Win slips by Rattlers late

January 11, 2014

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The Tolar Rattlers had their second District 10-2A victory of the season within their sights Tuesday night.

Instead, they dropped a 53-52 home contest to Grandview when what would have been the winning shot bounced away as the final buzzer sounded.

Grandview had taken the lead with a dozen seconds left.

“We set up an inbounds play and had a good look at the final shot, but that’s the way it goes sometimes,” said Tolar coach Kent Caruthers.

Heston Buckalew led Tolar with a dozen points. T.J. Foster pulled down nine rebounds.

“I had some young kids who came in when we had to sit our starters with foul trouble, and I was very pleased with what they did,” said Caruthers.

Boys basketball

Grandview 11 13 17 12 – 53

Tolar 16 15 9 12 – 53

Tolar (1-10, 1-3 in 10-2A) scoring – Heston Buckalew 12, Kaleb Weatherford 7, Tristin Phillips 7, Hunter Ryan 6, Dalton Shaw 6, Yovani Guevara 5, T.J. Foster 5, Dakota Endsley 4.

3-pointers – Shaw 2, Weatherford 1, Guevara 1. Team 4-14. Grandview 1.

Rebounds – Foster 9, Ryan 8.

Steals – Foster 4.

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