Versailles falls short at Southern Boone
Versailles was on the road Tuesday night for a Tri-County Conference contest at Southern Boone and the Tigers fell short with an 86-73 loss to the Eagles.
Versailles kept within striking distance, trailing 40-27 at halftime, but the Tigers could not find a way to close the gap.
Coby Williams paced Versailles with 26 points on the night while Jonathon Geier finished with 22 and Wyatt Espinosa knocked down 18.
Versailles falls to 7-7 with the loss and will look to bounce back in conference play with a trip to California on Friday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Eldon drops game on road to Hallsville
Eldon showed some fight Tuesday night at Hallsville, but a tough second half led to a 73-36 defeat for the Mustangs.
Eldon trailed by just four points about midway through the second quarter when an Indian run led to a 12-point Mustang deficit by halftime. Another 8-0 run in the third quarter extended Hallsville’s lead to 20 and the mountain became too steep for Eldon. It also did not help matters that the Mustangs did not score a field goal in the fourth quarter with all three points coming from the free throw line.
Elijah Rivera led Eldon with 10 points while Jordan Metz and Clayton Moore both recorded seven points and Logan Hall finished with six.
Eldon (0-14) will host Southern Boone on Friday at 5 p.m.
Camdenton lead slips away in road loss at Joplin
Things were looking up for Camdenton on Friday night in an Ozark Conference battle at Joplin.
The Lakers had an 8-point lead at halftime, but the Eagles surged back and came away with a 55-46 win.
“We played fairly well against Joplin on Friday. We kept them off balance for most of the game,” Camdenton coach John Campbell stated. “We had a short bench and it got us in the fourth quarter when we could not finish plays or closeout as well as we had earlier in the game. Joplin was able to hit a couple of 3-pointers late in the game that allowed them to take the lead and hold it.”
Camdenton looked to extend the contest by fouling in the last two minutes, but were unable to close the gap as Joplin was efficient from the free throw line.
“We are still improving and even though we have not been able to finish off ballgames yet, we are showing signs that as the season progresses we should be able to get over that barrier,” Campbell pointed out. “The next couple of weeks are several games we match up well with the teams we are playing hand have the potential to win some games and gain some confidence.”
Camdenton (1-11) was scheduled to host Bolivar Wednesday night and the Lakers will be back in action on Friday night with a trip to West Plains at 7 p.m.