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Rattlers Take Down Panthers

Girls Game:

The Lady Panthers Senior Lauren Chestang started the game off with 6 points in the 1st half, but the Lady Rattlers Senior Nakyah Jones also had 6 points at the half. The panthers controlled the lead at the half 20-19 over the Rattlers. Head Coach Darrell Walton must have had a serious talk with his team at halftime because the Lady Rattlers came out in the 2nd half with a purpose.

The Lady Rattlers out scored the Lady Panthers in the 3rd quarter 9 to 4 points. Nakyah Jones accounting for 6 of those points. The Lady Rattlers never looked back and press forward. Senior Guard Sidney Stephens continued to find Jones open with ease. Jones dominated the board the entire 2nd half and asserted her dominates. The Lady Rattlers defeated the Panthers 42-30.

Leading Scorers:


Nakyah Jones 21 points


Lauren Chestang 11 points

Boys Game:

The 1st two quarters of the boys game was almost evenly played Murphy scoring 15 points and LeFlore 21 points at the half. With awesome scoring by Murphy’s Larry Stevens, LeFlore’s Demir Smith had something to say about that scoring 6 of the 19 points in the 3rd quarter for the Rattlers.

The 4th quarter was evenly matched but with some big play down the stretch Makhai Hesley scored the some big buckets in the paint for the Rattlers. Larry Stevens and Kendrick Johnson had a strong 4th quarter as well, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Rattlers. Rattlers won 52-46 at the Rattler’s Den.

Leading Scorers


Makhai Hesley 12 points

Demir Smith 12 points


Larry Stevens 15 points

Kendrick Johnson 12 points


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