Ballard's fantastic start continues. Senior guard Evangeline Spracklin had a game-high 24 points, and the Beavers girls basketball team...
SAN DIEGO — Ballard’s fantastic start continues.
Senior guard Evangeline Spracklin had a game-high 24 points, and the Beavers girls basketball team beat Eastlake of Chula Vista, Calif., 68-53 on Friday to move on to the championship game in the Surf Division of the Surf ‘N Slam tournament at Scripps Ranch High School.
Ballard (9-0), which led 34-29 at halftime, took control by outscoring Eastlake 20-7 in the third quarter.
Alexandria Lawrence, a 6-foot sophomore forward, had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Beavers, eighth-ranked in Class 4A, and senior guard Kayla Williams scored 13.
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Spracklin, who had 11 points in the first quarter, also had eight rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Ballard plays St. Mary’s of Berkeley, Calif., today at 1:45 p.m.
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