Versailles, Mo. - The Camdenton Lakers girls basketball team traveled to Versailles on Monday night to take on the Warsaw Lady Wildcats in the first round of the Versailles Tournament.
Led by junior Whitney Snow, the Lady Lakers overcame Warsaw by an astounding 31 points, with a final score of 59-28.
Camdenton's offense put on a show on offense in the first half as the Lady Lakers quickly proved the Lady Wildcats to be outmatched, with Camdenton leading Warsaw 25-6 at the end of the first quarter.
On defense, the Lady Lakers played well, intercepting the Wildcats' passes and turning them into a quick two points in the form of fast breaks and lay-ups.
The aggresiveness of the Lady Lakers defense proved to be too much for Warsaw, especially when coupled with the offensive power of Camdenton. Despite having any real size advantage, the Lady Lakers used their speed to their advantage, with the majority of their points coming from fast breaks.
The Lady Lakers displayed great awareness, knowing when and where to pass, working their way down the court with ease and quick passes.
At the end of the first half, the Lady Lakers led the Wildcats 42-11.
As the teams returned for the second half, the Wildcats looked to mount a comeback, and for awhile, it seemed as if they just might do so, as the Wildcats' defense made some plays.
Camdenton, however, was not to be outdone, and despite allowing the Wildcats to score 17 points in the second half, the Lady Lakers held on to their lead, adding 17 more points of their own as they defeated the Wildcats. The final point of the game came on a free throw made by Sophie Shore.
Snow's performance led the team, as she scored 19 points in the game, along with multiple steals in the game. Bailey Rebazek followed closely behind with 13.
With one win under their belt, a win over Versailles would put the Lady Lakers in the championship game on Friday night.