Park Hill South boys win outright Suburban Red title

The postseason for Park Hill South ended on March 1, but the regular season didn’t conclude until March 5.

The Panthers played St. Joseph Central in a makeup game with big implications — a win would give them an outright conference title, a loss meant a three-way split with Liberty and Liberty North.

Park Hill South held off Central to pick up a 63-60 victory in game rescheduled from Feb. 22.

The win allowed the Panther the unique position of finishing the season with a victory despite losing to Rockhurst in the district tournament.

Park Hill South (19-6, 8-2) held the lead after each quarter in the contest, starting with a 19-11 advantage after the first 8 minutes.

Central outscored the Panthers in the second quarter, but trailed 30-25 at the break. Lamel Robinson scored nine of Park Hill South’s 15 points in third quarter, all became key as the Indians again outscored the Panthers. Noah Cameron had seven of his 14 points in the third quarter for Central (8-16).

In a high-scoring fourth quarter, Desi Williams scored eight of his 16 points for the Panthers.

He joined Robinson, who had a game-high 20 points, in scoring in double figures.