The Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team found out what it was like to go up against the No. 4 team in the state in Class 4 last night in NCMC action at the Windsor gymnasium.


The Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team found out what it was like to go up against the No. 4 team in the state in Class 4 last night in NCMC action at the Windsor gymnasium.

Although the Lady Bulldogs entered the game at 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference, Mexico head coach Ed Costley said before the game that he still wasn’t going to take anything for granted despite Boonville’s 3-6 record.

As it turned out, the Lady Bulldogs led Boonville from start to finish and closed out the final eight minutes with a running clock until the last 34 seconds for a 65-36 victory.

Boonville head coach Joe Henke said he thought the girls came out a little intimidated against a very good state-ranked Mexico team. “We cannot afford to come out like we did tonight and expect to compete against such a good team. I thought after the first quarter the girls relaxed and played fairly well. I thought the effort was there, we just didn’t execute well around the basket. We missed a lot of shots in the paint and that is just something you cannot afford to do against a team like Mexico. I thought we rebounded better and moved the ball better, but we still need to play tougher.”

The Lady Pirates, dropping to 3-7 overall and 1-3 in the NCMC, will have to play tougher if they want to advance to the second round of the California Invitational Tournament on Monday. As the No. 6 seed, Boonville will play third-seeded California starting at 7:30 p.m.

Junior Danielle Ingrum led two players in double figures for Mexico, 10-1 overall and 4-1 in the NCMC, with 23 points. Brooke Costley tossed in 13 points while Kelsey Creed added nine.

For Boonville, Mackenzie Greis finished the game with 17 points, two rebounds, two steals and two assists while Bailey Pfeiffer chipped in seven points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists, Aly Wessing with six points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal, Kristin Hoff with two points, four steals and one assist, Madison Watson with two points and three rebounds and Sydney Monteer with two assists, one rebound and one steal.
Mexico also won the junior varsity game against Boonville by a score of 40-12.

The Lady Pirates, dropping to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the NCMC, trailed Mexico by just three (8-5) after first period’s end but was outscored 32-7 the rest of the way to suffer the loss.

Ceirra Schmidt led the scoring attack for Mexico with 11 points.
For Boonville, Logan Esser had five, Anna Davis four, Devin Ellebracht two and Bridget Fischer one.