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February 16, 2013

Porcupines put hurt on Mineral Wells, inside-n-out

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By GREG WEBB

Despite a 22-point performance from Mineral Wells’ DeShawn Hicks on Friday, the Rams failed to keep pace with a 23-11 second-quarter advantage for Springtown’s Porcupines. Pojo put together an offensive barrage with three of its players in double figures to win a seed match at Weatherford High School, 70-53.

“Mineral Wells has a good team,” said Springtown head coach James Rike. “We knew coming in we needed to stop [Hicks] and Ricky Scott. They are both good scorers.”

While Hicks got his points as the game’s high scorer, the Pojo defense was able to neutralize the Rams most prolific inside threat, as they held Scott to seven.

Though the Rams and Porcupines had met three times previous in the season (with Mineral Wells winning two), the contest represented the rubber match for games split in District 6-3A play, as the teams battled to determine the two and three slots in the state playoff brackets.

The game illustrated the intense, and growing, rivalry between the schools less than a minute in, with the respective ‘bigs’ getting nose-to-nose after scrambling for a loose ball. Officials quickly quelled the potential confrontation, though both would be called for simultaneous technical fouls in the final period.

Mineral Wells took the early advantage, scoring the first seven points of the game before Springtown could get on track. Aggressive defensive play by the Rams and a cold start from Pojo created the game-opening margin, but fortunes would turn by the second quarter.

“It was important for us to be successful with perimeter shots early in the game,” Rike said. “We were a little flat at the beginning of the game, but then hit some shots, got hot and really began to roll.” 

Down by two entering the second quarter, Springtown heated up, with five different players finding the mark with consistency, while the Rams depended mainly on Hicks. The scoring distribution turned decidedly in the Porcupines favor, as they led by 10 going to the break.

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