The Ss. Peter & Paul boys eighth grade basketball team jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead and never looked back, beating the Marshall Owls 40-15 Monday night in Boonville.
The Warriors, improving to 4-1 on the season, opened up the first half with a 18-5 lead against Marshall and then outscored the Owls 13-6 in the third and 9-4 in the fourth for the victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said after a tough loss last week the boys were ready to get back out and show what they were capable of.  
“Our press was bothersome enough to cause turnovers leading to layups,” Herzog said.  “We rebounded well enough to get second chances at points.  The biggest advantage for our boys is their aggressiveness to the ball and being able to maintain that for all four quarters.”
Nathaniel Krebs had the game-high for Ss. Peter & Paul with 14 points along with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Lane West finished the game with 12 points, five assists, four rebounds and one steal while Charlie Bronakowski added eight points, 10 rebounds, four steals and four assists, Andrew Wiser three points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist, Gabe Greis three points and one steal, Bryce Harris three rebounds, Drew Vossler one rebound and one steal, Grant Wilson one rebound and Vincent Runnenbaum with one steal.
The Warriors also finished the game hitting 6 of 11 shots from the line for 55 percent.
For Marshall, Ben Haug had seven points.
Marshall 7th (B) 47
Ss. Peter & Paul 33
The Ss. Peter & Paul boys seventh grade basketball team had a slow start and that proved to be the difference in a 47-33 loss at home Monday night against the Marshall Owls.
The Warriors, dropping to 0-7 on the season, trailed Marshall 10-2 after first period’s end and 21-11 at the half. Meanwhile, in the second half, Ss. Peter & Paul played much better despite being outscored by the Owls 26-22.
“We continue to get better each game,” said Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog.  “As always we were out-sized and out-rebounded.  Second and third attempts for the opponents led to a majority of their scoring.  Still looking for team effort to get aggressive on both ends of the court.”
Seth Hoffman had 10 points to pace all scorers for Marshall.
For Ss. Peter & Paul, Luke Green had 18 points, five rebounds and three steals.
Zane Watring finished the game with nine points, one rebound, one steal and one assist while Memphis Waibel added five points, two steals and one rebound, Avery Shaw one point and one assist, Austin Coleman three steals and two assists and Royce Jeffries with one rebound, one steal and one assist.