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GRAFORD – Tyler Wimberly scored 12 points and added three assists and three steals to lead the Graford Lady Rabbits to a 53-14 win over Newcastle here Friday night in a District 11-A game.
“I thought we really came out focused and were able to jump on them early,” Lady Rabbits head coach Jarod Westmoreland said. “Ashley Hay had two big three-pointers early and played a good game overall.
“Glad to be 3-0, but we have a huge game against Throckmorton (today).”
Also scoring for Graford (12-10, 3-0) Ashley Hay with 11 points, Erika Chemello with eight, Sydney Wimberly with seven, Morgan Hendershott with six, Ashly Rogers with five, and Katie Rochelle and Ali Brown, each with two.
Brown led on the boards with seven rebounds, with Sydney Wimberly adding four assists and four steals. Chemello finished with three assists, and Hendershott grabbed three rebounds.
Graford led 19-0 after the first quarter and 33-6 at the half. The Lady Rabbits outscored Newcastle 10-9 in the third period to take a 43-15 lead into the fourth quarter.
Santo 7th ladies fall
GARNER – On Thursday, the Santo seventh-grade Ladycats fell to Garner, 32-22.
Cheyenne Jones led the Ladycats with eight points, with Victoria Gilbreath adding seven.
Also scoring for Santo (5-2) were Jill Johnson with five points and Madi Elliot with two.
Santo led 12-11 at the half, but Garner went on an 11-3 run in the third period to take a 22-15 lead into the fourth quarter.
Brock downs Santo 8th ladies
BROCK – On Thursday, Brock used a 7-1 run in the third quarter to break open a close game as the Lady Eagles defeated the Santo eighth grade Ladycats, 25-16.
Sadie Gann led the Ladycats with seven points, with Sage Sparks adding four.
Also scoring for Santo (5-2) were Makaylee Steiner with three points and Charly Barton with two.
Brock led 5-4 after the first quarter and 16-10 at the half before taking a 23-11 lead into the fourth quarter.
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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
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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.
Graford's Wimberly named 11-1A-II Offensive POY
A successful 2013-14 campaign for the Graford Lady Rabbits basketball team was capped off last week with the announcement that senior point guard Syndey Wimberly was named "Offensive Player of the Year" by district coaches. The district runner-up Lady Rabbits also placed five girls on the All-District 11-!A-II team.
Graford outlasts Ira, 69-65 (2OT), advances to Regional Finals
ABILENE -- "Survive and advance" is the name of the game come tournament time. And with their backs against the wall, the Graford Jackrabbits (27-3) did just that, holding off the Ira Bulldogs, 69-65, in double-overtime in the Class 1A-Division II Regional Semifinals at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.
Ragland, Pappas, Holman receive top All 6-3A awards
A successful season full of growth for the Mineral Wells girls' basketball team was capped off in style this week when the district coaches announced that the Lady Rams placed seven players on the All-District 6-3A team and garnered three individual awards – two of which went to two of the Lady Rams youngest rising stars.
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