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Boys basketball roundup: MCA, SJA, SMNW, DHS garner victories
February 3, 2018
The Maranatha Christian Academy, St. James Academy, Shawnee Mission Northwest and De Soto boys basketball teams all earned wins on Friday. Maranatha pushed its winning streak to eight games after defeating Pleasant Ridge, 74-52. St. James senior Casey Worley scored a game-high 33 points to lead the Thunder to a 62-50 win over Mill Valley. A full recap of the Mill Valley/St. James game will be posted later this weekend on shawneedispatch.com. De Soto senior Jared Baruth guided the Wildcats to a 46-44 victory over Spring Hill. Shawnee Mission North fell to SM West, 69-66, in overtime.
Girls hoops roundup: SMNW tops SMS for third straight win; MV surges past SJA for sixth consecutive victory
February 3, 2018
The Shawnee Mission Northwest girls basketball team won for seventh time in its last eight games after garnering a 46-30 win over SM South on Friday. Mill Valley went on an 8-0 run over the last 2:07 of the third quarter after St. James had pulled within three, and kept the Thunder at bay in the fourth to earn a 52-41 victory. A full recap of the Mill Valley/St. James game will be posted later this weekend on shawneedispatch.com. De Soto was unable to keep pace with Spring Hill as the Broncos pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 50-36 victory. Maranatha Christian Academy only trailed by four points at halftime and after three quarters, but Pleasant Ridge extended its lead in the fourth en route to a 60-42 win over the Eagles. Shawnee Mission North’s attempt at a third straight win fell short in a 55-32 loss to SM West.