Platte County boys beat Belton, fall to Grandview

Platte County continued Suburban Conference Blue Division play last week, splitting a pair of contests.

The Pirates avenged an earlier loss with a 66-61 victory against Belton on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Platte County High School.

Platte County rallied in the fourth quarter to pick up the win by scoring 23 points, overcoming a 43-41 deficit entering the final 8 minutes.

Deiondre Ragsdale scored 26 points and connected on five 3-pointers in the win for the Pirates. Lucas Stanley had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Darren Wilson also finished in double figures with 10 points.

The Pirates hit 52 percent of shots from the field and 43 percent from the 3-point line.

Belton led at the end of the first three quarters. Up 20-18 after the first quarter, Belton led 34-33 at the break.

T.J. Brown had a career-high 32 for Belton, which defeated Platte County, 65-55, on Jan. 16 in Belton.

Grandview 89, Platte County 39

The Pirates struggled to get points in the first half against the No. 4-ranked team in Class 4 in the latest Missouri Basketball Coaches Association poll.

Grandview hit 15 3-pointers in the victory — the same number of points that Platte County had in the first half. The Bulldogs led 60-15 after two quarters of play.

Five players scored in double digits for Grandview, which improved to 7-0 in league play and 20-2 overall after the win. Air Force signee Mason Taylor had a game-high 19 — including five 3-pointers. Deandre Sorrels hit six 3-pointers and finished with 18.

Kamto Eze, Michael Nweke and Cartez Crooks-Jones all had 13 for Grandview.

Up Next

Platte County will play a pair of conference tilts against teams that pulled out close wins in the first meetings.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Pirates played Kearney in a rematch of a 58-57 loss on the road earlier this season.

Platte County won 59-51. Stats weren’t available at press time.

On Friday, Feb. 16, the Pirates will travel to Kansas City to play Winnetonka, which won 60-59 in the first meeting of the season.