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Fort Osage Wins Nelson Title

By Chad Rader, 810 Varsity, 12/29/18, 10:15PM CST


Indians stun Grandview, 51-47, for Jewell Classic title

Fort Osage celebrates with the Jewell Classic's Nelson Division trophy. (Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity)

Xavier Kahube tips back a bucket for Fort Osage. (Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity)

Fort Osage showed they are ready to make a run after the holiday break in a big way - with the Nelson Division championship going back to the Indians trophy case.

The Indians (8-2) knocked off Grandview, 51-47, on Saturday night to win the Jewell Classic's Nelson Division. Ty Baker led the way with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7-of-8 from the line, en route to earning the Nelson Division MVP award.

The Bulldogs (9-2), the defending Missouri Class 4 state champs, entered the tourney as the No. 5 team in the 810 Varsity Top 25. Fort Osage, off a couple losses preceding Christmas, dipped to No. 23.

Nelson Division Most Valuable Player
Ty Baker (Fort Osage)

Nelson Division All-Stars
Byron Alexander (Staley)
Kian Scroggins (Raymore Peculiar)
Kamto Eze (Grandview)
Deandre Sorrells (Grandview)
Reggie Morris (Grandview)

Sportsmanship Award:
Coach Todd Magwire and Winnetonka High School

Gary Dickinson Hustle Award:
Eli Wingert (Blue Springs)

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