The Blue Springs girls basketball team bounced back quickly from a big loss.
After falling 63-41 to Lee’s Summit West Wednesday, the Wildcats traveled to Raymore-Peculiar Thursday and claimed a 39-37 Suburban Big Six win when Lily Queen hit the game-winner late in the fourth quarter.
Ray-Pec outscored the Wildcats 11-3 in the second quarter to take an 18-11 halftime advantage.
Blue Springs cut the deficit to 26-25 by the end of the third quarter and tied it at 37 before Queen sank the game-winning shot.
Aliyah Bello and Jayla Sample each scored nine points to lead Blue Springs, which improved to 9-8 overall and 4-2 in the conference.
PARK HILL SOUTH 45, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 44: For the third time this season, Blue Springs South played the Panthers, and while it was the Jaguars’ best game against them yet, they fell in the fifth-place game of the North Kansas City Invitational.
Park Hill South led 19-11 at the end of the first quarter, but the Jaguars outscored the Panthers 20-3 in the second period to take a 31-22 halftime lead.
The Panthers stormed back to tie it at 35 going into the fourth. Park Hill South outscored Blue Springs South 10-9 in the final period to win it.
“It’s hard, really hard,” Jaguars head coach Kory Lower said. “We had an opportunity to win at the end, we just didn’t execute. We tried to attack the basket in the last 10 seconds but (the Panthers) defended it well. I was really, really pleased with our effort. In the last two games, we really competed.”
LIBERTY 50, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 43: Liberty outscored Lee’s Summit North 14-5 in the final quarter to claim a close non-conference win Thursday.
“It was really close and we played hard,” Broncos coach Tricia Lillygren said.
The Broncos held a 38-36 lead entering the final period.
Lauren Draney scored 13 points and Mimi Brown and Anija Frazier each added 10 to lead the Broncos, who dropped to 3-13 overall.