HUCKABAY – Jayde Price scored a game-high 24 points and Shelly Abbott recorded a triple double as the Strawn Lady Hounds defeated Huckabay, 54-13, here Tuesday night in a District 17-A game.
The win raises the Lady Hounds to 19-8 overall and 7-1 in district play.
Abbott scored 11 points, dished out 10 assists and had 11 steals to complete the triple double.
Also scoring for Strawn were Eva de Gregorio, Kelsey Tunnell and Tearany Atkins, each with two points.
Strawn led 18-2 after the first quarter and 31-5 at the half. the Lady Hounds went on a 13-4 run in the third period to take a 44-9 lead into the fourth quarter.
Ladycats cruise to 68-16 victory
SANTO – Playing smothering defense that allowed only four points in each of the first and second quarters, the Santo Ladycats ran past Chico, 68-16, here Tuesday night in a District 11-A contest.
The win elevates the first-place Ladycats to 18-7 overall and 6-0 in district play.
Courtney Flanagan led the Ladycats with 20 points, with Taylor Nemeth adding 13 and Chasen Howard finishing with 12.
Santo started out quickly with 20 first-period points and led by 16 after the first eight minutes. The Ladycats’ lead grew larger in the second period as SHS went on a 23-4 run to take a 43-8 lead at the half.
Santo outscored Chico 12-6 in the third period to take a 55-14 lead into the fourth quarter.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were Payton Billue with eight points, Callie Wharton with six, Madison Lasater with five and Jaci Trotter with four.
In junior varsity action, the Ladycats defeated Chico, 59-16, as Sage Sparks led with 12 points.
Also scoring for Santo were Caylin Edwards and Sadie Gann, each with 10 points, Lilly Motley with seven, Emily Ashbrook with six, Reagan Raffaele and Jawnee Hess, each with five, and Letha Fowler and Makaylee Steiner, each with two.
Santo jumped out to a 23-1 lead in the opening period and, thanks to a 13-1 run in the second quarter, built a 36-2 lead at the half.
Santo outscored Chico 6-5 in the third period to take a 42-7 lead into the fourth quarter.
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Protecting their home turf
After finishing the first day of the Mineral Wells Tournament a perfect 3-0, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams (15-4) were back in action Friday with a double-header to close out the home portion of the tourney.
Rams shine at Brock Tournament
BROCK – The Mineral Wells Rams (9-6) had a strong showing at the Brock Tournament, Thursday and Friday, as they continued to lay a firm foundation for the rest of their season.
After over a month of speculation, the Ram faithful have a new leader in which to place their hope.
Friday night, the Mineral Wells ISD Board of Trustees announced their decision to hire Waco Midway's Co-Offensive Coordinator Gerald Perry as the new Athletic Director and head football coach of Mineral Wells High School.
The Mineral Wells Lady Rams (14-3) got everything they hoped for and more in the opening day of the Mineral Wells Tournament, Thursday, at Kessler Field. They swept the competition in a triple-header and dealt with a wide variety of situations, overcoming each.
Gordon, Strawn fill up all-district hoops teams
The All-District 17-1A-II teams for both boys and girls basketball have been announced and rivals Gordon and Strawn have left an indelible mark on the 2013-24 edition with the two schools combining for six players on the boys team and a whopping 11 girls receiving honors.
Lady Rams Softball begins MW Tourney
Hot off of a 5-1 showing at the Wichita Falls Tournament, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams softball team (11-3) will open tournament play against quality competition again today from the comfort of their own home.
Four Ladycats garner top 11-1A-I awards
Palo Pinto County's most successful basketball team of the 2013-14 season can now add a bushel of accolades to an already memorable, Regional Championship year.
MW boys place third, girls seventh at Ram Relays
The Mineral Wells boys and girls track teams were on full display, Saturday, in front of a hometown crowd at the Ram Relays as the varsity girls team took seventh place with 42 point and the varsity boys finished third with 90 points.
State slips away
ABILENE – It wasn't the way a community pictured their season ending.
Fresh off of a thrilling 69-65, double-overtime victory over Ira in the regional semifinals, the Graford Jackrabbits' (27-4) bid for their first trip to the state tournament since 2012 fell short Saturday afternoon with a 58-25 loss at the hands of the Water Valley Wildcats (27-5) in the Class 1A-Division II Regional Finals at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.
Weathering the storm
The 2013-14 season epitomized growth for the Mineral Wells Rams basketball team. Under the tutelage of head coach Aaron Pappas, the Rams played to a 6-4 record in District 6-3A, clinching a third place finish and a fourth-straight playoff appearance.
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