Rattlers Complete Huge Comeback over Kings

The Red Deer College Kings headed into the Snake Pit to take on the struggling Medicine Hat College Rattlers. The Kings were able to open up an early lead with the help of their 3 point shooting. Taking advantage of Rattlers turnovers, the Kings were able to score often. By the end of the first they held a 33-17 lead taking firm control of the game.

With the game firmly in hand, the Kings were content with trading scores early in the second. They were able to keep ahead with the help of outside shooting again. With a tough foul called Kings forward Ramiro Jimenez was issued two technical and ejected from the game. The Rattlers used this as a momentum builder and were able to cut into the lead. the Rattlers went into the half trailing 37-48. But a significant momentum shift had happened going into the half.

The third quarter opened with the Rattlers able to maintain some of their momentum. They brought their aggressive play on offence into the quarter and were able to chip away at the Kings lead. The visitors went ice cold from the outside and were getting the majority of their points from the mid range and in the paint. The Rattlers continued to drive and try and draw contact at the rim. Although they started the comeback, they remained behind 63-57 at the end of the quarter.

The fourth quarter started with a high intensity from the Rattlers. They were continuing to chip away at the Kings lead and getting stops on the defensive end. They tied the game 67-67 before taking the lead away. The Gym gained some energy as the Home side took the first lead of the night. The Kings did not roll over after relinquishing the lead. Red Deer stayed right with the Rattlers and the game was tied at 81 with 28 seconds on the clock. the Rattlers scored with 16 second left and left the Kings to try and score to tie the match. The Rattlers held on in the last seconds to take an 84-82 victory for their second win of the season.