Magazine rallied from five down in the final 17 seconds Monday night to force overtime but it wasn’t enough as Hackett hit 6-of-16 free throws in the extra session to beat the Junior High Rattlers 37-35.
With 26.3 seconds to go Ty Smith hit both ends of a one-and-one and Hackett led 31-26.
Caleb Hyatt scored inside with 17 seconds to go to make it 31-28 and after a Magazine steal Hyatt went back to the line and hit one of two to make it 31-29.
After a time out with 10.1 to play Hyatt stole the inbound pass but after another Hackett almost did the same knocking the ball out in the backcourt.
It wouldn’t matter as Jacob Hall rebounded a miss and put it in with 2 seconds left to tie the game at 31.
Close throughout, the tie at the end of regulation was the ninth time the game had been tied. There would be one more, at 33-33 after Jaren Johnson hit one of two free throws with 1:29 left in the overtime.
Tyler Satterfield went to the line three times over 37 seconds and hit two to give the Hornets a 35-33 and after a foul on the rebound Satterfield hit another to make it 36-33.
Magazine had a chance to tie on the other end when Cameron Raggio went to the line for a three point play opportunity but he couldn’t cash in and it stayed 36-35. That foul sent Johnson to the bench — Hyatt, Nate Bryan and Jacob Hall had all fouled out for Magazine.
Magazine also had the last possession to try to tie or win it after Smith hit another free throw with 14. 5 to go but after problems getting the ball up court Tatum Scott was forced to try a desperation 3 that was off the mark.
Scott, who scored 15 and gave Magazine its last lead at 33-32 with two free throws with 1:57 left in overtime, was dominant in the first half.
Scott and Hyatt both scored five first quarter points as the game was tied five times, including at 10 after the quarter.
Scott took over for he next six minutes, scoring every Rattler point and helping Magazine to an 18-12 lead, the game’s largest, before Avery Hester hit a 3 14 seconds before halftime to make it 20-15.
Two Raggio free throws made it 20-15 but a 3 by Hester and basket by Satterfield retired it and Hackett went on to lead the rest of the way.
Hester led Hackett with 11 and Smith added 10. Besides Scott, Hyatt was in double figures for Magazine with 10.
Hackett 35 Jr. Lady Rattlers 16
The two teams on the floor didn’t look like the same two who had played to a one point game on Jan. 3.
Magazine scored the first three points on a free throw and basket by Keaira Vasquez in the first 90 seconds. Hackett scored the next 11 points before Vasquez scored again and the game was well in hand.
The lead was 11 before the half ended but 19-9 after a Raymie Davis free throw just before halftime.
Hackett continued to pull away in the second half, leading 29-12 through three quarters.
Vasquez scored eight to lead Magazine and Rain Vaughn had the same to lead Hackett.