Will play Cole Camp in semifinal round on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m.
The Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team had one goal in the district opener Monday at Cole Camp.
With everybody 0-0 entering postseason play, the Lady Pirates set their sights on Game 1 against eighth-seeded Versailles.
Although the Lady Pirates got off to a slow start in the opening minutes of the game, they appeared to be clicking on all cylinders after that while cruising past Versailles 81-28.
Boonville, 22-3 on the season, will play Cole Camp in the semifinal round on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. Cole Camp also won its district opener against Sherwood 54-43. In other games, No. 2 California prevailed against Knob Noster 78-41 while No. 3 Holden defeated Warsaw 53-47.
California and Holden will play in the second semifinal on Wednesday starting at 7:30 p.m.
After outscoring Versailles 22-1 in the opening quarter, the Lady Pirates continued to score at will for the rest of the game while holding a 29-10 advantage in the second to extend the lead to 51-11. Boonville also held a 30-17 scoring edge in the second half to win the game by 53.
Boonville Lady Pirates coach Jaryt Hunziker said after outscoring Versailles 22-1 in the first quarter the girls continued to be very aggressive with our defense to extend the lead to 51-11 at the half.
“After starting off slow the first couple of minutes we extended our ball press into the full court which allowed us to get some quick steals and layups,” Hunziker said. “We played 12 girls tonight with 10 finding the scoring column. We have to continue to focus on being the best defensive team we can the rest of the way out.”
Senior Brynn Edwards led a balanced scoring attack for Boonville with 21 points along with five rebounds, five steals and four assists.
Jodie Bass finished the game with 11 points, four steals and one rebound while Jalyn Schnetzler added 10 points, six steals, two rebounds and two assists, Jamie Lemmons 10 points, seven rebounds, three steals and one assist, Kate Peterson seven points, three rebounds and three steals, Sophi Waibel six points and two rebounds, Madison Lenz five points, three steals and two rebounds, Kennedy Renfrow four points, three steals and two rebounds, Taylor Frederick also with four points, Hana Cook three points, three rebounds and two steals, Lawren Luscombe four rebounds, one steal and one assist and Brooke Eichelberger with two rebounds and one steal.
The Lady Pirates also finished the game shooting 42 percent from the field and 59 percent from the foul line.
For Versailles, Hendrix had nine points and Ballew with eight.