JOSHUA – Playing on the road to begin the 2013-14 season, the Mineral Wells Rams fell to the Joshua Owls, 63-53, here Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Rams will play their home opener at 6 p.m. Friday against Graham.
The freshman and junior varsity games will tip off at 4:30 p.m.
Rams senior guard DeShawn Hicks led the team with 16 points, with junior guard Nick Wendt adding 11. Also scoring for MWHS was sophomore Broderick Johnson with eight points, junior Mark Glover with seven, juniors Juvaree Sutton, Rascellis Williams and Biren Clardy, each with three, and junior Coy Barrick and freshman Jordan Duckett, each with one.
Joshua led 13-10 after the first quarter. The action picked up in the second period as Joshua outscored Mineral Wells, 18-17, to extend its lead to 31-27 at the half.
In the third period, Joshua held the Rams to eight points while scoring 11 to increase its lead to 42-35 as the game entered the fourth quarter.
Joshua outscored the Rams 21-18 in the fourth period to secure the win.
As a team, the Rams were 18 of 51 from the field (35 percent) and 10 of 27 (37 percent) from the free throw line.
Sutton and Johnson each pulled down nine rebounds to lead the team, with six of Sutton’s rebounds on the offensive end.
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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
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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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