Camdenton sweeps Osage in Lake area battle

Camdenton had no trouble defending home court against neighbor School of the Osage Monday night.

The Lakers picked up a two-set win, downing the Indians by final scores of 25-15 and 25-16.

Camdenton senior Natalie Basham led the Laker attack as she smacked down seven kills and three aces while junior Megan Vest added five kills to the effort and freshman Payton Kincaid finished with four. Junior Shelby Kurtz and Kincaid also had two aces for Camdenton, which finished the game with nine. Setting up the offense for success was sophomore Sydney Smith who led the team with 11 assists and senior Lizzie Miller finished the night with seven respectively.

On the defensive end, Kurtz kept her team ahead with five digs and both Basham and sophomore Olivia Whittle added two while Camdenton put up three blocks as a team.

Osage stats were unavailable at the time of press.

Camdenton (4-1, 1-0 Ozark Conference) will jump back into conference play on Thursday when Kickapoo comes to town at 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Osage (3-2, 1-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Waynesville on Tuesday before coming home on Thursday to take on Eugene at the same time.

This story will be updated with Osage stats as soon as they become available

Versailles tops Sherwood in two sets

Versailles was on the road Monday night at Sherwood and the Tigers made it a productive road trip as they took down their hosts in two sets by final scores of 25-20 and 25-18.

Carrie Hoffa led the Tiger attack with six kills and Kellan Boehm kept the offense flowing with nine assists and three aces while Adaya Comer added three aces of her own. On the defensive end, Taralee Edgar recorded 10 digs and Hannah Whan, Hoffa, Isabella Edgar and Klarissa Franzisko all had a block.

“We made a few lineup changes, and I feel like the girls gelled better and played with more intensity,” Versailles coach Jessica Ollison said. “Taralee moved back to libero, where I had played her this summer, and Gracie (Hamrick) played outside. Carrie played quite possibly the best game I've seen her play. And to say that she was pumped is an understatement. 

“Our consistency was much better from the serving line and attacking as well. It was a great win, and hopefully our intensity stays with us for the next two games at home this week.”

Versailles (2-2, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to host Hallsville Tuesday night and the Tigers will return to their home floor on Thursday for a battle with Russellville at 6 p.m.

Eldon bows out in semifinals of Fulton Tournament

The two-time defending champions of the Fulton Tournament were unable to claim the title for the third straight year as Eldon bowed out in the semifinals of the Fulton Tournament on Saturday.

The Mustangs finished their weekend 3-2 with wins over Bowling Green, Fulton and Savannah and losses to Owensville and California. After finishing pool play 2-1, Eldon took down Savannah in two sets (25-22, 25-15) and took California down to the wire in a three-set semifinal battle where the Mustangs lost the first set 26-16, won the second 26-24 and fell in the finale 25-23.

Dakota Graham put up 37 kills in five games to lead Eldon’s offense while Caroline Beckmann put up 16, Addie Davis added 10 and Isabelle Snelling contributed eight. Meanwhile, Addie Davis fueled the attack with 43 assists while Tatum Frank added 15 and Davis also finished the day with 11 aces while Frank recorded nine and Snelling had nine.

Defensively, Graham and Snelling both recorded eight blocks while Jade Hall recorded four and Graham also led the dig department with 23 as Hall put up 22.

Eldon (6-3, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Blair Oaks on Tuesday before taking a trip to conference newcomer Boonville on Monday at 6 p.m.