On Tuesday January 4, the Lady Rams defeated the Perry Central Commodores 57-23. The win moved the Rams 2-0 in the PLAC Conference.
“We really want to defend our homecourt,” said Coach Donavan Crews. “With Gracie (Walls) and Amelia (Hess) out, we had a lot of different combinations out there than usual. It took us a little bit to get going but once we started clicking out there, we were able to get a comfortable lead.”
The three leading scorers for the Rams were junior Jackie Crews with 11 points, sophomore Carley Higgins with 11 points, and senior Kacey McBride with 10 points.
“I thought we played a very controlled game with only 13 turnovers. The girls were patient on the offensive end and executed really well. Defensively we played really well. We only gave up a total of 23 points and only seven points in the second half. I thought the girls followed the game play really well on the defensive end.” said Crews. “(Perry Central) had some size and truthfully, we were probably out sized at every position.”
Crews remarked that two players were key to the Rams defense.
“I thought Ryleigh (Anderson) and Ella (Spires) did a really nice job on their big kid inside. They kept her scoreless for the game which was huge.” said Crews.
Crews hopes to keep up the good work going into today’s game against Borden.
“I think if we can keep playing defense like this and moving the basketball like we did tonight we will be a pretty tough team to beat down the stretch. The goal is to be playing our best at the end of the season and I think we are slowly getting there.”
The Rams will face the Borden Braves tomorrow, Saturday, January 8 at 11 a.m. in the lower gymnasium.
Story by Ashleigh Garcia