The Lee’s Summit North boys basketball team will get one more chance at Rockhurst.
The Broncos used a big second quarter Tuesday night to down the crosstown rival Lee’s Summit Tigers 65-51 in the Class 5 District 13 semifinals at Lee’s Summit North High School.
No. 2-seeded North, ranked ninth in the Class 5 state poll, improved to 23-3 with the win and advanced to Friday’s 5:30 p.m. championship against top-seeded and fourth-ranked Rockhurst (21-3), which has handed the Broncos two of their three losses this season.
Lee’s Summit North led 19-16 after one quarter and took command with a 17-6 run in the second quarter for a 36-22 halftime lead.
Javaunte Hawkins scored 18 points and Tommy Erwin and Mikel Henderson each added 14 to power the Broncos, who have won 11 straight since a 77-64 loss to Rockhurst on Jan. 18 in the finals of the Liberty Invitational.
North also lost to Rockhurst 69-57 in its season opener on Nov. 27.
ODESSA 52, OAK GROVE 47: Oak Grove couldn’t sustain a first-quarter lead and saw its season come to an end with a Class 4 District 14 semifinal loss to rival Odessa Tuesday at Kearney High School.
The Panthers jumped to a 15-10 lead after one quarter but Odessa rallied with a 14-7 advantage in the second to grab a 24-22 halftime lead. Odessa hung on in the fourth quarter after a tight battle.
Lilli Weir scored 13 points and Bailee Martin added eight as Oak Grove finished 10-15.
Odessa (18-7) will meet host Kearney (23-3) in the championship at 5 p.m. Friday.