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San Marcos Takes Control Late to Oust Westlake 54-48 in the Area Championship


Texas High School Basketball-Pictured above, San Marcos Rattlers #22 6'6" Sr. Malik Presley challenges Westlake Chaparrals #35 6'5" Jr. Wonder Kahozi in the fourth quarter. Westlake jumped out to a 10-0 lead and led by four 23-19 after the first quarter. The Rattlers pulled to within one 32-33 at the half. In the second half, San Marcos picked up the defensive intensity but the teams played almost even with the score Westlake 42-40 ending the third quarter. Westlake's tough defense forced many out-of-bounds on the Rattlers baseline-see below Wonder Kahozi's block of the Rattler's Sr. Guard Kaden Gumbs. With 5:06 remaining the Rambler's took the lead for good at 46-44 although the game remained tight with Westlake trailing 48-51 with 51.32 left. San Marcos then extended the lead on foul shots going away as Westlake was forced to stop the clock by fouling.

Wonder Kahozi's block of the Rattler's Sr. Guard Kaden Gumbs in the forth quarter.

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