Central junior Ramar Brown had a forgettable shooting performance Thursday afternoon. So he found other ways to contribute.
Brown filled the stat sheet with 12 points, 13 rebounds, five steals and three assists, lifting Central to a 60-46 win over O’Hara on the second day of the American Family Insurance Holiday Basketball Classic at William Jewell College.
Brown made only five of 16 shots — and only two of eight free throws — but led the team’s rebounding effort, pulling down six of its 22 offensive rebounds.
Diego Lee scored a game-high 16 points for Central, with DeMetrius Wilson chipping in 14.
CJ Naudet scored 13 points and dished out four assists in the loss for O’Hara.
Using a double-double from Tanner Owen, who had 15 points and 12 rebounds, Kearney cruised into the Patterson Division fifth-place game against Harrisonville at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Dray Starzl and Jason Goin were also in double figures for Kearney with 10 points apiece.
Brandon Sublett led Raytown with 13 points. Kearney held Raytown’s leading scorer and rebounder, Jailen Gill, to three points and three rebounds.
Harrisonville 55, Park Hill 48
A day after missing a potential game-winning three-pointer, Harrisonville forward Matthew Prindle missed hardly anything.
Prindle scored 26 points and added nine rebounds, and the Wildcats, 5-3, bounced back from Wednesday’s three-point loss to St. Pius X. Prindle was a perfect 12 for 12 from the free-throw line.
Devonte Thronton paced Park Hill with nine points. The Trojans trailed by one point entering the fourth quarter.
St. Joseph Central 56, Grandview 51
For the second consecutive day, Grandview saw an early deficit prove insurmountable late.
St. Joseph Central raced out to a 13-point lead in the first quarter and fought off Grandview’s late rally to move into the Nelson Division’s fifth-place game against Central at 10 a.m. Saturday. Shun Williams starred for the Indians with 24 points and eight rebounds, scoring 11 of his points at the free-throw line.
Nathan Scott scored 15 for the Bulldogs, 2-5, and Nelson Nweke added 11.