Rams win two over Saydel in HOIAC basketball

(Stats added Dec. 12)

The Greene County Rams won both games against the Saydel Eagles in Heart of Iowa basketball in Jefferson Friday.

The girls have played many lopsided games in recent history, and this time they were on the top side with their 49-23 win.

The Eagles, who were 1-3 coming into the game, didn’t score until there were 12 seconds left in the first quarter, allowing the Rams to build a 13-2 lead. The Rams were ahead 22-7 at the intermission and 36-13 after three quarters.

Ram seniors led the way scoring, with Kenna Marquart at 12 points, Hannah Promes at 11 and Taylor Wessling at 10 points. Promes and Wessling each had a 3-point shot. Juniors Onica Delp, Ashley Millard and Samantha Hardaway each scored four point, and junior Laurin Lyons and freshman Bailey Cunningham each scored two points.

The Rams made 18 of 45 shots from the floor for 40 percent, while the Eagles made eight of 37 for 22 percent. The Rams also fared better from the free throw line, making 11 of 24 shots for 48 percent as the Eagles made six of 16 for 38 percent. The Rams committed 18 turnovers and the Eagles committed 23.

The Rams had no offensive rebounds in the game. Lyons had seven offensive rebounds and Marquart had five to lead the Rams. Lyons was also credited with five assists.

This is the first time since this time in the 2015-16 season the girls won back-to-back games. They’re now 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the conference. Saydel is 1-4 overall and 1-3 in the HOIAC.

The Ram boys also won, with a final score of 63-43. The Eagles scoring average was just 34 points going into the game.

Nine Rams scored in the game, with junior Wade Adcock leading in scoring at 16 points, ahead of his 12 point average. Trey Tucker scored 14 with two 3-point shots and Trey Hinote scored nine with two long buckets. Lance Hughes also made a 3-point shot and finished the game with seven points.

Chase Stoline contributed six points, Calvin Skalla and Thomas Jacobsen had four each, as Ben Wilkins scored two points – his first varsity points – and Anthony Jacobsen scored one.

The Rams scored first and added steadily to their lead. After one quarter the score was 18-14. At halftime the score was 32-21 and after three quarters it was 51-30. All the Rams on the roster got playing time before the game was finished.

The Rams made 25 of 47 2-point shots and five of 16 3-point shots for 47.6 percent shooting. They made eighth of 15 free throws for 53.3 percent. They committed 17 turnovers. The Eagles had 26 turnovers.

Adcock led in rebounds with five. Hinote and Tucker each had four assists and four steals.

The boys are now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference. The Eagels are 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

The Rams host South Hamilton in Jefferson Tuesday. The boys game will likely be a defensive duel. The Rams are averaging 70.8 points per game and have allowed an average of 54.3 points per game. The Hawks are 4-0 on the season. Their average points per game is 56, but they’ve allowed other teams an average of only 34.5 points.

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