One bad quarter. That pretty much sizes up last night’s game against the Marshall Lady Owls.
While outscoring Marshall 41-29 in the three remaining quarters, the Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team had that one bad quarter again in the second period as the Owls held a 19-5 advantage. That one quarter proved to be the difference as Marshall defeated Boonville 48-46 in the conference opener.
Boonville girls basketball coach Jaryt Hunziker said after getting off to a 8-0 lead after a couple of minutes into the game, the Lady Pirates went cold only scoring 10 points the rest of the half.
“The second quarter killed us being outscored 19-5,” Hunziker said. “We fought back multiple times cutting the Marshall lead to a single possession but couldn’t get over the hump.”
All was good in the opening period as Boonville took a 13-6 lead. However, in the second quarter, the Lady Pirates couldn’t seem to buy a basket while Marshall came out and reeled off 19 points to lead at the break 25-18. The Lady Owls also held a 12-10 scoring edge in the third quarter to extend the lead to 37-28. However, in the final period, Boonville rallied back with a 18-11 advantage to cut the lead to two.
Karson Heying had 11 points and Molly Evans 10 for Marshall.
For Boonville, Morgan Edwards finished the game with a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds along with one steal.
Addy Reardon had 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals while Aly Wessing added 10 points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist, Cassidy Renfrow with three points, three rebounds and one steal, Millie Moyer with two points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist, Olivia Imhoff with two points, one steal and one assist and Carley Esser with one rebound.
The Lady Pirates also finished the game hitting 17 of 37 shots from the field for 46 percent and 10 of 19 from the free-throw line for 53 percent.
As for the Boonville girls junior varsity basketball team, they fell against the Lady Owls by a score of 57-25.
The Lady Pirates, 0-3 on the season, trailed Marshall 23-17 at the half and 36-21 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Marshall outscored Boonville 21-4.
Boonville JV coach Ashley Freese said the girls came out and were playing well in the first half. “After halftime I think we got tired and that allowed Marshall to get the lead. I see some areas that we really need to work on like our rebounding and our confidence as ballhandlers,” Freese said. “We know we are going to have some rough games and I hope we can learn from out mistakes and work on correcting them and use these type of games as a building block to make us better for the next one.”
Abbie Lemmons had 18 points and Allie Lemmons 10 for Marshall.
For Boonville, Jessica Luscombe had nine points, three rebounds and two steals while Whitney Bush chipped in four points, two rebounds and two steals, Cali Jo McAreavy with four points, two steals, one rebound and one assist, Anna Nelson with three points, three rebounds and one steal, Rashelle Bush with two points, three rebounds and three steals and Makenzie Ficken with two points, three steals and one rebound.