Osage and Camdenton advance to district championship games
Osage takes down Helias in district semifinal showdown
Revenge was claimed on Monday night.
After losing to Helias by nine points about three weeks ago, Osage bounced back when it mattered and defeated the Crusaders 45-22 in the Class 4 District 9 semifinals at Boonville.
The third-seeded Indians commanded an 18-9 lead at halftime and never let No. 2 Helias score more than eight points in any single quarter in the staunch defensive effort.
Kerrigan Gamm paced Osage with 14 points, Carson Wood knocked down 11 and Sara wolf finished her night with eight points respectively.
Osage (22-3) advanced to the district championship Thursday night and it is the third straight year and fourth time in the past five years that the Indians will be doing so. Standing in the way of a third straight district title is fourth-seeded Marshall (24-2) who Osage will face on Thursday at 6 p.m., in Boonville.
Camdenton advances to district title game with win over Springfield Central
Camdenton is back in a district championship.
The top-seeded Lakers hosted No. 4 Springfield Central in the Class 5 District 10 Tournament Monday night and took care of the Bulldogs with a 68-54 win to advance to a second straight district championship game.
Natalie Basham paced Camdenton with 28 points, Darby Roam chipped in 11, Megan Vest knocked down eight and both Mya Hulett and Shelby Kurtz finished with six points each while Elle Turner added five.
Camdenton (18-8) will meet its Highway 5 neighbor Lebanon in the district championship after the second-seeded Yellowjackets took down No. 3 Waynesville 53-23. Tipoff for the title game is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.