Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
The Bombers will have a full roster for the first time since January 11th against Carlisle County as they head into Mayfield facing off for the second time this season. The first matchup saw Mayfield outlast the Bombers 57-55 in the Green Palace. Coach Holder said, “It was a tough one to lose. Our program is hungry for a district win. It’s been a long time since we’ve won a district game at Ballard, and it’s time for a breakthrough. The kids want to be that group that does it. I think they saw how close we are to being there in the last game we played them. I hope we play with the intensity it takes to beat a good, physical, Cardinal team while being more efficient on the offensive end. We have to make some shots if we are going to win, and we are due to breakout.”
The last 3rd District road game win for the Bombers came on February 23rd, 2010 in the opening round of the 3rd District Tournament when the Bombers defeated Mayfield 49-48 after having dropped the previous two district games to them that season. If the Bombers hope to earn their first road district win in 12 years, they’ll have to hold serve in the rebounding department as Mayfield is one of the biggest teams in the First Region. They will play three kids that are 6’4” at one time in Gammons, Stone, and Fulton. They also have three guards that are playing at a high level right now in Dabney, Webb, and Pate. It will be no easy task winning on the road, but this could be the year the Bombers get it done. The Bombers will be in action again tomorrow afternoon at Fulton City with the JV boys game beginning at 2:00, followed by the varsity girls, and varsity boys.
Previous Match-up Statistics
Ballard Memorial Bombers
#13 Jace Birney 15 points & 4 rebounds (6/15 fg)
#31 Keaton Overstreet 11 points & 12 rebounds (4/6 fg)
#2 Kame’ron English 12 points & 2 steals (4/6 fg)
#0 Jam Barber 11 points & 4 rebounds (3/6 fg)
# 12 Nolan Fulton 19 points & 5 rebounds (8/17 fg)
# 35 Sam Stone 4 points & 2 rebounds (2/4 fg)
# 4 Brajone Dabney 15 points & 7 rebounds (6/12 fg)
#32 Demarco Gammons 8 points & 6 rebounds (3/3 fg)