Feb 18, 2020
Short-handed Western Boone couldn’t keep up with visiting Westfield on Tuesday night.
The Stars were resting senior Spencer Wright, and only scored 15 points in the second half in a 57-34 loss to Westfield.
“If we would have shot a little bit better, like we normally do, this game would have been closer,” Western Boone head coach Josh Burkett said. “I thought we executed our game plan pretty well, they have some great shooters, but we shot 29 percent and that won’t get it done against a tough opponent.
Western Boone closed to within 15-11 by the end of the second quarter, and then were within 17-15 midway through the second quarter.
The Stars stayed as close as three when Connor Hole scored with 3:04 left in the second quarter, but the Shamrocks scored the final seven points of the quarter to go into the break leading by 10.
“We definitely didn’t want them to get that 10-point lead at halftime and we wanted to close the first quarter better too,” Burkett said. “We have to finish quarters better, that has kind of been the tale of our season. We are working at it, and are getting closer, but we have three games to get it right befor the sectional.”