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  • North cruises into its own final

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  • A battle of undefeated teams resulted in an easy Lee’s summit North victory in the semifinals of the North Tournament, as the host Broncos whipped Notre Dame de Sion 75-47.
    “We did a great job of passing the ball tonight,” coach Tricia Lillygren said after North improved to 3-0 and dropped Sion to 3-1.
    North coasted after breaking to a 41-26 halftime lead to gain Friday’s 7 p.m. finals against 3-0 Truman.
    Erica Nelson’s 21 points, Imani Johnson’s 17, Stevie Anderson’s 11 and Jaden Powell’s nine paced the Broncos.
    STALEY 59, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 47: The Bears couldn’t climb out of a 20-7 first-quarter hole against Staley in a consolation game of the Lee’s Summit North Tournament.
    Chrisman (1-2) committed 24 turnovers and shot 14 of 39, compared to 13 turnovers and 21-of-36 shooting by Staley.
    “We played better tonight (than Monday against Truman),” Chrisman coach Lindsay Thompson said. “We made too many mental errors at the beginning of the game. I was very proud of the fight and effort we had for all 32 minutes.”
    Haley Rodriguez’s 10 points and 10 rebounds paced Chrisman, while Adreon Bell added seven points. Asia Young, Jessica Roland and Rachel Losch (2 blocks) chipped in six points each.
    Monique Townson tallied 22 points and Saije Buck 13 to lead Staley.
    GRAIN VALLEY 70, MARSHALL 37: Grain Valley rolled into the finals of the Sedalia Sacred Heart Tournament with the lopsided victory.
    “I didn’t see this coming,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said of the easy win. “We did a lot of things right. We are sharing the ball.”
    Grain Valley (3-0) led 34-12 at halftime. Kali Carson had 16 points, Kendyll Bailey 11, Darby Scharfenkamp 11, Sarah Turner 10 and Tori Squiers and Courtney Sibert eight each in a balanced Grain Valley attack.
    The Eagles met undefeated Eldon at 7:30 p.m. Friday for the title.
    “It will be a great game,” Draper said. “Eldon has a 6-foot, 2-inch player.”
    FORT OSAGE 56, LIBERTY NORTH 46: Asia Cole scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace the visiting Indians to the victory.
    “We played better and rebounded much better than against Truman,” Fort Osage coach Dawn Williams said. “We shared the ball really well. It was a win, and we’ll take it and move on.”
    Raven Bunn scored 12 points, Paige Bunn 10 and Sierra Glassford eight as Fort Osage improved to 1-1. The Indians never trailed after taking an 18-9 opening-quarter lead.
    Page 2 of 2 - SHERWOOD 61, VAN HORN 41: Malaea Ortiz scored 16 points but it wasn’t enough to prevent Van Horn from falling in a consolation bracket game of the Summit Christian Academy Tournament.
    “We had too many turnovers – 40,” Van Horn coach Scorpio Horn said. “But we’re getting better.”
    Van Horn (0-2) plays in the seventh place game at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
    RICHMOND 50, OAK GROVE 34: A hot-shooting Richmond team raced out to a 17-4 first-quarter lead over visiting Oak Grove on its way to winning Tuesday’s cross-division matchup of Missouri River Valley Conference schools.
    “They hit us early and hit us hard early,” Oak Grove coach Mike Cox said after his team fell to 1-1. “They shot lights out, about 55 percent. We tried different defenses and slowed them down late, but it was out of hand by then.”
    Richmond led 35-20 at halftime and 46-25 heading into the fourth quarter.
    Jordyn Anspach’s 15 points and Easton Harmon’s seven led Oak Grove, which plays Friday at St. Paul’s of Concordia.

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