Versailles and Eldon win first round district games

Versailles topples Butler in districts

Versailles will play another day.

The Tigers, who won a district championship a season ago, went into the Class 3 District 10 Tournament in Clinton as the third seed and took down No. 6 Butler 85-64.

Coby Williams led Versailles with 23 points, Sha Leach had a career night with 18 points, Brayden Morrison put up 10 and both Wyatt Espinosa and Quinn Randall knocked down nine each.

Versailles (11-15) will take on No. 2 Warsaw (18-7) in the semifinals Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

Eldon takes down Knob Noster in districts

Eldon boys’ basketball team was the fourth seed against No. 5 Knob Noster in the Class 3 District 10 Tournament Tuesday night in Clinton and the Mustangs prevailed with a 56-55 win over the Panthers.

Eldon’s Landon Wall sunk two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to send the Mustangs to the semifinals.

“The second half was a grind until the final buzzer when the guys executed an out of bounds play to perfection that resulted in Landon getting fouled with a chance to win the game,” Eldon coach Ben Pallardy said. “Hard to fathom a more pressure-filled moment, but Landon was cool and collected and knocked down both free throws to give us the win. We're very excited for the guys and look forward to the challenge against Clinton.”

Elijah Rivera led Eldon with 15 points, Logan Hall added 14, Wall put up 10 and Clayton Moore finished his night with eight points respectively.

Eldon (7-19) will face top-seeded Clinton (13-12) on Thursday at 6 p.m.