Ram girls get first win, boys get first loss in non-conference hoops

The Greene County girls varsity team snapped an 11 game losing streak that extended back to the 2015-16 season with a 36-24 win over the non-conference Southeast Valley Jaguars in Gowrie in Thursday night basketball.

The Jaguars led 7-6 after one quarter but the Rams had a big second quarter to take a 20-14 lead. The Rams were up 30-22 after three quarters. The Jaguars’ shooting was cold in the fourth and the Rams were able to add to their lead as the home team scored only two points.

Free throws played a role in the game, with the Rams making 15 of 21 free throws for 71 percent. From the floor they made 11 of 44 shots for 25 percent.

Kenna Marquart was again the Rams’ leading scorer with 11 points. Onica Delp, who missed the Tuesday game against Roland-Story due to illness, scored eight points. Taylor Wessling had six points, including the Rams’ only 3-pointer.

Laurin Lyons returned to the line-up after missing two games on concussion protocol. She scored four points, going four of four from the free throw line. Samantha Hardaway scored three and Regan Lamoureux and Ashley Millard scored two each.

Marquart, Lyons and Hannah Promes had five rebounds each.

The girls are now 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference.

In the second game of the evening the Class 2A Jaguars handed the Rams their first loss of the season in a game that went into overtime. Final score was 85-73.

The Jaguars had 10 points on the board before the Rams scored, but the Rams shortened the home team’s lead to only one point to finish the first quarter 18-17. The Rams outscored the Jaguars in the second quarter and held a 39-32 lead at the intermission.

The Rams were up 55-45 at the end of the third quarter and led 60-48 with 6:20 left in the game.

The tide turned, though. The Jaguars put up 17 points to the Rams’ five in the last 6:20 to tie the game at 65.

The overtime saw a flurry of Jaguar scoring as they put up 20 points, including 12 of 12 free throws.

Unofficially the Jaguars were 22 of 24 in free throws for the game, while the Rams made it to the charity line only nine times, making six. The Rams were called for 22 fouls in the game.

Trey Hinote scored 25 points to lead the Rams. Trey Tucker had 20. Thomas Jacobsen had 11 points and Lance Hughes had 10.

The boys are now 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the HOIAC.

Ram basketball continues with a Mega Night in Jefferson Friday against the Saydel Eagles. The Saydel girls team is 1-3 while the boys team is 0-3.


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