The Ss. Peter & Paul girls seventh and eighth grade basketball team made a statement Monday night against the LSE Lady Pirates.
In the annual “Battle of Boonville”, the Lady Warriors dominated from the start and never looked back while winning the seventh grade game 38-17 and the eighth grade game by a score of 52-13.
The Lady Warriors eighth grade team, 3-0 on the season, outscored LSE in all four quarters and led 33-7 at the half and 45-11 after three quarters of play. Ss. Peter & Paul also held a 7-2 advantage in the fourth.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Sarah Ronnfeldt said the girls really moved the ball well. “We worked hard on defense and again that became our offense,” Ronnfeldt said. “Addi Brownfield dominated the lane on offense.”
Addi Brownfield once again led all scorers for Ss. Peter & Paul with 37 points along with 10 steals, nine rebounds and four assists.
Emma West finished the game with seven points, 11 rebounds, two steals and one assist while Lillian Rohrbach added four points, five steals, four rebounds and two assists, Hailey James two points, six rebounds and one assist, Olivia Eichelberger two points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist and Alyssa Fitzgerald with four rebounds.
For LSE, who dropped to 1-3, Kyleigh Thacker finished the game with eight points, 13 rebounds and one steal. Faith Mesik added three points and four rebounds while Grace Dennis chipped in two points, Nora Morris three rebounds, Katera Bonaparte two rebounds and Anna Thompson with one rebound.
LSE coach Kaitlyn Nelson said the girls struggled to block out and rebound this week. “We gave up many offensive rebounds,” Nelson said. “The girls still played a hard game and did not give up. I look forward to seeing the continued improvement from the team going into a tournament next week.”
In the seventh grade game, Ss. Peter & Paul jumped out to a 22-6 halftime lead and then outscored the Lady Pirates 16-11 in the final two periods.
Ronnfeldt said everyone contributed in the win. “The girls really worked hard and showed what they are made of,” Ronnfeldt said. “They only had five to play with and they didn’t let that slow them down. Grace Williams dominated the board and that was a huge factor in this ballgame.”
Abby Fuemmeler was the only player in double figures for Ss. Peter & Paul with 16 points. She also had three rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Grace Williams tallied eight points while crashing the boards for 19 rebounds while Zoey Lang added six points, six rebounds and three assists, Desirea Roberts six points, two rebounds and two steals and Leah Ziegelbein with two points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
For LSE, who dropped to 0-4 on the season, Carlie Bishop paced all scorers with 11 points along with four rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Addy Ward finished the game with two points, four rebounds and two steals while Kenley Fox added two points, three rebounds and two assists, Molly Schuster two points and four rebounds, Heather Hall and Natalie Page each with three rebounds, Hailee Williams with one rebound, one steal and one assist and Kasie Northern with one rebound.
LSE coach Susie Stone said the girls moved the ball better on some offensive possession and were able to get some good looks at the basket. “We need to work on being consistent with moving the ball offensively and more aggressively on attacking the offensive glass,” Stone said. “We allowed Ss. Peter & Paul too many opportunities to drive the lane and second chances on the offensive boards.”