Camdenton takes down Bolivar for tournament title

Camdenton ended its regular season on a good note Monday night at Bolivar.

The regular season matchup also served as the championship of the Gary Keeling Liberator Tournament due to inclement weather and the Lakers came through with a 76-61 win. It was also the 100th win of Camdenton coach Staci Caffey’s reign with the Lakers.

“After a loss to Marshfield, it was good to see the girls come out with confidence and play together,” Caffey said. “We are fired up and ready for districts.”

Coley Rezabek and Kylie Meier led the charge for Camdenton as they both finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. Darby Roam finished with 11, Abbie Miller added 10, Natalie Basham put up 10 points and six assists and Blair Kurtz recorded five steals. Caffey said she was also pleased with Jessica Watson who got fouled on a 3-pointer and stepped up and made her free throws at a key point in the game.

Camdenton (17-7, 7-2 Ozark Conference) will take on the winner of Springfield Central and Lebanon in the semifinals of the district tournament at Willard on Monday at 6 p.m.

Eldon knocks off Battle

Eldon closed out its regular season strong Monday night with a 67-50 win at Battle.

The Mustangs took an early 19-8 lead after the first quarter and led the rest of the way as they continued to expand their lead.

Macie Halderman had a career night for Eldon as she finished the game with a double-double that featured 42 points and 14 rebounds. She also made 11 of her 12 shots from the free throw line to help the Mustangs finish 70 percent as a team. Haley Clifton also had a career night for the Mustangs after putting up 19 points of her own.

Eldon (8-17, 2-5 Tri-County Conference) will begin postseason play against host Rolla in the first round of the district tournament on Saturday at 1 p.m.


The Versailles girls’ basketball team took on top-seeded Boonville in the first round of district play at Cole Camp Monday night and the season came to an end with an 81-21 loss to the Pirates. The Tigers finish the season 1-21.

-The Macks Creek girls’ basketball team visited Calvary Lutheran on Thursday and brought home a 58-40 win in the regular season finale. Macks Creek (16-8) was scheduled to take on Weaubleau in the first round of district play at Wheatland Tuesday night.