A big second half lifted the Truman boys basketball team to it first conference win of the season Friday.
The Patriots put together a 44-9 run from the second quarter through the first part of the fourth to rally for a 68-52 Suburban Large Seven win over host Lee’s Summit.
The Patriots fell behind 22-11 after one quarter but pulled within 28-23 at halftime before outscoring the Tigers 23-7 in the third quarter.
“One of the best performances by our team this season,” Truman coach Rod Briggs said. “Our guys played so hard after the first quarter. ... So proud of our guys who came off the bench in the second quarter. Cardell Hall, Jordan McKinney and Macio Moananu who helped get us back in the game. Jeilel Phillips played the best defense of his life tonight. Carter Brown was as always solid for us as well and did little things that helped us win.”
Don Edmondson scored 19 points and Kaimen Lennox added 18 to lead a balanced attack for Truman, which improved to 8-9 overall and 1-4 in the conference. Sam Billimon contributed 11 points and Hall finished with nine as the Patriots won for the third time in four games.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 71, RUSKIN 55: The Bears used a balanced scoring attack to earn a Suburban Middle Seven Conference victory over Ruskin Friday.
Four players were in double figures for the Bears (13-5, 4-2), led Isaiah Jackson (13-5, 4-2) with 14 points followed by Kelvyn Mason with 13, Dawson Herl with 12 and Tony Hilton with 11.
Chrisman jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never looked back. The Bears defense was led by Jalen Moore with seven blocks.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 70, RUSKIN 34: The Bears outscored the Eagles 28-7 to blow the Suburban Middle Seven Conference game open as they rolled to a blowout victory Friday.
The Bears led 18-11 after the first period and went into halftime ahead 46-18.
Jacque David led Chrisman (16-2, 5-1) with 19 points, Jennifer David had 17 and Gia Moore chipped in with 12.
WINNETONKA 43, OAK GROVE 36: Oak Grove struggled on offense and fell to Winnetonka Friday in the seventh-place game of the Grain Valley Sonic Showdown.
“We played hard but couldn’t get shots to fall,” Panthers coach Jared Broughton said.
Lilli Weir scored 19 points and Kelsey Webb added eight to lead Oak Grove (5-11), which trailed 19-14 at halftime.