Kaleigh Aaron scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Mineral Wells Lady Rams junior varsity to a 75-38 victory over Springtown Friday at the MWHS gym in a District 6-3A contest.
The win clinches at least a share of the district championship for the Lady Rams (9-0). The Lady Rams can clinch the outright district championship with a win Tuesday at Kennedale.
Also scoring for the Lady Rams were Bre Hinojos with 15 points, Tabby Santibanez with 10, Grace Baeza and Addi Singleton, each with eight, Carson Couger with seven, Scarlett Eaton with five and Mason Malone with three.
The Lady Rams jumped out to a 15-1 lead after the opening period and built a 38-16 cushion at the half. Aaron scored 12 points in the first half.
MWHS outscored SHS 22-12 in the third period to take a 60-28 lead into then fourth quarter.
Porcupines dump Rams JV
Springtown defeated the Mineral Wells Rams junior varsity, 42-36, Friday in a District 6-3A contest at the MWHS gym.
The loss drops the Rams to 3-4 in league play.
Mark Glover led the Rams with 10 points. Also scoring for the Rams were Devon Edmond and Maceo Williams, each with six points, Dalton Mitchell and Coy Barrick, each with four, Conner Bradshaw with three and Braxton Allen with two.
Rams frosh fall
Springtown outlasted the Mineral Wells Rams freshman team, 63-57, Friday at the MWHS gym in a District 6-3A contest.
The loss drops the Rams to 5-2 in district play.
Tristan Seargeant and Marvin Johnson each scored 20 points to lead the Rams. Also scoring were Alec Ortiz with nine points, Nigel Benavides with six and Z Beard with two.
Lady Rams frosh victorious
Maddie Pappas scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Mineral Wells Lady Rams freshman team to a 66-42 victory over Springtown in a District 6-3A game Friday at the MWHS gym.
The win raises the Lady Rams’ district mark to 6-1. The Lady Rams can claim a share of the district championship with a win Tuesday at Kennedale.
Also scoring for the Lady Rams were Katie Rivera with 16 points, Brooke Hale with 10, Kenzie Huseman and Destiny Hernandez, each with five, Elyssa Ogletree with four, and Sistina Gray, Becca Smith and Paige Goleman, each with two.
No. 6 Ladycats win
SANTO – Breeana Raffaele scored 18 points to lead the state-ranked No. 6 Santo Ladycats to a 55-35 win over Poolville here Friday night in a District 11-A (Division I) contest.
Also scoring for Santo (25-4, 6-1) were Payton Billue and Sarah Van Remmen, each with 11 points, Courtney Flanagan with six, Taylor Nemeth with five and Megan MacPherson with four.
Santo’s junior varsity defeated Poolville, 54-19, with Chasen Howard leading the Ladycats with a game-high 25 points.
Also scoring were Callie Wharton with 11 points, Reagan Raffaele and Caylin Edwards, each with five, Jawnee Hess with four, and Emily Ashbrook and Judy Pope, each with two.
Hounds fall to Lipan
LIPAN – The Lipan curse lives on for the Strawn Greyhounds.
The Lipan Indians scored 16 points in the fourth on Friday evening and rallied to claim a tough 70-62 come-from-behind win over the Greyhounds in a key District 17-A showdown in the Lipan gym. Lipan had trailed by as many as nine points in the contest.
With the win, Lipan stretched its win streak over Strawn to an amazing 32 years. The Greyhounds last win over Lipan came in 1981.
“I thought we had them,” said senior forward Bobby Wells. “We just didn’t get the calls, and that hurt us. This one was tough. Harry (sophomore guard Harrison Nowak) played well enough to win, we just couldn’t get it done for him.”
Nowak turned in a Herculean effort against the Indians. He pumped in a career-high 39 points, including five three-pointers.
With the loss, Lipan improved to 5-2 in district play, and moved a step closer to the state playoffs. Strawn slipped to 2-8 overall and to 1-6 in district.
The Greyhounds hit on all cylinders early against Lipan. Strawn picked up 11 first-quarter points from Nowak and seven more from freshman Ross Alison and raced to a stunning 20-12 lead.
Alison was Strawn’s second-leading scorer, netting 12 points.
The Indians, thanks to a 5-for-15 shooting effort by Strawn from the floor, raced back in the second.
The Indians outscored Strawn by a 23-11 clip in the frame and took a slim 35-31 lead into the half.
Strawn used a dominating effort on the glass in the first eight minutes of the second half to scratch its way back into the contest.
The Greyhounds pulled down 13 rebounds, including five by Wells, and recorded four steals in the third quarter and used that to spearhead a 17-13 run.
Senior Cole Abbott helped key the SHS run by collecting two of his team-leading four steals in the third.
Strawn took a 48-46 lead into the fourth quarter.
Wells finished the game with a team-high nine rebounds, despite sitting out the final few minutes of the game with a shoulder injury.
Lipan avoided the upset bid with a 22-point outburst in the fourth quarter.
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