The Bearcats were victorious against the Grape Creek Eagles 87-32 Friday in one of their more dominating games of the season. Earlier in the week, the Bearcats defeated TLCA 76-51.

The Bearcats were victorious against the Grape Creek Eagles 87-32 Friday in one of their more dominating games of the season. Earlier in the week, the Bearcats defeated TLCA 76-51.

Ballinger didn’t exactly struggle in the first half of the game, up 36-20 at halftime, but they blew the doors off in the second half. A 24-5 third quarter and 27-7 fourth quarter showed absolute dominance by the Bearcats. Ballinger opened up the second half on a 16 point run to effectively extinguish any hopes the Eagles had of making a comeback.

Chance Parker missed a double-double by the narrowest of margins with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Xavier Nunez scored 18 points, Deaundre Manley had 15 points while Keynan Gonzales and Edgar Nunez scored 10 points each. All had big days scoring for Ballinger. Marcus Toliver and Ty Sensabaugh continued their workmanlike ways battling for rebounds coming up with seven and five respectively.

Avenging a third place finish to TLCA in district last season, Ballinger traveled to San Angelo and took care of business in a 76-51 victory last week.

Offensively Parker scored a team high 21 points for Ballinger, Xavier Nunez with 16 points., Edgar Nunez scored 11 points, while Manley and Toliver scored 10 points each contributing big points for Ballinger as well.

TLCA held the lead over Ballinger at the end of the first quarter 15-11, but a 23-5 second quarter by the Bearcats would not only be enough to retake the lead, but it would prove to be more than enough to put away the Eagles. A 14 point spread at halftime would be as close as the game would get in route to a 25 point victory.

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