Boonville boys fall to Hannibal 62-39
The Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team extended its win streak to 28 games in the NCMC Monday night on the road by beating the Hannibal Pirates 73-39.
As for the Boonville boys, they were less fortunate while falling to Hannibal 62-39.
The Lady Pirates, improving to 18-3 overall and 9-0 in the NCMC, have three games left in league play against Marshall, Moberly and Kirksville.
Commenting on the win over Hannibal, Boonville head coach Jaryt Hunziker said offensively the girls had a much improved night of shooting, especially from the perimeter with 11 three-point field goals-five from Monteer and Edwards and one from Renfrow.
“Defensively we were disappointed with our effort at times during the first half by giving up 23 points at the break,” Hunziker said. “We definitely did a better job the second half, especially at getting solid traps and putting more pressure on Hannibal. With both Marshall and Moberly coming up we know that doing the little things on both ends of the court will be vital. Jamie Lemmons came in during the second quarter and gave us a huge spark right away.”
Although the Lady Pirates wound up winning by 34, they were tested early on against Hannibal while leading by just five (14-9) after one. Meanwhile, in the second quarter, Boonville outscored the Lady Pirates 26-14 to extend the lead at the break to 40-23. Boonville never looked back from that point on in the ballgame by outscoring Hannibal 33-16 for the victory.
Brynn Edwards led the scoring attack for Boonville with 23 points along with five assists, three steals and two rebounds. Camryn Monteer finished the game with 19 points, six steals, two rebounds and two assists while Jamie Lemmons added 10 points, four rebounds and one assist, Kate Peterson five points, nine rebounds, two assists and one steal, Kennedy Renfrow five points, three assists, two steals and one rebound, Jodie Bass five points, two rebounds and two assists, Hana Cook four points and three rebounds, Jalyn Schnetzler two points and one assist and Madison Lenz with one steal.
The Lady Pirates also finished the game shooting 47 percent from the field and 75 percent from the foul line.
For Hannibal, Emma Deien had 17 points while Autumn Bigsby and Keri Baries added seven points each.
As for the Boonville boys, they couldn’t have had a worse start while trailing Hannibal 16-4 after one and 30-16 at the half. Hannibal also outscored Boonville 32-23 in the second half to win the game by 23.
Boonville boys basketball coach Jesse Oswald said Hannibal brought the fight and the boys backed down in the opening quarter.
“That kind of set the tone for the how the whole game was going to go,” Oswald said. “Scoring four points in any quarter puts you in a huge hole, but it really hurt to start the game off that way. Hannibal is one of the better teams in the conference on the defensive end, but we really did it to ourselves, missing a lot of point blank shots and open threes.
“Defensively, I didn't think we did a horrible job in the half-court setting, definitely wasn't perfect, but a lot of their points weren't from breaking us down. We turned the ball over 17 times and they capitalized on them. We also allowed them to own the rebounding war and those two things are probably where they got at least 30 points from, maybe more. We have to find a way to be more physical and get after the loose balls, rebounds, and find a way to take care of it.”
Dezi Jones led three players in double figures for Hannibal with 25 points while Preston Bennett chipped in 15 and Adreke Brumbaugh with 10.
For Boonville, Charlie Bronakowski had 13 points and three rebounds. Avery Reardon finished the game with nine points and eight boards while Kyle Chrisman added five points and four rebounds, Tramell Coleman five points and three rebounds, Malik Brazil three points and one rebounds, Kellen Brownfield two points, one rebound and one assist, Semaj Clark two points and two rebounds, Clayton Gochenour and Lane West each with two rebounds, Tyler Schuster with one rebound and one assist and Josh Chrisman with one assist.
While the Pirates struggled all night shooting the ball, hitting just 27 percent of their shots from the field, they were 16 of 21 from the foul line for 76 percent.