Eldon Mustangs, Osage Indians, Camdenton Lakers, Macks Creek Pirates
Eldon in the hunt for conference title with win over Hallsville
Eldon has yet to lose a game in the Tri-County Conference.
That fact remained unchanged Monday night as the Mustangs beat visiting Hallsville 64-48 and with a 6-0 record in conference play, Eldon is guaranteed at least a share of the conference championship.
The Eldon offense was efficient throughout the night with the Mustangs making 39 percent of their field goals and half of their 12 attempted 3-pointers. Taylor Pehle finished her night with 26 points to lead the Mustangs while Brooklyn Bledsoe added 21 and Macie Halderman contributed a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Eldon improves to 18-5 with the win and the team will put their unbeaten conference mark on the line Thursday night with a trip to rival Osage at 6 p.m. Should Eldon win, they will be the outright conference champions. However, if Osage wins the Highway 54 neighbors will share the conference crown like they did in 2015.
Osage falls in tough road loss at California
Osage visited California Monday night in a Tri-County Conference battle and came home with a tough 53-45 defeat.
The Indians enjoyed a lead at multiple points throughout the night, but California did not go away and would not be denied as the Pintos managed to defend their home floor.
Kendal Miller scored 16 points to lead the Osage offense while Kerrigan Gamm knocked down 12 and both Jordyn Bartlett and Carson wood contributed six points respectively.
In the most recent Missouri Basketball Coaches Association statewide poll released on February 9, the Indians were ranked No. 7 in Class 4 with a 17-3 record. The loss puts Osage at 19-5 for the season and 5-1 in conference play.
The team will look to put together a strong finish in their regular season finale against visiting Eldon Thursday night. It will be senior night for the Indians and tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Camdenton drops contest to rival Lebanon
Camdenton was on the road Monday night for an Ozark Conference matchup against rival Lebanon and the Lakers came away with a 76-59 loss.
Coley Rezabek paced Camdenton with 13 points and seven rebounds while Natalie Basham finished with 12, Megan Vest added 10 and Shelby Kurtz contributed nine.
The Lakers fell to 13-10 with the loss and 5-4 in conference play. Up next is the regular season finale when Camdenton hosts Bolivar on Monday at 6:45 p.m.
Macks Creek takes down Halfway
Macks Creek played host to Halfway Tuesday night and the Pirates defended their home court with a 54 to 40 win.
Macks Creek trailed early with Halfway claiming a 23-21 lead at the half, but the Pirates came out strong in the third quarter outscoring their opponent 19 to 6 to open up a lead that could not be overcome.
Lexi Mayer put together a solid night for Macks Creek as she lead the team with a 16-point performance that included seven rebounds and five steals. Shelby Willis added 14 points and Jesse Willis finished her night with seven points respectively.
Macks Creek (16-6) was scheduled for a road trip at Vienna Wednesday night and the Pirates will close out the regular season with a home game against Calvary Lutheran on Thursday at 6 p.m.