“Natalie has good court awareness, she knew how much time was left and she put up the shot and it went in,” Holman said smiling. “You’ve got to know how much time’s left on the clock.”
The Lady Ram who came closest to Ragland’s 22 points was senior captain Courtney Peña who scored eight points to go along with three rebounds and three steals. Senior Ashlynn Robinson also stood out in her first game returning from injury. She tied Santibanez for the team lead in rebounds with six, in addition to four points.
“She was a big factor inside,” Holman said of Robinson. “When she went out with five fouls, it kind of worried me. But Kera (Harrison) went in for her and held her own.”
The win truly was a big one for the Lady Rams, who will have an opportunity to improve to 3-0 in district against Diamond Hill on Friday. But don’t expect the success to go to their heads. Holman is determined for her team to stay focused during the most important part of their schedule.
“We’re 2-0 and that puts us in a good spot in district, but we can’t stop there,” she said. “We’ve got to continue to prepare for each district game that’s coming up in the next couple of weeks.”
MWHS 10 11 18 7 – 46
LWHS 4 5 13 9 – 31
MWHS – Natalie Ragland 22, Courtney Peña 8, Tabby Santibanez 5, Ashlynn Robinson 4, Riley Bullock 4, Katie Rivera 2, Scarlett Eaton 1.
Up next: The Lady Rams will play at 6:30 p.m. at home Friday against Diamond Hill.