The Truman girls basketball team struggled from the free throw line for three quarters Monday.
But the Patriots corrected that in the fourth quarter to stave off host Lee’s Summit for a 49-38 Suburban Large Seven victory in their regular season finale.
The Patriots, after going 6 of 15 from the line in the first three periods, sank 8 of 12 in the fourth quarter to improve to 15-10 overall and finish 6-6 in the conference while snapping a six-game losing streak.
Taliyah Scott made all four of her free throws and scored six of her eight points in the fourth to help the Patriots hold on.
Truman took a 20-15 halftime lead and extended it to 35-26 entering the final period.
Deon Monroe scored 15 points and Urya’ Williams added 13 to lead the Patriots.
Mikeya House scored 16 points to pace Lee’s Summit.
Truman is off until March 2, when it faces Blue Springs South in the Class 5 District 14 Tournament.
BLUE SPRINGS 57, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 42: Blue Springs outscored host Raymore-Peculiar 17-6 in the final quarter to break open a tight game and claim a win in its Suburban Big Six finale.
The Wildcats grabbed a 27-19 halftime lead but the host Panthers cut it to 40-36 entering the final quarter.
Seventh-ranked Blue Springs, which meets No. 3 Columbia Rock Bridge Tuesday, improved to 19-5 overall and finished 7-3 in the conference.
Jada Williams tallied 14 points and six rebounds to lead the Wildcats. Kayleigh Jenkins added 12 points, Jayla Sample had 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals and Taitlynn Afualo chipped in 10 points and four assists.
GRAIN VALLEY 57, PLATTE COUNTY 20: Grain Valley shut out Platte County in the third quarter and cruised to a Suburban Small Seven victory in its regular season finale.
The Eagles raced to a 20-4 lead after one quarter and led 39-12 at halftime before rolling to a 16-0 run in the third for a 55-12 lead.
"I love the way we’re playing going into (districts)," Eagles coach Randy Draper said. "We just need to keep the foot on the gas."
Grace Slaughter scored 25 points and Jordyn Weems added 13 to lead the Eagles, who finished the regular season at 17-6 overall and 8-4 in the conference
OAK PARK 61, FORT OSAGE 25: A short-handed Fort Osage team was unable to keep up with host Oak Park Monday.
"With our varsity and JV point guards both injured, the squad offered no excuses and played extremely hard," Indians coach Lindsay Thompson said. "I’m really proud of their commitment to each other during a time of adversity."
Brooklynn Gilpin scored eight points to lead Fort Osage (6-17), which finished 2-10 in the conference.