Suburban girls basketball: Park Hill, Platte County post 1-1 marks at Kearney Invitational

Park Hill and Platte County both posted 1-1 marks in the Kearney Invitational last week, but both saw a final game of the event called off.

The Trojans were going to play Notre Dame de Sion for third place, while the Pirates were set to tangle with Raytown South on Friday, Jan. 11, but weather forced both games to be called off.

Platte County moved to .500 on the season with a 66-36 win against Southeast on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Freshman Amaya Blake scored 12 of her team-high 16 points in the opening frame and Platte County took a 20-4 lead. At the break, the Pirates led 35-14.

Jaycie Stubbs scored all 14 of her points in the third quarter, including four 3-pointers, to account for more than half of the team’s 25 points in the frame.

Four of the five starters for Platte County finished in double figures. Janessa Barmann and Meghan Amos had 11 points each.

Notre Dame de Sion 60, Platte County 45

In the opening round of the tournament on Monday, Jan. 7, the Pirates lost to the Storm. 

Amaya Blake had 19 points and Jaycie Stubbs added eight points. Each player made two 3-pointers.

Park Hill beat St. Joseph Lafayette 50-12 in the first round of the tournament before falling to Chillicothe, 43-33, in the semifinals.

On Monday, Jan. 14, the Trojans picked up a Suburban Conference Gold Division victory at Ray-Pec, 47-39. Stats from the previous three games were not provided to the paper by deadline.

Park Hill South beat Kansas City (Kan.) Wyandotte, 78-9, in the opening round of the Oak Park Tournament on Monday, Jan. 14. Jaidynn Mason had 19 for the Panthers.