The Lady Rams closed the gap to three points, 38-35, early in the fourth quarter after Santibanez – who finished with a double double with a team-high 10 rebounds and 10 points – canned a pair from the line.
However, Springtown followed with a 7-0 run to take a 45-35 lead.
The Lady Rams fought back to within five points, 49-44, after Bullock nailed a trey and Ragland hit a free throw and scored on a layup following a steal, but Springtown held off MWHS to take a six-point win and sole possession of second place in 6-3A.
Despite the loss, Holman was pleased to see her team hold such an explosive team to 52 points.
“Overall, I was happy with our defense,” she said.”But I was kind of disappointed in our press, and was looking for us to get more steals that could lead to layups.
“I think we gave up too many baskets on that early so we got out of that defense.
“I think a zone against Springtown was a better defense for us as compared to man. We didn’t match up well when we were in man.”