Osage outlasts Eldon and Camdenton takes down Waynesville
Osage outlasts Eldon
Lake area rivals Osage and Eldon met Thursday night and the visiting Indians walked away with a 60-45 win over the Mustangs.
There was very little breathing room most of the night with Osage leading 42-37 after three quarters, but the fourth quarter is where the Indians put the game away as the team went 13-16 from the free throw line.
"This was a fourth quarter that harkened back to the last couple of years where we would have a lead, teams would have to foul and our girls would knock down very high percentage shots to salt away the win," Osage coach Scott Rowland remarked. "I take it as a great sign for the future that this team did that against our biggest rival on their floor, on their Senior Night to put the finishing touches on a good conference win. I felt this was a real strong team win as we got contributions from many places."
Osage was led by Sara Wolf's 29 points while Ella DeMott knocked down a career high 10 points along with Paige Rowland and Alisa Boswell who scored career highs of seven points and five points, respectively. Wolf also finsished with nine rebounds, six steals and five assists.
Eldon's Haley Henderson led her team with 15 points while Kayleigh Fike added eight points and seven rebounds and Lauren Imler, Elizabeth Rush and Taylor Henderson put up five points each.
Eldon (6-15, 1-6 Tri-County Conference) will get ready for postseason action on its home floor as the seventh seed in the Class 3 District 9 Tournament. The Mustangs will face No. 2 Southern Boone Monday at 7 p.m.
Osage (9-12, 2-4 Tri-County Conference) hosts Helias on Monday and will wrap up the regular season at Boonville on Tuesday.
Camdenton takes down Waynesville
Camdenton hosted Ozark Conference foe Waynesville Thursday night and took care of business on home floor with a 61-53 win over the Tigers.
Megan Vest had 18 points and eight rebounds to pace the Lakers, Payton Kincaid added 10 points and seven rebounds, Mya Hulett put up nine points, Elle Turner had eight and both Sarah Holmes and Biance Stocks chipped in seven points with Stocks also dishing out five assists.
Camdenton (17-7, 5-3 Ozark Conference) wraps up the regular season on Monday hosting Springfield Central.