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

January 27th, 2011
Rocket rally downs Rattlers, 57-50


San Marcos Academy coach Kelia Price instructs his team, which is 20-2 after a 35-29 win Tuesday against Texas School for the Deaf.


Converse Judson finished out the last four minutes with a 10-2 run to capture a 57-50 high school boys basketball win Tuesday night against San Marcos in the Snake Pit.

The Rattlers and Judson battled tightly for the entire game before Judson put on the squeeze at the end. The game was tied, 40-40, after three quarters and the Rattlers held their final lead at 48-47 halfway into the fourth quarter.

Judson’s Cameron Griffin led all scorers with 21 points. Allex Austin led the Rattlers with 14 points.

The Rattlers, now 16-9 overall and 1-3 in District 25-5A, will play Friday at Steele. Judson is 18-10 and 3-1.

Lehman 45, Hays 28

The Lehman Lobos, who lost 12 of their first 15 games, have since then beaten backyard rival Hays twice and placed themselves squarely in the District 27-4A race.

The Lobos beat Hays, 45-28, Tuesday night at home, improving to 11-16 overall and, much more important, 4-3 in the district. Hays is 9-14 and 1-6. The Lobos also beat Hays, 57-48, at Hays on Dec. 31.

Tarale Murry led the Lobos with 15 points. Lehman will play at New Braunfels Friday night.

San Marcos Academy 35, Texas School for the Deaf 29

San Marcos Academy (SMA), put on a fourth quarter surge to hold off Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) at SMA in a 35-29 decision.

SMA, ranked second among the state’s private schools, scored the first 11 points of the game, then learned just as quickly that the game was going to last all night. TSD responded with a 16-0 run for a 16-11 lead into the second quarter.

The game settled into a 25-24 lead for TSD through three quarters. But SMA pulled away in the end as Curry Pipkens made four free throws in the last 23 seconds. Pipkens led the Bears with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bears are 20-2 overall and 20-9 in TAPPS Division II-District 3.

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