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Rams win against West Texas A&M

First win in Canyon since 2009

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Published: Friday, February 7, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 16:02

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The Rams came away with a win against West Texas A&M (69-47).


This is the first the Rams have won in Canyon since 2009.


Senior Bryan Hammond led the team with 20 points. six rebounds and six assists.


Junior Tommy Woolridge came up behind Hammond, finishing the game with 19 points.


On Saturday, Feb. 1 the Rams were back on the court ready to take on Texas A&M-Kingsville. The team had and off week and took the time to get in extra practice and before for their next games.


The Rams lost of Texas A&M (69-79) but Senior Ice Asortse said it was awesome to be playing back at home.


“It was good to play at our own petition and the crowd was behind us and we were happy about it.”


Head Coach Chris Beard said he gives a lot of credit to Texas A&M-Kingsville in the game.


“It wasn’t one of our better games,” he said. “It wasn’t necessarily what we were doing wrong but what they were doing right.”


Senior Zach Jones said it always feels good to play at home.


“As a senior you only have a few [home games] left,” Jones said.


During their off week, Beard said they worked on their offense and defense.


“You kind of take a step back and instead of worrying about the competition, you worry about yourself,” he said.


Another advantage to playing at home is having the crowd cheering on the players.


“We are very appreciative and thankful for the people that come to the games,” Beard said. “We are working really hard on our end to build a program that the school and community can be proud of. I would like to see [the Junell Center] get to the point where there is not an empty seat in the building.

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