Basketball: Beavers suffer double loss to Issaquah

By Christopher Duclos

On Friday night, Jan. 19, the Beavers girls and boys both suffered a loss against Issaquah High School.

Having not played since last Friday the lady beavers took the court. It was Issaquah that broke away early in the first quarter. Adjustments were then made to end the half as Ballard held the Eagles to only 2 points in the second quarter. Issaquah never let up, though, outscoring the Beavers with a final score of 45-32.

Shot totals: Nancy MacGeorge (9), Beverly Verduin (8), Riley Soukup (7), Imani Bender (4), Shelby Bailess (2) and Sam Hall (2).

After witnessing the rough loss from the girls, the men were seeking a win. Issaquah turned up the heat early with a stingy defense, keeping Ballard’s star players from making too big of an impact during the game. The Eagles continued its defensive momentum after halftime, grabbing a 10-0 run and extending their lead to 39-19.The Beavers were never able to rally to catch up to Issaquah, ending the game with a loss, 48-35.

Shot totals: Seth Berger (9), Chase Deger (9), Nick Brown (6), Kemal Deger (2), Darius George (2), Stuart MacGeorge (2), Ray Owens (2), Johnny Verduin (2), and Nate Rauda (1).


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