SANTO – The Santo Ladycats (5-2) secured a 58-27 victory over Slidell thanks to a dominant defensive effort in the second half and Chasen Howard’s hot hand, Tuesday night.
The Ladycats jumped out to a 13-8 lead in the first quarter, keeping Slidell at arms length with a 23-15 halftime score.
After the break, Santo really pulled away, holding Slidell to a scoreless third quarter en route to the win.
Howard led the Ladycats with 16 points, followed Madison Lasater, who sunk nine. Breeana Raffaele and Megan MacPherson tied with eight points, as did Payton Billue and Taylor Nemeth, who both scored six. Courtney Flanagan added five points from the floor.
Santo’s JV girls (8-1) had an equally impressive performance, racing to a 72-9 drubbing of Slidell that same night.
The Ladycats held a commanding 22-0 lead after the first quarter and held Slidell to point totals of two, three and four in the remaining three frames.
Lilly Motley scored 20 points for the team lead, followed close behind by Makaylee Steiner and Sage Sparks, each scoring 15.
Sadie Gann was the last Ladycat in double-digits, having rattled off 13 points. Reagan Raffaele scored six, Caitlyn Finley scored two and Emily Ashbrook hit one shot from the free throw line for a single point.
Weather permitting, Santo’s junior varsity and Varsity are back in action in the Santo Tournament, which starts today and lasts through Saturday.
Strawn girls edged out by Godley
STRAWN – The Strawn Lady Hounds (7-4) fell just short despite a valiant comeback attempt against visiting Godley, 43-40, Tuesday night.
The Lady Hounds found themselves in a 21-6 hole after the first quarter, but battled back to bring the game within four points by the start of the fourth quarter.
But their comeback was not enough, as Godley escaped with the three-point win.
Shelly Abbot captained the comeback, leading the Lady Hounds with 15 points from the floor. Jacqueline Berumen had the second-highest point total with 10. Tearany Atkins scored eight points and Cidney Pollock added another seven.
Strawn will hit the court again this weekend in the Albany Tournament.
CCS boys thump Cornerstone Chr.
The Community Christian School Warriors (3-1) posted a resounding 65-33 thumping against Cornerstone Christian, Tuesday night at City Gym in Mineral Wells.
Senior Sammy Brazeal was a key cog in the Warriors almost doubling their opponents’ final score.
The big-bodied Brazeal finished with a double-double, having scored 24 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
Tye Gage also secured a double-double, posting 10 points and 12 boards. Sammy’s cousin, Isaiah Brazeal, scored the second-most points on the team with 16. Also scoring for the Warriors were Noah Dowdy with eight, Josiah Brazeal with three and Levi Knowles and Landon Payne with two each.
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Lady Rams run away with district opener vs. Castleberry, 16-2
While the rest of Mineral Wells ISD was relaxing on spring break, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams were going to work. In their District 6-3A opener, Tuesday night, at Kessler Field, the Lady Rams demolished the rival Castleberry Lady Lions, 16-2, in just four-and-a-half innings, bringing their season record to a glowing 17-5.
The weather wasn't the only thing heating up, Monday afternoon. The Mineral Wells Lady Rams (16-5) were simply on fire in both phases of the game as they crushed the Graham Lady Blues, 10-0, in five innings at Kessler Field.
Protecting their home turf
After finishing the first day of the Mineral Wells Tournament a perfect 3-0, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams (15-4) were back in action Friday with a double-header to close out the home portion of the tourney.
Rams shine at Brock Tournament
BROCK – The Mineral Wells Rams (9-6) had a strong showing at the Brock Tournament, Thursday and Friday, as they continued to lay a firm foundation for the rest of their season.
After over a month of speculation, the Ram faithful have a new leader in which to place their hope.
Friday night, the Mineral Wells ISD Board of Trustees announced their decision to hire Waco Midway's Co-Offensive Coordinator Gerald Perry as the new Athletic Director and head football coach of Mineral Wells High School.
The Mineral Wells Lady Rams (14-3) got everything they hoped for and more in the opening day of the Mineral Wells Tournament, Thursday, at Kessler Field. They swept the competition in a triple-header and dealt with a wide variety of situations, overcoming each.
Gordon, Strawn fill up all-district hoops teams
The All-District 17-1A-II teams for both boys and girls basketball have been announced and rivals Gordon and Strawn have left an indelible mark on the 2013-24 edition with the two schools combining for six players on the boys team and a whopping 11 girls receiving honors.
Lady Rams Softball begins MW Tourney
Hot off of a 5-1 showing at the Wichita Falls Tournament, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams softball team (11-3) will open tournament play against quality competition again today from the comfort of their own home.
Four Ladycats garner top 11-1A-I awards
Palo Pinto County's most successful basketball team of the 2013-14 season can now add a bushel of accolades to an already memorable, Regional Championship year.
MW boys place third, girls seventh at Ram Relays
The Mineral Wells boys and girls track teams were on full display, Saturday, in front of a hometown crowd at the Ram Relays as the varsity girls team took seventh place with 42 point and the varsity boys finished third with 90 points.
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