The Blue Springs South overcame some early adversity to advance to the semifinals of the Viking Classic.
The Jaguars grabbed a 17-12 lead after one quarter and held on for a 49-46 victory over the host Shawnee Mission (Kan.) West Vikings in the first round Tuesday.
“We faced – and battled through – some adversity and found a way to make enough plays to come away with a hard fought win,” Jaguars coach Josh Smith said.
Khayden Hooks scored 20 points and Devin Tomlinson added 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead South (7-5), which meets top-seeded Blue Valley (Kan.) North in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
VAN HORN 83, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 80: Van Horn junior guard Jaden Monday has been on fire lately.
He continued that Tuesday, firing in 42 points to lead the Falcons to a Crossroads Conference victory over host Summit Christian Academy. That gives Monday 114 points in his last three games, a 38-point average.
Caleb Tanis added 18 points and Adrian Chavira had 10 points as Van Horn improved to 8-6 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
OAK GROVE 75, WELLINGTON-NAPOLEON 46: A strong start helped host Oak Grove rout Wellington-Napoleon Tuesday.
The Panthers raced to a 20-5 lead after one quarter, built it to 43-15 by halftime and cruised from there to improve to 7-4.
Tully Thomsen led the way for Oak Grove, tallying 21 points and six rebounds.
“We came out strong especially on the defensive end of the floor where we had focus and energy throughout most of the game,” Panthers coach Dustin Fox said. “This time of year is the time where continuity and focus should start ramping up, and I thought our entire team was crisp, which allows us to trust more guys in important moments down the stretch. Any time you hold someone under 50 and have 21 assists and only 12 turnovers, you are doing something right.”
Brenden Marsh added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists, Eli Wycoff had 13 points and eight assists and Lincoln Hipsher chipped in seven points and six rebounds.
VAN HORN 54, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 35: Daisy Washington fired in 23 points to lead Van Horn to its sixth straight victory Tuesday.
Washington sank four 3-pointers on her way to the game-high total. Lexi Robinson added 10 points as the Falcons improved to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the Crossroads Conference.
Van Horn jumped to a 10-2 lead after the first quarter. The turned it into a blowout with a 15-6 advantage in the second quarter for a 25-8 halftime lead.