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January 6, 2013

Lady Rams sub-varsity teams sweep Castleberry in unusual matchups

MINERAL WELLS — RIVER OAKS – In a strange turn of events dealing with miscommunication, Friday night at Castleberry the Lady Rams junior varsity and freshman teams played two interesting games.

The District 6-3A schedule reads that all girls basketball games will be played in the following order: junior varsity at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m. and freshmen at 8 p.m.

During halftime of the “JV” game, Lady Rams varsity head coach Ed Shelstead saw what appeared to be older Castleberry girls warming up on the main court, but he knew they weren’t the Lady Lions’ varsity squad.

Traditionally in high school basketball, the teams with the next game shoot while the teams from the ongoing game are in the locker room at halftime.

Shelstead then inquired to Castleberry head coach Josh Cox, who said he thought the order went freshman, JV and varsity, knowing that it was not a district girls-boys doubleheader. The doubleheaders in 6-3A do not begin until Friday (Jan. 11).

With a half already played (and the Lady Rams leading 31-11), the coaches agreed to play it out, meaning the Mineral Wells freshman girls would be playing the Castleberry JV at 6:30 p.m. Cox also explained to Shelstead that he had told the varsity referees that the varsity game would begin at 8 p.m.

Thus was the story of the night as the Lady Rams freshman team handily defeated the Castleberry JV as both MWHS sub-varsity teams begin district play at 1-0.

The following is a summary of both games.

Lady Rams frosh 43, Castleberry JV 14

Maddie Pappas scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Lady Rams freshman team to a 43-14 win over the Castleberry JV.

Also scoring for the Lady Rams were Kenzi Huseman with seven points, Brooke Hale with six, Katie Rivera with five, and Becca Smith, Brailey Garcia and Elyssa Ogletree, each with two.

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