Boonville junior Charlie Bronakowski and sophomore Tyson Franklin did their part against Capital City Tuesday night in Jefferson City.
While facing a district opponent, Bronakowski scored a game-high 30 points while Franklin added 13 to lead the Pirates past the Cavaliers 83-61.
Bronakowski also finished the game with nine rebounds and three steals while Franklin added seven rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Boonville head coach Mark Anderson said the boys were a little sluggish early and didn’t guard as well as he would have liked, but had a big third quarter and created some turnovers with their press.
“I think our press wore them down over time, and we put together a nice run in the third and scored 29 points,” Anderson said. “We got good contributions from lots of different guys. We did a good job on the boards, out-rebounding them 36-22. It was nice to get wins on back-to-back nights, which is never easy to do.”
Although Boonville wound up winning by 22, Capital City had the lead after one quarter by a score of 19-16. However, in the middle two periods, the Pirates dominated the Cavaliers with a 51-27 advantage to lead 38-30 at the break and 59-46 after three quarters of play. Boonville also held a 16-15 scoring edge in the final period.
D.J. Wesolak finished the game with eight points, eight rebounds and one steal while Kayle Rice added eight points and three rebounds, Luke Green eight points, one rebound and one steal, Tramell Coleman six points, three steals and two rebounds, Jackson Johns four points, two rebounds, two steals and two assists and Sam Esser and Axton Nease each with three points.
Corde Brown had 19 for Capital City while Cedric Warren chipped in 17.
In the JV game, Capital City defeated Boonville 65-56.
The Pirates, dropping to 1-5 overall, trailed Capital City by just two (13-11) after first period’s end. The Cavaliers also outscored Boonville 15-12 in the second quarter to lead at the half 28-23. Meanwhile, in the second half, Capital City held a 37-33 advantage.
Boonville JV coach Brock Hill said much better effort from the guys.
“We really competed for all four quarters,” Hill said. “We still made some mistakes but I felt that our effort and energy was much better than it has been in our previous three games. We need to do a better job of boxing out and rebounding. We gave up too many offensive boards. Part of that is that we just don’t have much size on our team but we still need to go make contact with guys and limit them to one shot.”
Colby Caton had the high game for Boonville with 15 points. Andrew Wiser and Aidan Lemmons chipped in nine each while DaWan Lomax and Axton Nease added seven points each, Edrissa Bah five and Byron Thomas with four.
Owen Stieferman had 15 for Capital City.