Ram Basketball scores big

Rams earn over 100 points in two games

By Rosanna Aguilera
On February 2, 2018

Photo by Brit Raley
Brandon Williams, redshirt senior, defends the basket. Williams scored eight points against Texas Permian Basin.

The men’s basketball team won its game against the Dallas Christian Crusaders 109-64 on Saturday night, earning their highest point total in a single game since Dec. 2015.

On Dec. 14, 2015, the Rams scored 115 points against McMurry.

The Rams now have an overall record of 15-5 and 6-4 in the Lone Star Conference.

"I’m proud of our guys," Head Coach Cinco Boone said. "You could tell we had positive energy coming into the game."

Boone said he thought they did a good job setting a tone for how they were going to play early in the game.

"The kind of unselfish, good and just positive energy for our team was generated throughout the entire night," Boone said.

Junior guard Daron Mims started the scoring for the Rams, not missing a shot throughout the game. Mims also got two rebounds and three assists.

The Rams had a 20-point lead for the remainder of the first half and went into halftime 58-36.

Junior guard James Kirksey scored the most points in the game, with a total of 18, and got five rebounds and four assists.

"Our offensive scheme is to share the basketball, and to be able to have that tonight was outstanding, and hopefully, that will carry over into our conference games," Boone said.

Five Rams scored in the double-digits, including junior Davion Cole-Johnson with 10, junior Antonio Singleton with 14, junior Will Adler with 16 and Mims with 15.

In the second half, the Rams kept their lead up by 40 and even reached a 51 point lead.

The non-starters scored 40 points for the team.

Singleton said the teams know there is always someone on the bench who can fill in if needed.

"It shows that we are an unselfish team and will do anything to get a win for each other," Singleton said.

Singleton said every player earned some stats in the books in some way.

"All that does is bring the team chemistry up," Singleton said. "We see that when we pass the ball, good things happen."

Boone said the team has players who don’t get playing time in some games, but they do good things in practice every day.

"That’s just the depth of our team," Boone said. "One reason why we have been able to sustain our success is because we have guys step up all the time."

Boone said that, overall, Saturday’s game was a good team win.

"We had five guys with double figures, and pretty much everyone played in double digits," Boone said. "I really like what this team can do."

The Rams will be back in the Junell Center on Feb. 8 to face Texas A&M – Commerce.

"We already think we are the best team in the conference, so if we play like it, it will happen," Singleton said.

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