Rick Rasmussen earned his 200th win as a head coach with a 64-37 dominant victory over Lovejoy tonight.
It was over before it started the way Newton came out playing, especially Jaquan Sims. Newton's offense picked Lovejoy's defense apart.
Sims, who went scoreless against Tucker on Friday, had a career night going off for 24 points including 12-straight points in the first quarter that lifted the Rams to an early 12-2 lead.
Both Sims and D.J. Hill got into some early foul trouble but it wasn't enough for the Wildcats to gain any momentum. The Rams went into halftime with a 29-15 lead.
Newton held Lovejoy to five points in the second quarter and six points in the third. The Rams' defense was stifling and the Wildcats just couldn't hit shots.
Speaking on his 200th win, Rasmussen said, "It was nice to get it at home. Maybe would of liked to get it a little bit earlier, but that’s just the competitor in me. I think I’m most proud of the commitment of our players and the integrity we hold them to. I think getting it in less than 10 full seasons is the thing we’re most proud of.”