Down two points to the defending state champions with 0.9 of a second left in overtime, it didn’t look good for the William Chrisman girls basketball team.
But senior Jennifer David took an inbounds pass from Annie Nauer near mid-court and heaved up a shot just before the buzzer rang. The 3-point attempt swished through, lifting the Bears to a 39-38 overtime win over visiting North Kansas City.
Trailing 25-21 after the third quarter in a defensive battle, the Bears outscored the Hornets 11-7 in the fourth period to force overtime.
David finished with a team-high 19 points, while Mele Taula and Jolee Spinks each added six points and six rebounds as Chrisman improved to 12-10 overall and 6-3 in the Suburban Middle Seven Conference with their sixth straight win.
BLUE SPRINGS 57, PARK HILL 49: Jada Williams scored 20 points to lead Blue Springs to a Suburban Big Six home win over Park Hill Monday.
Williams also added nine rebounds and five assists as the Wildcats avenged a 61-46 loss to the Trojans on Jan. 28 to improve to 17-5 overall and 5-3 in the conference.
Ja’Cole Johnson tallied 16 points and three assists, Jayla Sample added nine points and five rebounds and Aliyah Bello contributed seven rebounds and three assists.
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 62, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 41: Host Blue Springs South was unable to recover from a slow start as Lee’s Summit West clinched at least a share of the Suburban Big Six Conference title.
Blue Springs South fell behind 22-13 after the first quarter and trailed 34-21 at halftime. The Titans (15-5) then outscored the Jaguars 18-5 in the third to pull away and remain undefeated in the Big Six at 7-0.
Jaidynn Mason scored 12 points and Seneea Bevley added 11 to lead the Jaguars (16-5, 4-3 Big Six).
Charli Ritchey scored 17 points, Brooke Ellis added 12 and Tasia Johnson had 11 to lead West.