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

February 12th, 2010
Rebels split district, lose coin flip

STAFF REPORT

The Hays High School girls basketball team split its games this season with District 17-4A co-champion Del Valle, but lost a coin flip for the district’s top seed going to the playoffs.

So, the Rebels are headed to College Station next Tuesday night to begin their playoffs against Magnolia West (7:30 p.m.), which finished third in District 18-4A..

The Rebels closed out their regular season on Feb. 5 with a 69-30 win at Elgin. Ashley Rankine led the Rebels with 14 points, followed by Angeleigh Davis with 11 and Chrissy Arias with 11.

Hays, which advanced through Region III to the state tournament last season, finished the regular season 24-9 overall and 11-1 in the district. When they tip off against Magnolia West, the Rebels will have gone 11 days without a game.

None of the other local teams in District 17-4A made the playoffs. Lehman ended its season Tuesday night with a 57-23 loss to Del Valle, which finished tied with Hays for the league title, then won a coin flip for the district’s top playoff placement.

San Marcos ended its season Tuesday night with a 54-34 loss at Manor. Madelyn Swinney led the Rattlers with 15 points as they finished their season 5-7 in the district and 12-18 overall.

The Rattlers were a couple wins short of the playoffs. Behind Hays and Del Valle, Manor finished third at 7-5 and Elgin took fourth at 6-6 with a 76-50 win against Lockhart, clinching the final district playoff spot.

The Rattlers were in fifth at 5-7. Even if the Rattlers had finished tied with Elgin, the Wildcats would have owned the playoff berth because they beat San Marcos twice this season. Lehman came in sixth at 14-19 overall and 3-9 in the district, while Lockhart ended in the basement at 0-12 in the district.

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