Bombers blast Bluejays, 79-52: No. 2 Ballard goes to 3-0

Joe Randleman
Tri-County Times
Connor Drew

HUXLEY - The Ballard boys’ basketball team could do little wrong against Bondurant-Farrar in a 79-52 drubbing of the Bluejays Dec. 8.

The Bombers, ranked second in Class 3A, scored 28 points in the first quarter and led 47-30 at the half. They upped their lead to 24 points after three quarters and coasted the rest of the way, improving to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Raccoon River Conference.

Connor Drew, Ashton Hermann and Mason Murphy combined for 56 points in Ballard’s victory.

Ashton Hermann

Drew posted a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds. He made 10 of 13 field goals and also came up with one block.

Hermann tallied 19 points and five assists shooting 50 percent from the field with two 3-pointers. He also had a big night defensively in coming up with seven steals.

Murphy finished with 14 points and five assists. He made two 3-pointers and 4 of 5 free throws.

Mason Murphy

Kale Krogh was a disruptive defensive force in the paint with five blocks. He also scored seven points and added six rebounds.

Isaiah Peasley hit two 3-pointers and scored six points off the bench for Ballard. Jacob Ihle and Colby Calvert finished with four points and two assists apiece and Kade Miller chipped in two points and five rebounds.

For the game Ballard shot 53 % and doubled up Bondurant-Farrar on the glass, 38-19.

Bondurant-Farrar fell to 1-1 on the season and in the RRC. Ben Trulson recorded 13 points and three assists and Braden Miller 10 points for the Bluejays.

Ballard 79, Bondurant-Farrar 52

BF   13   17     9   13 - 52

B      28  19   16   16 - 79

Bondurant-Farrar (52) - Colby Collison 2-4 3-6 8, Nolan Meyer 1-5 0-0 2, Ben Trulson 4-7 2-2 13, Cade Eichmeyer 1-5 4-4 6, Braden Miller 5-9 0-0 10, Trey McDowell 0-5 0-0 0, Andrew Keith 0-0 0-0 0, Jaxson Fried 2-2 0-0 6, Titus Cram 2-4 1-4 5, Toby Berggren 0-2 0-0 0, Everett White 0-0 0-0 0, Carter Sanny 1-4 0-2 2. Totals: 18-49 10-18 52. 3-point field goals (4): Trulson 3, Collison. Rebounds (6): Trulson 3, Fried 2, Collison. Rebounds (19): Cram 4. Assists (14): Meyer 3, Trulson 3. Steals (7): Eichmeyer 2, Sanny 2. Blocks (1): Fried. Fouls: 14. 

Ballard (79) - Mason Murphy 4-9 4-5 14, Ashton Hermann 7-14 3-6 19, Connor Drew 10-13 3-4 23, Jacob Ihle 2-3 4, Kale Krogh 3-6 1-2 7. Totals: Alex Upah 0-0 0-0 0, Kyler Watson 0-1 0-0 0, Colby Calvert 2-3 0-0 4, Isaiah Peasley 2-4 0-0 6, Kade Miller 1-2 2, Jacob Ross 0-1 0-0 0, Bryce Haessig 0-1 0-0 0, Jayden Cattell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 31-58 11-17 79. 3-point field goals (6): Murphy 2, Hermann 2, Peasley 2. Rebounds (32): Drew 11. Assists (18): Murphy 5, Hermann 5. Steals (11): Hermann 7. Blocks (7): Krogh 5. Fouls: 13.