Versailles drops nail-biter to Tipton and Osage wins thriller over Richland

Versailles drops nail-biter to Tipton

A single point was the difference between Versailles and Tipton Friday night.

The Tigers were on the road and fell just short to the Cardinals by a final score of 62-61.

Coby Williams knocked down 39 points for Versailles, Wyatt Espinosa added 15 and Brayden Morrison finished with five respectively.

Versailles (2-4) is back in action Tuesday night when Smith-Cotton comes to town at 5 p.m.

Osage wins thriller over Richland

Osage picked up its first win of the season Friday night at Richland and did so in fairly exciting fashion.

With the game tied and the seconds ticking away, Dalton Depeé found his way to the basket and hit a layup with 3.7 seconds left to give the Indians the lead and what proved to be a 57-55 win.

“All of our seniors stepped up and showed leadership that we have needed and I could not be more proud of them,” Osage coach Aaron Shockley said.

“This group of guys showed a lot of fight tonight. The victory was great for our program, but I truly believe we made huge strides in finding our identity as a team.”

Traygen Whittle led Osage with a career high 17 points and recorded 11 rebounds, including seven offensive rebounds, for a double-double. Both Depeé and Parker Jett knocked down 14 points each and Depeé also added six rebounds and assists.

Osage (1-5) will head down the road to face Camdenton on Friday in a Lake area battle at 7 p.m.