SWEET SPRINGS -- The Sweet Springs boys' basketball team went on a 43-14 tear during the middle two frames Friday to secure its first I-70 Conference victory of the season.
After carving out a five-point first-period lead, the Greyhounds closed the half with a 26-10 run for a 56-24 home win over Lone Jack.
Senior Matt Harris and juniors Jeffery Hall and Jacob Schowengerdt each tallied eight points for Sweet Springs during the second quarter.
The Mules (2-12, 0-3 I-70) had no player score more than five points for the game.
Hall and Schowengerdt each finished with 17 points, despite sitting out the final eight minutes, to pace the 'Hounds (10-6, 1-2).
Sweet Springs is the No. 1 seed in the Leeton Tournament this week, after reaching the finals a year ago, and opens Tuesday against Miami of Amoret.
ALMA -- St. Paul rolled out to a 30-8 halftime lead and buried Santa Fe for 47-15 I-70 Conference win Friday at Alma.
Senior Isaiah Roepe and junior Gerhard von zur Muehlen each tallied 12 points for the Saints 13-2, 3-0 I-70).
None of the Chiefs scored more than four points. Santa Fe will face No. 2 seed Glasgow, ranked eighth in Class 1, on Tuesday to begin the 32nd Wildcat Classic at Slater.
SWEET SPRINGS -- Junior Courtney Osborn's 19 points led Lone Jack to a 47-42 I-70 Conference road decision over the Sweet Springs girls Friday.
The Lady Mules took a two-point lead into the fourth quarter and stayed ahead by sinking seven of 11 free-throw attempts. The Lady Greyhounds had a chance to come back, but turned the ball over three times during the final minute.
Senior Jordan Surber added 10 points for Lone Jack (10-4, 2-1 I-70).
Sweet Springs (9-7, 1-2) got 16 points and eight rebounds from junior Kati Viets and 13 points and eight boards from sophomore Nicole Bright. The second-seeded Lady 'Hounds debut in the Leeton Tournament against the host school today.
ALMA -- St. Paul got off to an early eight-point lead and closed with a 20-point fourth quarter Friday for a 59-49 I-70 Conference victory at Santa Fe.
Senior Marissa Brackman knocked down three long jumpers during the opening period on her way to a game-high 20 points for the Lady Saints (12-4, 3-0 I-70).
The Lady Chiefs (8-7, 0-2) got 16 points off the bench from freshman Kylie Limback.
Santa Fe will take on the host team today in the first round of the 32nd Wildcat Classic at Slater.