Blue Springs South defeats Park Hill South for state title

4 years 7 months 1 hour ago Saturday, March 21 2015 Mar 21, 2015 Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:56:00 PM CDT March 21, 2015 in Basketball
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - Brandon Kilgore scored 23 points to help Blue Springs South defeat Park Hill South 71-57 in the Class 5 boys championship game on Saturday.

Missouri signee Kevin Puryear and KJ Robinson each added 15 points for Blue Springs South (29-2), which won in its first-ever title game appearance. The Jaguars never trailed against the Panthers (26-4), who fell to 0-2 in championship games.

The Jaguars opened the final quarter with a 45-33 lead and saw Park Hill South whittle its deficit to 57-52 on a 15-footer off the backboard by James Byrd. But they answered by scoring the next 12 points, 10 of them coming from the free-throw line.

Byrd finished with 26 points for the Panthers while Easton Fortuna scored nine.

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