Grandview held Tolar scoreless in the opening quarter, then went on to record a 51-34 victory that left the Lady Rattlers with a 3-3 mark in District 10-2A and a 12-12 season record.
Tolar’s offense got in gear in the second quarter, but Grandview held a 27-14 edge at intermission. The Lady Rattlers still trailed by that 13-point margin at the end of three quarters, but Grandview held them to six points in the final eight minutes.
Hannah Peregrino and Breanna Rogers led the Lady Rattlers on offense with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Tolar coach Benita Carlton said some key players have had to miss playing time recently either because of illness or injury.
“This was a tough loss,” Carlton said. “Kacey Frazier is out currently with a knee injury, and Michaela Phillips has missed most of the season with a finger break. At times we’ve had six to seven varsity players, and have had to pull from our JV.”
Adjusting to shifting lineups has contributed to some unsteady overall performances by the team.
“It’s hard to get back in any kind of rhythm when we have players having to adjust to different positions because we’re injured or sick.”
The Tolar girls and boys teams had an open date last night. The Lady Rattlers will begin the second half of district play at Keene on Jan. 15.
“Our playoff hopes are still there, and is still our goal,” Carlton said.
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Tolar 0 14 14 6 – 34
Grandview 19 8 14 10 – 51
Tolar (12-12, 3-3 in District 10-2A) scoring – Hannah Peregrino 12, Breanna Rogers 11, Taya Vasquez 6, Shelby Nunley 5.