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February 25th, 2010
Huntsville ends two Hays County hoop seasons


The two Hays County high school basketball teams still alive in the playoffs as of Tuesday now are out after each lost to a team from Huntsville.

The San Marcos High School boys basketball team fell to Huntsville, 53-34, at Rockdale. Huntsville dominated the second half by a 38-17 margin to win going away. The Rattlers rarely had it working offensively, reaching double figures in only one of the game’s four quarters.

Allex Austin led the Rattlers with 13 points, and no one else on the team scored more than six points. Huntsville placed three players in double figures — Kriston Minor with 14 points, Jeremy Laday with 12 and Marvin Dunbar with 10.

The Rattlers end their season at 18-16 with their second first-round playoff loss in two years. Huntsville moves on with a 20-14 record.

The Hays High School girls, playing for a trip to the Region III Tournament, lost to Huntsville, 66-63 in double overtime, Tuesday night at Brenham, ending its season at 26-10.

Hays lost its chance to advance at the free-throw line, missing four of five charity tosses in the final minute after Angeleigh Davis’s layup and two free throws by Brooke Borreson have the Rebels a 47-41 with a minute left in regulation time.

The Rebels still held a 48-44 lead with 22 seconds left. But Huntsville’s Karla Kizzee made a layup off an offensive rebound with five seconds left and was fouled, putting her on the free throw line. Kizzee missed the free throw and Ronisha Major made the put back at the buzzer for Huntsville to push the game into overtime.

In the first overtime, it was Huntsville that struggled at the line, missing one of four tries in the last 30 seconds. Kaitlyn Jones made two free throws with 0.2 seconds left to push the game into a second overtime.

Hays held a 63-62 lead with 51 seconds left in the second overtime, Huntsville’s Breanna Fuller scored on a put back, then scored again off a steal to give the Hornets a 66-63 lead with 21 seconds left. Hays missed a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer, ending its season.

Huntsville advances with a 25-7 record.

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