In what was billed up as the main event of the Thursday night session of the Hy-Vee Shootout, Lee’s Summit West used a 47-point second half to put away Sumner Academy by nine points.
In the Titans 77-68 victory Thursday night, brothers Shaq Harrison and Monte Harrison and fellow guard Nathan Jackson delivered just enough body-blows to defeat Sumner Academy.
During the first half, it was the Benny Parker show for Sumner Academy.
Parker hit four borderline circus shots, displaying a great ability to hide the ball from the bigger Titan team and putting it in when he just enough space.
|Benny Parker, Sumner Academy|
However, Lee’s Summit West responded with a counter-punch.
Trevor Gregory scored five points for Lee’s Summit West during a quick run that gave the Titans the lead after the first quarter.
Sumner Academy regained the advantage behind Parker and a couple of three-pointers from Jowell Daniels off the bench. Sumner would take a 32-30 lead into the half.
But that lead quickly evaporated in the third quarter.
Jackson led a 10-0 run for Lee’s Summit West that ended up a 50-42 lead for the Titans. Jackson scored eight of his 19 points during that run.
The story for Sumner Academy was Benny Parker in the first half. In the second half, it was Marcus Allen.
Allen forced a steal off after a basket and converted a three-point play to tie the game at 52.
However, that was the last tie Sumner enjoyed.
Monte Harrison, the sophomore brother of star Shaq Harrison, displayed brilliance.
His 8 fourth quarter points were the death-blow for the Sabres. Harrison hit a three-pointer and converted a three-point play on a dunk that extended the lead back to eight points.
Parker finished with a game-high 23 points. Allen had 19 points.
Jackson finished with 19 points, leading the way for the Titans. Shaq Harrison finished with 17 points, while Monte had 12.
Sumner Academy falls to 3-2 on the season.