The Lady Rattlers basketball team fought its way to the third round of the 2020 UIL playoffs, beating Cibolo Steele 61-55 in the Area Championship.
The Rattlers started off with an early lead, finishing the first quarter up 12-4. The Knights bounced back in the second, bringing the score within two for a 26-24 Reagan lead. There were several more lead changes through the second half, but free throws down the stretch by J. Martinez (6-6) and N. Wilson (6-6) as well as two key blocks by C. Iwuala in the last two minutes sealed the game for Reagan.
Defense was also critical to the win, keeping Steele’s vaunted three-point shooters from pulling it out late. Iwuala led the four Lady Rattler double-digit scorers with 17, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Wilson added 16 points, S. Wagner had 14 points with 12 rebounds, and Martinez capped of the double digit scorers with 11. K. Hawkins added 3pts/6reb/3asst/2stls.
The Lady Rattlers are rolling late in the season, seeking to avenge their loss earlier in the year to Austin Westlake when they face them in the Regional Quarterfinal Tuesday, February 25th at 6:00pm at New Braunfels High School. Come support, Rattlers!!!
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