Rams: Swept away by rival M.L. King
Rams (7-14, 2-9) took to the court seeming to play with a sense of urgency.
In a game where points came at a minimum and effort at a maximum, both teams struggled to find the bottom of the net in the first quarter.
With the first quarter ending and the Lady Rams up 9-6, both teams seemed to shake off the pregame jitters heading into the second period.
As the teams traded blow for blow against each other, Newton would be the first half victor with a 22-18 lead entering the break.
But the second half got off much like the first. Neither team seemed to be able to capitalize on the other team’s mistakes until the fourth quarter.
After being up by five at the beginning of the fourth, the Lady Rams quickly watched their lead vanish after committing 13 crucial turnovers. Having to fight to stay in the game, the Lady Rams — led by Leah Butler and her team-high 16 points — decided to make the game close in the end.
After tying the game with a late three-pointer by Shay Marks, the Lady Rams fell apart, turning the ball over and giving the Lady Lions free shots at the charity stripe.
M.L. King’s Christian Page scored a team-high 15 points.
Marks finished with eight.
Open lane: Eastside’s Ashley Burtts (24) brings the ball upcourt ahead of Alex Tucker on Friday night at Alcovy High School.