Boonville boys lose to Fulton, 57-46
The Boonville girls junior varsity basketball team improved to 5-4 overall and 4-1 in the North Central Missouri Conference by beating Fulton 30-25 Monday night in Fulton.
As for the Boonville boys junior varsity basketball team, they fell to Fulton 57-46.
Boonville girls JV coach Alex Wendell said the defensive intensity out of the gate was low, which transferred over to the offensive end.
“I do want to give Fulton credit – they got after it last night,” Wendell said. “They did not look like the same team that we played last Thursday. They picked up the intensity on defense and covered Sophi. We were able to slow down and get more organized on offense eventually to find some openings for her. We had to finish our first game under pressure last night and our girls handled that really well. They maintained their composure and did their best to hold on to the ball. While we didn’t finish free throws well at the end, the girls were able to lock down on defense in order to finish with a win. This was a really good win for us.”
Sophi Waibel led all scorers in the game for Boonville with 19 points while Olivia Gholson chipped in six, Brooke Eichelberger three and Sarah Miller with two.
For Fulton, Sydney Hedgpath had 10 points.
As for the Boonville boys, they led Fulton 14-12 after first period’s end but was outscored 17-9 in the second to trail at the half by a score of 29-23. Meanwhile, in the third quarter, the Pirates rallied back with a 17-15 advantage to close the gap to four at 44-40. Unfortunately for Boonville, Fulton surged ahead with a late run in the fourth and outscored the Pirates 13-6 for the victory.
Boonville JV coach Brock Hill said he felt the boys hard the whole game. “We just couldn’t get anything to fall in the fourth quarter,” Hill said. “We got the shots we wanted for the most part, they just wouldn’t go down. We only trailed by four points going into the fourth but then we only scored six points in the final period. We didn’t execute when we needed to the most. The game was a really physical game and we didn’t rebound very well. This loss hurts because we believe this is a team we can beat. Bottom line is we didn’t get it done.”
John Adams had 16 points and Tyler Sayler 12 to lead all scorers for Fulton.
For Boonville, who dropped to 3-6 overall and 3-2 in the NCMC, Nick Ferrari tossed in 14 points while Lane West added 12, Gabe Lorenz five, Ethan Huntsperger three and Tayshaun Bledsoe and Tyler Schuster each with two.