The Magazine Lady Rattlers had twice handled Mulberry with relative ease before Thursday night but after two Amanda Jones free throws with 2:43 left in the first half the Lady Rattlers led just 14-13.

The Lady Rattlers (13-12) would score the next 13 points and went on to again pound the Lady Yellow Jackets, 50-25.

The boys game went to Mulberry, also for the third time.

The four game set began with a junior high sweep of the Pleasant View squads, which are part of the same Mulberry school district.

After the Jones free throws Hannah Smith went to the line for Magazine but missed twice. Kia Yang tracked down the long rebound and Smith hit a shot in the lane to start a 6-0 run to lead to end the half with the Lady Rattlers up 20-13, just one point shy of their biggest first half lead.

Aubrie Davis, Kalyn Bryan and Racheal Phillips started the second half by scoring seven more points to make it 27-13.

For Phillips it would be a big quarter as she hit three more baskets from close range and Magazine pushed the lead to 36-19 ending the night for most of the starters.

Phillips finished with 16 points to lead all players. Smith and Keaira Thomas both scored seven.

After Jones cut it to 36-21, Kelsey Krigbaum scored the next four points and with a Keaira Thomas basket the lead topped 20 at 42-21,

Ashtyn Vanderhaak, Dalan Duke and Marley Littleton completed the assault on the Lady Yellow Jackets.

Mulberry 63 Rattlers 51

After Magazine got within 41-40 on a Randon Baumgartner basket with 1:45 left in the third quarter Trevor Marvin and Brendon Lawson combined to score 22 points for Mulberry.

Marvin hit one of his six 3s to start the game ending dominance and he finished with 28 points in the game. Lawson finished with 20 of his own.

After Marvin’s 3 made it a four point game hit hit two free throws and Lawson beat the buzzer with a layup at the end of the third quarter and it was 48-40.

When Marvin hit another 3 with 5:55 to go it was 54-40.

James Burr finally ended the 13-0 run with two of his team-high 17 points and he scored again 38 seconds later to cut the deficit to 10, 54-44 but the Rattlers got no closer.

The early going had been slow moving as neither team had scored until Marvin got a shot to fall with 4:14 left in the opening quarter.

Deven Chappell hit a 3 and Magazine scored the next seven points but Marvin threw in a 3 at the first quarter buzzer to tie it at 7-7.

Mulberry led the entire second quarter, twice stretching it to as many as seven points before two Burr free throws and a Max Greb 3 just before the half ended got it back to 30-28.

Magazine (14-9) tied the game at 30-30 on a Burr basket but Lawson scored a conventional three point play to give Mulberry a lead they never relinquished.

Chappell’s second 3 of the night made it 39-38 and Baumgartner cut it to 41-40 72 seconds later before Marvin and Lawson took over the game.

Jr. Lady Rattlers 36 Pleasant View 15

Pleasant View’s Rachel Wilmoth scored the game’s first basket but Magazine (8-10) scored the next 11 points and were never challenged.

Kiara Vasquez accounted for the first nine of the points and would double that for an 18 point game.

Jordyn Krigbaum completed the first quarter scoring and, when Vasquez went to the bench with foul trouble, scored the final four points of the second quarter for a six point game. Raymie Davis also hit a 3 in the quarter and it was 20-5 at the half.

The lead was 26-5 before Pleasant view scored again and had reached 30-6 before starters were removed.

Seventh graders Gracin Thompson and Kylie Robinson had the lead near the mercy rule at 34-6 by the time the third quarter ended.

Pleasant View was able to cut into the deficit as Sydney Pickartz accounted for all of Magazine’s fourth quarter points with one basket.

Jr. Rattlers 32 Pleasant View 23

Magazine (11-7) never trailed, but that doesn’t mean it was easy. When Joseph Lewis hit a 3 with 4:08 left in the third quarter it was a tie game, 15-15.

Magazine got a Cameron Raggio basket 20 seconds later and went on to score 12 straight before Rick Reeves stopped the run with 2:57 to play.

The run included six points from Tatum Scott, who led all players with 12 points.

However the lead seemingly safe 12 point lead with 3:19 to go would be whittled to as few as five at 28-23 as Garrett Cagle hit six straight free throws over a span of 1:33.

Free throw by Jacob Hall and Caleb Hyatt, who both scored seven points, put the game away for Magazine.