Rattlers hold down hardwood at Snake Pit

Thomas Garcia

The Rattlers came away with a pair of big wins against East Mountain Tuesday night at the Snake Pit.

It was an offensive showcase for the Rattlers as their perimeter shooters lit up the scoreboard with nine 3-pointers in their 70-44 win over the Timberwolves.

“We needed this win,” said Rattlers head coach John Span. “We had a couple of tough losses at home this past week. This helped to raise the team’s spirit.”

Rattler Janzten Darnell made three of the nine 3-pointers. Jakus Martinez made four and Travis Garcia made two.

The Rattlers (7-4) defense kept the Timberwolves out of synch, forcing several turnovers. The Rattlers capitalized on these turnovers 80 percent of the time.

However, some of the Rattlers’ offensive drives were rushed, resulting in no points.

“We got up and down the floor great tonight, though we had some rushed shots,” Span said. “We need to work off the floor on offense and make good shots.”

The Lady Rattlers defense stunned the Timberwolves as they routed them 58-13 at the Snake Pit.

The Lady Rattlers held a 25-10 lead at halftime. Their defense allowed only three points for the Timberwolves in the second half.

“We were not focused in the first half,” said Lady Rattler Michelle Fazekas.

Fazekas, who had 15 points, said the team came out flat in the first half and wanted to improve on that in the second half of the game.

“We had a lack of concentration, which resulted in missed points and turnovers,” Fazekas said.

The Rattlers’ next game is at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Logan.

Saturday is the Rattlers’ basketball homecoming. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. against Raton at the Snake Pit.