Lee's Summit senior Paige Elston will join the Tigers for the Missouri Class 5 Final Four on Friday in Columbia. It's a trip she often talked about with her sister, Jasmine, who died unexpectedly in November.
The Lee’s Summit West Titans employed a fourth-quarter comeback before holding off North Kansas City for a 59-57 win in the Missouri Class 5 sectionals at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence.
The Star’s Sam McDowell previews the Missouri boys and girls high school basketball tournaments. St. Pius X qualified for the Class 3 girls Final Four for the first time since 2000. Barstow is looking to defend its Class 3 boys championship.
Holding a two-point lead early in the second quarter, Lee’s Summit scored the next 15 points. The cushion the Tigers built was enough for them to beat Park Hill 73-50 Wednesday evening in the Patterson Division championship game of the William Jewell Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament at the Mabee Center.
Kearney came out Tuesday evening on fire and grabbed a 20-9 lead early in the second quarter in its game against Park Hill in the the William Jewell Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. Park Hill coach Chad Jones called a timeout and told his players he was unhappy with their effort. Park Hill turned things around to claim a 64-48 victory.