The Boonville Hawks seventh grade basketball team finished third in the Show-Me State Games-Mpix Hoopin It up Basketball Tournament over the weekend in Columbia.
While finishing the tournament with a record of 4-2 overall, head coach Mark Waibel said he thought the boys had a very good defensive weekend for losing by a total of nine points in two games. “I thought we had another good tournament and the boys are getting better each game,” Waibel said.
Playing their first-two games on Saturday at Father Tolton, the Boonville Hawks had little trouble in the opening round against Highland Maywood while prevailing by a score of 46-21.
While playing two halves, the Boonville Hawks outscored Highland Maywood 25-9 in the first and 21-12 in the second.
Treveon Coleman led the scoring attack in the game for Boonville with 12 points along with two rebounds and two assists.
DaWan Lomax finished the game with eight points and four rebounds while Memphis Waibel added seven points, two rebounds and one assist, Will Cherrington six points, two rebounds and one assist, Drew Sanders also with six points, Jamesian McKee five points, six rebounds and one assist, DeAndre Wesolak two points and six rebounds and Chandler Stonecipher with one assist.
In the second game in pool play, the Boonville Hawks defeated the Columbia Raptors 60-46.
Leading 39-26 at the half, the Boonville Hawks came back and outscored the Raptors 21-20 in the second half to win by 14.
Wesolak finished the game with a double-double for Boonville with 16 points and 10 rebounds along with three assists.
Coleman had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists while Sanders chipped in 10 points, one rebound and one assist, Cherrington seven points, three rebounds and one assist, McKee six points, three rebounds and three assists, Lomax four points, seven rebounds and two assists, Waibel three points, two assists and one rebound and Stonecipher with two rebounds.
In the third game at Brewer Fieldhouse at the Recreation Center on the University of Missouri camp, the Boonville Hawks dropped their first game of the tournament against the Knights Gold out of Jefferson City by a score of 55-49.
The Knights Gold outscored Boonville in both halves, holding a 26-21 advantage after one and outscoring the Hawks 29-28 in the second.
Cherrington had the team-high for Boonville with 12 points, three rebounds and one assist.
Coleman finished the game with nine points, seven rebounds and five assists while Wesolak added nine points, six rebounds and one assist, Sanders also with nine points, McKee four points and eight rebounds, Lomax four points, five rebounds and two assists and Waibel with two points.
While finishing 2-1 in pool play, which was good enough for a No. 2 seed, the Boonville Hawks came out and won its first game in bracket play by beating the Novinger Wildcats 50-19.
Playing at Hickman’s gym, the Hawks outscored Novinger in both halves while holding a 25-14 advantage and then outscoring the Wildcats 25-5 in the second half.
Sanders led the scoring attack for Boonville with 13 points and one rebound. Wesolak finished the game with 11 points, five rebounds and one assist while Coleman chipped in seven points, six rebounds and five assists, Lomax with six points, three rebounds and one assist, Stonecipher with five points and one assist, McKee three points, seven and rebounds, Waibel three points and one rebound and Cherrington with two points, four rebounds and four assists.
In the second game in bracket play, the Boonville Hawks upended Bowling Green by a score of 56-40.
Sanders led three players in double figures for the Hawks, who outscored Bowling Green 32-16 in the first half and then matched Bowling Green with 24 in the second half. Sanders also finished the game with three assists and one rebound.
Cherrington contributed 15 points, four rebounds and three assists while Wesolak added 11 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, Coleman with seven points, eight rebounds and five assists, McKee two points, eight rebounds and one assist, Lomax one point, two rebounds and two assists and Waibel also with one point.
In the next game against the Columbia Storm, the Boonville Hawks dropped their second game of the tournament by a score of 52-49.
In a tight game at the half with the Storm leading Boonville 29-28, the Columbia team also outscored the Hawks 23-21 in the second half for the three-point win.
Wesolak paced all scorers in the game for Boonville with 13 points and eight rebounds.
Sanders finished the game with 12 points and one assist while Coleman added 11 points, four assists and three rebounds, Cherrington six points, four assists and three rebounds, Waibel three points, Mckee two points, five rebounds and one assist and Lomax with two points and four rebounds.
The two losses in the Show-Me State Games dropped the Boonville Hawks to 8-3 on the season.