Camdenton cruises by Glendale in conference opener, Eldon holds on to beat Dixon, Climax Springs tops Wheatland in Skyline Tournament, Osage drops tough conference opener to Hallsville and Versailles knocks off Jamestown

Camdenton cruises by Glendale in conference opener

Camdenton is off to a good start in the Ozark Conference. 

The Lakers visited Glendale in Springfield Monday night and came home with a 68-38 win.

Megan Vest led Camdenton with 12 points, shooting 42 percent from the field while knocking down six of her seven free throws and collecting six rebounds. Biance Stocks and Elle Turner added 11 points each while Stocks also turned in six assists and five steals and Turner had four assists. The balanced production continued with Payton Kincaid who nearly had a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds, Mya Hulett had 10 points and Charlotte Kurtz finished with eight points.

Camdenton (6-4, 1-0 Ozark Conference) visits Lake area neighbor Osage on Tuesday and will host Lebanon on Thursday with the freshmen tipping off at 4:30 p.m.

Eldon holds on to beat Dixon

Eldon hosted Dixon Monday night and the Mustangs started off the week with a 67-61 win over the Bulldogs.

A pair of Hendersons helped make that happen as they controlled the lane for most of the night.

Haley Henderson had a career night for Eldon as she collected a double-double featuring 28 points and 13 rebounds and her older sister Taylor also earned a double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points. Haley Shinn finished the night with 15 points and Kayleigh Fike added 12 to fuel the win as well.

Eldon (5-7, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) hosts Eugene on Thursday with the junior varsity tipping off at 6 p.m.

Climax Springs tops Wheatland in Skyline Tournament

Climax Springs is moving on to the semifinals of the Skyline Tournament.

The Cougars, seeded sixth in the tournament, tipped off with No. 3 Wheatland Monday night and knocked off the Mules 55-49. Climax Springs initially trailed 24-21 at halftime, tied the game at 38 by the end of the third quarter and finished strong with a 17-11 run in the final frame.

Autumn Wallace led Climax Springs with a double-double that resulted in 26 points and 11 rebounds. Jayden Butterfield added nine points and both Abi Wolfe and Hailey McIntosh finished the night with six points each.

Climax Springs (8-3) will meet the host Tigers in the next round on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Osage drops tough conference opener to Hallsville

Osage hosted Hallsville Monday night and the Indians came up just a few points short in a 54-50 defeat.

Just like a previous overtime battle in the Tri-County Conference Tournament, this game was close to the end, but Hallsville prevailed once again.

"We had a couple chances to get stops and go score but weren't able to ever take the lead. It was a hard-fought game and once again, I am so proud of the way this group finds a way to always stay close or rally back," Osage coach Scott Rowland said. 

"We had 23 turnovers and only attempted four free throws. Those two stats are going to spell trouble for us on any night as we usually don't turn it over a ton and get to the line a great deal."

Osage was led by Liberty Gamm who scored 21 points while Sara Wolf added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Osage (6-6, 0-1 Tri-County Conference) hosts Camdenton on Tuesday and will be hosting the Osage Tournament next week.

Versailles knocks off Jamestown

Versailles visited Jamestown Monday night and the Tigers made the trip a good one with a 42-33 win.

Sandalyn Morris led Versailles with 14 points and Maris Ollison added 12 points of her own.

"We got off to a slow start falling behind early," Versailles coach Tim Spiers recalled. "Then we were able to regroup and tie the game at 19 by half. In the second half we slowly gained the lead with good rebounding and some timely stops enabling us to pull out the win."

Versailles (4-8) will open up conference play against Boonville Thursday night with the junior varsity tipping off at 6 p.m.