Lady Rattlers conclude season with senior night

Photo by Gerald Castillo

San Marcos Girls Basketball

San Marcos’ season came to a close on Tuesday when it hosted Austin Bowie inside the ‘Snake Pit’. The 46-26 loss was a tough way to close the 2-8 District 14-6A season for the Lady Rattlers, but head coach Veronda Kendall said she is looking forward to all the young talent that will be returning.

“We’ve got a great group of young kids coming up and they are young,” Kendall said. “We had four freshman on varsity last year so they’ve gotten some experience and some time on the court. They’ve gotten to experience the physicality, the athleticism. They seem to be getting more and more comfortable with level of play so I’m excited for them.”

The youth of this year’s team showed before the game with only four players being honored on ‘Senior Night’ - Samantha Lyons, Liana Rodriguez, Mikayla Gongora and Taylor Henderson.

“(The seniors) have been rocks in this program,” Kendall said. “They’ve been great leaders, great kids. They’ve done what we’ve asked them to do and improved every year. They’ve learned what it is we try to do on both ends. As you get older, it gets a lot more competitive. I’m just really proud of their commitment to the program. They’re great young ladies with bright futures ahead.”

The remainder of the varsity roster included four juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen. The most intriguing aspect is the underclass players served as a staple of production on both ends of the court and were among the starters at some point this year.

Among the underclassmen are forward Faith Phillips, post Tania Brown, post Grace Latham, forward Miranda Lamb and forward Beth Gutierrez. 

With the season at its end, Fall of 2018 year doesn’t look to get any easier on this young group. San Marcos is moving south into a new district that will be home for some powerhouse names in the San Antonio area. The biennial realignment has the Rattlers set to join District 26-6A.

The district will include Cibolo Steele, Comal Canyon, Comal Smithson Valley, Converse Judson, New Braunfels and San Antonio E. Central.


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