Pilot Grove falls at home against Jamestown

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News

The Pilot Grove boys and girls junior high basketball teams ran into a buzzsaw in the way of the Jamestown Eagles Monday night in Pilot Grove.

While the Lady Tigers took it on the chin 35-16, the Pilot Grove boys fell to the Eagles by a score of 41-22.

Pilot Grove girls, dropping to 0-5 on the season, trailed Jamestown 21-8 at the half and 25-10 after three quarters of play. The Lady Eagles also held a 10-6 scoring edge in the final period.

Olivia Meisenheimer finished the game with 18 points for Jamestown while Samantha Wilson chipped in eight and Alyssa Hess with six.

For Pilot Grove, Claire Rentel had six, Cloey Tavenner and Katie Fenical each with four and Brooke Lorenz with two.

As for the Pilot Grove boys, they trailed Jamestown 19-8 at the half and 35-10 after three quarters of play before rallying back with a 12-6 advantage in the final period.

Pilot Grove coach Grant Fricke said the Tigers have played Jamestown three times now and they have beaten the Tigers all three times by double digits. “My hat’s off to Jamestown,” Fricke said. “We had our opportunities at multiple back door looks, but were unable to connect on too many. A combination of their great man to man defense and beating us on the boards led to them winning the game. Tyler Wilson is going to be a solid player for them for years to come. He scored 17 points in just three quarters of action, because the game was already decided by then Beau Walker led us in scoring with 10.”

Tyler Wilson finished the game with 17 while Tate Duncan and Ethan Schoenthal chipped in six points each.

For Pilot Grove, 2-4 on the season, Beau Walker tossed in 10 points while Lane Durham and Weston Rentel added four and Jacob White and Aiden Wessing each with two points.