The Ss. Peter & Paul girls seventh grade basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season by beating Columbia Independent Tuesday night in Boonville by a score of 43-24.
While finishing with three players in double figures, the Lady Warriors struggled offensively early in the game while trailing Columbia Independent 7-5 after first period’s end. However, in the second quarter, Ss. Peter & Paul fought its way back with a 8-6 advantage to tie the game at 13-all. The Lady Warriors never trailed from that point on in the ballgame while holding a 30-11 scoring edge in the final-two periods to win the game by 19.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Sarah Ronnfeldt said the girls got down early by struggling to catch the ball. “We just weren’t used to the pressure they were showing us,” Ronnfeldt said. “We made the adjustment in the second half and the girls fought hard together. They just found a way to get it done and handle the pressure.”
Abby Fuemmeler had the hot hand for the Lady Warriors with 22 points along with four rebounds and three steals.
Olivia Eichelberger finished the game with 12 points, four steals and three rebounds while Zoey Lang added seven points, eight rebounds and two steals, Leah Ziegelbein with two points and three rebounds, Grace Williams with eight rebounds and three steals and Desirea Roberts with one steal.
Columbia Independent (B) 37
Ss. Peter & Paul 25
Seth Boswell had 12 points and teammate Dylan Sayers added 10 as the Columbia Independent boys seventh grade basketball team defeated Ss. Peter & Paul Tuesday night in Boonville.
The Warriors, dropping to 1-2 on the season, trailed Columbia Independent by only five (16-11) at the break but was outscored 21-14 in the second half.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said the game with four turnovers on their first-five possessions down the floor to dig a hole from the start.
“CIS had a height advantage on us and were able to get multiple shots on offensive rebounds,” Herzog said. “We need to continue to learn to adapt our offensive scheme to what the defense is giving us and not have the ball stay too long in one person’s hands. More aggressive defense is needed as well. We will continue to work during practice and get ready for our next games.”
Colby Caton had the high game for Ss. Peter & Paul with 13 points along with six rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Aaron Vossler finished the game with six points, one rebound, one steal and one assist while Owen Armentrout added two points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist, Isaac Marriot with two points and one rebound, Bryson Wessing with two points, Max Eckerle with three rebounds, one steal and one assist, Austin Rice with one rebound and one steal and Tyson Frederick and Cooper Copine each with one steal.