Camdenton Lakers and Versailles Tigers
Lakers advance to district semis with win over Rolla
It was win or go home when Camdenton met Ozark Conference foe Rolla for the first round of district play in Lebanon Monday night and the Lakers chose the former option as they dispatched the Bulldogs with a two-set win by final scores of 25-18 and 25-13.
Seniors Daphne Dinsdale and Jordan Wolfe paced the Laker attack with 10 kills each while junior Abbie Miller and Dinsdale helped to maintain that attack with eight assists each. Sophomore Natalie Basham also picked up some quick points for the Lakers with a team-leading three aces before the night was done.
Defensively, Wolfe was a force at the net with six blocks and senior Bailey McElyea also made her presence known by adding three more blocks herself. Senior Tegan Shockley did her part to frustrate the Rolla attack as well with seven digs on the night while Miller and senior Blair Kurtz added four digs of their own.
Camdenton (16-11-4) took on a 27-4-3 Willard team Tuesday night hoping to land a spot in the district title game later that evening.
Versailles moves on in win over Sherwood
Versailles will live to fight another day after defeating Sherwood in first round district action at Knob Noster Monday night.
The Tigers came out on the winning side of a first set that went to extra points with a 28-26 win and left little doubt in set No. 2 with a 25-18 victory.
Tessa Edgar led the Versailles offense with 11 kills and three aces while Brooke Edgar put up five kills and an ace of her own respectively. Taralee Edgar helped to keep the Tigers on the offensive with 18 assists before the night was done.
Sherwood’s attack was kept at bay due to the efforts of Brooke who had a team-leading eight digs on the night. Taralee also did her part adding seven digs while Kenzie Wieberg recorded six and Mareena Belinski put up five. The Tigers had no trouble rising above the net either as Wieberg recorded six blocks while Tessa finished with five and both Mareena and Taralee added four.
Versailles (15-11-4) will continue their journey on Wednesday night when they face Cole Camp (20-13) in the district semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Should the Tigers advance, they will be competing for a district title later that night at 8 p.m.