GRAHAM – Jumping out to an 8-0 first-quarter lead, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams junior varsity defeated the Graham Lady Blues, 29-23, Tuesday afternoon at Graham.
Maddie Pappas led the Lady Rams with nine points.
The game looked like a blowout in the Lady Rams’ favor after MWHS went on a 13-4 run in the second quarter to take a 21-4 lead at the half.
But Graham made some halftime adjustments and came out with a 14-2 run in the third period to cut the Lady Rams’ lead to 23-18 as the game entered the fourth quarter.
MWHS outscored the Lady Blues 6-5 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Also scoring for the Lady Rams were Mariah Shuffield and Kaitlin Norton, each with five points, Rachel Merritt with four, and Carson Couger, Mason Malone and Kenzi Huseman, each with two.
The Lady Rams freshman team and Graham did not play. The freshman ladies will play next on Friday at Brownwood. Both the freshman and JV games at Brownwood will tip off at 5 p.m.