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Boys Basketball Roundup: Climax Springs, Macks Creek and Eldon

Michael Losch
Lake Sun Leader
Climax Springs' Mark Henderson.

Climax Springs takes down Macks Creek at Skyline Tournament

Rivals Climax Springs and Macks Creek met in the first round of the Skyline Tournament Monday night and the night belonged to the Cougars in a 68-34 win over the Pirates.

Climax Springs put together a strong start defensively, shutting out Macks Creek to build a 19-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

"Defense and guard play was the name of the game," Climax Springs coach James Butterfield said. "I was extremely happy with our defensive output and I hope we can build on it."

Dylan Dake scored a career high 27 points for Climax Springs and Mark Henderson added 19 to go with nine steals and seven assists, nearly reaching triple-double territory.

Chase Whitworth led Macks Creek with nine points and Mason Whitworth finished with seven while Daniel Cortez put up five points of his own.

Climax Springs (8-3) will meet host Skyline in the semifinals on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Macks Creek (4-7) will meet Stoutland in the consolation semifinals on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

Eldon comes up short at Lebanon

Eldon gave Lebanon a battle Monday night, but the Yellowjackets found a way to protect home floor in a 59-56 win over the Mustangs.

Aidan Wells knocked down 24 points to lead Eldon while Hunter Hees added 13 and Kyler Rush finished with seven.

“Played hard and competed well, but didn’t execute as well as we needed to both offensively and defensively down the stretch,” Eldon coach Cory Casey said. “Lost a close one.”

Eldon (3-9, 0-2 Tri-County Conference) will host Tipton on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Michael Losch is the Sports Editor at the Lake Sun. He can be reached at mlosch@lakesunonline.com or 573-346-2132