The Fort Osage boys basketball team finished the Grain Valley Sonic Showdown with a pair of wins.
After a first-round loss to Van Horn, the Indians bounced back to top Pleasant Hill 81-58 Thursday and then defeated Oak Grove 67-54 in the consolation final on Saturday.
Fort Osage used a 21-6 advantage in the second quarter to grab a commanding 39-21 halftime lead against Oak Grove Saturday.
Oak Grove pulled within 51-44 by the end of the third period, but the Indians (6-8) held on for the win.
Xavier Kahube scored 20 points, Miles Dunfield added 19 and Triston Turner had 10 to lead Fort Osage.
“Good effort against a good Oak Grove team. It all started with our defense and rebounding early on,” Fort Osage coach Josh Wilson said. “We were able to feed Xavier and Triston and they got some early buckets. We played hard and got some easy baskets on the perimeter. Larenzo Fenner really gave us a burst of energy in the second half and got some big rebounds.”
Tully Thomsen fired in 31 points and had seven rebounds, while Brenden Marsh totaled 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Oak Grove (8-6)
"Obviously we had a bad second quarter and weren't able to overcome it,” Panthers coach Dustin Fox said. “Tully and Eli (Wycoff) got into foul trouble in the early second and we didn't do a good enough job handling Fort's pressure for a portion of the second quarter. At half we talked about how to get back into the game and we played one of our best quarters of the year in the third cutting the lead to 7, but unfortunately we didn't have enough to get over the top.”
In Thursday’s game, Braden Pottberg’s outside shooting helped the Fort Osage claim the win over Pleasant Hill.
Pottberg hit some key shots in the third quarter allowed Fort Osage to break open a tight game and claim the victory.
All five starters scored in double figures as the Indians, leading 33-27 at halftime, outscored the Roosters 24-16 in the third to take command.
“It was a little closer at halftime than I wanted, but the sagged in on us with a zone and Braden hit three 3-pointers to open it up,” Wilson said of Pottberg, who finished with 11 points. “But really it was all about our defense. We didn’t allow them any second shots.”
Turner and Dunfield each scored 15 points to lead the Indians. Xavier Kahube added 14 points and Trent Hogland had 13.
OAK GROVE 47, MARSHALL 46: Oak Grove also bounced back after a first-round loss in the Sonic Showdown, holding off Marshall for a consolation victory Thursday.
The Panthers (8-5) trailed 23-20 at halftime but outscored the Owls 10-6 in the third quarter to grab the lead.
Eli Wycoff tallied 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead Oak Grove.
"We did a good job staying engaged on the defensive end as we struggled a bit on offense tonight,” Panthers coach Dustin Fox said. “Making shots is tough to be consistent, but I thought we had great looks all second half and did enough down the stretch to win a close one. Tully Thomsen and Silas Hicks did a great job on their best player, and Jace Lance and Eli Wycoff did a good job moving us in the right direction offensively in the second half.
Tully Thomsen finished with 11 points and six rebounds and Brenden Marsh had 11 points and nine rebounds to help the Panthers.
TRUMAN 62, LEE’S SUMMIT 57: Truman had an up and down performance against Lee’s Summit Friday night.
Fortunately for the Patriots it ended on an up note as Kaimen Lennox fired in 30 points to lead them to a 62-57 Suburban Large Seven home victory over the Tigers.
“We were very fortunate to win tonight. Lee Summit battled and flat out played better than us and probably deserved to win. I give them tons of credit,” Truman coach Rod Briggs said after his team improved to 12-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference. “Our guys made just enough plays to win. Kaimen really put us on his back in the fourth quarter. We have to stop doing things that keep us away from building leads.”
Lennox scored 12 of his game-high total in the fourth quarter as the boys erased a 49-46 deficit with a 16-8 advantage in the period to claim the win.
Lee’s Summit outscored the Patriots 23-14 in the third to erase Truman’s 32-26 halftime lead.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 64, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 51: Blue Springs South had no answer for Ray-Pec’s Jordan Jermain and poor free throw shooting also cost the Jaguars in a Suburban Big Six loss Thursday.
Jermain poured in 30 points and the Jaguars shot just 13 of 26 from the line.
“We fought extremely hard and played pretty well for much of the game, but came up a little short against an outstanding team,” Jaguars coach Josh Smith said. “... Jermain basically took over the game ... and I thought we played pretty good defense against him.”
The Jaguars led 30-29 at halftime but Ray-Pec took a 46-42 lead into the final quarter with a 17-12 advantage in the third. The Panthers pulled away in the fourth.
Cade Berg and Devin Tomlinson each scored 10 points and Dallas Whitney added nine to lead the Jaguars (8-7, 1-1 Big Six).
LEE’S SUMMIT 65, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 59: A third-quarter collapse doomed Lee’s Summit North in a loss to rival Lee’s Summit in the 810 Varsity Shootout at Lee’s Summit High School.
Tied 31-31 at halftime, the Tigers used a 20-7 advantage in the third to take control.
“The exciting part of tonight was the fact we made it to halftime still in the game,” Broncos coach Mike Hilbert said. “We put two good quarters together to start tonight, but it was the third quarter that did us in.”
Kolby Franklin and Hayden Cole led North (4-13) with 12 points apiece, and Kellan Shilt added 10 points.
On Thursday, it was a second-quarter lapse in a 74-60 loss to Park Hill.
The Broncos trailed just 20-18 after the first period but the Trojans used 24-11 advantage in the second to take command with a 44-29 halftime lead.
“Another solid first quarter leads to another poor second quarter and that was that,” Hilbert said.
Cole sank five 3-pointers on the way to a team-best 19 points, and Shilt added 10 points for North.
TRUMAN 44, LEE’S SUMMIT 21: The Truman girls made it a sweep over Lee’s Summit Friday with a strong defensive effort in the first game of the boys-girls doubleheader.
Seventh-ranked Truman trailed 10-8 after the first quarter but held Lee’s Summit to just five points over the next two quarters to improve to 14-4 overall and 5-1 in the conference.
Urya’ Williams and Taliyah Scott combined for 16 points in the third quarter as the Patriots extended a 20-13 halftime lead to 40-15 with a 20-2 run.
Williams finished with 11 points, seven in the third, to match Abby Whiting’s 11. Scott scored all nine of her points in the third and Deon Monroe added seven points.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 67, CENTER 20: Lee’s Summit North raced to a 34-10 halftime lead and didn’t look back in a rout of Center Thursday.
Emani Bennett scored 13 points to lead North’s balanced attack. Elauni Bennett added 11 points and Lauren Draney had eight for the Broncos (6-9).