Another win on the road for Ram boys hoops team

Boys win both vs Saydel for season, girls lose both

The Greene County Rams split basketball games in Saydel against the Eagles with the boys winning 60-46 and the girls losing 49-25.

The boys have won all five games on the road since Christmas. The win over Saydel puts them at .500 in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference at 7-7 and 8-10 overall.

The Rams dominated the Eagles, who came to the game with a 1-15 record. The Rams led 13-2 and were up by as many as 13 points at 20-7 and again at 25-12, before the Eagles shortened the lead to 26-17 to end the first half.

The Rams were hot in the third quarter, shooting at 75 percent as they made nine of 12 shots. Freshman Trey Hinote made four consecutive 3-point shots, and Trey Tucker, Wade Adcock, Max Neese and Reid Lamoureux all scored in that quarter. The Rams scored 24 points to the Eagles 13 to take a 50-30 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles added 16 in the fourth quarter, but the Rams put up 10 to finish the game 60-46. Calvin Skalla came off the bench to score two 3-point baskets late in the fourth and Mitchell Gorsuch also added a long shot.

The Rams totaled nine 3-point shots for the game, seven of them in the second half. They shot at 45 percent from 3-point range, well ahead of their 30.1 season percentage. They were 21 of 44 from the floor for 48 percent, while the Eagles shot at 31 percent (14 of 45) from the floor and 33 percent (five of 15) from 3-point range.

Tucker led the Rams in scoring with 16 points, with Hinote scoring 14. Wade Adcock scored seven points. Max Neese, Mitchell Gorsuch and Skalla scored six each and Lamoureux scored five. The Rams scored higher than their season average of 56.9 points per game and allowed fewer than their season average of 60.

The Ram girls scored more than in some games but lost 49-26.

The Rams started stronger than in some other games with the score tied at 4. The Eagles went up with a 3-point shot, which was answered by a Laurin Lyons 2-pointer, but the Eagles made a free throw and then another 3-point shot to go up 11-6 and the Rams were back in their familiar role playing catch-up.

The Rams were down 13-6 after one quarter and 24-12 at halftime. The Eagles’ lead was 39-18 after three quarters.

The Rams put up more shots than in some games, but their accuracy was lacking. The girls went 10 of 44 for 23 percent from the floor. They were four of eight in free throws. The Rams committed 18 turnovers for the games.

Lyons led the Rams in scoring with six points and Nicole Rohner scored five. Hannah Promes, Taylor Wessling and Samantha Hardaway each scored four points, while Kenna Marquardt scored two points and Onica scored one.

The Rams are 3-16 overall and 3-12 in the HOIAC.


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