Both Boonville basketball teams outlasted a pair of upset-minded Macon teams at the Peak Sport and Spine Holiday Shootout at MACC Friday. The Pirates defeated the Tigers 66-60 in the first contest. Boonville junior Charlie Bronakowski snapped a 33-33 tie early in the third, then extended the lead.

Eric Duick with the calls on KRES and Bronakowski scored a game-high 26 points and dominated the glass for the 8-1 Pirates. The 2-6 Tigers later trimmed the deficit to one and stayed close throughout. Macon head coach Dale Devenport said the young Tigers are encouraged at the holiday break.

Macon entered the half with a 31-28 lead. Freshman Boston Douglas provided a team-high 16 points. Boonville head coach Mark Anderson outlined the Pirates’ focuses for the new year.

Boonville visits Versailles January 7th while both Macon teams travel to Milan January 3rd.

The Boonville girls topped Macon 44-41. The Lady Pirates opened the fourth with a 28-26 advantage, then junior Kourtney Kendrick delivered the first of her eight fourth-quarter points.

Kendrick finished with 17 total. A back and forth final frame resulted in the Tigerettes down three with seven seconds left and a baseline inbound, but Boonville held Macon without a shot. Lady Pirates head coach Jaryt Hunziker reacted postgame.

Boonville beat Macon by 23 at the Centralia Tournament two weeks ago. The Tigerettes started the rematch with an 11-1 lead, but the Lady Pirates outscored Macon 17-6 in the second quarter. Tigerettes head coach Richard Driscoll revealed the difference in the game.

Driscoll’s junior forward Kate Hawkins paced 5-4 Macon with 12 points. 7-1 Boonville meets Battle January 4th. Hear full postgame interviews with the four head coaches below.

Boonville boys coach Mark Anderson:

Macon boys coach Dale Devenport:

Boonville girls coach Jaryt Hunziker:

Macon girls coach Richard Driscoll: