ABILENE – State-ranked No. 7 Strawn post Jayde Price scored 47 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Lady Hounds to a 79-64 victory over Abilene Christian High School here Tuesday night.
Also scoring for Strawn (7-3) were Jacqueline Berumen with 13 points, Shelly Abbott with nine, Cori Pollock with eight and Eva De Gregorio with two.
Also, Abbott had a game-high 15 assists and Berumen had six steals.
Santo girls cruise
DE LEON – Santo post Sarah Van Remmen scored a game-high 22 points and Courtney Flanagan added 13 to lead the state-ranked No. 5 Ladycats to a 65-31 victory over De Leon here Tuesday night.
The win elevates the Ladycats’ mark to 8-1.
“The team is progressing,” Ladycats head coach Tony Raffaele said. “We are still working on not allowing second shots for the opponent, which means better block outs on defense.”
Also scoring for Santo were Breeana Raffaele and Alyssa McKennon, each with eight points, Payton Billue with six, Taylor Nemeth with four, and Kristy Trammel and Chloe McGlaun, each with two.
The Santo junior varsity defeated De Leon, 42-31, as Chasen Howard and Reagan Raffaele each scored 10 points to lead the Ladycats.
Also scoring for the JV Ladycats (6-1) were Jawnee Hess with nine points, Calli Wharton with eight and Caylin Edwards with five.
Jacksboro edges Bulldogs, 49-48
MILLSAP – Jacksboro slipped past the Millsap Bulldogs, 49-48, here Tuesday.
Dalyn Clanin scored 14 points to lead Millsap, with Michael Rogers grabbing a game-high 15 rebounds.
Other Millsap scoring totals include Aaron Peninger with 11 points, and Jaxon Martin and Bobby Nolen, each with eight.
‘Rabbits suffer first loss of season
HUCKABAY – Huckabay handed the Graford Jackrabbits their first loss of the season Tuesday with a 73-60 win.
The loss drops Graford, which had beaten Huckabay in the championship game of their own tournament on Nov. 17, to 5-1.
Graford was down by 20 points in the third quarter before going on a 22-02 run to tie the game.
But Huckabay recovered to take the win.
Post Pepe Paz led Graford with 29 points, with Quinten Tabor adding 10.
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Protecting their home turf
After finishing the first day of the Mineral Wells Tournament a perfect 3-0, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams (15-4) were back in action Friday with a double-header to close out the home portion of the tourney.
Rams shine at Brock Tournament
BROCK – The Mineral Wells Rams (9-6) had a strong showing at the Brock Tournament, Thursday and Friday, as they continued to lay a firm foundation for the rest of their season.
After over a month of speculation, the Ram faithful have a new leader in which to place their hope.
Friday night, the Mineral Wells ISD Board of Trustees announced their decision to hire Waco Midway's Co-Offensive Coordinator Gerald Perry as the new Athletic Director and head football coach of Mineral Wells High School.
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
Palo Pinto County's most successful basketball team of the 2013-14 season can now add a bushel of accolades to an already memorable, Regional Championship year.
MW boys place third, girls seventh at Ram Relays
The Mineral Wells boys and girls track teams were on full display, Saturday, in front of a hometown crowd at the Ram Relays as the varsity girls team took seventh place with 42 point and the varsity boys finished third with 90 points.
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.
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