The Boonville boys freshmen basketball team had a tough loss Friday night on the road by losing to the Blair Oaks Falcons 56-52.
The Pirates, dropping to 5-3 on the season, trailed Blair Oaks 22-6 after one quarter but rallied back with a 17-8 advantage in the second period to cut the lead to seven at 30-23. Meanwhile, in the second half, Blair Oaks won the third quarter by outscoring Boonville 19-14 while the Pirates dominated the final period with a 15-7 advantage.
Boonville boys freshmen coach Paul Stevens said the boys started off slow but responded well and came back. “The boys were down 20 but fought back and had a chance to win the game at the end but it didn’t fall our way,” Stevens said. “I’m proud of the effort and resilience the boys showed.”
Tyson Franklin had 24 points to lead all scorers for Boonville while DaWan Lomax chipped in 14 and Jamesian McKee and Memphis Waibel each with seven.
The Boonville boys freshmen basketball team will host the Fulton Hornets on Thursday at the Windsor gymnasium starting at 6 p.m. Then, on Friday, the Pirates will play the Hallsville Indians in a tripleheader at home starting at 5.