BRECKENRIDGE – Class 2A state-ranked No. 9 Breckenridge competed a non-district sweep of Mineral Wells as the Buckaroos defeated the Rams, 83-64, here Tuesday night.
The loss drops the Rams to 2-3. Weather permitting, the Rams will play next beginning today at the Jacksboro tournament.
Breckenridge took a 22-14 lead in the first quarter and opened up the game with a 22-5 run in the second quarter to take a 44-19 lead at the half.
Mineral Wells came back with 20 points in the third period while holding Breckenridge to 15 to cut the hosts’ lead to 59-39 as the game moved to the fourth quarter.
MWHS guard Biren Clardy led the Rams with 19 points while also leading the team with three assists. Forward Juvaree Sutton recorded a double double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, including five offensive boards.
Guard DaShawn Hicks also turned in a solid performance with 13 points, seven rebounds and six steals.
Also scoring for the Rams were Rascellis Williams and Mark Glover, each with eight points, Nick Wendt with three and Coy Barrick with two.
Barrick, Williams and Dexter Cross each pulled down four rebounds.
The Rams junior varsity defeated Breckenridge, 57-51, and were led by Jordan Duckett with 20 points.
In the freshman game, the Rams defeated Breckenridge, 53-37, to move to 4-1 on the year.
Gaige McDougal led the Rams with 21 points, with Lane Houston adding nine. Also scoring were Riley Loya with seven points, Jerome Johnson with six, Matt Perez and Gaston Spangler, each with four, and Max Whaley with two.