Macks Creek tops Montrose

Macks Creek took on Montrose in the W-K Shootout in Sedalia on December 27 at State Fair Community College and the Pirates edged out their foes by a final score of 52 to 48.

The Pirates jumped out to a 23-10 lead after the first quarter and the good start was needed as Montrose closed the gap.

“Our first quarter was probably one of the best quarters we have played all season,” Macks Creek coach Deidre Meade said. “They just need to be able to string more of those quarters together. Fortunately, we held on to win and improved to 5-4.”

Jesse Willis knocked down three 3-pointers and swiped up four steals on her way to a team-leading 21 points while Caytlin Eidson finished the day with 17 points and seven steals and Kenzie Hicks contributed 11 points respectively.

Macks Creek was scheduled to play neighbor Climax Springs Tuesday night, but the Cougars chose to forfeit due to illness. Up next for the Pirates is the Skyline Tournament, which starts on Saturday and runs through January 13.

Osage secures spot in Tri-County Tourney Championship in win over Blair Oaks

The No. 2 seed School of the Osage girls’ basketball team edged out No. 3 Blair Oaks in the Tri-County Conference Tournament semifinals 45 to 42 Tuesday night at Osage. The Indians (8-1) will face No. 1 seed California for the conference tournament championship on Friday at 7:30 p.m., at Osage.

Eldon takes down Versailles in Tri-County Tourney

The No. 4 seed Eldon girls’ basketball team defeated No. 8 Versailles in the consolation semifinals of the Tri-County Conference Tournament at Osage Tuesday night by a final score of 70 to 39.

"We played well as a team and every player had something to be proud of when they walked off the court. We still need to get better on the defensive end of the floor and our free throws must get better," Eldon coach Ashley Agee said. "This is a confidence booster we needed and hopefully build off of going into our game on Thursday."

Macie Halderman had 33 points for the Mustangs and both Kayleigh Fike and Camri Bond added eight. 

Versaillles stats were not available at the time of press.

Eldon (3-10) will face No. 7 Warsaw in the fifth place game on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., while Versailles (0-9) will battle No. 6 Hallsville in the seventh place game on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Both games will be played at School of the Osage.