Boys basketball: For the first time in a long time, the Ballard boys basketball team is ranked. They went into last night’s game against Redmond as #10 in the state.
The game was a nail-biter with the lead going back and forth during most of the first half. The Mustangs pulled away in the second quarter, finishing the half 11 points up. The Beavers scored 33 points in the second half and got within two points at the end, but Redmond won 52-54.
Junior Stuart MacGeorge was the lead scorer with 16 points, followed by juniors Seth Berger with 13 and Johnny Verduin with nine. Junior Raymond Owens came off the bench to score four points and three assists.
The Beavers next head to San Diego for a three game holiday tournament.
Girls basketball: The lady Beavers came out strong against the Redmond Mustangs. The Ballard girls basketball team was up 23 to 15 at half and 37 to 20 after three quarters. Redmond came on strong in the fourth quarter, but Ballard hung on for a 46 to 41 win.
Sophomores Beverly Verduin and Nancy MacGeorge were the high scorers with 12 points. Cailey Beckett and ten points.
The lady Beavers play next week in a holiday tourney at Juanita High School.