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Lady Rattlers Win Twice

The Magazine Lady Rattlers opened the week with an overtime win over Lavaca in a makeup game, then beat Eureka Springs to open Conference 2A-4 play.

Magazine also hosted Mulberry Friday before starting on a long layoff over the Christmas break.

Lady Rattlers 71

Lavaca 65

Tied at 63 going to the extra session the Lady Rattlers held Lavaca to a Bailee Stoll bucket – the Lady Golden Arrows missed three free throws.

Tierra Phillips, who finished with 21 points scored five in the extra session to lead Magazine to the win.

Phillips was one of four players with more than 20 points. Adrianna Thomas scored a team-high 23 for Magazine, including 12 in the second quarter when Magazine took a 33-24 lead at the half.

Lavaca came back behind 12 third quarter points by Bailee Crawford, who finished with 25, and a pair of 3s from Codie Robertson, who finished with 24.

Phillips and Thomas had more help than Crawford and Robertson, especially in the form of Brittany Bryan and Kayla Canada, who scored eight each.

Lavaca 68 Rattlers 57

On his way to a 25 point night, Anthony Todero scored 18 second half points to lead the Golden Arrows to a win Monday.

Todero scored eight in the third quarter and with Marcus Walker chipping in six Lavaca turned a 30-26 lead into one of 51-38.

Todero’s 10 points, along with Brad Bugle’s five in the final quarter kept the Rattlers at bay despite seven Cody Cherry points and a pair of 3s from Jason Lovell.

Cherry finished with 18 points to lead Magazine and Lovell added 16.

It was Cherry and Keith Dority who scored twice apiece from the floor in the first quarter but Lavaca led 17-13.

Cherry and Lucas Young scored twice each in the second quarter to keep the Rattlers within 30-26.

Lady Rattlers 42

Eureka Springs 27

Tierra Phillips and Brittany Bryan scored six points apiece in the first quarter and Magazine was well on its way.

Already up 12-5, the Lady Rattlers made it 23-7 by halftime and would coast to the win.

Phillips led the way with 17. Brittany Bryan added 10 and Heather Bryan eight.

Eureka Springs 77

Rattlers 64

The Highlanders outscored the Rattlers in every quarter and opened league play with a double digit win.

Donovan Shelton hit a 3 and a 2 in the opening quarter and Cody Cherry hit for nine second quarter points but the Highlanders led 19-15 and 37-32.

Jason Lovell scored eight third quarter points and Brent Haney added five but it was 61-49 going to the final quarter.

Lovell and Cherry co-led the Rattlers with 15 points and Haney added 14.

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