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January 22, 2013

Lady Rams JV stays unbeaten in 6-3A after downing Kennedale

MINERAL WELLS — Scarlett Eaton scored eight fourth-quarter points, including a late three-pointer, to help the Mineral Wells Lady Rams junior varsity to a 39-34 victory over Kennedale Friday in a District 6-3A contest at the MWHS gym.

The win gives the Lady Rams a 5-0 district mark and puts the team all alone in first place after the first half of 6-3A play.

The Lady Rams trailed 25-22 as the contest moved to the fourth quarter. MWHS scored 17 points in the final stanza while holding Kennedale (4-1) to nine points to secure the win.

Eaton led the Lady Rams with eight points, with Kaleigh Aaron and Addi Singleton each scoring six points.

Also scoring were Bre Hinjos with five points, Carson Couger, Kera Harrison and Grace Baeza, each with four, and Mason Malone with two.

Lady Rams frosh fall

Kennedale defeated the Mineral Wells Lady Rams freshman team, 31-27 in overtime, Friday at the MWHS gym in a District 6-3A game.

The loss drops the Lady Rams to 3-1 in district play.

Kenzie Huseman led the Lady Rams with nine points. Also scoring were Katlin Norton and Maddie Pappas, each with six points, Brooke Hale with four and Katie Rivera with two.

Rams JV defeated

Kennedale went on a 22-6 run in the third quarter on its way to a 67-53 win over the Mineral Wells Rams junior varsity in a District 6-3A contest Friday at the MWHS gym.

The loss drops the Rams to 1-2 in district play.

Devon Edmond scored 15 points to lead the Rams. Also scoring were Dalton Mitchell with 11 points, Coy Barrick and Mark Glover, each with 10, and Braxton Allen with seven.

Kennedale led 20-12 after the first period, built a 33-24 lead at the half and carried a 55-30 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Rams frosh down Kennedale

Paced by a 16-7 run in the fourth quarter, the Mineral Wells Rams freshman team came back to defeat the Kennedale Wildcats, 48-43, Friday in a District 6-3A tilt at the MWHS gym.

The win raises the Rams’ 6-3A mark to 2-1.

Broderick Johnson led the Rams with 18 points, including 12 in the second half.

Alec Ortiz finished with nine points, including a pair of three-point buckets, and Nigel Benavides added nine.

Also scoring were Keith Stafford with six points, Tristan Seargeant with four and Connor Jacobson with two.

Kennedale led 15-7 after the opening period and 22-17 at the break.

The Rams outscored the Wildcats 15-14 in the third period to cut the Kennedale lead to 36-32 as the game moved to the fourth quarter.

‘Rabbits stay unbeaten in district

WOODSON – Pepe Paz and Dylan Hart each scored 21 points, and Quenten Tabor added 11, to lead the state-ranked No. 10 Graford Jackrabbits to a 72-52 win over Woodson here Friday night in a District 11-A (Division II) contest.

Paz also pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds, dished out a game-high eight assists and had five steals.

Quintin Reed had six assists and five steals.

Graford led 21-11 after the first quarter and 43-29 at the half.

The ‘Rabbits went on a 14-5 run in the third period to take a 57-34 lead into the fourth quarter.

Five reach double figures in Lady Hounds’ win

GORMAN – Jayde Price scored a game-high 28 points and four other Strawn players reached double figures as the Lady Hounds defeated Gorman, 88-56, here Friday in a District 17-A contest.

Tearany Atkins poured in 15 points, Cori Pollock added 14, Eva de Gregorio finished with 11 and Shelly Abbott recorded 10.

Also scoring were Jacquleline Berumen with eight points and Cidney Pollcok with two.

Strawn led 26-17 after the first quarter and 34-19 at the half. The Lady Hounds outscored Gorman 22-15 in the third period to take a 56-44 lead into the fourth quarter.

MWJH 8th C ladies fall to Hall

The C-Team played a good game against Weatherford Hall on Thursday but lost, 10-3.

Scoring for the Lady Rams were  Courtney Hall and Jesse Rodriguez. Playing well on defense were Tracy Abbott, Amy Greenweight, Jennifer Hall and Valerie Lord.

Rebounding well were Thalia Hinojosa, Amy Greensweight.

Hall downs MWJH 8th A ladies  

The Mineral Wells Junior High School Lady Rams eighth grade A-Team played an outstanding defensive game on Thursday and came within one point of upsetting the very tall, and talented Weatherford Hall team which went on to win, 21-20.

Scoring well for the Lady Rams were Alli Blissitte with nine points, followed by point guard Brooklyn Lovern with four points, with Ty Suitors, Jacy Grimes and Molly Simonton, each with two points, and Peyton Malone with one.

“All Lady Rams played outstanding on defensive and are to be commended for their hustle and heart demonstrated in this game,” Lady Rams coach Jeff Brumfield said.

Rebounding well for the Lady Rams were Suitors and Taia Ruelas, with six rebounds each.

Leading the Lady Rams in steals were Ally Blissitte with three, followed by Tayha Ruelas and Molly Simonton, each with two. Ty Suitors also had one blocked shot.

MWJH 7th A team wins; C team falls

The Mineral Wells Junior High School Lady Rams seventh-grade “A” and “C” teams traveled to Weatherford on Thursday.

The C team ended up losing to the ‘Roos, 26-17 after leading through the third quarter. Leading scorer for the Lady Rams was Cali Pilgrim with six points, and right behind her was Savannah Tuggle with four points. Leading the defense was Bailee Romero with three  rebounds, three steals and two assists.

“These ladies are really coming together and playing some great basketball,” coach Tammy Williams said. “I am proud of the way they have been playing.”

The A team defeated Hall, 39-26.

“This was a great game to see,” Williams said. “These girls came on strong with a press that helped put their score on top.”

Leading scorer for the Lady Rams was Kaylee Gregory with 12 points, and following behind her were Madison Gibbs and Sunni Lemley, each with six points.

Leading the defense for the Lady Rams Mia Ragland and Kaylee Gregory.

“Ragland and Gregory had several steals, rebounds and spirit that helped drive the team,” Williams said. “It was a great game Lady Rams, and I know they will keep up the good work.”

Santo 8th ladies win Lipan tourney

LIPAN – Makaylee Steiner scored 11 points to lead the Santo Junior High eighth-grade Ladycats to a 37-22 win over Peaster White Saturday in the championship game of the Lipan tournament.

The Ladycats had three different players lead in scoring in their three tournament wins. Lilly Motley led with 20 points in the Ladycats’ tournament-opening win over Peaster Blue, and in the semifinals, Sadie Gann scored 14 to lead Santo to a 46-17 win over Millsap.

In the title game, also scoring for Santo were Sage Sparks with 10 points, Gann with eight, Caitlyn Finley with four, and Motley and Charley Barton, each with two.

Also scoring for santo against Peaster Blue were Steiner with 12 points, Gann with eight Sparks with seven, Jill Johnson with six and Finley with four.

Also scoring for Santo against Millsap were Sparks with 13 points, Motley with 11, Stormie Mayo with six, Johnson with four, with Steiner and Finley, each with two.

“This was a great tournament for the girls,” head coach Tony Raffaele said. “They played well and very disciplined in the championship game. They are a fun group to coach.”

 

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    Football season is fast approaching and with it those glorious games between teams that love to hate each other, which we call rivalries.

    I'm speaking, of course, about sports hate – the only beautiful kind. It's the stuff built on history and tradition that inspires simply the fiercest and most entertaining games of every season.

    Palo Pinto County and the surrounding area have no shortage of fierce football rivalries.

    The University Interscholastic League's realignment often causes new rivalries to be born and old ones to be rekindled. But which rivalries are the area's very best for 2014? The one's you circle your calendar for and make sure you don't miss.

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