Camdenton falls in conference battle at Glendale, Eldon falls in first round of California Tournament, Macks Creek comes up short in first round of Skyline, Tournament, Climax Springs hit with loss at Skyline Tournament and Versailles cruises by Buffalo
Camdenton falls in conference battle at Glendale
Camdenton came up just a few points short on the road at Glendale Tuesday night as the Lakers fell in the Ozark Conference battle by a final score of 74-70.
Camdenton had four players in double figures, but it was not quite enough. Kelton Virtue led the Lakers with a double-double as he collected 21 points and 12 rebounds while Paxton DeLaurent added 18 points and eight rebounds, T.J. Anderson contributed 12 points and six rebounds and Luke Eveland chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds.
"It was a tough game, but we have to move on to the next game," Camdenton coach Craig Campbell said. "We are still improving and the last two games show how much compared to last year where we lost to Kickapoo by 34 and Glendale by 28."
Camdenton (5-7, 0-2 Ozark Conference) will take a trip to Springfield Central on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Eldon unable to slow down Southern Boone at California Tournament
Eldon was paired up with Southern Boone for the first round of the California Tournament Tuesday night and the Eagles delivered a tough 70-29 defeat to the Mustangs.
"We did not play well, had way too many turnovers and Southern Boone is one of the best teams in the state," Eldon coach Ben Pallardy said of an Eagle team that remains undefeated at 12-0 on the year. "One thing to take away on a positive note was our zone defense that we have been working on looked really good at times. We will keep building and keep improving day by day."
Eldon (2-11, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) will take on St. Elizabeth on Thursday in the consolation semifinals at 4:30 p.m.
Macks Creek comes up short against Weaubleau in Skyline Tournament
Macks Creek opened up Skyline Tournament play against Weaubleau Monday night and a strong start from the Tigers resulted in a 78-49 loss for the Pirates.
Macks Creek trailed 26-9 after the first quarter and could not find a way back as Weaubleau continued to be productive on the offensive end.
Hunter Lane led Macks Creek with 18 points as he posted another double-double collecting 13 rebounds in the process. Meanwhile, Zane Whitworth knocked down 12 points and Colton Walter finished his night with 11 points respectively.
Macks Creek (6-4) will take on Wheatland in the consolation semifinals on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Climax Springs hit with loss from Warsaw at Skyline Tournament
Climax Springs and Highway 7 neighbor Warsaw met in the Skyline Tournament Monday night and the Cougars came home with a 54-28 defeat.
Unfortunately for Climax Springs, three players in Jake Reed, Elias Duncun and Justus Duncun were unavailable due to the flu or injury.
"I thought we did some things very well. We held a really good and experienced Warsaw team to 54 and we were able to outrebound them with our big kids out," Climax Springs coach James Butterfield said. "My young guards did a great job in our press as Mark Henderson, Dylan Dake, James McCartney and Cole Smith were relentless all night.
"With everything we had to overcome, I was very pleased."
Climax Springs (5-4) will face El Dorado Springs on Wednesday in the consolation semifinals at 9 p.m.
Versailles cruises by Buffalo
Versailles hosted Buffalo Tuesday night and the Tigers had little trouble adding their fourth straight win after knocking off the Bison 84-50.
Versailles improves to 7-6 and up next is the Tri-County Conference opener at Blair Oaks on Friday at 5 p.m.