Games end with identical scores, but one win and one loss for Rams

The Greene County Rams split basketball games against Collins-Maxwell/Baxter in Baxter Jan. 19. In something not likely to happen again, the scores in the boys’ game and the girls’ game were identical, 45-34. The girls were on the short end, although they scored nine more points than their season average.

The boys were on the long end in their game, with total points in the game less than the Rams scored in the teams’ first game of the season. The Dec. 4 game was an 83-65 win for the Rams at home.

Both teams were playing without key players. Ram Trey Tucker, who scored 28 points in the December game, did not play due to illness. Raider Brady Stover, who scored 18 points in the December game, also did not play. In that first meeting, CMB freshman Will Clapper scored 22 points; he scored six points Tuesday.

Shooting was poor for both teams in the first quarter and the Rams were down 7-5 at the end of eight minutes of play. Ram freshman Trey Hinote scored the Rams’ only points that quarter on a 3-point and a 2-point basket.

Scoring picked up only a little in the second quarter, with both teams scoring 12 points for a 19-17 Raider lead at halftime.

The Rams took the lead early in the third quarter and held on the rest of the game. The score was 31-28 for the Rams at the end of the quarter. A win was still within reach of the Raiders midway through the fourth quarter with the Rams up by only two possessions, 37-33. It was longer than three minutes before either team scored again, but in the last 1:20 of play the Hinote made four free throws and Tyler Beger made two and added a two to finish the game.

Max Neese was lead scorer for the Rams with 10 points. Hinote and Beger scored nine each, Wade Adcock scored six, Reid Lamoureux had four points, Thomas Jacobsen added three, and Sico Boateng and Anthony Cunningham scored two each. Lamoureux led in assists with four.

The Rams were 17 of 51 from the floor and3 of 22 from 3-point range. The Rams were perfect from the free throw line, scoring on all eight shots they had.

Defensively, Hinote, Lamoureux and Neese all had five rebounds. Hinote led in steals with three.

The win puts the Rams at 5-8 overall and 4-5 in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference. The loss dropped the Raiders to 2-10 overall and 2-8 in the HOIAC.

The girls game was a match up of struggling teams. The Rams took a nine game losing streak into the game and the Raiders had lost eight in a row. It was the Raiders who ended their streak.

The score was tied at nine after one quarter and at 16 at halftime.  The Raiders doubled their score in the third quarter and took a 32-26 lead into the fourth quarter.

Sunny Mobley, Laurin Lyons and Kenna Marquardt each scored seven points. Hannah Promes scored five, Taylor Wessling scored four, and Nicole Rohner and Onica Delp scored two each.

The Rams were 10 of 46 in field goals and one of nine from three point range. Promes made the Rams’ lone 3-pointer. The girls made 13 of 24 free throws.

Lyons led the Rams in rebounds with eight and Rohner had seven. Lyons also led in assists with four and Promes led in steals with four.

The Rams are now 2-12 overall and 2-8 in the HOIAC, while the Raiders are 2-11 overall and in the HOIAC.


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