It’s championship basketball time for Mineral Wells with the Lady Rams at 2-0 in the Hamilton tournament and the junior varsity playing in today’s (Saturday) championship game at 4:30 p.m.
Mineral Wells’ varsity squad can make the varsity championship game too if they can continue their hot streak with a win against Clifton at 11:10 a.m. today. A victory will put the Lady Rams into the tournament championship at 7:10 p.m. If Mineral Wells drops the morning game they will play in the consolation championship at 4:30 p.m.
Mineral Wells 43 Comanche 40
The Lady Rams made five three-pointers in the first half to stay close of Comanche, and Rian Schultz paced a second-half rally to push Mineral Wells to a 43-40 win over the Maidens in the tournament’s opening round on Thursday.
Schultz nailed 18 of her game-high 24 points in the final half and scored all of the Lady Rams’ third-quarter points as she busted the net for 11 in the frame.
Hannah Seaton chipped in the fourth quarter with a three-pointer and a pair of free throws. Freshman Kate Bradshaw also sank a couple of shots at the line.
In the first half, Mineral Wells dialed it in from long range with Paige Riney (2), Seaton(2) and Schultz (1) combining for five shots from beyond the arc. Seaton finished leading all players with three.
Mineral Wells 44 Brady 32
Seaton dominated the third quarter, and Mineral Wells put Brady to bed early Friday as the Lady Rams posted a 44-32 win in the second round.
Seaton hit a trio of threes in the third quarter, and it only added to her game-high 17 points, but the Lady Rams got out in front of Brady with a team effort.
Schultz’s connected twice on three-pointers in the first quarter and Riney added another. Bradshaw also in on the scoring and finished with seven points while Schultz had eight. Brooke Bell rang up a three-pointer, and Claire Rasmussen had a field goal to round out the scoring.
Mineral Wells' junior varsity got into the championship game with wins over Valley Mills 20-15, Meridian 22-17 and Hillsboro 21-18.