Ss. Peter & Paul girls naildown wins in seventh and eighth grade games
The Ss. Peter & Paul boys seventh grade basketball team and the LSE boys eighth grade basketball team remained undefeated last night by beating their arch-rivals in a clash of Boonville teams Monday night at the LSE gymnasium in Boonville.
While the Warriors had their way with the Pirates by a score of 47-29, the LSE boys also led Ss. Peter & Paul from start to finish for a 51-35 victory. Meanwhile, in girls action at Ss. Peter & Paul, the Lady Warriors came away with two straight wins by beating LSE 24-19 in the seventh grade game and 29-19 in eighth grade action.
The Ss. Peter & Paul boys seventh grade basketball team, 4-0 on the season, opened the first half with a 25-11 advantage against LSE and then outscored the Pirates 22-18 in the second half for the victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said the boys started off aggressive on defense leading to easier offense for the Warriors. “They had more second chance attempts than we wanted as they were more aggressive on the boards,” Herzog said. “A good game for some of our players to get extended playing time.”
Charlie Bronakowski led three players in double figures for Ss. Peter & Paul with 12 points along with five assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Nathaniel Krebs finished the game with 10 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals while Drew Vossler added 10 points, two steals and two assists, Lane West with six points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal, Grant Wilson with four points, Andrew Wiser with two points, six steals, three assists and one rebound, Gabe Greis with two points and one rebound, Bryce Harris with one point, four rebounds and four steals and Vincent Runnebaum with two rebounds.
For the LSE boys seventh grade basketball team, who dropped to 2-2 on the season, Cody Garner had 10 points and five rebounds. Axton Nease added seven points while Tyson Franklin chipped in five points, Kale Rice and Tucker Kaiser each with three points and Saylor Marquez with one point and 11 rebounds.
LSE coach Joe Henke said he was extremely disappointed in the overall performance of the team. “Ss. Peter & Paul completed dominated every phase of the game,” Henke said. “They are very good fundamentally strong team and they were able to take advantage of our sloppy play. We turned the ball over way too much and generally did not value the basketball at all tonight. We have to be better to play as a team in every phase of the game.”
As for the LSE boys eighth grade basketball team, they led Ss. Peter & Paul from the opening tip while taking a 31-12 lead into the half. The Pirates also outscored Ss. Peter & Paul 17-10 in the third quarter to extend the lead to 48-22. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Warriors rallied back with a 13-3 advantage.
LSE coach Rob VanderLinden said it was a good win going into Thanksgiving break. “It was another team win with 10 players scoring points and everyone contributing with defense and rebounds,” VanderLinden said.
Nick Ferrari and Tramell Coleman each had 10 points in the game for LSE, who improved to 4-0 on the season. Coleman also pulled down nine rebounds while Ferrari had six boards.
Avian Thomas finished the game with eight points and five rebounds while Peyton Keeran added five points and four rebounds, Colton Scott with four points and six rebounds, Will Rehagen with four points and one rebound, Nathan Platt with three points and five rebounds, Gavin Bishop with three points and two rebounds, Ethan Walker with two points and two rebounds, Brayden Page with two points and one rebound and Carson Bail with three rebounds.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, who dropped to 2-1, Sam Esser had eight points, two steals and one assist. Josh Chrisman added seven points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal while Quin Gentry chipped in seven points, three rebounds and two assists, Jake Horst with five points, three rebounds and one steal, Alejandro Vivas with two points, four steals, two assists and one rebound, Jacob Vossler with two points, two steals, one rebound and one assist, Luke Young with two points and one rebound, Gage Sprigg with two points and Chris Gross with two steals and one assist.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said it was a direct opposite for the Warriors. “From the tip our boys were not able to stop ball,” Herzog said. “They were able to run at will on us as we could not get back on defense. We were able to get position under basket but did not create enough space boxing out as their athleticism out-rebounded us all night. A tough night but most learning experiences are.”
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul-LSE girls matchup, the Lady Warriors seventh grade played the Pirates to a 15-15 tie at the half and then outscored LSE 14-4 in the final-two periods for the victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Carol Griffin said it was an exciting and thrilling game for both teams. “Our team really did some good things tonight of reading the defense and taking advantage of them,” Griffin said. “We were able to take the ball to the bucket and score and our players were active and positioned themselves to score. We were tied at half and didn’t pull away until late in the fourth quarter.”
Jordan Brackman led Ss. Peter & Paul with 12 points and five rebounds. Taylor Frederick added eight points and six rebounds while Brooke Eichelberger tossed in six points and three rebounds, Gracie Imhoff with two points, three rebounds and one steal and Molly Amos with one point and one rebound.
For LSE, who dropped to 3-1 on the season, Jodie Bass had 11 points while Daylynn Baker and Hanna Cook added three points each and Jocelyn Dalton with two points.
LSE coach Susie Stone said the Ss. Peter & Paul girls were able to control the boards and capitalize on non-aggressive help-side defense. “We allowed them too many second shot opportunities and uncontested shots on the weakside of their offensive play,” Stone said. “We did learn some valuable lessons about clock management having never been in this type of situation before and working to come from behind. We just couldn’t get baskets to fall.”
In the eighth grade game, LSE led Ss. Peter & Paul 12-9 at the half but was outscored 15-7 in the second half to suffer the loss.
Lily Terrell had 13 points, nine rebounds and four steals to lead the Lady Warriors, 2-1. Abby Reisinger added six points, 10 rebounds and three steals while Jessica Lammers chipped in four points, 11 rebounds and one steal and Ashlyn Twenter with one point, nine rebounds and five steals.
Coach Griffin said with this team they play hard all the way to the end. “You have to like this as a coach,” Griffin said. “We still need to take better care of the ball, and slow down in transition when we have the lead. Hard work and hustle goes a long way.”
For LSE, 0-4, Daylynn Baker had five, Jodie Bass and Brianna Jones each with four, Arianna Long with three, Jocelyn Dalton with two and Olivia Gholson with one.
Stone, who also coached the eighth grade team, said the girls must continue to take care of the ball in the open court and work on blocking out. She said on the bright side it was one of their highest offensive scoring games of the season.