MCDONALD, OH- The Mineral Ridge Rams girls basketball team has been battle tested for close contests after picking up their second one point victory of the week. On Monday, the Rams got past LaBrae by one point and last night they defeated the Blue Devils 40-39.
Mineral Ridge had a small lead to 11-8 after the first quarter, until the Blue Devils defense clamped down to hold Mineral Ridge to just four points in the second quarter, taking a 21-15 lead at the half. McDonald led 33-29 at the end of third quarter, but the Rams made three clutch free-throws down the stretch to win a tight one by a final of 40-39.
Mineral Ridge is 8-8 on the season, while the heart-breaker puts McDonald at 6-9. Olivia Booth led Mineral Ridge with 15 points, while McDonald was paced by Alivia Morrison who scored 14 points with 7 points coming from the charity stripe.