Girls basketball roundup: Mill Valley tops BVSW; SMN ousts Olathe West
The Mill Valley girls basketball team pushed its winning streak to five games, and Shawnee Mission North won its second straight game to highlights girls hoops action on Tuesday in the Shawnee area.
Mill Valley rolled to a 53-39 win over Blue Valley Southwest, while SM North outlasted Olathe West, 60-51.
The Jaguars (13-2, No. 2 in Class 5A) jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter and kept the Timberwolves (6-8) at arm's length the rest of the way.
Mill Valley will go for its six straight victory at 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. James (4-9). The Jaguars defeated the Thunder, 46-32, on Jan. 3 at Mill Valley.
Shawnee Mission North won its second straight game after prevailing against the Owls.
The Indians (4-9) and Owls (6-7) were deadlocked at 24-24 at halftime and SM North held a one-point edge at 39-38 after three quarters before pulling away in the fourth. North has had an offensive resurgence between its performance against the Owls and its 63-59 win over Great Bend on Saturday. Prior to upending Great Bend, the Indians had averaged just 30 points per game during a four-game losing streak.
Next up for SM North will be a road tilt against SM West (7-6) at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
De Soto comes up short against Baldwin
De Soto's Mackenzie Shupe netted 20 points, but the Wildcats couldn't slow down Abby Ogle and Baldwin in a 58-45 loss to the Bulldogs.
Baldwin (13-1, No. 1 in 4A-II) led 22-12 after the first quarter and was able to keep De Soto (10-4, No. 7 in 5A) for the rest of the contest. Ogle led all scorers with 24 points.
The Wildcats will try to bounce back at 6 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill (7-6).
Maranatha falls to Sherwood
Maranatha wasn't able to overcome a slow start in its 51-37 loss to Sherwood.
Sherwood (6-9) grabbed a commanding 32-11 halftime lead against the Eagles (4-7).
Maranatha will try to avenge a loss from earlier in the season at 6 p.m. Friday against Pleasant Ridge (8-6) at MCA. Pleasant Ridge defeated Maranatha, 60-28, on Jan. 12.