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

February 9th, 2011
Rattlers fall, SMA wins 17th straight

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Curry Pipkins goes up for two of his 20 points, leading San Marcos Academy to an easy win Tuesday night.

STAFF REPORT

The San Marcos High School boys basketball team suffered a bitter defeat Tuesday night and now faces a tough road to the playoffs.

The Rattlers lost, 67-61, in overtime to Seguin in the Snake Pit, dropping two games out of playoff position with two games remaining. Seguin closed a ten-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game, then held the Rattlers to one basket in the decisive overtime.

San Marcos fell to 2-6 in District 25-5A, while Seguin improved to 4-4 for commanding position to claim the district’s fourth and final playoff spot. The Rattlers are 18-10 overall.

San Marcos held leads of 16-8 through one quarter and 32-21 at halftime, then entered the fourth period with a lead of 45-35. But the Rattlers couldn’t stop Seguin in the fourth quarter and the Matadors scored 24 points to force a 59-59 tie at the end of regulation time.

Brig Gerlich of Seguin led all scorers with 25 points. Alex Austin led the Rattlers with 18 points, followed by Collin Hart with 15.

Meanwhile, San Marcos Academy (SMA) won still again, carving up Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 58-36, on Senior Night at SMA. Curry Pipkins led the Bears with 20 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots.

The Bears, ranked second among the state’s private schools, improved to 25-2 with their 17th straight win.

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