The Cameron Lady Dragons, behind 22 points from Melia Richardson, defeated St. Joseph Central 52-47 on Saturday night, in the girl's championship game of the Cameron Invitational Basketball Tournament.
Supporting Richardson's 22 point night was Taylor Hamilton's 12. Both of those players had a pair of three-point field goals in the contest for Cameron, as the Lady Dragons won their EIGHTH straight game. For Central High School, Maggie Lawrence had 20 points, Jaelyn Haggard 15, and Kylee Williams 10.
The MEC's Smithville Warriors won the boys title game at Cameron, downing Excelsior Springs, 46-43. The Lawson boys won third place over University Academy, 47-37. Spencer Wood led the Cardinals with 12 points, with Cole Shobe adding 11, and Garrett Titus 10.
At the KING CITY tournament, the Stanberry boys continued their strong play, beating North Andrew in the finals, 44-29. Daniel Hailey had 18 points and Ryan Jensen 12 for the Bulldogs. Nate Atkins had 12 points for NAHS. The Stewartsville boys took third place, over King City, by a score of 48-36. Justin Burris led the Cardinals with 15 points, with John Spiking putting in 19 for the Wildkats.
The girl's championship game at King City was won by North Andrew, 67-44 over Stanberrry. Katie Cole led four Lady Cardinals in double figures with 19 points. Madesen Gage had 12 points and Kaleigh Wilmes 11 for Stanberry.