Ram girls score more than average but lose to R-S

The Greene County girls varsity basketball team took their fifth loss in five games as the Roland-Story Norsemen beat them 61-33 in Jefferson Tuesday.

As has become the pattern, the teams played close the first quarter. After one, the score was 13-12 for the Norse. Kenna Marquart set the pace, scoring eight points in the quarter.

At halftime the Rams were behind 26-19, not a huge deficit to overcome in the second half. But, they scored just 10 points to the Norse’ 18 points to fall behind 44-29. The Rams made just two baskets in the fourth quarter for another double-digit loss.

The Rams’ 33 points was their second highest score this season and ahead of their game average of 24.8 points. Unofficially the Rams committed 30 turnovers in the game to the Norse’ 12.

Marquart led the team in scoring with 15 points and in rebounds with five. She added three assists and two steals.

Ashley Millard scored six, Samantha Hardaway and Taylor Wessling scored two each, and Hannah Promes and Bailey Cunningham scored two each. For Cunningham, a freshman, they were her first varsity points.

The Rams were playing without Laurin Lyons due to injury and Onica Delp due to illness.

As a team, the Rams shot at 36.6 percent. They attempted just one 3-point shot and missed it. They were three of four at the free throw line, with Marquart being the only Ram to make it to the charity line.

The Rams are now 0-5 overall and 0-4 in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference. Roland-Story is 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

The Rams  travel to Gowrie Thursday for a non-conference game against Southeast Valley, and then play HOIAC ball against Saydel in Jefferson Friday.

 

 

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