Camdenton cruises past Hillcrest

Camdenton welcomed the Hornets of Hillcrest for the Ozark Conference opener Monday night and the Lakers began conference play on the right foot with a 79-41 win.

Kylie Meier led the Lakers with 21 points and nearly recorded a double-double posting nine rebounds. Coley Rezabek finished the night with another double-double, recording 18 points and 11 rebounds and Megan Vest cleaned up the glass with eight rebounds respectively.

While it was a productive night offensively, Camdenton coach Staci Caffey said it was all about the defense.

“Our defense gets credit for that win. Our girls got after it,” she noted. “I thought we controlled the tempo of the game and did the little things to get out on top early.”

Up next for Camdenton (5-2) is the Pink and White Tournament in Springfield. The Lakers will face Spokane at 9 p.m., on December 26 at the O’Reilly Family Events Center at Drury University.

Versailles falls in battle with Tipton

Versailles took on its neighbor Tipton on Saturday and the visitors got off to a good start that sent the Cardinals to a 67-36 win over the Tigers.

Tipton opened up a 23-6 lead and never looked back.

“We played better than we had earlier in the week,” Versailles coach Tim Spiers said. “We lost (Adaya) Comer to concussion in the first (quarter) and she is our third guard to go down with a concussion this season. We had to throw two freshmen in the varsity game and only had seven players so we were short handed. Overall, there was better movement and execution in the second half.”

Bri Hendrix paced the Tigers with 18 points and Carrie Hoffa added 10.

Versailles (0-5) was scheduled to host Warsaw Tuesday and will take on Stover in the W-K Shootout in Sedalia at State Fair Community College on December 27 at 1:30 p.m.