The William Chrisman boys basketball team got its conference road schedule off on the right foot.
Zachariah Rowe scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack as the Bears downed host North Kansas City 63-46 for a Suburban Middle Seven victory Friday night.
“We played a solid game and controlled the game the entire way,” Chrisman coach Jake Kates said. “This was a big conference road win for us. Isaiah Jackson played incredible defense on (D’Anthony) Pennington (UMKC commit) holding him to eight points.”
The Bears fell behind 11-9 after the first quarter but grabbed a 25-20 halftime lead and pulled away with a 21-13 advantage in the third quarter.
Antonio Rodriguez added 12 points, Alex Calhoun had 11, Jackson finished with 10 and Alex Atagi contributed nine for the Bears (5-0, 1-0 Middle Seven), who are ranked fifth in the Class 5 state coaches poll.
GRAIN VALLEY 58, HARRISONVILLE 50: Grain Valley staved off Harrisonville’s furious fourth-quarter rally for a non-conference home victory Friday.
The Eagles took a 50-26 lead into the final quarter but had to hang on for the victory.
“We played really well for three quarters,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. “We didn’t play very smart offensively in the fourth and Harrisonville got white hot. There is plenty to learn from this one, but we’re certainly proud of how our guys competed. After six games in two weeks, we’re ready for a couple days off.”
Josh Kilpatrick fired in 21 points and A.J. Salisbury added 17 to lead the Eagles (5-1).
OAK GROVE 82, RICHMOND 61: Oak Grove opened up a tight game at halftime with a big second half to claim a win over Richmond and the title of the Husker Classic Saturday at Lafayette County High School in Higginsville.
Leading 40-36 at halftime, the Panthers outscored the Spartans 42-25 in the second half to pull away.
Eli Wycoff led a balanced attack with 21 points, five rebounds and five assists.
"An awesome night for our program all around and I thought we played hard and had our best offensive game of the season,” Oak Grove coach Dustin Fox said. “Richmond is a very solid team and in the first half matched everything we had to throw at them. We had a season high in assists tonight and any time you have four guys in double figures, you know the ball is moving and the guys are doing something right.”
Tully Thomsen added 20 points, five rebounds and five assists, Brenden Marsh had 20 points and five boards and Cameron Goessling finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds to help power the Panthers (3-1).
SLUH 52, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 39: Lee’s Summit North struggled offensively and fell to St. Louis University High in the consolation final of the Webster Groves Classic Saturday.
Hayden Cole scored 12 points to lead the Broncos, who dropped to 2-5 overall.