The Ss. Peter & Paul girls seventh grade basketball team remained perfect on the season by beating the Moberly Spartans by a score of 31-28 in the Mexico Tournament on Saturday.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, they weren’t so fortunate while losing to the Spartans 47-17.
The Lady Warriors, 2-0 on the season, trailed Moberly 18-10 at the half and 24-17 after three quarters of play before rallying back with a 14-2 advantage in the final period for the victory.
Zoey Lang led the scoring attack for Ss. Peter & Paul with 15 points along with four rebounds and one steal. Abby Fuemmeler finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds and three steals while Grace Williams added two points and nine rebounds, Alyssa Fitzgerald with five rebounds and Leah Ziegelbein with one steal.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, who dropped to 1-1 on the season, they trailed Moberly 30-8 at the half and 42-10 after three quarters of play before rallying back with a 7-5 advantage in the fourth.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said the boys couldn’t break Moberly’s full-court press and gave them multiple layups off of turnovers. “Defensive pressure took us out of any type of offense,” Herzog said. “On this day we were out-matched and out-hustled. We’ll work this out in practice and be ready for our next challenge.”
Derius Wallace led Moberly with a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
For Ss. Peter & Paul, Colby Caton had eight points, eight rebounds and two steals.
Owen Armentrout finished the game with four points and six rebounds while Austin Rice added four points, Tyson Frederick with one point and one rebound, Aaron Vossler with two rebounds and one steal and Cooper Copine with two steals.
Fuemmeler leads Ss. Peter & Paul girls past Mexico
The Ss. Peter & Paul girls seventh grade basketball team opened the season in convincing fashion Thursday night in the opening round of the Mexico Tournament by beating the host team 28-21.
The Lady Warriors, 1-0 on the season, trailed Mexico 6-4 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 8-4 advantage in the second to go up by two at 12-10. Meanwhile, in the third quarter, Ss. Peter & Paul outscored Mexico 7-5 to extend the lead to 19-15. The Lady Warriors also held a 9-6 scoring edge in the fourth to win the game by seventh.
Ss. Peter & Paul basketball coach Sarah Ronnfeldt said the girls came out strong for their first game. “They worked the ball around well and got it to the post a lot,” Ronnfeldt said. “That is what we needed to do to win.”
Abby Fuemmeler had the high game for Ss. Peter & Paul with 11 points along with three assists, two rebounds and two steals.
Hailey James finished the game with nine points, eight rebounds and one steal while Zoey Lang added eight points, eight rebounds and six assists, Grace Williams with five rebounds and two steals, Desirea Roberts with four rebounds and one steal and Leah Ziegelbein with one rebound, one steal and one assist.
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Mexico 33
Owen Armentrout led three players in double figures as the Ss. Peter & Paul edged Mexico in the season opener last Thursday in the opening game of the Mexico Tournament.
Armentrout finished the game with 13 points, four rebounds and three steals while Colby Caton added 11 points, nine rebounds, four steals and one assist and Aaron Vossler with 10 points, nine steals and three rebounds.
The Warriors also had a back and forth game against Mexico while leading 12-3 after first period’s end and 19-17 at the half. However, in the third quarter, Mexico stormed back with a 9-5 advantage to go up by two at 26-24. But even that was short-lived as Ss. Peter & Paul rallied back with a 10-7 scoring edge in the fourth for the victory.
Max Eckerle finished the game with one rebound, one steal and one assist for Ss. Peter & Paul while Isaac Marriott had two assists and one steal.
The Warriors also made good on 18 of 23 foul shots for 78 percent.