Versailles, Osage and Eldon fall in Tri-County Tournament

Versailles comes up short against Boonville in Tri-County Tournament

Versailles was the No. 4 seed in action against No. 5 Boonville in the first round of the Tri-County Conference Tournament Tuesday night at Southern Boone and the Tigers fell 81-72. 

Coby Williams paced the Tigers with 28 points, Wyatt Espinosa finished with 18 and Brayden Morrison knocked down eight respectively.

Versailles (0-2) is slated to face No. 8 Eldon in the consolation semifinals Thursday night at 9 p.m., and will either play in the fifth place game on Friday at 9 p.m., or the seventh place game on the same day at 6 p.m.

Osage falls to Blair Oaks in Tri-County Tournament

School of the Osage was the No. 7 seed against No. 2 Blair Oaks in the Tri-County Conference Tournament at Southern Boone and the Indians came up short in a 51-33 defeat.

Osage (0-2) will take on No. 6 California in the consolation semifinals on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., and will either play in the fifth place game on Friday at 9 p.m., or the seventh place game on the same day at 6 p.m.

Eldon unable to top Southern Boone in Tri-County Tournament

Eldon took on host Southern Boone in the first round of the Tri-County Conference Tournament Tuesday night and the No. 8 Mustangs fell to the top-seeded Eagles 66-47.

Eldon trailed by as many as 10 in the first half and fought to stay within striking distance, cutting the deficit to as little as three points, but the Eagles had a solid start to the second half that the Mustangs could not overcome.

"The big story of the game was how many more shots they got than us. They shot 31 more field goals," Eldon coach Ben Pallardy pointed out. "Southern Boone killed us on the glass all night and also won the turnover battle by 13. Credit to them, they play very hard and are tough going after every loose ball. They present a model in how to play aggressive and relentless."

Elijah Rivera led Eldon with 14 points and five assists and Aidan Wells added nine points and five rebounds while Chase Fitzpatrick chipped in seven points and collected seven rebounds respectively.

The Mustangs will take on No. 4 Versailles in the consolation semifinals Thursday night at 9 p.m., and will either play in the fifth place game on Friday at 9 p.m., or the seventh place game on the same day at 6 p.m.

Climax Springs cruises by Stover

Climax Springs took on Stover Tuesday night and the Cougars had little trouble picking up their second straight win as they sent the Bulldogs home with a 66-20 defeat.

Mark Henderson paced Climax Springs with 16 points and Jessie McCartney finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

"Jessie really played well last night," Climax Springs coach James Butterfield noted. "We played 10 kids and all of them scored so it was another total team effort. Defensively, we are starting to round into form. In another month, we should really be able to give people fits on the defensive side of the ball."

Climax Springs (2-1) will head to Bunceton Friday night at 6 p.m.