SLIDELL – Sarah Van Remmen scored a game-high 18 points and Breeana Raffaele added 12 and Courtney Flanagan 10 to lead the state-ranked No. 4 Santo Ladycats to a convincing 67-32 win over Slidell here Tuesday night.
The win raises the Ladycats’ mark to 11-2.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were Megan McPherson with nine points, Payton Billue and Taylor Nemeth, each with six, Chloe McGlaun with four and Alyssa McKennon with two.
Santo led 17-4 after the first quarter and 27-17 at the half. The Ladycats went on a 25-3 run in the third period to take a 52-20 lead into the fourth quarter.
Wildcats come back to win, 59-54
SLIDELL – Christopher Hoover scored 13 points and Zarmorris Cannon added 12 to lead the Santo Wildcats to a 59-54 victory over Slidell here Tuesday night.
The win raises the Wildcats’ record to 9-2.
Also scoring for the Wildcats were Tim Long with 10 points, Parker Conaway with nine, Cooper Barling with seven, Zane Mauney with four and Tayler Jones with two.
Santo led 12-9 after the first quarter and 23-22 at the half. Slidell outscored the ‘Cats 19-16 in the third period to take a 41-39 lead into the fourth quarter.
The ‘Cats scored 20 points in the final stanza while holding Slidell to 13 to come back for the victory.
No. 5 Lady Hounds fall to Godley
GODLEY – Class 2A state-ranked No. 17 Godley defeated the Class A state-ranked No. 5 Strawn Lady Hounds, 65-54, here Tuesday night.
The loss drops the Lady Hounds to 8-4.
Jayde Price led Strawn with 19 points while also pulling down nine rebounds.
Also scoring for the Lady Hounds were Jacqueline Berumen with 15 points, Shelly Abbott with seven, Cidney Pollock with five and Eva De Gregorio with two.
Abbott led Strawn with six assists, with Berumen adding four helpers.
Godley led 15-12 after the opening period and 27-22 at the break. Godley outscored Strawn 17-15 in the third period to take a 44-37 lead into the fourth quarter.
Jacksboro downs Lady Rabbits
JACKSBORO – Jacksboro scored 37 first-half points and never looked back as the Lady Tigers defeated the Graford Lady Rabbits, 58-46, here Tuesday night.
Tyler Wimberly led the Lady Rabbits (4-6) with 18 points, with Sydney Wimberly adding 16.
Also scoring for the Lady Rabbits were Ashly Rogers with five points, Erika Chemello with four and Morgan Hendershott with three.
“I thought we had a great game offensively, but we left our defense in Graford,” Lady Rabbits head coach Jarod Westmoreland said. “Once Jacksboro started to make shots outside and with their size inside I knew we had our work cut out for us.
“We had way too many turnovers and break downs on defense tonight. We will correct them and look to get back to winning games.”
Jacksboro led 17-15 after the first quarter and 37-28 at the half. Graford outscored Jacksboro 7-6 in the third period to cut the Lady Tigers’ lead to 43-35 as the game moved to the fourth quarter.
‘Rabbits fall, 42-37
JACKSBORO – Jacksboro defeated the Graford Jackrabbits, 42-37, here Tuesday night.
The loss drops the ‘Rabbits to 6-2.
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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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