MINERAL WELLS —
Williams continued to work hard down low, and she scored seven points in the second quarter to help give the Ladycats a 21-17 lead at the half.
MWHS had gotten behind by seven points, but late in the period Kennedy Shelstead hit a trey and Sydney Shelstead followed with a tough jumper from the right side with two Kennedale defenders bumping her as she swished the 10-foot jumper.
Bostad did the damage in the third quarter by hitting three field goals as the Ladycats took a 43-33 lead into the fourth quarter.
MWHS seemed to wear down in the final stanza, and Williams scored eight points to help seal the win.
“I thought we played really well for three and a half quarters,” Ed Shelstead said. “(Freshman guard) Natalie (Ragland) got four fouls, and her out of a tight game like that hurt us.
“Courtney came in and was a spark for us, but we came up a little bit short. There some things we need to tighten up and fix, but (Friday) I thought our girls showed a lot of character coming off their worst game of the year.
“Our girls bounced back and competed, and we made Kennedale nervous for a little bit. They got on a late roll, and we will give them the same type of game when we go to their place at the end of district.”
The Lady Rams sub-varsity teams split with Kennedale. The Lady Rams junior varsity, now leading the district with a 5-0 mark, defeated the Ladycats, 39-34. The Lady Rams freshmen fell in overtime, 31-27.
KHS 7 14 22 24 – 67
MWHS 8 9 16 17 – 50
MWHS – Sydney Shelstead 18, Kennedy Shelstead 9, Niya Benavides 9, Courtney Peña 7, Bethany Allen 6, Natalie Ragland 1.