The Ballinger Lady Cats came away with two wins and two losses in the Eula Holiday Classic held Dec. 28-30.

The Ballinger Lady Cats came away with two wins and two losses in the Eula Holiday Classic held Dec. 28-30.

In the match up with Hico Thursday, the Lady Cats were defeated 35-26 in the neutral tournament game. In this matchup, Kinlee Bowman was the standout player scoring 12 points and seven rebounds followed by Kenzey Sanchez who scored six points with eight rebounds.

The Lady Cats would bounce back Friday with a 55-44 win over Tolar. Fans at Friday's non-league challenge between the Lady Cats and the visiting Tolar Rattlers, saw Ballinger's basketball squad knock off Tolar. The Lady Cats scored 11 points to Tolar’s 12 in the first quarter, eight points over Tolar’s three in the second quarter and 11 points to Tolar’s 19 in the third quarter. The fourth quarter found Tolar scoring no points, with the Lady Cats scoring 11 points for the final win.

Kinlee Bowman was the player of the game scoring a whopping 29 points and racking up 17 rebounds. Vivian Guerrero would follow her by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds.

With the victory, Ballinger improved its record to 8-4 on the campaign. The Lady Cats played would take a 36-46 loss to Hermleigh in a non-league challenge on Saturday, December 30.The Cardinals come into the challenge with a record of 15-6. Kinley Gray was the top scorer with 15 points, followed by Kinlee Bowman with seven points, Guerrero with four steals and Sydney Bowman with five steals.

The Lady Cats would go on to defeat Clyde on Saturday 46-33 after a hard faught match as well. Once again Kinlee Bowman was the lead scorer with 13 points followed by Sydney Bowman with 11 points, five steals and three assists. Kenzey Sanchez racked up five rebounds, four assists and four points during the game.

Coach Stacy Smalley said she was happy with the two-two win during the tournament but that some things could have gone better. But she added Hico was ranked sixth in the state at game time, and Hermleigh was very physical.

"When we end the tournament with a win that's always good," Smalley said.

The Lady Cats will travel to Sonora on Friday to take on the Lady Broncos for games at 5 and 6:30 p.m.