Lady Owls handed fourth straight loss
BOONVILLE -- Boonville used a 21-8 third quarter Thursday to break away from the Marshall girls' basketball team for a 61-47 NCMC home win.
The Lady Pirates led by only a point at halftime, but got a pair of buckets each from junior Ally Wessing, sophomore Olivia Imhoff and freshman Miller Moyer to take a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter.
Boonville kept the Lady Owls at bay down the stretch by converting all 10 of its charity shots. While Marshall had more attempts from the free-throw line during the game, 32-19, the Lady Pirates better capitalized, by a 22-17 margin.
Wessing finished with 19 points, making nine of 11 from the stripe, and Moyer had 11 points as Boonville (7-13, 2-8 NCMC) snapped an eight-game losing streak.
The Lady Owls (12-9, 3-6), who won the previous meeting between the teams by two points (48-46) two months earlier, were led by junior Karson Heying with 18 points. Marshall was playing without sophomore Molly Evans, its starting point guard and leading scorer (9.9 points game), who aggravated a previous injury three days earlier at Fulton and is day-to-day.
It was the fourth straight loss for the Lady Owls, who play at home for the first time in 12 games Saturday when they host Hannibal.