“Broderick has gotten better every game,” Pappas said. “He is starting to score for us and his rebounding is improving, and he is doing all of the things we have asked him to do from the beginning of the season.
“He is just a sophomore and he has a lot of up side.”
The Rams were led in scoring by Biren Clardy who put up a game-high 21 points. Clardy is averaging 22.2 points per game in district play, with his high game coming against state-ranked No. 2 Kennedale where he scored 31 points.
Clardy set the pace early with 14 first-half points, including nine in the second period.
The Rams raced out to a 25-11 lead after the first quarter as Clardy and Johnson combined for final nine points in the quarter.
The Rams began the second quarter on an 11-0 run to take a commanding 36-11 lead.
Dexter Cross began the run with a nothing-but-net three-pointer, and Clardy and Juvaree Sutton each scored on driving layups.
With Lake Worth still have trouble on offense – thanks primarily to solid MWHS man defense – Johnson scored on a put back and Clardy scored on a jumper from the lane to give the Rams a 25-point cushion.
Johnson dominated in the third period. He scored on a pair of short turn around jumpers and on two driving layups as the MWHS advantage increased to 58-21.
The Rams sealed the game by allowing just 23 points in the second half.
On offense, MWHS forward Mark Glover scored all 12 of his points in the second half as he is starting to make his mark on the offensive end of the court.
The Rams scored 48 points in the second half to complete the blowout.