Rattlers rollick in Raton

By Albert Trujillo

To begin the evening of basketball on Tuesday the Lady Rattlers junior varsity took the hard court. Sophomore Teresa Chacon led all scorers with 17 points but the Lady Tigers held off the Lady Rattlers to win 42-41 at the final buzzer.

Senior Jamie Jones hit for 21 points to help the Lady Rattlers varsity girls edge the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Rattlers had difficult breaking the Tigers full court press and were down 28-18 at halftime.

With adjustments made, the Lady Rattlers out-scored Raton 33-20 in the final two periods.

The Lady Tigers lost five players to foul trouble and were left with one player on the court. Therefore the game was called with a final score of Lady Rattlers 51 and Lady Tigers 50.

In the final game of the evening, it was the varsity boys going head to head. The first quarter ended 15-6 with the Rattlers leading,

Second quarter action had Raton out-scoring the Rattlers 19-10, making the halftime score 25 all.

Junior Drew White led all scorers in the game with 31 points and Senior Jeremy Lopez’s 13 assists helped the Rattlers defeat Raton 64-58.

“Our inside-outside game were the factors in the game, and we played together as a team,” said Coach John Span.