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February 8th, 2011
SMA clinches district, Rattlers face big game


San Marcos Academy clinched its district championship last week with a 40-1 win at Austin Regents.


San Marcos Academy (SMA) captured the TAPPS District 6-3A boys basketball championship last Friday night with a 40-16 win at Austin Regents.

Meanwhile, the boys basketball team at San Marcos High School faces a huge game Tuesday night at home against Seguin. A playoff spot isn’t exactly on the line when Seguin visits the Snake Pit, but it’s pretty close.

When Seguin pulled the upset of the District 25-5A season with a 60-52 win against Converse Judson last Friday, the Rattlers suddenly faced an uphill climb. The win put Seguin alone in fourth place for the district’s final playoff spot at 3-4.

The Rattlers lost the next night, 63-60, at Wagner, falling to 2-5 in the district. The Rattlers are 18-9 overall.

The good news for the Rattlers is that if they can defeat Seguin Tuesday night, they not only will tie Seguin for fourth place at 3-5, but they also would hold the tiebreaker between the two by virtue of winning both of their head-to-head meetings. Furthermore, Seguin would face a very tough road in its final two games against New Braunfels and Wagner. The Rattlers finish their regular season against Judson and Steele.

Wagner leads the district at 6-1, closely followed by Judson and New Braunfels at 5-2. Steele is last in the six-team district at 0-7.

SMA held Regents to zero-of-18 field goal shooting in the first half of its district clinching romp. The Bears improved to 23-2 and 12-0 in the district.

“This is one of our goals to complete this season, a district championship,” SMA head coach Kelia Price said. “We played well from the starters to the kids that came off the bench in reserve. I am extremely proud of our work on the defensive side of the ball and the support of the staff and students at SMA.”

The Bears play at home Tuesday night against Hallettsville Sacred Heart.

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