Lady Rams Defeat Braves; Face Wolfpack Tomorrow

On Saturday January 8, the Lady Rams defeated the Borden Braves 57-13. 

“Playing midday games are sometimes tough to get ready for. So, getting mentally ready to play these games are important,” said Head Coach Donavan Crews. “I thought we came out a little flat to start the game.  Borden was ready to play, and they jumped out on us 4-0 really quick.”

The score did not stay that way for long with the Rams stepping up to add big points. The three leading scorers for the Rams were  junior Jackie Crews with 12 points, senior Kacey McBride with 10 points, and junior Ryleigh Anderson.

“After we settled down and got focused we really started clicking. We went on a 19-0 run to end the quarter and we never looked back.  The girls stayed focused and continued to do what we needed to do,” said Crews. “Once you get up big on teams sometimes it’s hard to stay sharp and not get sloppy.” 

The Rams were able to limit their turnovers against the Braves. 

Senior Kacey McBride brings the ball down the court against a Perry Central defender on January 4. Photo by Faith Gammon

“We finished the game with only five turnovers which is really good.  That means we weren’t forcing things out there and we continued to take what Borden was giving us out there.  We had another game with balanced scoring which was good to see.”

Crews praised his defence which only gave up 13 points all day long.

“Borden has a couple really nice guards and I thought the girls did a very nice job realizing where they were and defending them the way we had talked about,” said Crews.

The Rams were set to face county rival Springs Valley on Thursday, January 20 but the game had to be postponed due to COVID-19 cases and quarantine requirements. The Rams will now face the Blackhawks on Saturday, January 22. 

Up next, the Lady Rams will play Crawford County at home tomorrow, January 15,  the JV game will start at noon with Varsity to follow.

Story by Ashleigh Garcia

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