Suburban Girls Roundup: Westbrook scores her 1,000th point

Park Hill South junior Alecia Westbrook continues her climb up the leaderboards at the Riverside, Mo. school. Westbrook scored 25 points in a win vs. St. Joseph Central on Thursday, Feb. 15 which included her 1,000th.

Westbrook became the third in program history to cross the threshold and is the first junior to accomplish the feat.

 Contributed photo Park Hill South's Alecia Westbrook, left, was presented with a commemorative basketball by coach Josh Dorr (right) after scoring her 1,000th point recently.

Contributed photo
Park Hill South's Alecia Westbrook, left, was presented with a commemorative basketball by coach Josh Dorr (right) after scoring her 1,000th point recently.

The milestone may have added some pressure to the home side but the Panthers ultimately pulled away for a 54-42 win against the Indians.

Park Hill South struggled out of the gate and trailed 16-9 after the first quarter. After Westbrook’s milestone, the Panthers came back to tie things up at the half and held a 33-31 lead entering the fourth quarter. DeQuaria Guillory then scored seven of her nine points and De’Jaria chipped in eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter as Park Hill South built a double-digit advantage. Dymeria Guillory finished with seven points.

Park Hill South 65
Raytown 53

The Panthers clinched a share of the Suburban Conference Red Division with a win on Monday, Feb. 19 at Raytown High School.

The win moved Park Hill South to 8-2 on the year in conference play after an upset loss last week at Liberty. The Blue Jays again played spoiler on Monday, Feb. 19 with another upset, this one of Truman, which the Panthers split their games with to tie for the conference. The Patriots have one outstanding game left a makeup date at Raytown scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Dymeria Guillory set the Panthers off to a good start vs. Raytown with 11 first-quarter points and the senior finished with 16.

Westbrook added a game-high 17 points — 10 of her points came after the break to help increase the Panthers’ 33-22 halftime lead.

De’Jaria Guillory added 11 and DeQuaria and Addison Howe each hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 6 points each.

Platte County 55
Raytown South 38

A win against the Cardinals on Monday, Feb. 19 wrapped up the Pirates conference season.

The team finished with an 8-2 record with both losses coming to state-ranked Kearney who went a perfect 10-0 and won the title for the sixth straight year.

Platte County cruised out to a 27-9 halftime lead after allowing just two points in the second quarter. Hannah Valentine scored a game-high 18 points in the win and senior Rockey Chambers tallied 14 on senior night. In the second half the Pirates built their large halftime advantage to as many as 28 points before entering the reserves in the fourth quarter.  Seven different players cracked the score sheet for Platte County.

Park Hill 52
Raymore-Peculiar 34

The Trojans sprinted to an early 22-point lead and coasted for a big win in Suburban Conference Gold Division play on Monday, Feb. 19 in Raymore, Mo.

The Trojans allowed just 14 first-half points and used a 24-point second-quarter to take control of the game. Senior Taiya Shelby led all scorers with 14 points. Jayden Dorrell added 11 and freshman Hannah Graves scored nine points.

The win moved the Trojans into a tie for fifth in the seven-team gold division.

Park Hill 56, Lee’s Summit 50

The Trojans kept the Tigers winless in Suburban Conference Gold Division play on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo.

Lee’s Summit made a fourth quarter run thanks to less-than 50 percent shooting from the free throw line by the Trojans.

Park Hill hit 14 of their 29 attempts in the game for 48 percent shooting.

Dorrell led the offense with a team-high 16 points. Tayia Shelby finished with a 15-point effort on senior night, while Avery Mertz had 10.

Platte County 53
Winnetonka 32

Platte County jumped out to a 37-point first-half lead, mirroring the success they had in their first matchup with the Griffins on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Platte County High School.

Hannah Valentine scored a game-high 26 points on 12-of-15 shots from the floor. No other Pirate eclipsed 10 points with Jaycie Stubbs (eight) and Rockey Chambers (seven) coming the closest.