The Mineral Wells Rams and Lady Rams took some tough losses in district play on Friday night against the Iowa Park Hawks.
Lady Rams 35, Lady Hawks 52
The Lady Rams came out firing on all cylinders despite being without 3 players due to injury, including sophomore Kate Bradshaw, who has been a leader in Lady Ram’s success this year. Iowa Park took their defense up a notch in the second quarter, creating a gap in the score, and despite valiant efforts, the Lady Rams couldn’t ever recover.
The scoring leader for the Lady Rams was Junior guard Hannah Seaton with 11 points, followed by Senior post-Nadiya Weiss, who finished the game with 8 points.
The Lady Rams face off with Burkburnett for the final home game of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, where the 3 Lady Ram seniors, Nadiya Weiss, Carolina Tejada, and Taylor Wheaton, will be honored in a Senior Night ceremony.
Runnin’ Rams 49, IP Hawks 61
The Rams began the 2nd half of district play by taking a tough loss to the Hawks, but not due to lack of hustle or effort. Head Coach Seth Riddle commented, “I thought we played hard with good intensity. Had some bad possessions on defense and didn’t shoot great on the offensive end. Hats off to IP. They fly around on defense and made shots when they needed to.”
Junior guard Landon Houston led the Rams offense with 14 points, including a hot hand from the 3-point line and following close behind. Also in double-digit scoring was Junior post-Landon Russell with 12.
The Rams continue district play at home against Burkburnett on Tuesday night following the Lady Rams.
Sports Journalist | Mineral Wells native and community-driven. An MWHS graduate with years of experience having served on the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee, Tourism Committee, Historic Downtown Association, and more. Kellci is heavily involved in Highridge Church of Mineral Wells and volunteers within the First Impressions and Students Ministries. Her love for sports comes from being a student-athlete (volleyball, basketball, track, and field) as a child growing up in Mineral Wells.