Ethan Wiley of Battle and fights Tolton’s Isaac Porter for possession

Battle’s Ethan Wiley, front, fights Tolton’s Izaak Porter for a loose ball Wednesday at Battle High School in Columbia. The Spartans won 63-51.

Battle boys basketball snapped Tolton’s six-game winning streak with a 63-51 victory Wednesday at Battle.

Tay Patrick led the way for the Spartans, recording 21 points in the team’s fourth win in its past five games. Tate McCubbin and Vernell Holt also reached double figures, scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The Spartans secured the lead at the end of the first quarter via a buzzer-beater from Holt.

A 9-2 run to end the first half gave the Spartans a lead that they wouldn’t give up.

Battle next hosts Roosevelt at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Columbia.

Tolton returns to the hardwood against Quincy Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Friday in Quincy, Illinois.

Bruins bounce back in win over Lee’s Summit

Rock Bridge boys basketball was dominant in an 84-56 win over Lee’s Summit in its second game of the Summit Grill Shootout in Lee’s Summit.

After a 51-49 loss to Ruskin on Monday dropped the Bruins into the tournament’s consolation bracket, Rock Bridge responded in a big way.

By halftime against the tournament hosts, the Bruins pulled ahead to a comfortable 39-25 point lead over the Tigers and never looked back.

Rock Bridge will play Raytown South at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Trailblazers wrestling dominates duals

Tolton boys wrestling put together another strong showing Wednesday, beating Southern Boone and Mexico in Ashland.

Tolton beat Southern Boone 48-25 and Mexico 49-21.

The Trailblazers will compete again Thursday in a quad meet against Wright City, Warrenton and Lift for Life in Wright City.

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