Photos by Amanda Hall
The Magazine Rattlers came to Lavaca last night looking for a little payback after being swept on their home court back on December the 11th. However, payback was nowhere in site and the Rattlers were forced to head back to Magazine with a few less rattles. First up was the Junior high boys. The Jr Arrows came into the game in first place in Conference.…and they played like a first place team should.
Coach Coby Graves said, “Kolby Glidewell really stepped up today. We’ve been asking him to be more aggressive and really attack the basket when he gets the ball. He did that tonight, and because of that he had 16 points in the three quarters he saw action.” At the end of the game the scoreboard showed Lavaca 56 Magazine 6.
The Ladies took to the court next in a rematch. The Lady Arrows were victorious the first time the teams met this season. The score of that game was 58-33. Last night had a very similar result, Lady Arrows were again victorious 61-40. This was a total team effort. Avery Green had 13 points and 5 assists. Sierra Lamb had 12 points and 10 assists. Skylar Hyatt ended up with 11 rebounds. Coach Wyles was happy with the ladies execution stating, “I thought we did a much better job defensively, holding Magazine to 12 first half points. The girls did a great job executing our defensive game plan. Offensively, we were able to get the ball to lane pretty well and get them in foul trouble. We knew we had a few matchup advantages. I thought the girls did a good job of recognizing them, and getting the looks we wanted. The one thing I’m most proud of is we finished with 19 assists and only 3 turnovers for the game.”
Coach Reed was also pleased with the Senior Arrows last night. This was a game that the first place Arrows were never really in jeopardy of losing, despite getting into early foul trouble. Mark Miller led the team with 14 points. Jordan Fenner and Andrew Wright were also in double digits with 12 and 10 points respectively. Coach Reed had this to say about his team’s 51-33 win last night, “Our team was fun to watch in the first quarter last night, every point was from a assist. We’ve been talking and working on ball movement the last few days. It got a little sloppy with fouls and defensive positioning in 2nd and 3rd quarters but we played through it and won the game. We’re finding ways to win and have another tough one tomorrow night at Hackett.” Coach Reed and his Arrows refuse to overlook any opponent, as he knows that they control their own destiny. Next up will be a Hackett team that will also be looking for payback after being dismantled by the Arrows in the first meeting by a score of 62-44.