It was good start for Grain Valley and a disappointing one for St. Mary’s in the opening game of the Sacred Heart Tournament.

It was good start for Grain Valley and a disappointing one for St. Mary’s in the opening game of the Sacred Heart Tournament.

Aaron Winter scored 21 points and Tanner Griffin 20 to spark Grain Valley to an easy 80-43 victory.

Grain Valley jumped to a 43-18 halftime lead and coasted the rest of the way.
Michael Thomason paced the Trojans with 15 points.

“It was a good first win,” Grain Valley coach Andy Herbert said. “We still have plenty to work on, but it was good to get the first one.”

KANSAS CITY EAST 72, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 66: East placed four players in double figures in defeating William Chrisman at Manual High School.

Jordan Bryant, in the battle of the Bears, led East with 23 points. Alex Ball had 17 points, Brett Pendergist and Trevon Grover 12 for Chrisman.

“The first game is good to see where you stand and we have a lot to work on and will get better,” Chrisman coach John Vickers said.

Chrisman trailed only 42-39 at halftime. East then outscored Chrisman 12-7 in the third quarter to clinch the season-opening victory.

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 74, NORTHEAST 52: The Broncos used a 15-3 second-quarter run to take a commanding 33-13 lead into halftime.

Richard Chapman scored 14 points, Will Harrington added 11 and Rob Durbin and Tory Miller each chipped in with 10 to lead the Broncos (1-0).

“We played pretty well for the opener,” North coach Mike Hilbert said. “It’s still early and there are always lots of things we still need to work on.”