By Albert Trujillo: QCS
The Tucumcari Rattlers were away at the Santa Rosa Invite Thursday through Saturday.
They kicked off the tournament Thursday afternoon by being defeated by the Tularosa Wildcats. Despite being down 28-44 at halftime, the Rattlers fought back to take the game into overtime, but to no avail. The final score was Tulie 71 to Tucumcari’s 66.
Questa’s Wildcats handed the Rattlers their second defeat of the tourney on Friday.
With numerous lead changes throughout the contest, the Wildcats were able to hold off the Rattlers 68-61.
The final game of the tourney for the Rattlers had them matched up with Monte Del Sol.
In this game, the Rattlers were able to defeat Monte Del Sol 60-56 and leave the Santa Rosa Invite with one win.
Coach John Span, known colloquially as “Coach Span” said Tucumcari’s Jeremy Lopez got All Tournament honors.