anija Frazier amassed 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Broncos (3-11, 1-2).

Boys

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 73, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 60: Mikel Henderson poured in 21 points to help Lee’s Summit North remain unbeaten in Suburban Big Six play with a win over visiting Ray-Pec Tuesday.

Javaunte Hawkins added 17 and Kolby Franklin had 13 as the Broncos improved to 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the conference.