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Lady Diamondbacks, Lady Patriots on collision course

STLadyDiamondbacksGirls Basketball has wrapped up round one of district play on the hardwood, and with another half to go, several Big 7 teams have proven to be playoff and district championship contenders.

District 31-5A
The Pioneer Lady Diamondbacks and Mission Veterans Lady Patriots have emerged as the teams to beat in District 31-5A as both programs have stormed out to 7-1 records in league play, tied for the top spot.

While evenly matched on the court, it was the Lady Diamondbacks who walked away with a 41-32 victory over Mission Veterans in the first meeting between the 31-5A powerhouses back on Jan. 1. Since that point, the two teams have been on a collision course for their second meeting, a game that holds serious district championship implications.

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Pioneer welcomes 2019 with New Year’s Day wins over Mission Veterans

20190104 Basketball-Shots-B-and-G -VMHS vs PIONEERThe Pioneer Diamondbacks and Lady Diamondbacks are off to a soaring start in 2019 as the two basketball teams spent their New Year’s Day on the court bringing home big district wins over Mission Veterans, 80-48 for the boys, and 40-31 for the girls.

Both programs are rolling through district play early on and have the potential to be two of the top teams, not just in 31-5A, but across the Valley, when it’s all said and done.

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Sharyland falls short 35-42 in double-overtime

20181123 RattlersvsCubsSharyland’s season started with overtime and it ended in overtime as the Rattlers fell short 35-42 to the Brenham Cubs in double-overtime today at Cabinass Stadium in Corpus Christi.

Tied at 28, the Rattlers started overtime with the ball first and took two plays to find the end zone as quarterback Edgar Longoria found slot back Adrian Solis open in the end zone for six to go up 35-28.

On Brenham’s first play of overtime, quarterback Garrison Weiss weaved his way through the Sharyland defense to knot the game up at 35 and send it into a second overtime. Brenham followed the score up with a rushing touchdown by running back Tyree Jackson to take a 42-35 lead with Sharyland set to get the ball back.

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Rattlers advance to Area Round in dramatic fashion

20181116 SHSRAttlersvSomersetBulldogsFrom low-scoring defensive slugfests to high-scoring shootouts, the Sharyland Rattlers have faced it all in 2018.

When it came down to a do-or-die situation in the 4th quarter of their bi-district playoff game Saturday against the Somerset Bulldogs, they knew exactly what they had to do: respond.

With the scoreboard reading 21-19 in favor of Somerset and 2:20 left to play, the Sharyland defense stepped up to force a punt and give the ball back to the Rattler offense.

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Sharyland strikes late as Rattlers win second straight bi-district championship

20181116 SHSRAttlersvSomersetBulldogsThe Sharyland Rattlers went back-to-back and picked up their second straight bi-district championship in dramatic fashion Saturday night with a 27-21 come-from-behind win over the Somerset Bulldogs.

From low-scoring defensive slugfests to high-scoring shootouts, the Sharyland Rattlers have faced it all in 2018. When it came down to a do-or-die situation in the 4th quarter of their bi-district playoff game Saturday against the Somerset Bulldogs, they knew exactly what they had to do: respond.

“We saw some resiliency, we saw our boys not giving up,” Sharyland Head Coach Ron Adame said after the win. “I think at some point during our previous 10 games, we’d been behind, we’d been through adversity, we talked about being cool, being calm and staying poised, and they did that in the second half. Hats off to Somerset, they tested us tonight and this game could have gone either way.”

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