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January 3, 2014

Fresh start

Lady Rams open girls’ 6-3A hoops play at home today against Castleberry

By TONY EIERDAM

After two-and-a-half months of after-school practices, scrimmages, tournaments and non-district games the Mineral Wells Lady Rams will move on to play the games that truly count.

The Lady Rams open District 6-3A play at 6:30 p.m. today at home against Castleberry.

For the third year in a row, the Lady Rams will open league play with a new head coach.

However, in this year’s case, the “new” coach is an “old” coach as Leslie Holman coached many of the girls in the MWHS basketball program at Mineral Wells Junior High School.

Holman and the Lady Rams have gotten off to a slow start and will come into the contest with an overall record of 4-14.

But a huge part of the reason for the lack of wins has been health. The Lady Rams, who have lost senior Megan Powell for the season, have not played a game with an entirely healthy squad.

The Lady Rams appeared to have gotten healthier at the end of December as they welcomed back senior guard Courtney Peña from injury at the Burkburnett tournament.

Just having Peña in the lineup strengthens the Lady Rams’ defense,and her experience offensively is also needed.

But just when Holman thought the injury situation was a little settled, senior post Ashlynn Robinson went down last weekend and is expected to at least miss today’s district opener.

“Ashlynn went down (at the Burkburnett tournament) with a sprained ankle and will be out this week,” Holman said. “She will miss our first district game with Castleberry but should be back for Lake Worth (on Jan. 7) “We really missed Ashlynn on the boards (for the rest of the tournament), but Kera Harrison played in her spot and did a great job for us.”

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