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February 14, 2013

Rams end 6-3A season with 72-52 win over Bullfrogs; play third-place tiebreaker Friday


Senior post Ricky Scott scored 17 points and junior guard DaShawn Hicks added 13 as the pair led the Mineral Wells Rams to a convincing 72-52 victory over the Lake Worth Bullfrogs Tuesday night in the District 6-3A finale at the MWHS gym.

The win gives the Rams (17-15) a final district mark of 7-3 and puts the team in a second-place tie with Springtown, which defeated Castleberry on Tuesday.

Since the two teams split in their two district meetings, a tiebreaker game to determine the second and third seeds for the playoffs will be held.

Tip off for the second-place tiebreaker game will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Weatherford High School. The winner will assume the second seed in the district, with the loser taking the third seed.

The Rams dominated the Bullfrogs on the glass as senior post A.J. Williams grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds to go along with seven points and a pair of steals.

Ten of Williams’ 16 rebounds were on the offensive glass.

Another post who had a solid outing was sophomore Juvaree Sutton, who had a team-high four steals to go along with eight points and eight rebounds.

Rams head coach Aaron Pappas said the Rams were taking too many three-point shots in the first quarter and wanted to start “pounding the ball down low” in the second quarter.

“I told the guys to get the ball into the paint whether posting up or driving to the basket,” he said. “A.J. and Juvaree were big for us.

“Juvaree gave them heck. We put him at the top of a 1-3-1 zone, and he has long arms and was gobbling up balls. And A.J. did a great job on the glass.”

The Rams held a one-point lead after the first quarter but went on a 17-10 run in the second period to take a 29-21 lead at the half.

The Rams continued to score in the lane in the third period and took a 44-32 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Rams’ offense exploded for 28 points in the final stanza to seal the win and a chance to play Springtown for second place.

“We really didn’t shoot the ball well,” Pappas said. “In the first half we gave them a lot of offensive rebounds, and that kept them in the game.

“But we did a better job of blocking out in the second half, and we did a better job of securing the ball.”

 LWHS    11    10    11        20 –   52

MWHS    12    17    15        28 –  72

MWHS – Ricky Scott 17, DaShawn Hicks 13, Juvaree Sutton 8, A.J. Williams 7, Biren Clardy 8, Nick Wendt 6, Reece Tarver 4, Rylie Hill 3, Jacoby Prestwood 2, Rascellis Williams 2, Kevin Gregory 2.

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