By Fred Liggett
Lee’s Summit North vs Rockhurst
The District 13 title game pitted the top two seeds in the tournament as expected but the start and end of the game provided surprises for those filling up the Broncos field house. The Rockhurst Hawklets limited the Broncos offense to just two free throws in the entire first quarter leading 11-2 after one quarter. The Broncos scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 15 as the second-seeded Broncos won the District 13 title on their home floor 61-48. Following a shocking first quarter for Broncos players and their fans they flipped the script in the second quarter by outscoring Rockhurst 20-3 to enjoy a 22-14 half time lead. In the second half the Broncos kept extending their lead as they got the upset win many in the field house were hoping for.
With the win, the Broncos are now 24-3 on the year and advance to the Class 5 Sectional round which will be played at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. The Broncos winning effort on Friday night was led by Mikel Henderson with 20 points, Guard Javaunte Hawkins was right behind him at 18 points. Up next for the Broncos is a sectional game against the District 14 champion on Wednesday, March 6 with a game time of 8:15 p.m.
Lee’s Summit North vs Lee’s Summit West
The top-seeded Lee’s Summit West Lady Titans withstood an early rally by the third-seeded Lee’s Summit North Lady Broncos on their way to an expected district title with a 59-37 win over a city rival. The Titans improve to 19-6 with the victory and advance to a Class 5 Sectional round game set for next Wednesday.
The Titans led 12-7 at one point in the first quarter but by the end of it they clung to a one point 15-14 advantage over the Broncos. Then the Broncos started the second quarter with a 6-0 run to enjoy a brief 20-15 lead. The Titans responded with a 13-0 run to enjoy a 28-20 lead at the next time out in the game. After a half time lead at 29-22 the Titans stretched that to 17 at the end of the third before going onto win by a 22 point margin. Lee’s Summit North, who finishes the year 5-20, was led in scoring by senior Anija Frazier with 17 points. The Titans had balanced scoring with eight different players scoring at least five points, Lesley Lovelace led the way with just 11 points. Up next for the Titans is a sectional round game on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. The game will be played at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena and will match the Titans against the District 14 champion.
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TraciMarch 2, 2019 - 1:56 pm
According to the mshsaa website you have the have times wrong. The Lee’s Summit North boys game is at 6:30 and the Lee’s Summit West girls game is at 8:15.