Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
In a game that resembled a track meet at times more than it did a basketball game, the Ballard Memorial boys varsity basketball team outlasted the Cairo Pilots 75-71 on Tuesday, February 8. Both teams gave the fans an exciting game of back-and-forth, up-and-down contest with leads that would expand and shrink all within a few seconds of the game clock.
The Bombers, however, shot 60% from the field for the game, including 7 3-point baskets, that helped them overcome 14 for 30 shooting at the free throw line for the contest. It was a balanced scoring attack for the Bombers, placing four players in double figures, that helped them overcome a sharp-shooting Cairo squad.
Jace Birney led the Bombers in scoring with 21 points. Kam English and Jerrico Wilson each had 13 points on the evening, and Phillip Duncan contributed 12 to the cause. The win moves the Bombers' record to 7-14 for the season. They will host St. Mary on Friday, February 11 at 7:30 PM.