The Ss. Peter & Paul girls eighth grade basketball team raised its season record to a perfect 10-0 by turning back Sedalia Sacred Heart last Thursday in Boonville by a score of 44-15.
While only four players scored in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul, it mattered little as the Lady Warriors led Sacred Heart 14-4 after one, 22-8 at the half and 36-13 after three quarters of play. Ss. Peter & Paul also held a 8-2 advantage in the fourth quarter to win by 29.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Sarah Ronnfeldt said the girls did a good job of keeping Sacred Heart off the boards. “We have been working on that a lot lately and it is starting to pay off,” Ronnfeldt said. “We need to do a better job of finishing under the basket, but the girls are doing a great job of finding an open lane and getting to the basket. Addi Brownfield did a great job of seeing the whole court tonight.”
Brownfield led the Lady Warriors with a game-high 19 points along with seven assists, five rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots.
Emma West finished the game with 16 points, seven rebounds and one steal while Abby Fuemmeler added five points, two rebounds and one assist, Alyssa Fitzgerald four points, six rebounds and one steal, Hailey James five rebounds and Lillian Rohrbach with two rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Ss. Peter & Paul (B) 29
Sacred Heart 28
The Ss. Peter & Paul boys eighth grade basketball team rallied from a four point deficit at the end of the third quarter by outscoring Sedalia Sacred Heart 11-6 in the final period for a 29-28 win last Thursday in Boonville.
The Warriors, improving to 5-6 on the season, trailed Sedalia Sacred Heart by 10 (20-10) at the break but then rallied back with a 8-2 advantage in the third to cut the lead to four at 22-18. Meanwhile, in the final period, Ss. Peter & Paul outscored the Gremlins 11-6 for the one-point victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said the boys started out about as flat and effortless as he has seen them.
“We played defense with our hands down and let them inside way too easy the entire first half,” Herzog said. “Trailing by 10 at half we challenged the boys to cut into the lead and show the home crowd that they knew how to play defense. Fired up by the challenge, they picked up the intensity and cut into the lead by the end of the third quarter. We made a couple of threes at the end of the game to give us the lead and staved off a last second attempt by Sacred Heart to come away with the win. It was by far the best half of basketball the  eighth grade have played this year. Expectations will be no less for the rest of the year.”
Luke Green had the high game for Ss. Peter & Paul had the high game for Ss. Peter & Paul with nine points along with eight rebounds and three steals.
Colby Caton finished the game with eight points, one rebound and one assist while Memphis Waibel added seven points, two assists, one rebound and one steal, Austin Coleman three points, three rebounds and one steal, Zane Watring two points, one rebound and one steal, Nash McKenzie five rebounds and Avery Watring with two steals.
For Sedalia Sacred Heart, Colin Webb had 13 points.