Juniors Jeffery Hall and Jacob Schowengerdt each hit three shots during the first quarter, accounting for 14 points as the Greyhounds stormed out to a 22-6 lead. They upped the margin to 25 points by halftime and widened it even further during the third period.
Sweet Springs shot a stellar 61.7 percent from the field, Schowengerdt making 10 of 11 attempts from two-point range as he tallied 26 points -- along with 10 rebounds and four assists.
Junior Austin Hon had 13 points to pace the Orioles (3-2), which came into the meet as the No. 6 seed.
Hall finished with 21 points for the 'Hounds (4-1), who play a non-conference game today at Green Ridge.
LONE JACK -- Santa Fe shook off Crest Ridge easily in the consolation final Friday, winning 68-34.
The Chiefs scored 21 points in each of the first three quarters, senior Andrew Curry scoring seven points and junior Keaton Graf draining a pair of three-pointers in the opening period. The cushion was 23 points at halftime and grew to 34 points heading into the fourth quarter.
The Cougars (3-2) had no players score in double digits, while Santa Fe had four -- led by Curry's 15 points. Graf and sophomore Truman Sleeper each had 14 points and freshman Ben Hinz added a dozen.
The Chiefs (4-1) head to Lexington for a non-conference contest Tuesday.
Marshall had an offensive cold spell during the fourth quarter of Friday's 51-48 NCMC home loss to Fulton.
The Owls went into the final frame with a five-point lead, but were out-scored 17-10 over the next six minutes and missed a late opportunity to tie the score. After the Hornets missed the front end of a one-and-one from the free-throw line with 17 seconds to go, Marshall couldn't convert a lay-up or a follow shot.
Fulton made only one of two from the stripe with five seconds left, but the Owls were unable to get off a good shot before time expired.
Junior Dalton Horstmeier scored 14 points to top the Hornets (3-1, 1-0 NCMC).
Marshall was led by junior Zach Glassmaker's 14 points -- with senior Alex Maupin providing 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals and sophomore Logan Harris pulling down 11 boards and dishing out three assists.
The Owls (2-4, 1-2) have a week off before meeting Smith-Cotton in the State Fair Shoot-out at Sedalia on Saturday.
HUNTSVILLE -- Sophomore Tyler Barron scored nine fourth-quarter points to help Westran hold off the Slater for a 73-71 Lewis and Clark Conference decision Friday.
Neither team was able to pull away in a tightly-fought game, although the Hornets had a chance to make it easier down the stretch -- but missed 10 of 19 free-throw attempts. For the game, Westran enjoyed a 52-17 advantage in charity shots, out-scoring the Wildcats from the stripe, 32-13.
Freshman Jacob Denslow had 23 points and senior Haiden Harlan tallied 17 for the Hornets (2-3, 1-1 L&C).
Junior Caleb Pemberton tied for game-high honors with 23 points for Slater, which got 13 from junior Drew Weiker and 11 each from juniors Nik Ferri and Tanner Fuemmeler.
The 'Cats (0-5, 0-3) play a non-conference contest today at Brunswick.
HUGHESVILLE -- A 29-7 second quarter spurred Bunceton to a 70-34 win over Malta Bend during Friday's consolation semifinal round of the Northwest Tournament at Hughesville.
The Tigers tried to hang in, senior Danny Kiehl and sophomore Blake Koss each hitting a pair of three-pointers during the first period to keep them within six points, but couldn't keep up over the long haul.
Senior Jacob Clevenger scored 23 points and junior Kyler Tucker provided 22 for the Dragons (2-4), whose lost the third-place game the next night to Northwest, 42-34.
Kiehl wound up with 11 points and freshman Larry Eddy had 10 for Malta Bend (1-4), which plays its home opener Friday against Calhoun.
LONE JACK -- The Sweet Springs girls got balanced scoring, with four players in double figures, during Saturday's 55-42 decision over Lone Jack for third place in the I-70 Conference Tournament.
After giving up 15 points in the first quarter, the Lady Greyhounds didn't allow more than that over the next two frames -- a 35-15 stretch -- to head into the final period with a 17-point lead. Junior Kati Viets and the Bright twins, sophomores Nicole and Ashleigh, each scored eight points during that span.
The Lady Mules (3-2) were topped by junior Courtney Osburn's game-high 15 points.
Sweet Springs (4-1), which entered the tourney as the seventh seed, got a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds from Nicole Bright. Junior Christina Higgins had 13 points, Viets contributed 12 points and eight boards, and Ashleigh Bright added 12 points off the bench.
The Lady 'Hounds are at Green Ridge for a non-conference tilt today.
LONE JACK -- The seventh-place game Friday in the I-70 Conference Tournament went to Concordia (3-2), 61-38 over Santa Fe.
Additional game information was not available at press time. The Lady Chiefs (2-4) play Tuesday at Lexington.
HUGHESVILLE -- Slater got what it wanted Friday at Westran: an old-fashioned pound-it-into-middle contest.
The Lady Wildcats controlled the paint for a 40-24 Lewis and Clark Conference victory. They held a 30-15 rebounding advantage and limited the Lady Hornets to 13.2-percent shooting from the field.
The only player in double figures for Westran (1-4, 0-1 L&C) was junior Bobbi Nejedly with 10 points.
Junior Mary Rose Gonzalez had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Slater, while junior Mary Anne Boston contributed 12 points.
The Lady 'Cats (2-4, 1-2) are at Brunswick today.