The Boonville girls junior varsity basketball team won the third place trophy in the Southern Boone JV Tournament by beating Moberly 52-43.
As for the Boonville boys junior varsity basketball team, they fell against Moberly 59-51.
The Lady Pirates, improving to 2-1 on the season, trailed Moberly 15-4 after first period’s end and 20-16 at the half. Meanwhile, after both teams put up 12 points in the third quarter, Boonville came back and outscored Moberly 24-11 in the final period for the victory.
“After a slow start in the first quarter, I was so proud of the way the girls fought back and pushed the tempo to get back into the game,” said Boonville JV coach Paul Moore. “Moberly had some athletic guards that could shoot the ball pretty well, so we had to make some quick adjustments to make sure we could cover those shooters.  The girls did a great job of picking up the defensive intensity and getting some steals that led to some transition offense when we needed to find some scoring of our own.  
“Emma was able to step up again and continues to develop as the scorer we need her to be, but it was our defensive pressure that created a lot of chances for us to run the floor and get easy looks.  Daylynn and Faith were able to create some deflections and steal opportunities at the top of our zone, and our posts continue to get better at being physical and limiting opponents to one shot per possession by getting rebounds.  Overall, it was a really great team win and the best way that we could finish up the tournament.”
Emma West led all scorers for Boonville with 26 points while Faith Mesik chipped in eight, Payton Luscombe six, Daylynn Baker and Hailey James four each and Kyleigh Thacker and Grace Dennis each with two points.
Moberly was led by Calvert with 15 points and Zelade with 11.
As for the Boonville boys JV basketball team, they they trailed Moberly for the entire game as the Spartans led 27-15 at the half and 41-31 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Boonville outscored Moberly 20-18 to cut the lead to single digits.
Brock Nowlin had the high game for Boonville with 17 points. Kayce Rice chipped in 10, Saylor Marquez eight, Landon Williams seven, Axton Nease five and Aidan Lemmons with four.
For Moberly, Payne had 28 points while Lewis added eight and Short six.