Beavers Sports Roundup: Gymnastics takes second; Boys basketball lose to Newport

Gymnastics:

The Ballard gymnastics team placed second against Woodinville, Redmond and Garfield with the second highest score of the season despite the fact the team was missing one of their top gymnasts, Maureen Sturgeon, due to illness.

"The young team is learning a lot and performing many new skills in every meet," said coach Stephanie Gundel.

The scoring was as followed:

Team totals:
1. Woodinville 171.35
2. Ballard 149.35
3. Redmond 145.9
4. Garfield 111.2

Vault:
1. Alex Puri W 9.0
2. Maria Volk B 8.7
3. Julie Tollifson W 8.65
4. Lauren Lee B 8.4

Bars:
1. Madison Engel W 9.45
2. Katherine Smith W 8.1
3. Julie Tollifson W 8.05
4. Lauren Lee B 8.0

Beam:
1T. Ally Garcia R, Tessa King W, Kara Barton W, 8.9

Floor:
1. Julie Tollifson W 9.25
2. Emily Paratore W 9.2
3. Ally Garcia R 9.15

All Around:
1T. Julie Tollifson W, Madison Engel W 34.05
3. Ally Garcia R 32.95
5. Lauren Lee 32.0

The gymnastics next home meet is January 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Basketball:

Suffering a second loss in a row, the boys basketball team was unable to keep up with Newport on Tuesday evening. Newport got ahead in the first quarter and the Beavers had to play catch-up for the remainder of the game.

Newport's seven-point-lead increased to a 13-point lead at halftime. While Ballard tied Newport's scoring in the second half, they were unable to catch up. Beavers lost 47 to 60.

Seth Berger was Ballard's top scorer of the evening with 17 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist.

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