The Boonville boys freshmen basketball team had a tough night at home on Thursday by losing to the Fulton Hornets by a score of 42-26.
The Pirates, dropping to 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the NCMC, got in a hole early against Fulton while trailing 11-0 after first period’s end and 22-5 at the half. Meanwhile, in the second half, Boonville outscored Fulton 21-20.
“We dug ourselves a big hole in the first quarter, and we weren’t able to make our way out of it,” said Boonville freshmen coach Paul Moore.  “Fulton had a lot of length and took us out of our offensive game with the zone they played.  We couldn’t get to the rim like we usually could, so we had to settle for shots that were less than ideal.  We didn’t feel comfortable with the shots we were taking, and it led to a very low shooting percentage for the night.  
“Defensively, we had a tough time handling Fulton’s size and we couldn’t grab any rebounds.  Overall, it was just an off night for us, but those can happen with any team.  Our goal tonight was to get all 12 players on our roster enough playing time to showcase their abilities for next year, and I believe we did just that.  It was a successful season for our team in that the players were able to improve their basketball abilities and get themselves physically and mentally prepared for the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.  This is a talented group of kids that has the potential to help continue our success in the program, and I’m excited to watch them play over the next three years.”
Adam had 14 points and Phillips 11 for Fulton.
For Boonville, Brock Nowlin finished the game with nine points while Nick Ferrari added seven, Gabe Lorenz six, Sam Esser three and Alan McCarter with one.