Basketball: Boys varsity snap their 3 game regular season losing streak; Girls get edged Skyline.
By Christopher Duclos
The girls took the court Friday night and put up a stalwart effort to contain No. 7 ranked Skyline at home. Defense shined in the second half after losing the first half 30-16. In the second half, the girls only yielded 14 Skyline points to their 28. In the final seconds of regulation, it came down to foul penalty shots that let Skyline edge out the Lady Beavers by an inch, 54-53.
Skyline’s nearly close defeat could send a message to the other teams in the conference: The lady Beavers can hang in there against some of the toughest teams.
Nancy MacGeorge had a whopping 23 points during the game along with Sam Hall with 13.
Friday night’s basketball double header continued as the Boys took the court. After the first quarter, it was all Ballard. However, Skyline hung in there and kept the score within 10 all game.
The pace of the game seemingly shifted in Ballard’s favor when Seth Berger slammed home a dunk in the 3rd quarter. You can see the video of that above.
Johnny Verduin was on fire, netting 21 points. Seth Berger and Stuart MacGeorge both had their own impact on the game with 10 points each. Final score: 49-41 Ballard. This victory ends their three game losing streak that haunted the team before winning the Les Schwab Holiday Classic trophy and a following exhibition match with a visiting Australian team.