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January 20, 2013

Lady Rams play well in loss to Kennedale

MINERAL WELLS — By TONY EIERDAM

Three times in their first four District 6-3A games, the state-ranked No. 7 Kennedale Ladycats have put up at least 80 points while strolling to a 4-0 record.

So when the Ladycats looked up at the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter of their contest Friday night against the Mineral Wells Lady Rams and had just seven points and were trailing by a point, they had to be worried.

The Lady Rams, on the other hand, were coming off what their coach Ed Shelstead was their “worst game of the year” in a loss Tuesday at Springtown, and they wanted to show Kennedale and the rest of the district that they were better than what they showed on Tuesday.

The Lady Rams trailed by just four points at halftime and went into the fourth quarter behind by 10, but athletic Kennedale, led by 23 points from Autumn Williams, wore down the Lady Rams to take a 67-50 win at the MWHS gym.

However, the Lady Rams (19-7, 3-2) may have achieved more respect in this loss than they had in their three previous district wins.

“I am very proud of our girls,” Lady Rams head coach Ed Shelstead said. “They competed well, and that is always our goal.

“Our goal for every game is to outwork our opponent. Kennedale took us blow for blow and obviously they came out on top, but I am just so proud of our girls right now.

“You think about Mineral Wells (girls basketball) and where they have been the last few years, and they have not played in this kind of an atmosphere.

“Again, I couldn’t be prouder of our girls.”

Shelstead mixed in different offensive and defensive strategies. He began the game defensively in a zone, and it was clear the Ladycats did  not know how to handle it.

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