Almost halfway through the district schedule and one thing is for sure, outside of Wall there does not seem to be much competition. The Lady Cats further proved this point in a 58-6 demolishing of TLCA Tuesday January 16 and a solid 59-13 win over Grape Creek Friday.

Almost halfway through the district schedule and one thing is for sure, outside of Wall there does not seem to be much competition. The Lady Cats further proved this point in a 58-6 demolishing of TLCA Tuesday January 16 and a solid 59-13 win over Grape Creek Friday.

One good thing about the ease of district play for Ballinger is that players coming off the bench are able to get significant playing time for Ballinger which could be a very important factor come playoff time when the competition level should start to tighten. For now it is continuing to look like a two team race within the district.

Against TLCA the Lady Cats did not even have their best night offensively. Kinlee Bowman, Ballinger’s leading scorer on the season, was held to her third straight game without reaching double digits scoring. Vivian Guerrero, whose defensive presence is usually the key for Ballinger, picked up the slack and with 12 points she had her third double digit scoring outing of the season.

As a team Ballinger out rebounded TLCA 42-25. Defensively they held the Lady Eagles to seven percent shooting from the field on 2-27 shooting and scored 42 of their 58 points within the paint, absolutely bullying TLCA.

In the Grape Creek contest Bowman was the top scorer with 19 points followed by Brenda Martinez and Bryla Perkins each with seven points, Kinley Gray with six  points and Rosemary Delgado with five points.

Ballinger hosted Sonora on Tuesday and Reagan County Friday, January 26 before hitting the road at Wall January 30 in the game that should determine the district champions.