Camdenton beats Lebanon in districts

LCR photo/Alex Boyer
Lebanon junior Ethan Christal shoots a free throw during the Missouri Class 5 District 10 championship game against the Camdenton Lakers on Thursday night. Christal finished with 10 points, and the Lakers won the contest, 57-47.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

CAMDENTON — Despite a winning record of 13 wins and 12 losses in the 2018-19 campaign for the Lebanon High School boys’ basketball team under first-year head coach Bill Brown, the ‘Jackets fell short of their ultimate goal, falling in the Class 5 District 10 championship game against the Camdenton Lakers on Thursday night at Camdenton High School, 57-47.

The big difference in the contest was Lebanon making zero three-pointers to Camdenton’s three three-pointers made, 15 turnovers from Lebanon, and only shooting six free throws compared to the Lakers’ 26 attempted.

For Camdenton, it is their first district title in boys’ basketball since 1982.

From the beginning Lebanon struggled, scoring only two points in the first quarter and trailed 11-2 after one, but the ‘Jackets came back and took a 22-21 lead early in the third quarter, but a 13-4 run by the Lakers to end the third all but ended the game.

Lebanon junior Quenton Shelton had a game-high 27 points, including 15 in the final eight minutes.
The Lakers were led by junior standout Paxton Delaurent with 18 points in the contest along with TJ Anderson who scored 12 points.

Camdenton will advance to the sectional round of the Missouri Class 5 playoffs to face Columbia-Rock Bridge on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

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