Boonville freshmen girls lose to Lady Wildcats, 27-15
The New Franklin boys junior varsity basketball team outscored Slater 31-1 in the first-two quarters and never looked back, beating the Wildcats Friday night in New Franklin 44-25.
The Bulldogs, improving to 7-4 on the season, finished the game with eight players in the scoring column.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said the boys had a solid first half but didn’t finish well in the second half. “Slater picked up their offense and began to hit the shots they were missing in the beginning,” Schlotzhauer said. “I thought we played hard and really played well together.”
Slater outscored New Franklin 24-13 in the second half after scoring only one point in the first-two periods.
Kolby Anson had the game-high for New Franklin with 12 points. Gavin Bishop chipped in seven, Jackson Dorson, Carter Bailey and Crayton Gallatin each with six, Aden Jones four, Zac Held two and Tyler Hackman with one.
Slater was led by Tyler Molin with eight points.
Slater JV (G) 27
Boonville 9th 15
Emilee Grimes had 15 points and Jenna Hill added six as the Slater girls junior varsity basketball team defeated Boonville’s freshmen team Friday night in New Franklin.
The Lady Pirates, dropping to 0-1 on the season, trailed Slater 12-6 at the half but rallied back to outscore the Wildcats 3-2 in the third to cut the lead to 14-9. However, in the final period, Slater held a 13-6 advantage to win the game by 12.
Boonville coach Alex Wendell said she was really excited to be able to pick up this extra game for the freshmen girls.
“They have been working hard all season and I was really able to see their improvements in this game,” Wendell said. “They were getting good looks offensively, but we just had trouble finishing. They got after it on defense and rebounded really well. I was really proud of their effort.”
Reese Lavers and Jessica Lammers each had four points in the game for Boonville. Bayli Collins chipped in three while Sabriya Baskett and Sarah Miller added two points each.