Lady Rams use struggle to grow stronger

The Lady Rams came off a six-game winning streak with a 5-0 divison record, then they hit the last two weeks of the regular season.
Coach Deanna Winter knew the final stretch would be a challenge as her team was pitted against several tough teams from larger schools, but she looked on it as a training ground for district tournament.
“I think it will be good to be tested before tourney,” Winter said.
The Lady Rams were definitley tested, but overall rose to the challenge.
They took losses in the end of regular season to West Union and East Webster but came within one basket of beating Hatley and fell to 3A South Pontotoc by only four points.
“We are all a little discouraged but hoping that we will take the level of play to our division and start rolling again,” Winter said.
The Lady Rams did roll through division games in the regular season and will now try to replicate that success to move on to North Half.
Vardaman’s girls are set to open play in the Division 4-1A tournament Thursday at 7 p.m. against the winner of Tuesday’s TCPS/Hamilton match.
The Rams were set to begin their quest through tournament Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. against TCPS.web vard basket