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30-5A BOYS BASKETBALL: Rattlers pull out road win over La Joya

Sharyland 65 LA JOYA 58
Quino Pistokache scored 22 points and hit a critical 3-pointer down the stretch to lead the Sharyland Rattlers to a victory over La Joya 65-58.  The Coyotes were led by Mario Tamez with 24 points and teammate Joel Ordaz had 10.  La Joya stands at 13-11 overall and 3-3 in district play. The Rattlers are 4-2 in district. 
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30-5A GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Coyotes fall to Sharyland in squeaker

Fresh off an upset over McHi last weekend, the Lady Coyotes of La Joya welcomed the Sharyland Lady Rattlers in a Tuesday night showdown last night. Unlike the teams' first meeting when the Rattlers cruised to a win, La Joya would give the district leaders all they could handle before falling in the final seconds, 38-36.

The game ended as a thriller but began as a dud. Six minutes into the game the score stood 2-1, favoring Shary. The last two minutes of the first quarter saw the foes exchange baskets. With just seconds remaining and La Joya in possession and down 3-4, Ali Navarro grabbed a Karla Trevino miss and put it straight back in to give her team a 5-4 lead when the first quarter buzzer sounded five seconds later.

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BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES FOR FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

30-5A BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES

La Joya Palmview 72, Donna 64

McAllen High 74, La Joya High 72

Sharyland 73, Mission High 37

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30-5A BOYS BASKETBALL: Rattlers get back on track

MISSION – You never know how a team will respond after a tough loss. Some will recommit while others will give in. For David Keith's Sharyland, they recommitted in a big way after dropping Tuesday's matchup with Memorial. Last night the Rattler's took out their anger by smashing the Mission Eagles 73-37 in a home win that puts the team at 3-2 in district.

“They have been pretty angry,” said Keith of his team after the game. “The lesson learned from Tuesday was a hard one.”

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Sharyland still working out the wrinkles

20110111_Sharyland-v-McAllen-Memorial-Boys-Basketball_037Simply put, a .500 start for the Sharyland Rattlers in District 30-5A boys basketball is disappointing.

“We got a lot of work to do,” says Head Coach David Keith, whose team is now 2-2 after losing to Memorial on Tuesday and to Rowe on the first day of district play. (See Tuesday’s game story and photos online at www.progresstimes.net.)

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Missed free throws doom Rattlers in loss to Memorial

20110111_Sharyland-v-McAllen-Memorial-Boys-Basketball_040When it comes down to the final minutes, it is the big shots that matter. Though the Sharyland Rattlers outplayed the Memorial Mustangs for three quarters and a half, it was the Mustangs who come through in the end, spurred by a home crowd to win 54-51 in a key District 30-5A match-up.

“We missed some key layups and key free throws that cost us the game,” said Rattler head coach David Keith following the game. “They had some guys step up that hit some big shots that normally don't. That was the difference in the game.”

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