Gammon's 24 leads BV West to win in Friday's first Invite game

By Steve Sell
January 23, 2015
Kendall Shaw

Blue Valley West's Blaise Gammon spent most of Thursday being surrounded by the collapsing Shawnee Mission East zone.

Against Mill Valley in Friday's McPherson Invitational consolation round, Gammon — free of the cumbersome constraints — had a field day.

The sculpted 6-8 Gammon powered his way to 24 points to lead his Jaguars to a 62-54 victory over the 3-point-happy Jaguars (yes, both teams were the Jaguars).

Gammon, who was held to 10 points on Thursday as his touches were limited, added 10 rebounds to propel his team into Saturday's 3:30 p.m. fifth-place game.

Blue Valley West appeared to have the game under control on several occasions, but every time it was feeling comfortable, the MV Jags would rain a barrage of 3-pointers.

West was up as many as 13  points in the second half, 47-34, but Mill Valley pulled as close as 48-46 before the BV Jags pulled away.

Connor Kaiser added 14 points for the winners, who were 23 of 45 from the field.

Mill Valley was better from beyond the arc (9 of 21) than inside it (9 of 28). Kasey Conklin came off the bench to drain five 3-pointers for a team-high 15 points.

The MV Jags play for seventh at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Blue Valley West (62) — Curtis 0-1, 0-0, 0; Martin 1-5, 4-4, 7; McCauley 0-2, 0-0, 0; Kaiser 5-11, 3-4, 14; Lansford 1-2, 0-0, 2; Chapula 0-0, 2-2, 2; Hailes 1-2, 0-0, 3; Sok 2-4, 0-0, 4; Wiles 3-3, 0-0, 6; Gammon 10-14, 4-6, 24. Totals — 23-45, 13-16, 62. 3-pointers — Martin 1, Kaiser 1, Hailes 1.

Mill Valley (54) — Kopatich 2-3, 0-0, 5; Koch 0-1, 0-0, 0; Con. Kaifes 1-3, 0-0, 3; Conklin 5-11, 0-0, 15; Coo. Kaifes 2-10, 1-2, 6; Widmer 2-5, 2-2, 7; Lane 0-0, 2-2, 2; Holmberg 2-10, 4-5, 8; Grauer 1-3, 0-0, 2; Jenkins 3-3, 0-0, 6. Totals — 18-49, 9-11, 54. 3-pointers — Conklin 5, Kopatich 1, Con. Kaifes 1, Coo. Kaifes 1, Widmer 1.


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