Azia Washington has made the move to Blue Springs a good one.

Azia Washington has made the move to Blue Springs a good one.
The former Lee’s Summit High School player, who now plays for the Wildcats after moving to Blue Springs, returned to her old home court and made an impressive return.
The 5-foot-11 sophomore forward fired in 16 points to go along with Tyonna Snow’s team-high 18 points as her new team posted a 48-34 Suburban Big Seven win at Lee’s Summit Monday.
“Azia had a tough environment, but she played well,” Wildcats coach Mark Spigarelli said. “She did a good job keeping her head and fighting through it.”
She had plenty of help, with Snow leading the way on offense and Madison Porter sparking the defense, which shut out the Tigers 8-0 in the second quarter to erase an 11-9 deficit and put the Wildcats ahead 17-11 at halftime.
“Tyonna had a good game all-around, and Maddie played very good defense tonight for us,” Spigarelli said. “I thought defensively we played well all night, and in the second half, we got some easy baskets from the defense.”
Lee’s Summit closed to within 29-25 after the third quarter, but eighth-ranked Blue Springs closed it out with a 19-9 fourth period to improve to 13-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference.
Desiree Smith scored nine points and Natalie Branch had eight to lead Lee’s Summit (8-7, 3-2).
TRUMAN 51, PARK HILL SOUTH 34: Becca Strobbe put together another huge offensive night as Truman stayed undefeated in Suburban Big Six conference play.
Strobbe fired in 30 points and Kassidy Ritchel had 12 as the Patriots downed Park Hill South at home. Strobbe sank 14 of 15 free throws on her way to her second game of the season with 30 or more points.
“Kassidy and Becca were dominant in the paint,” Truman coach Steve Cassity said. “Becca was really tough in the paint. She kept driving, drawing contact and going to the line. And I think we picked our defensive intensity and rebounding in the second half.
“But Park Hill South, I was very impressed with the way they played in the first half.”
The Patriots (9-9, 5-0 Big Six) led just 28-23 at halftime. They pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 13-3 advantage.
Kinsy Kuhn sank three 3-pointers for all of her nine points to lead Park Hill South (0-11, 0-5).
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 50, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 47: Kariel Hutt’s 14 points weren’t enough as Blue Springs South’s comeback fell short at home against Lee’s Summit North.
Lee’s Summit North, led by Lauren Dudenhoeffer’s 21 points, kept pace with the leaders of the Suburban Big Seven by improving to 13-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference.
Blue Springs South coach Fawna Harrison said her team lacked fire.
“You can’t play with the lack of emotion we’re playing with now and expect to beat good teams like North,” Harrison said. “We’ve got a lot of spark missing for some reason.”
Regina Schnegelberger added 12 points and Zakila Smith had 10 for the Jaguars (7-9, 1-5 Big Seven).
Codi Fritchie added 10 points and Ashley Creason had nine to help spark the Broncos.
OAK PARK 59, FORT OSAGE 55: An “improved” effort and 19 points and 14 rebounds by Setoa Talimatasi weren’t enough to get Fort Osage past Oak Park Monday.
“Setoa was fantastic,” Indians coach Dawn Williams said. “We played much better. We played with good energy and moved the ball well. We out-rebounded them 45-27, but we couldn’t make shots at crucial times.”
Jamie Martin added 10 points for Fort Osage (3-12), which trailed 32-29 at halftime.