Magnolia's 7th grade girls baseball team avenged their early season loss on Monday as they dominated the Weimar Warriors on their home court by a score of 39-21. The Lady Rattlers jumped out to 19-6 halftime lead by playing a hard nosed man to man half court defense at one end of the court as well as very strong ball handling at the offensive end. The only area where Weimar dominated was on the glass. The Warriors were much taller but they failed to hit the put back as well as shoot foul shots when given the opportunity.
Weimar deployed a 1-2-2 full court press which was no match for Magnolia's starting point guard. She dribbles well with both hands as well as find the open player when double teamed.
The Warriors did execute a few set offensive plays while the Lady Rattlers were a bit more freelance. It looked as if Weimar may have been more skilled but thing that set these two teams on different paths was desire and aggressiveness. If there was a loose ball there were multiple green shirts on the ground fighting for it and there were a couple of times they were fighting each other.
The 2013 season ending basketball tournament will tip off at 4:30 on Oct. 8 at school sites ( *higher seed will be the home team) with the semifinal and finals being held at Bear River High School on Oct. 9th and 10th.
*Seeding will be determined at 7 pm on October 3rd.