The Legends Lawn, at The Legends Outlets at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas, is preparing for a Chiefs’ watch event on Sunday. Today, fans visited a pop-up Kansas City sports apparel store, left, and also saw an inflatable Chiefs’ mascot, KC Wolf, at the Legends Lawn. On Sunday at 5:30 p.m., fans on the Lawn may watch the Super Bowl on the big LED screen. (Photo by Steve Rupert) An inflatable KC Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, was positioned at the Legends Lawn on Saturday. The Lawn will be the site of a Super Bowl watch event for fans at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. (Photo by Steve Rupert) Sumner Academy junior Kyun Jackson shot a contested layup in Friday’s boys’ basketball game with Turner High School. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
by Brian Turrel
The Turner Golden Bears came back from an early deficit to win their first victory of the season against the Sumner Academy Sabres, 58-50, on Friday night at Sumner.
The Sabres scored the contest’s first 9 points, and Turner couldn’t get its offense into gear in the first quarter. Sumner got 6 points each from Kyun Jackson and Xavier Wallace to post a 17-9 first-quarter lead.
The Bears made their move in the second quarter, getting key baskets from Cedric Bates and Arnaldo Silvestre, and finally taking a lead with three minutes remaining. Turner went to halftime with a 29-27 lead.
The teams slugged it out in the third quarter, with neither being able to get much of an advantage. When it looked as if Sumner might pull ahead again, Silvestre and Jalen Nelson hit back-to-back three-point shots to regain the lead.
Turner hit the gas in the fourth quarter, moving out to a 17-point lead with Bates’s size and strength in the paint making a key difference. Sumner’s Jackson performed some late-game heroics to narrow the gap to 8 at the buzzer.
Jalen Nelson led the Bears in scoring with 16 points, including four-of-four free throws in the fourth quarter. Bates added 13. Jackson led all scorers with 21 points for Sumner, 11 in the fourth quarter.
The win gives the Bears some momentum going into Tuesday’s match against the Bishop Ward Cyclones. Sumner will play at Harmon on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Turner junior Jalen Nelson turned the corner to drive the baseline. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) Plenty of Chiefs red was mixed in with Sumner blue as the city prepared for the Super Bowl. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) Turner sophomore Cedric Bates pulled down a defensive rebound. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) Sumner senior Dominic Lee fought for an offensive rebound. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) Turner junior Arnaldo Silvestre contested a shot from Sumner freshman Jammial Hicks. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) Dominic Lee took a three-point shot from the corner. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) The Sumner dance team performed during halftime. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) Turner senior Jadin Kimbrel took a lay-up off a fast break. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) The Turner cheerleaders performed stunts during a break between quarters. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) Jammial Hicks went way up for a mid-range jumper. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel) Turner senior Isaiah Belcher-Steen shot a jumper from the left corner. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
Vehicle pursuit reported on Park Drive
A vehicle pursuit was reported at 2:57 a.m. in the 2100 block of Park Drive, according to a social media report by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
Officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, but the vehicle did not stop, according to the report. The officers then pursued the vehicle. The pursuit went a short distance and then the officers terminated the pursuit, the report stated.
Attempted kidnapping reported
A victim was waiting for a school bus when a suspect ran toward the victim at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 31, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
The victim began running, then a passer-by picked up the victim and took the victim to a safe place, according to the report. The suspect left in an unknown direction, according to the report.
Shots fired near 55th and Georgia
Shots were fired in the 5500 block of Georgia Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Jan. 31, according to a social media post by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.
An unknown suspect attempted to pass the victim’s vehicle, according to the report. The suspect then fired shots at the victim, the report stated.