Pictured is Destiny Corley
After falling hard to the Mansfield Jr Lady Tigers 9-47 last Friday night and taking their fourth straight loss, the Magazine Jr Lady Rattlers came back with a vengeance and fought to break the curse of the underdog. Not only did the Jr Lady Rattlers break their losing streak but they crushed it into a million pieces, shoved it under the rug, and burned the house down. Magazine hosted the County Line Lady Indians Monday night and after making their presence known by running out to a 28-3 lead, the Jr Lady Rattlers took the victory 34-17 making it their third win of the season.
“We are feeling really good about last night’s win because we finally made shots fall,” stated coach Randy Bryan. “The three consecutive losses to Hackett by 6, WYC by 3, and Lavaca by 1 in OT were due to poor shooting. We had fewer turnovers, more rebounds, and more shot attempts in each of those games. That is generally a recipe for success.” Destiny Corley took charge of the scoreboard with 16 points trailed by Jailynn Sims with 9, Kinzie Robinson with 3, and Gracee Franklin and Joslyn Corley with 2 apiece.
“In our first game back after Christmas break, we were dominated by Mansfield. They beat us in every phase of the game. But our girls are growing in every area. I start two 7th graders, two 8th graders, and one freshman. Two of those starters had never played before 7th grade and four had never faced any junior high competition before this season. Each game gives great opportunities to learn and grow. All of my girls give great effort every practice every day. I am well pleased with their progress!”