Basketball: Beaver boys thwart Inglemoor’s comeback, escape with first win in playoffs

By Christopher Duclos

Hopeful and hungry to keep their season going, Ballard High boys varsity went on the road to take on Inglemoor in the first leg of the playoffs.

At tip off, ferocity abounded the court; Both teams defensively deciding the first period with a score of 9-9. Ballard turned on the Jets in the second period, scoring 18 points against a Vikings defense that seemed to be slowing down. It appeared Inglemoor would never come back with a first half score of 27-14.

However, the second half told a different story. After making adjustments and finding the motivation, Inglemoor grabbed the lead from the Beavers. It seemed as if the Vikings attack had figured out the defensive schemes that the Beavers used, sinking three pointers against double-man coverage.

Not to be outdone, Ballard kicked it into high gear in the 4th period, matching Inglemoor stride for stride. After long minutes of trading the lead the decision was made in the final seconds. Ballard would hold on to escape Inglemoor’s gym with a win, 55-52.

Scoring summary – Seth Berger 25 points, Ray Owens 11, Johnny Verduin 9, Nate Rauda 4, Darius George 3, Nick Brown 2, Chase Deger 1.

The next scheduled playoff game will be at Garfield on Friday February 8th. Tip off at 6:30 p.m.

Christopher Duclos is the sports writer for BNT you can follow him on twitter @thechrisduclos

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