Photo by Gerald Castillo
Deleon’s buzzer-beater clinches Rattlers’ first district win
San Marcos earned its first district win Tuesday night, defeating Smithson Valley in Spring Branch, 45-42.
The Rattlers had the final possession of the game, tied at 42-42. Junior guard C.J. Valencia drove to the right elbow as the Ranger defense collapsed into the lane. Valencia jumped and sent a pass to junior wing Josh Deleon, open in the left corner. Deleon canned the triple as the clock reach zero, securing the victory for the visitors.
Here is the video of the Rattlers buzzer beater tonight!! @JoshyD20 with the shot, @CJValencia13 with the assist, the Rattlers with the Dub!!#BuzzerBeater#RIF🐍@SMRattlers @smdrsports @SanMarcosCISD @SMCISD_Comm @FanstandATX @AlamoCityHoops1 pic.twitter.com/l5CUPKMgBi
— SM Rattler Hoops (@SMRattlerHoops) January 16, 2019
Deleon led the team with 15 points, followed by senior forward Mason Green with 13 and senior guard Pablo Rios with 12.
“It was a great team effort and the coaching staff is very proud of the effort all the guys put in to win the game!” the team tweeted following the victory.
San Marcos (8-18, 1-5 district) returns home on Friday to host New Braunfels Canyon (15-10, 1-5) inside the Snake Pit at 7 p.m.