Suburban boys basketball roundup: Park Hill South gets revenge on Lee’s Summit

Park Hill South jumped out to a fast start on its way to a 69-52 revenge victory against Lee’s Summit in a Suburban Red conference showdown on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Park Hill South High School.

Senior Lamel Robinson helped Park Hill South to a 21-8 lead by the end of the first quarter, scoring 11 of his game-high 21 points in the frame. The Nebraska-Omaha-bound guard converted three treys and went 4 of 5 from the free throw line on the night.

With the win, the Panthers (4-1 Suburban Red) avenged their lone league loss of the season to date, a 60-51 loss at Lee’s Summit back on Dec. 20. The Tigers’ win over Park Hill South on that day is their only league victory.

The Tigers (7-12, 1-6) rebounded in the second quarter to avoid Park Hill South from running away with a large first-half lead, out-scoring the Panthers 17-15 to make it 36-25 at halftime.

Park Hill South, who led 50-41 after the third quarter, ran away with the game in the final frame, outscoring Lee’s Summit 19-11.

Dawson Owen connected on three 3-pointers and totaled 13 points, and Dylan Brougham added 10 for the Panthers.

Park Hill South, which fell 75-67 at Lee’s Summit North on Friday, Feb. 1, hosted Liberty in Suburban Red action on Tuesday night, but the result was unavailable by press time. 

The Panthers play again at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph Central in a rescheduled league contest.

Raytown South 61, Platte County 52

The Pirates suffered a league loss to Raytown South at home on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Platte County High School. It was Raytown South’s second win over Platte County this season.

The Pirates and Cardinals headed into the fourth quarter knotted up at 45-45, but Raytown South, last season’s Class 4 runners-up, outscored Platte County 16-7 for the win.

The Cardinals (12-7, 5-1) led 21-15 after the first quarter and 29-28 at halftime.

Platte County was led by Brady Wright, who poured in 17 points with two 3-pointers. Dylan Gilbert added 12 points for the Pirates. Wright also grabbed eight rebounds.

The Pirates three days later, on Friday, Feb. 1, dropped a fourth straight game, this one another conference defeat, 55-39 at Kearney. 

Platte County’s road contest at Smithville was pushed back a day to Wednesday, Feb. 6. The Pirates (4-13, 2-6) host St. Joseph Central in nonleague action at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

Blue Springs South 78, Park Hill 65

Blue Springs South dialed up strong middle quarters to run hand Park Hill its first Suburban Gold loss of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Blue Springs.

The Trojans (11-7, 2-1) held a 17-12 advantage after the first quarter, but the Jaguars outscored the visitors 28-12 in the second period to gain a 40-29 lead at halftime.

Then Blue Springs South tallied 22 points in the third quarter, while allowing 14, to take a 62-43 lead into the final frame. Despite a 22-point fourth quarter, the Trojans couldn’t muster enough for the comeback.

Jaylon McDaniel led all scorers with 25 points for the Jaguars, while Caleb Israelite added 20 on six 3s. Nic Zeil registered 20 points with three treys to lead Park Hill. Ryan Kiser added 14 with four 3-pointers and Nyk Bryant chipped in 13.

Blue Springs South (13-6, 3-1) registered a signature victory on Friday, Feb. 1, handing Rockhurst its first loss of the season by way of a 53-52 result at Rockhurst.

Park Hill snapped a two-game slide with a 58-42 league home victory over Lee’s Summit West on Friday, Feb. 1. The Trojans played Lee’s Summit North in league play Tuesday night, but the result was unavailable before press time.

Next up, Park Hill returns to Suburban Gold action Friday, Feb. 8 at Raymore-Peculiar. Tip is slated for 7 p.m.