Chillicothe’s upset bid falls short in Cameron semifinals

High School Basketball

The Chillicothe Hornets, playing one of the stalwart teams in this year’s Midland Empire Conference race, lost 58-43 to the Maryville Spoofhounds on Thursday night, in the boys semifinals of the Cameron Invitational Tournament.

John Zimmerman had 18 points and Eli Dowis 12 for the ‘Hounds, while Chillicothe’s Cade Snyder had 22 points. ¬†However, Maryville’s balanced scoring proved to be decisive, with five young men scoring seven or more points. ¬†Westley Brandsgaard had a nine-point night for CHS.

Maryville will take on Lawson at 3 o’clock Saturday for the boys title at Cameron High School, as the Cardinals upset #2 seed Higginsville in Thursday’s second semifinal, 54-42.

Consolation boys semifinals were won by the Smithville Warriors (over Excelsior Springs 64-49) and the LeBlond Golden Eagles, 61-38 over Cameron.

Here is the schedule for the final two nights of the Cameron Tournament:


7th place girls at 5:30 PM – LeBlond vs. Excelsior Springs

7th place boys at 7:00 PM – Excelsior Springs vs. Cameron

5th place girls at 5:30 PM – Cameron vs. Maryville

5th place boys at 7:00 PM – Smithville vs. LeBlond


3rd place girls at 10:30 AM – Higginsville vs. Savannah

3rd place boys at 12:00 PM – Chillicothe vs. Higginsville

1st place girls at 1:30 PM – Chillicothe vs. Lawson

1st place boys at 3:00 PM – Maryville vs. Lawson