Rattlers win Thriller over Queens

The Red Deer Queens Headed south to the Snake Pit to take on the Injured Medicine Hat College Rattlers. The Home side had only 8 players available in this game and looked to rely on their smaller players to carry the load. The Game was very even through the first part of the game with both teams able to score. Neither team had any "Big's" and the game was mostly outside shooting and fast breaks. Neither team was able to convert with great efficiency leading to a lower scoring half. By the end of the half the teams had put up 35 and 32 points with the Home Rattlers holding a small lead. Both teams looked to the half for a break and a chance to regroup and come back with a better second half.

The Third quarter saw the Red Deer queens start to heat up from beyond the arc. Able to battle back and eventually take the lead, they played from the lead for most of the quarter. The Rattlers did not roll over however continuing to battle and keep the game very close. At the end of the third the queens held a slim 52-51 lead. the fourth quarter was fast and furious with end to end action. The final 2 minutes of the game provided insane drama. Down 4 the Rattlers hit a 3 followed up with a steal before getting to the line to hit the games final two points. the Home side completed the comeback and took the close match 71-70 in a very close contest.