Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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sharyland-logoDuring the third quarter of the Sharyland Lady Rattlers basketball team’s bi-district playoff victory against the Edcouch Elsa Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday night, 5-foot 11 senior Maddie Garza made a free throw that caused the Sharyland faithful to jump to their feet and cheer. That’s because with that point, Garza became the first Lady Rattler in school history to have 1,000 rebounds and score 1,000 points over her high school career.

Garza, who collected rebound No. 1,000 earlier this season, entered Tuesday night’s game having scored 989 points over her four-year tenure at Sharyland. Her nine-point first half left her just two points shy of the mil mark making each shot she took in the third quarter the potential milestone maker.

Garza only scored two of her 15 points on the night in the third quarter but that was all it took to hit the 1,000 point milestone.

When asked what having reached those two milestones means to her, Garza said, “It means that I’ve accomplished my goals and even more. Howeve,r I couldn’t have done it without my coaching staff and my teammates. I can’t score if they don’t pass me the ball and I can’t rebound if they don’t shoot. It means so much to me that I’ve been able to do it right here on this court because I couldn’t even imagine having played at any other school.”

Garza will be looking to add to both of her career totals tonight as the Lady Rattlers take on the Victoria West Lady Warriors in the Area round of the state playoffs at Bishop High School