The Chillicothe Hornets fell to the LeBlond Golden Eagles, 62-47 in Thursday night's consolation semifinals of the Cameron Invitational Basketball Tournament.
Center Ryan Smith led the Hornets with 16 points, while Mason Hayward added 11, and Brandon Lamp 10 points. Connor Haynes led a balanced LeBlond effort with 12 points. Chillicothe had entered the tournament as the #1 seed, but playing short-handed during the week, lost both games they played (including a defeat to Excelsior Springs on Tuesday night). LeBlond will play Cameron in the consolation final. The Dragons were able to down MEC rival Maryville by a score of 46-42. Kody Petersen had 21 points and Sean Gray 10 for the Dragons.
The boy's semifinals from Cameron on Thursday night went to the Smithville Warriors and the Excelsior Springs Tigers. Smithville beat neighborhood rival Lawson by a final score of 60-57. Brock Mick scored 25 points for the Warriors, with Tanner Smith scoring 12 points, and Cole Shobe and Brady Edwards each adding 10 for the Cardinals. Excelsior Springs won a semifinal thriller over University Academy by a final score of 67-65.
Here is the current schedule from the Cameron Invitational Basketball Tournament (weather permitting):
Girls Consolation Final : Lawson vs. Savannah at 4:30 PM
Boys Consolation Final : Bishop LeBlond vs. Cameron at 6:00 PM
Girls 3rd Place Game : Chillicothe vs. Bishop LeBlond at 7:30 PM
Boys 3rd Place Game : University Academy vs. Lawson at 3:00 PM
Girls Championship Game : St. Joseph Central vs. Cameron at 4:30 PM
Boys Championship Game : Excelsior Springs vs. Smithville at 6:00 PM