Senior Night was rewarding for the Van Horn boys basketball team.

Senior Night was rewarding for the Van Horn boys basketball team.

The host Falcons posted their second win in 21 games as Tyler McNally fired in 16 points, P.J. Faitau added 14 and Lucas Hood contributed 12 to power a 66-48 victory over Don Bosco Charter School.

“It was good to get a win on Senior Night for our boys,” Van Horn coach Mickey Murray said. “We fell behind early and then, starting the second quarter, we took over. We looked to take good shots and forced them to take bad ones. They are a very athletic team.

“It was easily our best passing game of the year. We kept our composure.”

Don Bosco led 16-12 after one quarter. The Falcons then outscored the visitors 17-12 in  the second quarter and 19-6 in the third to take control.

LEE’S SUMMIT COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 57, ST. MARY’S 55: Host Lee’s Summit Community Christian picked the right time for its only lead.

Richard Chapman capped a 30-point game by hitting his fifth 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to lift the Eagles to the Crossroads Conference victory over St. Mary’s.

“It was tough loss,” St. Mary’s coach Byron Jones said. “It was really brutal.”

LSCC  (7-15, 3-6 Crossroads) outscored the Trojans (11-13, 4-5) 23-13 in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans were sparked by Brett Scassellatti’s 17 points and Jack Salva’s 10.

St. Mary’s led 17-8 after one quarter and took a 42-33 advantage into the final period.


ST. MARY’S 36, LEE’S SUMMIT COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 24: A strong defensive effort sparked visiting St. Mary’s to a Crossroads Conference win Tuesday night.

Shauna Bauml and JoLynn Glorioso each scored 13 points to lead the Trojans offensively.

“We did a great job on the defensive end tonight,” St. Mary’s coach Krista Daniels said after her team evened its record at 10-10 overall and 4-4 in the conference. “We switched it up after the first quarter and did a good job containing their post. That was the key.”

Leading 11-8 after the first quarter, St. Mary’s went on a quarter-long 13-4 run in the second to take command.

Bayli Gibson totaled nine points to lead Lee’s Summit Community Christian (3-16, 0-9).

VAN HORN 46, DON BOSCO 34: Shelby West bettered her previous career-high by seven points with 24 to power host Van Horn to a victory over Don Bosco.

“West was working hard on the post,” Van Horn co-coach Anne Rice said. “We got great passes to her. Brandi Tyson had some great passes. Our passing in the first half was the best I’ve seen in a long time. I hope we can keep doing that for Thursday’s game (against visiting University Academy in the regular-season finale).”

Tyson added 14 points as Van Horn improved to 4-18.

The Falcons coasted after taking a 39-14 halftime lead.