Twelve Magazine basketball players took to the floor Diamondback Arena for the final time in a regular season game Tuesday night. By the time the night ended both the Lady Rattlers and Rattlers had posted big wins and all 12 players had made scoring contributions.
Combined there were 26 different players enter the scoring column for Magazine.
Magazine girls head coach Randy Loyd typically starts five seniors, a trend he continued Tuesday, but he also brought in the two seniors off the bench first in a 56-25 win over Oark that was decided early.
Oark actually led 2-0 and was within 5-4 but the lead was 15-6 by the end of the first quarter and had reached 36-6 before two free throws before halftime by Chastity Bohannon.
By then Racheal Phillips had 12 points, six rebounds and six steals; Keaira Thomas had scored eight and had five steals; Aubrie Davis had hit a layup after a steal and a fast break, Kalyn Bryan had both a 3 and a two point baskets for five points, Kia Yang had hit a 3, Marley Littleton had a basket and Dalan Duke had four points.
Lauren Ryan, Hannah Smith and Kelsey Krigbaum all joined in the fun in the third quarter. Smith would go on to be the second leading scorer on the night with nine points.
The third quarter ended with the Lady Rattlers a point shy of the sportsmanship rule enforcement but Smith took care of that 38 seconds into the final quarter.
Ashtyn Vanderhaak would become the 11th Lady Rattler to score putting back a miss of her own free throw with just over two minutes to play.
Rattlers 66 Oark 27
Head coach Bucky Chappell started his five seniors and did not make a single substitution in the first half.
The five on the floor opened a 14-0 lead and went on to a 36-6 lead at the break.
James Burr had eight points in both quarters and was done with 16 points. Devin Chappell hit three 3s in the first quarter and added a basket in the second to finish with 11 points.
Austin Canada hit from the baseline and James Mott had a pair of baskets before Shaffer Loyd made it a clean sweep for the seniors with a 3 at the 3:56 mark of the second quarter that made it 30-5.
The exit by the seniors brought a pair of starters to the floor for the second half and the pounding of the Hornets continued. Randon Baumgartner and Matt Smith both scored four points with Smith energizing the crowd with a dunk.
Jan Halek, Tervor Blake and Colton Young also contributed to the onslaught, with Young scoring five points in the third quarter while the lead grew to 55-13 and the sportsmanship running clock began with just under three minutes left in the quarter through the agreement of both coaches.
Max Greb, Levi Wright, and Jesse Witt all hit 3s in the final quarter and Chase Gibson made it 15 to score with two free throws in the final minute.