The Boonville boys and girls junior varsity basketball teams fell in the championship in the Southern Boone JV Tournament on Saturday by losing to the host team by the scores of 43-36 and 49-25, respectively.
The Lady Pirates, dropping to 2-2 on the season, trailed Southern Boone 23-14 at the half and then was outscored 26-11 in the final-two periods.
Boonville JV coach Alex Wendell said she was not happy with the intensity the girls brought to the floor. “They are capable of playing at a higher level than they did,” Wendell said. “We knew that Southern Boone was going to be a tough game-they play hard and are disciplined, but we knew that we could compete well if we came out to play.”
Zoe Coffelt had the team-high for Boonville with nine points while Jalyn Schnetzler added eight points and Lawren Luscombe with four.
For SBC, Post had 11 points and Ponder with eight points.
As for the Boonville JV boys, they trailed SBC 21-16 at the half  but rallied back with a 13-9 advantage in the third quarter to cut the lead to one at 39-29. However, in the fourth and final period, the Eagles stormed back with a 11-7 scoring edge to win the game by seven.
Boonville JV coach Jesse Oswald said this was a close, hard fought game.
“I felt both teams gave it their all and never gave up,” Oswald said. “The first half we hurt ourselves on offense turning the ball over 17 times, but our defense kept us in it and prevented them from going on a run. We also missed a lot of easy buckets in the first half. I felt there were times we could've built a lead, but instead we played right with them. Defensively, I thought we rebounded well but we struggled keeping them out if the middle of the floor. The second half we did a better job taking care of the ball and playing better defense, but we still struggled scoring at times.”
Dunn had 11 points and Trammell 10 for SBC.
For Boonville, who dropped to 2-3 on the season, Avian Thomas had 14 points, Trae Williams 10, Tramell Coleman eight and Malik Brazil with four.