Camdenton Lakes Sun

Posted by Patrick Dailey on Jan 10 2002 at 04:00PM PST
Click the Link Above! February 12, 2001 Lakers upset No. 8 Glendale SPRINGFIELD - The Camdenton Lakers staked their claim to a possible Ozark Conference league title with a win over frontrunner Glendale 70-66 Friday.Camdenton (15-9, 3-1) hit 85 percent of a lot of free throws to give itself a chance for a shot at the conference championship in its first season. The Lakers host Hillcrest (17-5, 3-1) Tuesday."This was as big a win as we've had in a long time," Laker coach Skip Brock said. "To beat the eighth-ranked team in the state on their home floor in a conference game is really big. The kids have put themselves in position to have a chance to win the conference in the last week of the season."The Lakers did it by taking almost twice as many shots from the charity stripe (39-46) as from the field (13-26).Camdenton led early after holding Glendale (20-4, 4-1) to just seven points in the opening quarter on its way to a 34-22 halftime lead.Kyle Orf and Greg Atkins hit all six free throws they attempted in the second quarter to stake the Lakers to a 15-for-16 effort and the lead.But Glendale turned up the defensive pressure and stormed back with the first 10 points of the third quarter to close to 34-32 before a wild finish.Matt Brock hit consecutive 3-pointers to stretch Camdenton's lead to 42-35 before Glendale nailed a trey at the buzzer to close to 42-38.The Falcons never got closer than 67-66 late in the game when Orf sealed the win with two free throws with 14 seconds left. Ward Morris put the final touch on Camdenton's 19-for-23 free-throw shooting in the final period with a late free throw for the final margin."We played good matchup defense, blocked out well and hit our free throws," Brock said.Orf led the Lakers with 21 points and Atkins finished with 19."Our sophomores were a big key to this win as well," Brock said, noting six first-half points by David Dye and Mark Duggan's passing and 4-for-6 free throw shooting in the second half."The JV fell 57-39 after trailing 31-20 at the half. Greg Lombardo led with 17 points and Jeff Leslie had 9. Camdenton 11-23-08-28 - 70 Glendale 07-15-16-28 - 66 SCORING - Orf 21, Atkins 19, Morris 8, Brock 6, Dye 6, Duggan 4, Dickemann 4; 3-POINT GOALS - Brock 2, Orf 1; REBOUNDS - Morris 7, orf 6; ASSISTS - Orf 3, Morris 2, Brock 2; STEALS - Brock 2; CHARGE TAKEN - Orf 1.


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