Senior Camryn Monteer finishes with 32 points, Jodie Bass 19 for Boonville
The Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team accomplished three feats Thursday night against the Fulton Hornets.
First, the Lady Pirates defeated Fulton 89-31 for their 10th win of the season. Secondly, Boonville also remained unbeaten in the NCMC at 5-0. As for the third, the Lady Pirates recorded their 10th straight win since the season opening loss against the California Pintos back on November 20th.
HUNZIKER PLEASED WITH INTENSITY TO START THE GAME
Boonville Lady Pirates basketball coach Jaryt Hunziker said the intensity the girls played with for the whole first half was how they need to play the rest of the year out.
“The top three defenders were very active with when and where to trap keeping Fulton guessing on what passes were open as their two back defenders did a great job on the boards,” Hunziker said. “We talked about needing our defense to be our offense tonight and it was including many steals to put the game away very early on. Camryn Monteer had a career night by scoring 32 points, including six triples. The rest of the team did a great job getting her the ball when she was open. As their coach I just loved the effort we played with on both ends tonight. Jodie Bass also had a very productive evening scoring 19 points as well.”
MONTEER LEADS LADY PIRATES WITH 32 POINTS
It’s safe to say that Boonville senior Camryn Monteer was on fire. Aside from finishing the game with 32 points, which included 18 points from the three-point arc, Monteer also had four steals and four assists.
Of course Monteer wasn’t the only player to light it up. Freshman Jodie Bass also scored in double figures with 19 points along with four steals, two assists and one rebound.
As for the rest of the team, which was many, Jalyn Schnetzler chipped in eight points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists, Madison Lenz eight points, one steal and one assist, Brynn Edwards six points, four steals, four assists and two rebounds, Hana Cook five points and four rebounds, Kennedy Renfrow three points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist, Lawren Luscombe two points, four rebounds, three steals and three assists, Kate Peterson two points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals, Jamie Lemmons two points and nine rebounds and Brooke Eichelberger with two points.
For Fulton, Shawnie Hempfield had 11 points.
LADY PIRATES SCORE IN BUNCHES FOR FIRST HALF
The Boonville Lady Pirates didn’t need a wake up call against Fulton. After beating the Hornets back on December 12th in Fulton, the Lady Pirates kicked off the new year with a 22-0 run to start the game and a 9-2 run during the final three minutes in the first quarter to go up 33-5.
In addition to scoring 33 points, the Lady Pirates were tenacious on defense by forcing 17 turnovers. As for their shooting, Boonville hit on 15 of 23 shots from the field.
The second quarter was no different than the first. Yes, the Lady Pirates score one less point than the opening period but it was still enough that Boonville could have won the game without scoring a point in the final two periods.
Eighteen of Boonville’s 32 points in the second quarter came during a three minute stretch, which started at 35-7 and ended at 53-7 with 3:12 left.
Monteer also hit her fifth three pointer in the quarter.
Of course if you thought Boonville couldn’t shoot any better than in the first quarter, you were wrong. In the second period, the Lady Pirates converted on 11 of 17 shots from the field and forced 24 turnovers for the first 16 minutes.
SECOND HALF PRETTY MUCH THE SAME
The Lady Pirates didn’t have quite the second half as they did in the first but it was still enough to force a running clock in the fourth quarter.
After reeling off nine straight at one point in the third period to extend the lead to 58 at 74-16, Hunziker inserted the next five to finish out the game.
Boonville outscored Fulton 15-10 in the quarter to make it 80-22.
As for the fourth quarter, the Lady Pirates matched Fulton with nine points and were almost perfect from the field while hitting 4 of 5 shots.
Speaking of shooting, Boonville hit 36 of 61 shots from the field for 59 percent and 7 of 9 from the foul line for 78 percent. The Lady Pirates also converted on 9 of 19 shots from the arc for 47 percent.
JUNIOR VARSITY ALSO WINS BIG
The Boonville girls junior varsity basketball team evened its season record to 4-4 and conference mark to 3-1 by beating Fulton 37-18.
Along with outscoring the Lady Hornets by 19, Boonville also led big at the half by a score of 22-4. The Lady Pirates also held a 15-14 scoring advantage in the final two periods.
Boonville JV coach Alex Wendell said the girls were definitely ready to play after such a long break.
“They came out with high defensive intensity and moved the ball well on offense,” Wendell said. “I saw the improvement on the offensive end that we worked on during the break. We were able to have patience on offense, which allowed for us to move the ball and field shooters. Sophi (Waibel) lit it up from behind the arc last night. Brooke Eichelberger hit the boards hard last night as well.”
Sophi Waibel led all scorers for Boonville with 17 points. Taylor Frederick and Sarah Miller each had six points while Olivia Gholson and Brooke Eichelberger added four points each.
For Fulton, Sydney Hedgpath had seven points.