Archive for Friday, February 22, 2008

Girls comeback makes them one of league’s best

February 22, 2008

It was "Senior Night" and Eudora's girls were playing for the league's top record. Eudora, and particularly senior Emily Ballock, responded in a big way.

Scoring a game-high 28 points, Ballock led the Cardinals past Spring Hill to give them a record of 17-3, tied for the best in the Frontier League.

But the goal of Eudora isn't to just win the league, by any means.

"We've talked a lot about sub-state," coach Ryan Luke said. "These girls want to go to state. We've talked about that all year."

The first half of Friday night's game, however, didn't seem like Eudora would be taking a 17-3 mark into the all-or-nothing sub-state. They trailed 18-9 after one quarter, and 30-23 at half.

But then Ballock exploded for 18 points in the second half and the Broncos didn't have an answer.

The full-court pressure led by Ballock and junior Haley Epperson was too much for Spring Hill to handle, and Eudora won 56-45.

Sub-state begins for the girls team at 7 p.m. Monday, at home against Bishop Ward.

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