Magazine and Lavaca met for a three game set at Diamondback Arena Tuesday night in which all three games went to the visitors.
The best game of the night would be the finale in which the Rattlers whittled a once 13-point deficit to eight early in the final quarter only to go on to lose by 18.
With Lavaca closing the first half on an 11-0 run, the Senior High Lady Rattlers were down 17 at the intermission and went on to a 25 point loss.
The Junior Lady Rattlers managed just 2 first half points and lost by 17.
Lavaca 49 Rattlers 31
Magazine kept Lavaca off the scoreboard from the 5:46 point of the third quarter until the 6:22 mark of the final quarter but managed to trim a 32-19 Golden Arrow lead only to 32-24 on a basket by Cam Raggio, a free throw by Tatum Scott and a basket by Chase Gibson.
The next time Magazine scored it was a Gibson free throw that made it 38-25 with 5:35 left.
The lead had reached 15, its largest margin to that point on a basket by Matt Melton and when Melton hit a 3 it was 14 with 4:33 left.
Magazine scored the first points of the game on a basket by Gibson and tied it at 3-3 on a Gibson free throw but the Golden Arrows scored the next nine points and would not trail again — the lead was between seven and 13 the rest of the first half.
Gibson led Magazine with 16 points. Raggio scored eight but only four Rattlers scored in the game.
Andrew Wright scored 11 and Jordan Fenner had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Lavaca.
Lavaca 58 Lady Rattlers 33
There were three first quarter lead changes the last giving Lavaca a 9-8 lead on a basket by Sierra Lamb that started a 9-0 run.
Hannah Smith ended the run with a pair of free throws and scored again with 6:27 left in the first half to make ti 18-12 but the Lady Arrows scored the next 11 and led 29-12 at the half.
The lead was 26 through three quarters and Lavaca flirted with the sportsmanship rule early in the fourth quarter before Kiara Vasquez scored nine straight for the home team.
Vasquez scored 14 points to lead Magazine and Smith finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Hope Headley scored 14, Skylar Hyatt 11 and Beth Ann May 11 for Lavaca.
Lavaca 32 Jr. Lady Rattlers 15
An Anna Michaels basket with 46.7 seconds to go in the first quarter would get Magazine on the board and make it 8-2 but the Lady Rattlers would not score again in the first half and were down 20-2 through two quarters.
Kylie Robinson finally ended the drought with 4:14 left in the third quarter and later hit a 3 that made it 27-7.
Michaels, Syndey Erp, and Destiny Corley all logged fourth quarter points.
Anna Todaro scored 10 to lead Lavaca.
County Line games
The Lavaca loss was the second in as many nights for the Lady Rattlers as they were blasted by County Line 42-16.
Kylie Robinson scored eight in the game played at Branch.
The Junior High Rattlers also dropped a close game, 47-42 in County Line on Monday.
Ashton Droemer scored 13 points in the loss and Dan Witt and Brendan Young both added nine.