Camdenton tops Springfield Central on way to district semifinals, Versailles advances to district semifinals and Osage knocks off Eldon to advance to district semifinals

Camdenton tops Springfield Central in first round of districts

Camdenton will be back on the court once more.

The Lakers took on Ozark Conference foe Springfield Central in the opening round of the Class 4 District 9 Tournament on Monday and had little trouble taking care of business on the home floor with a two-set win (25-15, 25-12.)

Camdenton senior Natalie Basham led the charge offensively with 12 kills while sophomore Sydney Smith put up four and freshman Payton Kincaid finished with three. Both Smith and sophomore Olivia Whittle recorded two service aces and Smith continued to help put points on the scoreboard with 13 assists.

Junior Shelby Kurtz stymied the Bulldog offense with 10 digs, both Whittle and Smith added five and Basham added two blocks.

Camdenton (17-13) was scheduled to face top-seeded Willard (28-4) in the district semifinals Tuesday night with the opportunity to play in the championship in the nightcap.

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Versailles heads to district semifinals with win over Tipton

It took three sets, but Versailles is moving on to the district semifinals.

The Tigers were playing in the first round of the Class 2 District 13 Tournament in Knob Noster Monday night and after dropping the first set 25-22, Versailles stormed back to win the second game 27-25 and the finale 22-10.

Emma Geier put up seven kills to lead the Tigers while Kellan Boehm added four service aces and 17 assists. On the defensive end, Klarissa Franzisko was a presence above the net with four blocks and Taralee Edgar finished the night with 30 digs.

Versailles (11-16-3) will be back in action Wednesday night when the Tigers face Windsor (20-6-3) in the district semifinals at 6:30 p.m.

Osage knocks off Eldon to advance to district semifinals

Eldon and Osage met once again on Monday night to decide who would get to play another day and who would be going home in the Class 3 District 9 Tournament at California. T

he Indians emerged the winner in two sets by final scores of 25-22 and 25-10. Osage (21-8-2) will face Helias (33-1-2), who is nationally ranked at No. 16 by, on Wednesday night at 5 p.m. Eldon ends the season 13-14-1.