With 4:14 to play in the third quarter James Burr scored inside and Magazine was up 37-26 at Hackett but the Hornets rallied to claim a 47-43 win in Hackett last Tuesday.
It was that kind of a night for Magazine as Hackett took three of the four game set that included the schools’ junior high squads. Only the Jr. Rattlers, were able to escape with a win
It turned out to be the only basketball outing of the week because Friday’s games with Hector were postponed until Saturday due to the weather, then postponed again on Saturday.
Hackett 47 Rattlers 43
Magazine built its first 11 point lead at the 4:49 mark of the second quarter with James Burr, who scored 18 to lead all players, hitting the shot to push it to double digits but Hackett made a charge.
A conventional three point play by Tanner Hamilton sandwiched by four free throws by Malachi Chron and Zen Valencia cut the deficit to 23-19. Chron led Hackett with 17.
Magazine ran it back to 28-19 by halftime as Deven Chappell hit two of three foul shots after being whacked on a 3-point try, Jan Halek had his only basket and a free throw by Randon Baumgartner. Baumgartner finished with 12.
Matt Smith’s free throw 48 seconds into the second half made it a 10 point lead again but Hackett trimmed it back to six twice before two buckets each by Burr and Baumgartner pushed it to 37-26.
Hackett then scored 12 straight and took a 38-37 lead through three quarters.
Smith scored early in the fourth quarter to give Magazine the lead back at 39-38 but Hackett got a 3 from Chron and retook the lead for good, though it stayed a one possession game until Chron and Stormes had four free throws over 14 seconds to make it 46-41.
Hackett 44 Lady Rattlers 24
Just five days removed from having dropped a game by 9 to Hackett, the Lady Rattlers were drummed this time due to a second half that saw them go silent from the floor for more than 13 minutes.
Down 20-17 after two quarters Magazine had managed only three Rachael Phillips free throws until Lauren Ryan finally got a shot to fall through the net with 2:14 to play. By then Hackett was comfortably in front, 36-22 after the basket. Ashtyn Vanderhaak scored the only other second half bucket for Magazine 61 seconds later.
Hackett scored the last six points of the first quarter and led 11-6 but the Lady Rattlers forged ties at 12, 14 and 16, before two baskets by Sydney Bobitt gave Hackett a 20-17 lead.
Phillips first free throw cut Hackett’s lead to 20-18 in the third quarter but it was 27-18 before her second free throw and 34-19 through three quarters.
Bobbitt scored 16 to lead Hackett and Maggie Bell and Madison Bailer had 12 and 11, respectively. Besides Phillips, only Keaira Thomas and Hannah Smith had more than two for Magazine; both had four.
Jr. Rattlers 32 Hackett 26
Tatum Scott scored Magazine’s last six points of the night to not only finish with 10 but also beat back the Hornets, who erased a 10 point second half deficit.
With 1:51 left in the third quarter Magazine (6-5) led 22-12 after two of Caleb Hyatt’s 13 but it was 24-24 with 3:45 remaining after a basket by Avery Hester.
Hyatt answered 38 seconds later and Magazine was back in front. A free throw by Scott made it 27-24 with 2:39 left.
A pair of free throws by Jack Terrell got Hackett back within 27-26 but Scott won a race to the hoop for a layup on the next possession and it was 29-26. He won another with 29 seconds to play to make it 31-26 and hit the front end of a one-and-one with 8.8 seconds to go to set the final.
After Hackett took its only lead with the game’s first points Magazine scored the next 10 points, six by Hyatt and would lead by nine, 13-4 on Scott’s first basket with 2:38 left in the half. Scott scored again to make ti 15-7 after Hackett scored its next three points at the line but Ty Smith cut it to 15-10 with a 3 :06 before halftime.
Hackett got within 3 before Hyatt followed a Jacob Hall bucket with five straight for his side. Hall hit another shot just :02 before the quarter ended to make it 24-16 before Hackett ran off eight straight to start the final quarter to tie it.
Terrell and Hester led Hackett with 6 points.
Hackett 28 Jr. Lady Rattlers 27
The Jr. Lady Rattlers were done in by 22 turnovers and a 9-of-24 free throw shooting performance.
The Lady Rattlers were 1-of-7 at the line in the final two minutes. Hackett was actually worse, 7-of-21 on the night and 1-of-8 down the stretch, but the one by Jamye Durham would prove to be the difference, breaking a tie at 27 with 19.2 seconds to go.
A Jordyn Krigbaum free throw had tied it at 27 with 1:33 left before five straight misses.
Early on Magazine was in complete control leading 8-0 through a quarter before a free throw finally got Hackett on the board with 5:13 to play in the half.
A basket by Kylie Robinson made it 10-1 but Magazine did not score from the field the rest of the half. Hackett scored the next 11 points to go in front and was up 16-13 after single points by Kiara Vasquez, twice, and Taryn Leslie.
Tannea Thomas scored the first three points of the second half to tie it at 16 before back-to-back 6-0 runs retied it at 22 with Leslie’s basket getting Magazine even at 22.
Kayla Richardson gave Hackett the lead back before the quarter ended and it was 27-22 with 5:25 to go before Vasquez hit two free throws and Krigbaum tied it with one with 1:33 left.
Richardson led all players with 12 points. Vasquez had 10 to lead Magazine.