San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

February 12th, 2010
Rattlers wait while Hays, Lehman fight

STAFF REPORT

The San Marcos High School boys basketball team knows it’s in the playoffs now, and even made a dent in the District 17-4A elite Tuesday night with a 67-57 win against Elgin at the Snake Pit.

The Rattlers rallied big in the fourth quarter, which they entered with only a 44-43 lead. Chris Threadgill scored 14 of his team high 20 points in the final quarter to spark the Rattlers’ rally.

Before Tuesday night, Manor hadn’t lost a game to any team except Del Valle in District 17-4A. The Rattlers now are 18-13 overall and 8-3 in the district, holding third place behind Manor, which is 8-2 in the league. Del Valle leads the way at 10-0.

The Rattlers have Friday night off before they finish the regular season next Tuesday at Del Valle, which is 24-5 overall.

The other two local teams in the district remain in a fight for a playoff spot, and they won’t both make it. Hays and Lehman both are 3-7 in the league, one game behind fourth-place Elgin, which is 4-6. The top four teams in the district go to the playoffs.

Hays, which had Tuesday night off, plays at home Friday against Lockhart, which is 0-10 in the district. The Rebels placed themselves back in the playoff race with a 60-53 home win on Feb. 5 against Elgin.

The Rebels will finish their season next Tuesday at Lehman. The Lobos lost to Del Valle, 68-46, Tuesday night.

The Lobos, 7-20 overall, will play Elgin Friday night before finishing their season at home against Hays.

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