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The Green Ridge boys basketball team fell 81-60 to California on Friday.

California jumped out to a 20-13 lead after one quarter and led 44-27 at halftime before Green Ridge outscored the Pintos 21-15 in the third, but the Tigers could get no closer.

Axton Harding led the Tigers with 26 points.

Green Ridge (4-4) will play Jan. 3 at Smithton.

Warsaw 65, Lincoln 39

The Warsaw boys basketball team beat Lincoln 65-39 on Friday in Lincoln.
Warsaw jumped out to a 21-4 lead after one before Lincoln closed the gap to 30-16 at halftime. The Wildcats pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Cardinals 19-11 in the third.

Randall Sherman led Warsaw with 27 points. Joey Cooner and Tommy Proctor each added 12.

Warsaw (5-2) will face Grain Valley at the W-K Shootout at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 28.

Windsor 61, Stover 56

Windsor beat Stover 61-56 in a Kaysinger Conference boys basketball game Friday at Stover.

The Greyounds led the whole second half but Stover was able to slow the tempo down and keep the game close.

Windsor was led by Aaron Garoutte with 19 points. Trenton Johnson added 13 and Kyle Houts had 11.

Garrett Goetz led Stover with 22 points.

Windsor (3-3, 1-1 Kaysinger) will face Skyline at 3 p.m. Saturday in the W-K Shootout.

Stover (2-6, 0-1 Kaysinger) will face Fayette at the W-K Shootout at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Knob Noster 70, Concordia 48

Knob Noster got off to a quick start en route to a 70-48 win over at Concordia Friday.

The Panthers led 25-7 after the first quarter and 42-21 at halftime.

David Barton led Knob Noster with 17 points and eight rebounds. Brett Marsh added 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Hayden Anderson had 12 points.

Concordia’s Cass Heimsoth scored 19 points. Trent McGinnis added 12.

”Patience brought good shots in, which we were fortunate enough to hit,” said Knob Noster coach Adam Easterwood. “We were able to get deep into our bench tonight and saw a lot of good things. I was pleased at the team’s total performance.”

Knob Noster (7-0) will face Macks Creek at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at the W-K Shootout.

Girls Basketball

Northwest 60, La Monte 41

Four Lady Mustangs scored in double figures as Northwest beat La Monte 60-41 on Friday at the W-K Shootout.

Lakota Wiskur led the way with 16 points. Kendall Walk and Alyssa Durrill added 14 and Jessica Zimmerman scored 10.

La Monte was led by Madison Harris’ 17 and Cathy Butts who scored 12.

Northwest led 16-12 after one quarter and pulled away with an 18-11 run in the second.

Late Thursday

Boys Basketball

Smithton 90, Fayette 68

The Smithton boys basketball team fended off several Fayette rallies and pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 90-68 win on Thursday in Fayette.

Dane Apsher led the Tigers with 30 points. Damien Hendricks scored 16, Drew Apsher scored 15, Jeff Bell had 11 and Tyler Gerke added seven.

Smithton (7-1) will face Slater at the W-K Shootout on Saturday.

Girls Swimming

Smith-Cotton went 1-2 on Thursday at Lee’s Summit North, beating Lee’s Summit North 117-116 and falling 182-83 to Raymore-Peculiar and 121-108 to Marshall.

Ali Burkholder won the individual medley with a time of 2:40.22. She also took second in the backstroke with a time of 1:13.39

Abby Monsees won the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:38.68. She was second in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:24.21.

The Lady Tigers took second and fourth in the butterfly with Brittany Borke second in a time of 1:41.34 and Rachael Meyer fourth in 1:48.29.

Wendsday Thompson was third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:07.30 and fifth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 30.04.

Smith-Cotton’s 200 freestyle relay team of Burkholder, Borke, Thompson and Monsees took third with a time of 2:05.72. Those swimmers took second in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:43.16

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