On Friday, the Osage Indians traveled to Camdenton for a varsity battle only to add another loss to their struggling record as the Lakers took a 64-45 victory.
The win was only Camdenton's second for the season thus far, but it was a game both teams were anxious to claim a victory.
Junior Ryan Elliott s scored first with a three point shot giving the Lakers an early lead. A steal by Kullen Carlock was followed by two more unanswered baskets before Osage would answer. Carlock's grab was one of 12 steals by the Lakers in the game. Osage was only able to wrestle control once in the contest.
The Indians offensive effort took some time to get going, with junior Collin Samuelson finally connecting on a three-pointer to get on the board and make it 9-3 after just under three minutes in.
The Lakers lost a step, allowing Osage to put up another four points before answering with another six to end the quarter.
The second quarter was more of an even fight with Samuelson again coming through to bring Osage to within one point with just over five minutes left in the half.
A pair of free throws by senior Freddy Wackenhut put Osage in the lead for the first time in the game. Tristan Hensley and Wackenhut added another combined five points before the break, but the Lakers answered and held onto a 30-27 lead at the half.
Turnovers were a problem for the Indians all night, giving up 22 changes of possession to Camdenton's seven.
Camdenton hit the court strong for the second half, taking a 49-38 lead after three, and held Osage to a seven point final quarter for the win.
Wackenhut led the Indians with 14 points and an 83 percent shooting percentage for the game. Hensley was right behind with 10. Samuelson was 3/6 for nine points from the bonus line and junior Dylan Jeffries finished the night with eight points.
Wyatt Whitman and Hayden Drace added two points apiece.
For the Lakers, John Hyde led with 20 points and Kullen Carlock followed close behind, adding 19 of his own to the total.
Jordan Knight added seven points, with Bobby Johnson finishing with six, Zack Brown with five, Jake Decker with four and Ryan Elliott with three.
Camdenton (3-1) hosted Marshfield on Tuesday while Osage (1-6) hosted Crocker. The Indians will take on Cole Camp for their final regular season game before break on Thursday.