Camdenton High School will host the 2nd annual Laker Shootout on Saturday, including local teams, as well as teams from around the state.


The host Lakers will be featured in the final game of the day against School of the Osage.


Camdenton High School will host the 2nd annual Laker Shootout on Saturday, including local teams, as well as teams from around the state.

The host Lakers will be featured in the final game of the day against School of the Osage.

Here’s the schedule, and some things to look out for on Saturday:?

10 a.m. – Laquey vs. Southwest
A couple of good teams from Class 2 (Laquey) and Class 3 (Southwest) will match up in an interesting game for anyone who wants to get to the gym early. The more local team, Laquey, features a 6-9 center named Andre Hilbert who’s averaging 21.6 points, 14.9 rebounds and 7.2 blocks per game. 

11:45 a.m. – Boonville vs. Versailles
A couple of other Class 3 teams match up, as the local team, Versailles, looks to get revenge on the loss they suffered in the Shootout last year to Boonville.

1:30 p.m. – Farmington vs. Helias
Farmington and Helias have both played around .500 ball this season, but Helias, featuring 6-4 wing Zach Rockers and his 18 ppg, will be a tough out for Farmington.

3:15 p.m. – Kickapoo vs. Rock Bridge
A heavyweight matchup, including one of Camdenton’s dreaded conference foes, and a former district enemy. Rock Bridge should again be the best team on the court all day, and Mizzou-bound Ricky Kreklow could very well take home MVP?honors.

5 p.m. – Jeff City vs. Ozark
An interesting matchup with two teams that wouldn’t normally see each other during the regular season. Jeff City, led by former Laker guard Spencer Carlock, looks much improved this season.

6:45 a.m. – Camdenton vs. Osage
This is the game of the evening for local folks who would like to see the Camdenton-Osage rivalry re-ignited. Both teams will likely look to run on offense, but the difference maker could be Lakers forward Alex Fowler, who at 6-4 could tower over Osage’s guard-heavy lineup.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Folks around the Lake should already know what the likes of Alex Fowler, Cayden Shockley, Cody Brown, Al Mistler and Chris Session are doing this season (and if you don’t, we’ll work harder on that), but Saturday’s Laker Shootout at Camdenton High School features 12 teams, nine of which aren’t from the immediate lake area.

Here are some individual performers to look out for:

Andre Hilbert – C, Laquey – The state ranked Hornets have a good team, but it all starts with the 6-9 Hilbert, who’s putting up 22 points and 15 rebounds per game.

Levi Roberts – G, Southwest – The Trojans’ 5-11 guard is scoring 20 ppg and  can score going to the rack, from deep, or at the line.

Jon Bird – C, Farmington – The 6-4 Bird scores about 14 ppg, but he’s tough on the boards with 8.7 per game.

Zach Rockers and Danny Feldman – Helias – With Rockers and the wing and Feldman inside, the Crusaders have a potent inside-outside punch.

Ricky Kreklow – G/F, Rock Bridge – Rock Bridge isn’t quite as dominate as it was last year, but Kreklow is just as good, if not better. The Mizzou bound wing has great ball skills and can fill it up in a hurry.

Seth Arnold – G, Ozark – This is another solid team that can hurt you in a number of ways, but the Tigers diminutive guard is likely the most dangerous scorer.

There will certainly be a few players to surprise as well, so make sure you don’t miss a minute of action on Saturday.