Eastern vs. Ballard (Girls)
Ballard High School
February 7, 2015
Eastern coach Josh Leslie started the following lineup: 5-8 Fr. Alexis Smith, 5-8 Jr. Shavia Thompson, 5-11 So. Natalie Collins, 5-4 So. Daijia Stafford, and 5-6 Jr. Markeia Porter. Ballard coach Frank H. Wright countered with 5-6 Fr. Shania Beason, 5-6 Fr. Jada Williams, 5-8 Sr. Allison Wiseman, 5-4 Fr. Briana Mishler, and 5-6 Sr. Alex Martin.
Eastern raced out to an early 19-8 lead and held on to defeat Ballard by a score of 61-56. There were nine lead changes and five ties in this game. Eastern shot 40.8% from the field including five of 17 from the three point line. The Lady eagles connected on 16 of 24 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 24 points off 19 Ballard turnovers. Ballard shot 39.6% from the field including four of 12 from beyond the arc. The Lady Bruins connected on 14 of 20 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored nine points off nine Eastern turnovers.
Markeia Porter led Eastern with 24 points and seven rebounds. Natalie Collins added 16 points including four three point baskets. Shavia Thompson recorded 14 points and nine rebounds.
Alex Martin led Ballard with 21 points and seven rebounds. Briana Mishler added 16 points. Jada Williams chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds.
Eastern (61) – Smith 1, Thompson 14, Collins 16, Stafford 3, Porter 24, Anthony 3.
Ballard (56) – Beason 5, Williams 8, Wiseman 4, Mishler 16, Martin 21, Jordan 2.
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.