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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Sr Lady Rattlers Gear Up For Hoop Dreams


The 2A-4 basketball conference holds talented teams from Westside, Lavaca, Danville, Hackett, Hector, Mountainburg, and Magazine but that doesn’t intimidate the Lady Rattlers any. In fact, they have been working day and night in preparation for this upcoming season and are shaping up to be a team that looks to hold their own against any opponent that comes their way. Coached by head snake wrangler, Randy Loyd, the Lady Rattlers are all systems go as they travel to Waldron to face the Lady Bulldogs in their opening season match-up on Tuesday, November 19 with Jr High starting at 4 p.m. and Sr High starting at 6 p.m.

The starting lineup for the Lady Rattlers will be 5’8″ junior forward, Kiara Vasquez. Kiara made All-Conference last season and averaged 14 points and nine rebounds as a sophomore. Coach Loyd stats she “will be looked upon to score on a consistent basis.” Hanna Green is a 5’6″ senior forward who will be a “good rebounder and defender and has improved greatly offensively during the preseason.”

Junior Jordyn Krigbaum is a 5’6″ guard who saw valuable playing time as a sophomore last year and “will be needed to hit the three’s to make our offensive well rounded.” Raymie Davis is a 5’1″ junior point guard who will provide “excellent ball-handling skills and quick decision making along with good defensive pressure.” And sophomore Kylie Robinson is a 5’5″ guard who “is a good offensive-minded guard that can shoot the three and make things happen.”

Also getting court time this season will be senior guards Taryn Leslie and Lauren Littleton, junior guard Carlee Parrish, junior point guard Tannea Thomas, and sophomore point guard Diondra Neve.

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