Ballard Girls Lose Opening Round Playoff Game

By Bucky Beaver

The Ballard High School girls basketball team (12-10) played their first playoff game in five years last night when they traveled to the #7 team in state, Inglemoor Vikings.

Ballard jumped to an early lead with great defense and good shooting.  Ballard was up 25-20 at halftime and tied at 32 after three quarters.  Although Ballard continued the pressure defense, the deep bench of the Vikings was able to wear down the Beavers in the fourth quarter forcing numerous turnovers.

Inglemoor went on to a 51-40 win.  The Beavers shot well shooting 47 percent for the game; however, it was the turnovers that killed them—Ballard had a season high 26 turnovers.  Ballard was led in scoring by juniors Nancy MacGeorge with 19 points, Beverly Verduin with 8 and Imani Bender with 8.

Ballard now moves down to the consolation bracket, still eligible to make it to the state tournament.

They next play Woodinville this Saturday, February 9th at 4:45 p.m. at Juanita High School.  Ballard lost to Woodinville by one point back in early December at Woodinville.

We wish the girls the best of luck!

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  1. The Bombers were outscored 12-8 in the third quarter and trailed 26-24 after three quarters. The fourth quarter was back and forth as both teams were trying to take control of the game. The Dodgers scored 4 straight points and took a 38-31 lead with just over 2 minutes left to play. Ballard’s defense stepped up, forcing 3 turnovers and holding Fort Dodge scoreless for over 4 minutes to pull within 2 points at 40-38 with a minute left. But that’s as close as they could get, as the Dodgers were able to hit 2 of 4 free throws down the stretch and come away with the 42-38 win. One of my friends told me that I can play amazing casino by click on the following link because he had an excellent experience with it and earned a lot of money, I hope I will do the same.

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