TUSCOLA - The Ballinger Bearcats varsity and JV teams fell to Jim Ned in all contests depsite solid performances by many key players.

TUSCOLA - The Ballinger Bearcats varsity and JV teams fell to Jim Ned in all contests depsite solid performances by many key players. 

In the varsity contest, in spite of a solid performance from Deaundre Manley with 18 points, Ballinger fell to Jim Ned 59-44. Jim Ned grabbed the lead against Ballinger Bearcats Varsity on a three-pointer from Drew Harrell in the second period and held on.

In an aggressive showing, Ballinger racked up 21 fouls in total.

Manley was the front runner for Ballinger's offense with 18 points, including 10 during the second period. He also contributed seven rebounds.

Chance Parker hit double digits, scoring 17 points for Ballinger (7-for-18). Also chipping in for Ballinger were Conner Kvapil (5 points, 2 rebounds), Marcus Toliver (2 points, 7 rebounds), and Kenyan Gonzales (2 points, 6 rebounds). Parker was a big defensive contributor as well, racking up 16 rebounds and one block.

Ballinger finished the game with 50 rebounds (25 offensive / 25 defensive), one block and one steal.

Fresham wrap up 

Despite Jon Guitierrez putting seven points on the board, Ballinger lost to Jim Ned 46-20.

Though Ballinger Bearcats Freshman finished strong, adding seven points in the final quarter, it wasn't enough to turn things around.

Guitierrez led the charge for Ballinger's offense, scoring seven points, with three points during the fourth period. He also contributed five rebounds and two steals.

Also contributing for Ballinger were DJ Cavazos (5 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal), Donovan Rivera (4 points, 4 rebounds), Chris Martinez (2 points, 1 rebound), and Cameron Poteet (2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal).

Ballinger finished the game with 35 rebounds (12 offensive / 23 defensive) and seven steals.

Ballinger JV wrap up 

Although Davian Martinez put eight points on the scoreboard, Ballinger fell to Jim Ned 49-28. Jim Ned grabbed the lead against Ballinger Bearcats JV on a two-pointer from Indians in the second period and held on.

Ballinger fell behind fast after scoring a game-high 10 points during the first quarter, and trailed 15-14 by the half.

Davian Martinez was the front runner for Ballinger's offense with eight points, including five during the fourth period. He also contributed three rebounds.

Also contributing for Ballinger were Jaedan Coy (7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal), Kaden Ottmers (5 points, 4 rebounds), Marques Belk (3 points, 12 rebounds), Cody Harral (3 points, 3 rebounds), and Jon Marcon (2 points, 1 rebound).

Ballinger finished the game with 31 rebounds (10 offensive / 21 defensive) and two steals.

Photo contributed/Chad McDuffee

Cole Zentner shoots during the game with Jim Ned last week in Tuscola. 

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Conner Kvapil wracked up five points and two rebounds against the game with Jim Ned. 

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Conner Kvapil shoots during the game with Jim Ned last week in Tuscola.

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Zack Fuentes dribbles down the court during the Jim Ned game last week.