A strong start and a big finish propelled the Van Horn girls basketball team to a victory Thursday.
Daisy Washington poured in 19 points to lead the Falcons to a 46-42 non-conference victory over host Pembroke Hill.
Van Horn jumped to an 18-9 lead after one quarter and led 25-17 at halftime despite getting into foul trouble.
That caught up with the Falcons in the third quarter as the Raiders outscored them 15-4 to take a 32-29 lead into the final period.
But the Falcons bounced back with a 17-10 advantage in the final quarter to improve to 8-8 overall.
Bre Pace added 10 points for Van Horn.
TRUMAN 71, LEE’S SUMMIT 38: Truman poured in 24 points in the first quarter on the way to a rout of Suburban Large Seven foe Lee’s Summit Thursday night.
The Patriots led 24-11 after one quarter and extended it to 38-18 by halftime. Truman improved to 7-8 overall and 2-3 in the conference.