Rams and Rambelles rack up another victory

ASU basketball teams take on Midwestern State

By Henry Mahome
On February 27, 2015

Photo by Summer Almaguer: Senior, Raijon Kelly, keeps his eyes on the basket while he goes
up for a shot. Kelly scored 12 points against Midwestern State.
 

Photo by Summer Almaguer: Freshman, Shauna Coleman, dribbles down the court trying to keep the ball away from her opponents.

The Pep Band pumped up the crowd with “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled as the Rambelles won a nail-biter Feb. 18 against the Lady Mustangs of Midwestern State.

The Rambelles ended the night in victory, winning 55-53.

The Rambelles fought hard until the last buzzer, holding the lead for the last two minutes of play. At one point in the final minutes of the second half the Lady Mustangs fought their way back from a seven point deficit, but still came up short thanks to the defense in the paint.

Freshman forward, No. 32, Shauna Coleman, and junior center, No. 34, Diamalises Rivera, were grabbing rebounds and not allowing the second shot, helping the Rambelles keep the lead until the end.

Throughout both halves of play, according to angelosports.com, the Rambelles averaged above 50 percent shooting from the field and scored an astounding 32 points in the paint.

Leading the team in scoring was Rivera with 16 points, most of which came from in the paint. Not too far behind was freshman guard No. 4, KeAnna Kelly, picking up 13 points, four of which came from free throws.

“We played well this game,” Jordan Whitaker, a junior transfer from Chicago, said. “Currently we are not where we want to be yet, but we are working really hard and this game showed that we are getting better on defense, and getting better looks on offense.”

Rams

In the Rams’ face-off with the Mustangs, the ball was rolling from the tip off.

The Rams have won both of the games this season against the Mustangs. In the first meet up, the Rams took it to Midwestern State’s home court, beating the Mustangs 72-55, with Demario Mayfield taking control of the game and grabbing his seventh double-double.

In the second match up the Rams had a home court advantage, winning another double digit game and scoring six more points than their last match against the Mustangs, winning 78-59.

Although he didn’t get a double-double this game, Mayfield scored 23 points with seven assists and eight rebounds. Not too far behind was Chris Jones, with 13 points, and senior No. 11, Raijon Kelly, with 12 points.

“We aren’t done yet,” Kelly said. “We came to play and we played well. My mother was in the stands, so I had to show out a little extra but in all seriousness, we are here with one purpose, and that’s to win, and when we play as a team and know our roles, that is what we do.”

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