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Saturday's prep basketball roundup: Cair Paravel wins McLouth title in OT

By Rick Peterson


Cair Paravel Latin had to put in extra work, but the end result was the boys championship in the McLouth Invitational.

The Lions were forced to overtime in Saturday's championship game before taking a 73-71 victory over Pleasant Ridge.

CPLSteamCair Paravel's boys basketball team posed for a team picture with the championship trophy after winning the McLouth Invitational with a 73-71 overtime win over Pleasant Ridge on Saturday. [Photo by Jan Pabitzky/Special to TSN]

Cair Paravel, which improved to 8-2, rode the one-two punch of seniors Noah Hastert and Zach Clark combining for 50 points while Ethan Everhart also cracked double figures for the Lions, finishing with 11 points.

Saturday's game was tight throughout, with the Lions leading 15-14 at the end of the opening quarter before Pleasant Ridge knotted the game at halftime, 31-31.

Cair Paravel led 49-47 at the end of the third quarter before Pleasant Ridge forced overtime with a 17-15 fourth quarter.

The Lions outscored the Rams 9-7 in the extra session to pull out the win.

Pleasant Ridge got 15 points from senior Justin Johnston while seniors Braeden Howard and Devin Stutz added 14 points and senior Walker Adams 12.

McPHERSON BOYS 72, SEAMAN 68 -- Seaman junior Kaeden Bonner scored 24 points on eight 3-pointers, but host McPherson held on for a 72-68 win in the third-place game of the McPherson Invitational.

Senior Ty Henry added 14 points and junior Aron Davis 12 for the Vikings, who fell to 6-4 on the season.

McPherson used a 27-13 second quarter to build a 45-30 lead but Seaman outscored the Bullpups 38-27 in the second half to take the game down to the wire.

McPherson, which improved to 8-4, got 19 points from Seth Madron, while sophomore Owen Pyle added 16 points, sophomore Coey Muehler 14 and junior Mason Miller 12 points.

RAYTOWN SOUTH, MO. 54, WASHBURN RURAL 51 -- A furious fourth-quarter Washburn Rural rally came up just short in Saturday's third-place game of the Basehor-Linwood Invitational, with Raytown South hanging on for a three-point win.

Raytown South led 20-7 after the opening quarter, 28-20 at the half and 45-26 after three quarters before Washburn Rural came roaring back with a 25-9 fourth quarter.

Junior Jack Bachelor led 5-5 Washburn Rural with 17 points while Quincey Kidd added 11 points and Brock Howard 10 points.

INDEPENDENCE BOYS 50, SILVER LAKE 44 -- Silver Lake was in the hunt for a win throughout Saturday's seventh-place game of the Burlington Invitational, but Independence held on for the win behind Easton Ewing's game-high 29 points.

Independence led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter and 21-19 at halftime and 33-27 at the start of the fourth quarter.

Luke Womack led Silver Lake with 14 points while Kamryn Kaniper added 10 points and Troy Heiman eight.