The Blue Springs South girls basketball team trailed after every quarter Monday night – except the fourth.
The Jaguars rallied to tie it 47-47 after regulation and then outscored host North Kansas City 12-4 in overtime to claim a 59-51 win in the first round of the Northland Classic.
Naia Tauai scored 18 points to lead the Jaguars, who advanced to Wednesday’s 8 p.m. semifinals against St. Pius X.
South trailed 27-24 at halftime and still trailed 37-35 after three quarters before outscoring the Hornets 12-10 in the fourth to tie it and send it to overtime.
Ashtyn Philipsheck added 14 points and Zoie Reynolds and Tiffany Davenport each added 11 as South improved to 13-4.
LINCOLN PREP 37, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 32: A nine-point deficit entering the fourth quarter proved too much to overcome as Chrisman fell Monday in the first round of the Northland Classic at North Kansas City High School.
Lincoln Prep led 16-12 at halftime and outscored Chrisman 13-8 in the third quarter. Adreon Bell netted 14 points and Bri Burns added 12 to pace the Bears, who fell to 12-5. They will play Columbia Hickman in Wednesday's consolation round at 5 p.m.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 50, STALEY 45: The Falcons hung tough with the undefeated Broncos ending halftime with a 20-20 tie. But North was able to outscore Staley 30-25 in the second half to hang on for a non-conference win Monday.
Aiyana Johnson led the Broncos with 24 points and Aaliyah Johnson added 16 as the Broncos improved to 16-0.
HARRISONVILLE 61, OAK GROVE 54: Kaitlyn Marsh poured in 24 points but it wasn’t enough to lift Oak Grove past host Harrisonville Monday.
Trailing 45-32, Oak Grove scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter but couldn’t get any closer.
“We struggled on defense and that led to some easy buckets for them,” Panthers coach Jared Broughton said.
Liz Heckman added 13 points for Oak Grove (6-10, 1-2 MRVC West).