Improve to 20-2 overall and 12-0 in the conference

After dropping just one game last year in the NCMC, the Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team did one better Tuesday night on the road against the Moberly Spartans while finishing a perfect 12-0 in the conference with a convincing 58-31 victory.
While improving to 20-2 overall, the Lady Pirates outscored Moberly in three out of the four quarters of play and led 20-9 after one, 27-16 at the half and 45-22 after three quarters of play. Boonville also held a 13-9 advantage in the final period to win the game by 27.
Boonville Lady Pirates basketball coach Jaryt Hunziker said the girls got off to a great start by scoring 20 points the first quarter but the offense slowed down in the second by only putting seven more points on the board.
“Defensively we did a great job all game by holding Moberly to single digit points every quarter and never letting their outside threats get going,” Hunziker said. “Everything started flowing better in the third quarter with the defense stepping up and creating some easy scoring opportunities. Jamie Lemmons did a great job of getting huge rebounds for us and finishing off with great outlet passes which led to transition points. We had four girls in double digits so it was a great team effort which led us finish out the NCMC schedule at 12-0 and gave us our 20th win on the season.”
The Lady Pirates definitely made a statement Tuesday night, with Hannah Fuemmeler and Camryn Monteer tossing in 17 points each. Fuemmeler also finished the game with five steals, three rebounds and one assist while Monteer had three steals, two rebounds and two assists.
Jamie Lemmons had a double-double in the game with 13 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and one steal while Brynn Edwards added 10 points, three assists and one steal, Kate Peterson one point, five rebounds and three assists, Jacey Fenton two rebounds and Brooke Coleman with one rebound and one assist.
The Lady Pirates also finished the game hitting 7 of 12 shots from the three-point arc for 58 percent, 20 of 46 from the field for 43 percent and 11 of 15 from the foul line for 73 percent.
For Moberly, Sydney Flood had 16 points and Trea Vestal with nine.
In the junior varsity game, Boonville defeated Moberly 34-30.
The Lady Pirates, improving to 12-6 overall and 11-1 in the NCMC, led Moberly by just one (16-15) at the half but then outscored the Spartans 18-15 in the second half for the victory.
Boonville JV coach Alex Wendell said being the last conference game of the season the girls wanted to finish on a high note.
“Having beaten them twice before, we knew it was going to be difficult to beat them for a third time, especially such a quality team,” Wendell said. “We had some mental mistakes and missed opportunities here and there that could’ve cushioned our lead towards the end, but the girls didn’t quit and finished on top. I’m extremely proud of their efforts in the conference this year. Coming off a losing season last year, it was nice to see them turn it around this year.”
Zoe Coffelt led the scoring attack for Boonville with nine points. Jalyn Schnetzler chipped in eight while Madison Lenz, Lawren Luscombe and Grace Bronakowski added five points each and Hailey Polk with two points.
For Moberly, Oliver had 10 points.