They own a five-game win streak and are ranked as the fourth best 4A basketball team in the state.
Despite their recent successes and a 19-3, 4-1 record firmly in hand, the Gentry High Rams’ upcoming competition promises to remain challenging.
For this next week will feature another pair of Region 3-4A teams hungry to do their part in putting a damper on the Rams’ current season.
The first of those contests occurs this Friday when the Bulldogs of Greenwood High visit the Gentry High gymnasium for a 7 p.m. match-up.
This will be followed next Tuesday with a trip to Yazoo City High School where that 7 p.m. tipoff will see the Rams out to avenge their only regional loss suffered thus far this season.
It was exactly three weeks ago from that day when the Rams dropped a 54-47 decision to the Indians.
As for this past week’s play, the Rams earned three victories with the most recent being Tuesday night’s 87-45 home-court regional decision over Rosa Fort High School of Tunica.
In this easy win, the Rams’ scoring efforts were led by Jesse Hull and Clint Ferguson; the pair posted 18 and 13 points respectively on the scoreboard.
Other action this past week included a pair of non-regional victories over Amanda Elzy High of Greenwood (66-44) and Humphreys County High of Belzoni (102-41).
In last Saturday’s win over visiting Humphreys County, the hometown crowd witnessed the Rams reaching the century mark in scoring for the first time this season.
With the game getting out of hand early, the Rams quickly owned a 50-17 halftime lead; a situation which inevitably saw 11 Rams scoring points against the Cowboys’ defense.
Six of those Rams scoring points reached double digit status, and the group was led the 20 point effort of David Windfield.
Others reaching this scoring plateau included Ladarius Johnson (14 points), Hull (13 points), Deandre Brisco (12 points), and Makelvi Hutchins (11 points).
Meanwhile, last Thursday in Greenwood versus Amanda Elzy High, the Rams led the entire game en route to claiming the game.
It was Hutchins leading the scoring for the Rams this night as the freshman dropped 16 points through the basket.
Following close behind was Ferguson with a dozen points and Hull with another 11 points.