The Ballard boys basketball team is headed to the playoffs, facing Redmond in their first game on Tuesday.
Successful night for Beavers basketball; boys go on to playoffs
The Beavers basketball teams played on the road against Bothell on Saturday for the last game of the regular season. It was a good night for Ballard as both the girls and the boys team won.
The Lady Beavers payed first and ended their season with a victory.
Ballard quickly took control of the game against Bothell on Saturday afternoon.
They gained the lead in the first quarter and maintained it for a half time score of 27 to 22.
The Beavers continued to outscore Bothell and increase their lead to secure a win of 57 to 35.
Imani Bender led the Lady Beavers team in scoring with 15 points, followed by Beverly Verduin with 11 points. Samantha Hall was strong on the defense with eight defensive rebounds.
This concludes their season as the girls basketball team will not be going to the playoffs.
The Lady Beavers were a young team this year, playing on freshman and four sophomores.
They ended up with a season of six wins and 14 losses, doubling their total from last year.
They scored 11 points per game more than last year and increased their team shooting almost 20 percent.
Boys win, head to playoffs
The boys basketball team finished their regular season with a win, too, and are headed to the playoffs.
In the game on Saturday night, Ballard took control of the game in the first half and stepped up the defense in the second half to secure the win.
Ballard outscored Bothell 38 to 20 in the first half but Bothell came back determined to make a comeback. They successfully outscored Ballard 20 to 15 in the third quarter and Ballard had to step it up to prevent Bothell from winning the game in the last quarter.
In the end Ballard took the win with a score of 74 to 58.
Leading his team in scoring was Johnny Verduin with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
With this win Ballard finished in 3rd place in the division and will play Redmond on Tuesday for their first playoff game.
The game will take place at Redmond at 7:30 p.m.