Lady Rams Take District 23 Opener over Lady Dragons 23-12

Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 –

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The Joaquin Lady Rams varsity basketball team got a District 23 2A opening win over the Shelbyville Lady Dragons by a 23-12 score. The win gave Joaquin an 8-7 overall win-loss mark. Shelbyville has a 5-9 season mark and they are 0-1 in the conference.

Scoring got off to a slow start as Joaquin held a 3-1 lead over Shelbyville midway through the first period. The Lady Rams went up 6-3 at the end of the opening quarter.

Joaquin outpaced Shelbyville 6-4 points during the second stanza and they took a 12-7 lead into the lockerroom at the midway intermission.

The Lady Rams led 20-10 by the end of the third frame and narrowly outscored SHS 3-2 points in the final period to take the 23-12 win.

Joaquin will host the 16-2 Tenaha Lady Tigers at Rams Gymnasium on Friday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tenaha defeated the visiting Beckville Bearcats by a 94-27 score during their District 23 opener on Wednesday.

Shelbyville will travel to Gary Bobcats Gymnasium to face the (6-7) Lady Bobcats on Friday, December 16 at 5 p.m. This game will be Gary’s first district contest.