The Boonville boys junior varsity basketball team had a great cure after suffering its worst loss of the season Tuesday night on the road against the Mexico Bulldogs.


The Boonville boys junior varsity basketball team had a great cure after suffering its worst loss of the season Tuesday night on the road against the Mexico Bulldogs.

Playing on the road Wednesday night in a make-up game against Marshall, the Pirates held nothing back while outscoring the Owls in three out of the four quarters of play for a 53-30 victory.

While the win improved Boonville’s record to 12-8 overall and 5-6 in the NCMC, head coach Kent Peterson said the JV team started out slow in the first quarter and into the middle of the second quarter. 

“We had great shots again tonight and didn’t shoot the ball as well as we can,”?Peterson said. “We shot about 30% from the field for the game.  In the middle of the second quarter we begin to hit the high post and Ethan Kempf did a great job of catching and looking diagonal for some easy baskets.  We handled the ball better only turning it over 10-times for the game while we had 17-steals.  All 11 of our guys scored which was a goal for us.  Overall this was a good win as I thought Marshall had improved from when we played them three weeks ago.  We look forward to closing out our JV season Friday night at home against Kirksville.”

Connor Loesing had the high game for Boonville with nine points along with two rebounds and two steals.

Ethan Sander finished the game with eight points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists, while Alec Viertel added eight points, four rebounds and one blocked shot, Tanner Green with six points, six rebounds and two steals, Clayton Lang with six points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist, Ethan Kempf with four points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal, Jared Oser and Andrew Kueny each with three points, one rebound and one steal, Jashon Hockaday with two points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist, Dalton Hodge with two points and two rebounds and John Reese with two points and one steal.

The Pirates also made 22 of 71 shots from the field for 31 percent and 7 of 11 from the foul line for 63 percent.