Mineral Wells Index
HICO – Shelly Abbott recorded a triple double and Jayde Price scored a game-high 30 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Strawn Lady Hounds to a decisive 83-23 win over Walnut Springs here Monday night in a Class A, Division II girls’ bi-district playoff basketball game.
The Lady Hounds (28-6) will face Milford in the area championship game, which will tip off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hico.
“The girls got after it defensively, and Walnut Springs really struggled against the pressure,” Lady Hounds head coach Joe Crabb said. “We shot well from outside hitting 10 three-pointers.
“Good start in the playoffs, but we realize the opponents are going to get much tougher starting with Milford on Thursday night.”
Abbott finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals to complete the triple double.
Also scoring for Strawn were Tearany Atkins with 18 points, Jacqueline Berumen with eight, Cidney Pollock with five, Eva de Gregorio with four, and Cori Pollock and Serena Garcia, each with three.
Atkins also finished with seven rebounds and five assists.
Strawn led 22-4 after the first quarter and built a 46-12 lead at the half.
The Lady Hounds went on a 20-3 run in the third period to take a 66-15 lead into the fourth quarter.
Rams JV wins
Mark Glover scored 17 points to lead the Mineral Wells Rams junior varsity to a 56-41 win over Castleberry Friday in a District 6-3A game at Castleberry.
The win moves the Rams to 4-5 in district play.
Also scoring were Dalton Mitchell with 10 points, Devon Edmond with eight, Maceo Williams with six, Braxton Allen and Conner Bradshaw, each with four, Dexter Cross with three, and Tanner Newsom and Coy Barrick, each with two.
The Rams led 14-4 after the first quarter and scored 21 points in the second period to take a 35-16 lead at the half.
Castleberry outscored MWHS 8-5 in the third period to cut the Rams’ lead to 40-24 as the game moved to the fourth quarter.
Rams frosh move to 7-2 after 54-49 win
Marvin Johnson scored 16 points and Alec Ortiz added 10 to lead the Mineral Wells Rams freshman team to a 54-49 win over Castleberry Friday night in a District 6-3A contest at Castleberry.
The win elevates the Rams to 7-2 in district play.
Also scoring were Tristan Seargeant with nine points, Keith Stafford with seven, and Z Beard, Nigel Benavides and Connor Jacobson, each with four.
The Rams led 16-7 after the opening period and 32-22 at the half. Castleberry outscored MWHS 14-9 in the third period to cut the Rams’ lead to 41-36 as the contest moved to the fourth quarter.
MWJH Lady Rams 8th A ends with win
The Mineral Wells Junior High Lady Rams eighth-grade A team ended their season with an awesome 25-24 win over a very talented team from Brewer.
“What a great season these girls have had as they have continued to improve their game each week,” Lady Rams head coach Jeff Brumfield said. “They have really matured into a very talented and confident basketball team.
Leading the Lady Rams were point guard Brooklyn Lovern with eight points, followed by post Tahya Ruelas with seven, and Jacy Grimes, who made the basket that put the Lady Rams ahead by a point late in the game, finished with five.
Also scoring were wing Peyton Malone with three points and wing Ally Blissitte with two.
Leading the Lady Rams in rebounds were Ruelas with 11 followed by Grimes with 10, Alli Blissitte with six and wing Molly Simonton with four, including one blocked shot.
Leading the Lady Rams in steals was Ruelas with five, and she also recorded three blocked shots. Also, Blissitte registered four steals.
“Overall, this was a very exciting, fast paced and close game that ended in a big win for the Lady Rams against a very tough opponent,” Brumfield said.
Lady Rams 8th C falls to Brewer
The eighth- grade C team Lady Rams played their hearts out against the very aggressive Brewer Lady Bears.
Though they lost the Lady Rams played well and fought hard the entire game.
Leading the Lady Rams in scoring were point guard Courtney Hall and Thalia Hinojosa, each with six points, followed by Jennifer Harrison with four and Tracy Abbott and Valerie Lord, each with two.
Leading the Lady Rams in rebounds were Amy Greensweight and Jesse Rodriguez, each with six.
Leading the Lady Rams in steals were Jennifer Harrison with three and Courtney Hall with two.
“This group played well against a tough Brewer team,” Lady Rams head coach Jeff Brumfield said. “These Lady Rams have done a great job this year.”