In an incredible fight to the finish, the Magazine Sr High Rattlers and Lady Rattlers marched into Hackett on January 14 ready for battle and a battle they had. The Lady Rattlers were up first and after a slow start to the game, they came back to take the win 48-46. Kylie Robinson ended the night with 23 points and six steals while Kiara Vasquez followed with 10 points and five rebounds. The win moves the Lady Rattlers to 2-2 in conference and 8-6 in total season play.
The Rattlers saw the same success as they ran the show 47-45. “We came out dominate and built up a nice lead,” said Coach Buck Chappell. “At the end of the third quarter, Hackett started putting on the pressure and through the fourth quarter they narrowed the lead down and we ended up winning by 2. We never trailed during the game. We shot the ball well but still had a few too many turnovers, which led to the comeback for Hackett.”
“We are really starting to look better as a team. If we can keep bringing things together we will be a tough competitor for the rest of the season.” Kaedon Trejo led the Rattlers with 22 points followed by Cameron Raggio with 10, Brady Watson with eight, Jacob Hall with five, and Ashton Droemer with two. The Rattlers upgrade to 1-4 in conference play and 3-9 on the season.
Magazine will hit the road on Friday, January 17 to face JC Westside starting at 6 p.m. The (8-7) Rebels are 1-3 in conference play while the (3-12) Lady Rebels are 0-4.