Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
Ballard Memorial Bombers vs St. Mary
It’s Senior Night & Homecoming as the Bombers play host to St. Mary. The Vikings defeated the Bombers 43-40 on December 17th, 2021 in their matchup on the campus of St. Mary High School. St. Mary is coming off of a win against Fort Campbell and losses to Paducah Tilghman and Fulton County. The Bombers are coming off back to back wins Monday and Tuesday night. They beat CCA on the road and Cairo at home. They are looking to win a third game in a row for the first time since December of 2017. Coach Holder commented, “It would be a great accomplishment for our program to get a third win in row. It won’t be an easy task, but I know my guys are capable of doing it. To see our team’s growth over the last two seasons has been very cool to watch and be a part of. I’m thankful to them and grateful to my staff for the work they’ve put in to be where we are a full season later.”
If the Bombers hope to win, it’s going to take a good defensive effort. St. Mary has 3 scorers that average at least 10 points per game in Luke Sims, Cade Fleming, and Daniel Willett. Luke Sims is leading the way averaging 13 points per game and leads the team in 3 point field goal makes and percentage with 43 makes at a 39% clip. The Bombers will have to make life difficult on the young guard if they want to win tonight. Coach Holder stated, “Luke can really play. He’s having a great year for Coach Denson and he’s only getting better each game. Cade Fleming is a great athlete and can make some plays not many can make on the floor due to his athleticism. My guys are looking forward to the challenge of defending them.” The Bombers are in action again tomorrow at Hickman County in a JV and Varsity doubleheader with a start time of 2:00.
Players to Watch
Ballard Memorial Bombers
#32 Zeke Elrod Senior forward that can play inside and outside.
#20 Dylan Frost Emotional leader of the team.
St. Mary Vikings
#10 Luke Sims Terrific shooter from the outside primary ball-handler.
#21 Cade Fleming Great athlete that has a really good mid-range game.