Rattlers dial long distance against Tigers

Navasota rains in 12 bombs in district win


Rockdale’s Cody Skubal posts up against Navasota’s Nate Baker in the Tigers’ loss Tuesday night. Skubal led Rockdale with 12 points on the night. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Rockdale’s Cody Skubal posts up against Navasota’s Nate Baker in the Tigers’ loss Tuesday night. Skubal led Rockdale with 12 points on the night. Reporter/Bill Martin While Rockdale offered up a zone defense against Navasota to solve, the Rattlers figured the further out they shot, they wouldn’t have to deal with any type of defender.

Navasota pulled the trigger on 12 three-pointers Tuesday night to silence the Tigers 65-45 at Tiger Gym in District 23-3A action.

The loss drops Rockdale to 7-13 on the season and in a precarious 0-4 hole in league play.

Navasota maintains its lead with a perfect 4-0 mark in district while standing 8-4 overall.

Caldwell

The Tigers suffered through one their most dreadful shooting sprees of the season, connecting on just 12-of-59 shots (20 percent) in their 50-33 road loss to Caldwell.

Rockdale managed just two points in the first quarter, and found itself trailing by doubledigits at intermission.

The Tigers also suffered 28 turnovers.

Coming off a career-best 21 points against Giddings when he sank eight-of-11 shots, Tiger leading scorer Cody Skubal (12.2 ppg) struggled and missed 10 shots and was held to six points.

He did make his presence known in other areas, taking nine rebounds and blocking three shots.

William Dean also misfired on 10 shots but made five free throws to add to his team-high 12 points.


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