Truman girls basketball coach Steve Cassity is feeling a whole lot better about his team now.

Truman girls basketball coach Steve Cassity is feeling a whole lot better about his team now.

Becca Strobbe fired in 20 points as the Patriots downed host Park Hill 52-41 Friday night.

The win was the fifth straight and the ninth in the last 12 games for the Patriots after they started the season 1-6. It also kept Truman undefeated in the Suburban Big Six at 6-0.

“We’re playing pretty good ball right now,” Cassity said.

The third quarter proved decisive for the Patriots Friday. They outscored the Trojans 15-4 in that period to extend a 23-18 halftime lead to 38-22.

“The third quarter was definitive,” Cassity said. “We shot the ball well, got into the transition well and we also rebounded well. And we got to the line. It was just a good quarter of basketball.”

Strobbe made 10 of 12 free throws on her way to her game-high total. Kassidy Ritchel fired in 16 points and Mikayla Jensen added eight for the Patriots (11-9).

Kyleesha Weston scored 14 points to lead Park Hill.

OAK GROVE 34, ODESSA 24: Taylor Vickers had another double-double to lead the Oak Grove girls to their second straight win.

The Panthers also captured fifth place in the Grain Valley Lady Eagles Sonic Showdown with the win, which improved them to 6-10 overall.

“It was a good team effort,” Oak Grove coach Aaron Neeser said. “We put together four solid quarters, especially defensively. The girls played hard and executed when they needed to. I’m happy for them.”

Rebecca McPherson added six points and five rebounds for Oak Grove, which led 17-13 at halftime, before pulling away with a 12-5 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Alaina Harris and Shelby Moore each scored five points to lead Odessa.

LINCOLN PREP 53, GRAIN VALLEY 46: Lincoln Prep outscored Grain Valley 34-25 in the second half to post a third-place victory in the Grain Valley Sonic Showdown.

“I was disappointed because i thought we had a chance to win,” Grain Valley coach Steve Broughton said. “We didn’t play real good in the middle of the third quarter and start of the fourth and that beat us.”

Grain Valley (12-6) led 21-19 at halftime. Then the Blue Tigers outscored the Eagles 13-8 in the third quarter and 21-17 in the fourth.

Whitney Broughton’s 14 points guided the Eagles. Brittany Atkins led the winners with 18.

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 42, LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 41: Mollie Williams drained a 3-pointer from the corner with six seconds left to lift Lee’s Summit North to a victory over visiting Lee’s Summit West Friday.

“The whole place went wild when she hit it,” North coach Tricia Lillygren said. “She hit nothing but net.”

Ashley Creason scored a team-high 16 points and Lauren Dudenhoeffer added nine to help get the Broncos to that point.

North (14-4) had an eight-point lead in the third quarter but gave it up with three straight turnovers before coming back at the end to win it.

Emiah Bingley’s 13 points led Lee’s Summit West (8-10), which was coming off a championship in the Truman Tournament last week.