The Boonville Lady Pirates basketball team had the perfect bounce back game Monday night on the road against the Eldon Mustangs.
After suffering their worst loss of the season last Saturday at the hands of the Southern Boone Eagles in the championship in the Southern Boone Classic, the Lady Pirates came back with one of their best games against Eldon while leading from start to finish for a 82-19 victory.
The win improved Boonville’s record to 17-3 overall and 4-0 in the Tri-County Conference.
Boonville coach Jaryt Hunziker said the win over Eldon was a full team effort. “Everyone saw playing time and contributed in some way,” Hunziker said. “I couldn’t have been happier with our teams overall effort on defense and how well we played together and shared the ball on offense.”
With four players in double figures and nine different players scoring in the game, it came as no surprise that Boonville led Eldon 24-8 after one, 51-12 at the half and 75-17 after three quarters of play. The Lady Pirates also held a 7-2 advantage in the final period.
As for the scoring in the game, Jodie Bass had a game-high 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the field and 1 of 2 from the foul line. Bass also finished the game with five steals, two rebounds and two assists.
Addison Brownfield finished the game with 16 points, nine assists, eight steals and two rebounds while Sophi Waibel added 13 points, seven steals, three rebounds and one assist, Brooke Eichelberger 10 points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist, Emma West nine points, eight rebounds, two steals and one assist, Kennedy Renfrow seven points, three assists, one rebound and one steal, Kourtney Kendrick six points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists, Abby Fuemmeler three points, Daylynn Baker one point, two rebounds and two steals, Faith Mesik five rebounds and one assist and Jordan Brackman with one rebound.
The Lady Pirates also finished the game, hitting 36 of 67 shots from the field for 54 percent, 6 of 20 from the arc for 30 percent and 4 of 12 from the foul line for 33 percent.
Haley Henderson had the high game for Eldon, who dropped to 6-11 overall and 1-4 in the TCC, with five points.
In the JV game, Eldon defeated Boonville 24-17 while playing only two quarters.
The Mustangs outscored Boonville 12-11 in the first quarter and 12-6 in the second period.
“We came out extremely rusty due to not having played a game in almost two weeks, and it showed a little bit in our defensive effort, said Boonville JV coach Paul Moore. “We didn’t have the speed we needed to keep pressure on them, and Eldon did a great job of staying patient and finding gaps in our press.  They also were able to move the ball on offense and find the best shot available, while I feel like we were rushing shots at times.  Overall, it just wasn’t our best outing but hopefully we will get things corrected before we run into a very tough part of our conference schedule.”  
Payton Luscombe had the game-high for Boonville’s JV, who dropped to 3-7 overall and 0-4 in the TCC, with eight points. Madison Smith chipped in three points while Abby Pulliam, Kyleigh Thacker and Abby Fuemmeler added two points each.
Hebert had six points for Eldon.