Rams earn double wins at first home game

Head Coach Cinco Boone gives insight on team’s chemistry

By Patrick Fleming
On December 1, 2016

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
Caleb Henry, freshman forward, shows off his vertical as he dunks the ball.

The Ram basketball team has been a major staple of the school for a long time, and on Nov. 19-20, they began their season with two wins.

The Rams beat Huston–Tillotson University Nov. 19, 76 - 48, and Howard Payne University Nov. 20, 75 - 48.

"I’m proud of them," Ram fan Jenna Markey said. "I think they’re going to be really successful this season."

Throughout the first half of their game Nov. 19, the Rams found themselves constantly tying with the other team.

Whenever one team started to get ahead, the other team found themselves able to catch up.

By the end of the first half, the two teams were less than five points apart, keeping the entire crowd in suspense.

However, as the second half began, new life seemed to shoot through the Rams, and they moved with even more heart than before. The Rams’ score skyrocketed.

The vast differences in the scores are no coincidence, and the players are the first to admit this.

"It was a bad one," senior guard Quay King said. "We could have scored at least 100. Each and every time we should play as hard on the first half as the last half."

The team has a lot of potential to have a great season, but Basketball Head Coach Cinco Boone said there is more to be worked on.

"We’ve got to work on our chemistry," Boone said. "Roles are being established. The guys doing what we ask will get the minutes and some of these guys are going to find out the hard way."

The goal appears to be the same as it always is for everyone to grow as individuals as well as a team.

However, both the coaches and players remain optimistic about the team’s future.

The Rams will take on St. Edward’s University Dec. 3 in Austin.

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