Tonight’s basketball scores, recaps (Jan. 8)

By Joanna Chadwick

I love this 810 Varsity showcase in Kansas City.

I’m up here at St. Thomas Aquinas. Can’t we get something like this in Wichita?

Boys

BV North 58, Derby 55 — Derby trailed Bv North 41-13 with 5:26 to go in the third quarter when the Panthers picked up their defense and started hitting shots to go on a 30-3 run over a period of seven minutes. Kaeson Fisher-Brown hit a three with 1:10 remaining for  Derby’s first lead at 53-52. He scored 23 of his game-high 27 points in the second half, hitting 6 of 6 from three-point range in that span. BV North hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final 9.9 seconds to hang onto the end.

Girls

Derby 54, BV North 40 — It was a 6-all score after the first quarter, but Derby outscored BV North 22-5 in the second period, as Naomi White scored 12 of her game-high 23 points in the quarter. Addy Brown added 12 points for Derby. A. Shaw scored 15 points for BV North and M. Crossland had 13.

Sunrise 42, Hutchinson Central Christian 33