The Macks Creek Lady Pirates have gotten off to a nice start, beginning with 55-52 win over Stoutland on Nov. 20, followed by a 44-35 loss to Helias on Nov. 25 and a 49-33 win over Climax Springs.
In the match against Stoutland, the varsity girls team led by as many as 13 points, before letting Stoutland take a two point lead with 2:37 left in the game. The Lady Pirates came back to win the game 55-52, despite some foul trouble. The Lady Pirates were led to victory by the scoring of Allisyn Carnahan and Miranda Collins, with 14 points each, followed by Juli Hix with 13.
In the JV match, the Lady Pirates gave up the first four points before dominating Stoutland for the remainder of the game for a final score of 28-10.
In the match against Helias, the Lady Pirates were outmatched as the Lady Crusaders put up 44 points, out-rebounding and outscoring Macks Creek. Collins and Carnahan once again led the team in scoring, with 8 and 9 points, respectively.
In their next match, the Lady Pirates faced Climax Springs, and started off slow, down 12-0 in the beginning. The team mounted second half comeback, and by playing better defense, they were able to pull out a 49-33 win, thanks in part to Collins' 18 points and Carnahan's 16.
The team then faced Smithton on Friday, Nov. 30, and the girls got off to their best start, surviving a fourth quarter rally to win consolation with a 38-36 win in the Tipton Tournament. Allisyn Carnahan led the team in points, with 15, followed by Krissa Willis with 11.
Osage 7th grade girls vs.Versailles
Final Score: 42-19, Osage
Osage’s Record: 3-2
The Lady Indians defeated Versailles 42-19 Saturday, and when coupled with a Camdenton win over Eldon, it forced a three-way tie in the round-robin tourney. Because the Indians allowed the fewest total points of the three schools that won two of their three games, Osage, which defeated Camdenton and fell to Eldon in the tournament, was awarded the championship plaque.
School of the Osage took home both first-place trophies as the boys swept their three games in the tournament.
The undersized Indians are off to a 3-2 start thanks to their quickness and aggressive play.
On Saturday, the Indians’ ability to run the floor was a strength as Osage opened a 26-10 lead by halftime.
Rose Colonius and Skyler Smith, who take turns at point guard for Osage, led the Indians with 10 points each. Avery Cooper and MacKenzie Pike scored 7 apiece. Kenzi King scored 6 points and Karlie Minnehan scored one basket. Pike was particularly efficient on offense, as she hit all three of her field goal attempts and converted her lone foul shot for a three-point play.
Although the Lady Indians (3-2) have defeated three of the four teams they have faced this season, the only team they haven’t solved has gotten them twice. Eldon, which beat Osage by 10 in the Eldon Tournament, also won the rematch Monday at Osage, 37-24.
After claiming an early lead, Osage was outscored 10-0 in the second quarter and couldn’t recover. Kenzi King had 8 points, Skyler Smith 7, Rose Colonius 4, Montana Murphy 3 and Avery Cooper 2 for Osage. Cooper led the team with 7 rebounds.
A lot of the credit for Eldon’s win has to go to Macie Halderman, who paced her team with 23 points despite Osage’s best efforts.
The Lady Indians will face Camdenton on Thursday.
Osage 8th grade girls vs.Eldon
Final Score: 36-14, Eldon
Osage played a strong second quarter Monday. After outscoring the Eldon Mustangs 6-1 in the second period, the Indians trailed just 11-10 at halftime.
But Eldon found its shooting touch at intermission and pulled away in the second half for a 36-14 victory.
Jordyn Bartlett scored 8 points and Kendal Miller 4 for Osage (1-1). Libby Cueni-Smith scored the only other bucket.
Daisie Williams-Reinhart’s work on defense, particularly in the first half, was one highlight for Osage.
The Lady Indians will take on the Lady Lakers on Thursday.
On Friday the Osage middle school wrestling team traveled to Buffalo where they dueled the Bisons and the Waynesville Tigers. Indian grapplers fought hard against the Tigers; however, they could not overcome a commanding lead by the Tigers and lost 157-50. Later in the night, the Indians wrestled the Bisons. The Bisons took a late lead and ended up winning 181-133.
Jacob McGinnis went 3-0 on the night, with all three wins coming by pin in the first period. Taylor Taylor was down 9-0 in the second period when she came back and pinned her Tiger opponent. Elijah Skinner was trailing 7-2 late in the third when he also pinned his opponent. Sean Sanderfer was losing 16-7 in the third period and was suffering from a previous injury but with seconds left in the match, he landed a throw and a pin to win the match.