Eldon falls at Fulton
Eldon was on the road for a contest at Fulton Tuesday night and it was a tough trip for the Mustangs as they fell 79-54.
“We did not rebound the ball and turned it over too many times,” Eldon coach Brandon Kliethermes said. “We are not talented enough to give away extra possessions and expect to win.”
Devin Degraffenreid put up 25 points to lead the Mustangs and both Jordan Metz and Clayton Moore both put up 10 points each.
Eldon (0-22, 0-5 Tri-County Conference) will come back home to take on Highway 52 neighbor Versailles on Friday at 5 p.m.
Versailles takes down Warsaw
Versailles welcomed the Wildcats of Warsaw for Senior Night and it went well for the Tiger seniors as Versailles took care of business with a 66-46 Tri-County Conference win.
Versailles held a 47-39 advantage through three quarters, but left no doubt as the Tigers outscored Warsaw 19-7 in the final frame.
Coby Williams knocked down 25 points to lead the way offensively for Versailles, Wyatt Espinosa recorded 18, Jonathon Geier put up a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Brayden Morrison finished with six points respectively.
Versailles (12-12, 2-5 Tri-County Conference) will head to Eldon for another conference clash on Friday at 5 p.m.
Osage hit with loss against Hallsville
Osage went to battle with Hallsville for Senior Night on Tuesday night with its perfect conference record on the line, but it would not remain that way as Hallsville escaped with a 65-60 win.
The night started off well for Osage as the Indians finished the first half with a 33-26 lead and held a slim 47-44 advantage going into the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, the visiting Indians had a different outcome in mind as they hit four 3-pointers down the stretch in the final frame that helped to seal the win.
“We had opportunities, but were not able to capitalize down the stretch,” Osage coach Kevin Schnicker said. “It was a hard fought battle and we played extremely hard against a team that has over 20 wins this season. We need to execute a little better in a three-minute stretch, but other than that our guys played a really good game.”
Keyton Knamiller led Osage with 26 points, Zach Wheeler recorded 14, Drake Gaines put up eight and Spencer Zeller finished with six.
The good news for Osage (11-11, 3-1 Tri-County Conference) is that there is still a shot at securing the conference title. Osage was scheduled to visit one-loss Southern Boone on Wednesday and will take a trip to undefeated conference leader Blair Oaks on Friday at 5 p.m.
Camdenton comes up short against Battle
Camdenton hosted Battle of Columbia for Senior Night on Tuesday and the Spartans did not make things easy for the Lakers with a 79-59 win.
“We struggled early keeping them off the offensive glass (rebounds) and slowing them down,” Camdenton coach Craig Campbell said. “Offensive struggles are still getting us, but we showed we can score consistently when we run offense. Unfortunately, we didn’t run consistent offense enough.”
Camdenton (3-19, 0-7 Ozark Conference) will jump back to conference action Friday night with a trip to Hillcrest at 4:30 p.m.
“It is a game that is winnable if we play hard and play with intensity for four quarters,” Campbell noted.