Last week Ballinger hosted their annual Basketball tournament and despite falling to Ozona and Merkel the LadyCats were able to close out the tournament with a finishing win against Merkel.
Against Ozona, in a great showing, Bryla Perkins scored 10 points, but this was not enough as Ballinger fell 45-37. Ozona locked down their lead in the third quarter on a three-pointer.
At the end of the first half, Ballinger Lady Cats Varsity led 20-17 on the strength of a 14-3 run. But this wasn’t enough to overcome Ozona ‘s 28 points in the final two quarters of the game. With a total of 32 fouls, Ballinger was on the attack over the course of the game.
Perkins found success all over the court for Ballinger, making 60% (3-for-5) of shots attempted while also sinking 50% (4-for-8) of free throws attempted.
Sydney Bowman made it into double digits, scoring 10 points for Ballinger (5-for-13). Also helping the effort for Ballinger were Kinlee Bowman (4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal), Brenda Martinez (4 points, 1 rebound), Lauren Landers (3 points), Haley Matschek (2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal), and Kinley Gray (2 points, 3 rebounds).
Ballinger finished the game with 38 rebounds (12 offensive / 26 defensive) and three steals.
Sydney Bowman put nine points on the scoreboard, Ballinger fell to Merkel 50-37.
Even though Ballinger Lady Cats Varsity added 17 points in the final quarter, they failed to make a comeback. The score was a sign of possible things to come for the LadyCats
Making 100% (4-for-4) of free throws attempted, Bowman had a great game from the line for Ballinger.
Also helping the effort for Ballinger were Kinley Gray (9 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals), Bryla Perkins (8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals), Jessica Castleberry (5 points, 3 rebounds), and Brenda Martinez (3 points, 2 rebounds). Guerrero was a big defensive contributor as well, racking up four rebounds and two steals.
Ballinger finished the game with 24 rebounds (11 offensive / 13 defensive) and 10 steals.
The final contest against Bangs Bryla Perkins, along with Kinley Gray would lead the team with 8 points, while Perkins would also lead the team with an outstanding 15 total rebounds. The final score would be in the LadyCats favor as they were victorious 39-27.
Also contributing for Ballinger were Lexus Gonzalez (6 points, 4 rebounds) and Brenda Martinez (1.000 FG%).
Ballinger finished the game with 47 rebounds (26 offensive / 21 defensive) and eleven steals.
Ballinger’s next two contests are on the road against Bangs, December 13 and Abilene Cooper December 16.