Camdenton comes up short against Lebanon in Blue and Gold Tournament

Camdenton found itselt in yet another tight battle Wednesday night as the Lakers took on Highway 5 rival Lebanon in the second round of the consolation bracket of the Blue and Gold Tournament.

Unfortunately for the Lakers, the Yellowjackets managed to prevail in a 52-47 win.

Lebanon got things going early with an 11-0 run to start the game, but Camdenton bounced back to cut the deficit to 16-12 by the start of the second quarter and trailed 34 to 30 at the half.

Camdenton kept up the intensity, forcing a total of 22 Lebanon turnovers and took a 46-40 lead into the fourth quarter, but Lebanon was consistent in the final frame and managed to squeak by in the end.

"We again had a chance to win the game, but found another way to lose. The boys played hard and a few things go our way near the end we probably win and win the consolation side, just like Lebanon did," Camdenton coach Craig Campbell stated. "We are still learning and working hard, still have high hopes that we can make a run in the second half of the season and put ourselves in a good position going into districts.

"It won't be an easy task to accomplish, but we have shown we are capable of playing with anyone. We just have to close out games better."

Camdenton (1-8) will look to turn the tide in Ozark Conference play when the Lakers visit Parkview on Friday at 7 p.m.

Osage cruises by Warsaw to advance to Tri-County semifinals

Osage is moving on to the Tri-County Conference Tournament semifinals after the No. 3 seed Indians dismantled No. 6 Warsaw 75 to 39 on Saturday. 

Osage had no trouble taking care of business on its home floor and will look to do the same Tuesday night against No. 2 Blair Oaks. 

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Versailles drops contest to Southern Boone in first round of Tri-County

Victory was within reach for No. 5 seed Versailles on Saturday as the Tigers fell to No. 4 Southern Boone 71-65 in the first round of the Tri-County Conference Tournament on Saturday at Osage.

The Tigers took an early 19-15 first quarter lead, trailed 34-26 at halftime, trailed 50-41 after the third quarter and nearly closed the gap in the fourth.

Coby Williams paced Versailles once again with a 26-point performance while Jonathon Geier finished with 20 and Wyatt Espinosa added 13.

Versailles (5-4) was scheduled to take on Highway 52 neighbor Eldon in the consolation semifinals on Tuesday night.

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Eldon falls to Hallsville in first round of Tri-County

Eldon had a tough task on Saturday as the No. 8 seed Mustangs took on top-seeded Hallsville in the first round of the Tri-County on Saturday.

Hallsville showed why it may have been deserving of a top seed as the Indians defeated the Mustangs 93 to 48. Hallsville nailed 16 of their 28 3-point attempts beyond the arc (57 percent).

“We got off to a poor start defensively and did not respond with much toughness in the first half and Hallsville put us away,” Eldon coach Brandon Kliethermes said. “They are a really good team, but we did not do the right things defensively early on and let a really good team gain confidence, which is a recipe for disaster.”

Devin Degraffenreid led Eldon with 18 points while Jordan Metz and Logan hall both added nine points each.

Eldon (0-11) was scheduled to take on Versailles in the consolation semifinals Tuesday night.

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