The numbers were not what Rattler fans wanted to see on the new Osoyoos Secondary scoreboard.
But it was still an entertaining afternoon of basketball for a full house in the OSS gymnasium Wednesday as the Rattlers hosted the visiting Similkameen Secondary Sparks.
The Rattler Men dropped a 128-98 contest to their provincially ranked rivals; the Lady Rattlers fell 60-27.
“If we win the game that’s great. If we didn’t win in points, as long as we learn a lesson, it’s not a loss,” said head coach Casey Brouwer after the men’s game.
“We know what we need to work on for our tournament coming up this weekend in Kelowna and the guys are determined to put that work in.”
Navraj Brar scored 37 points to lead the Rattlers. Kolby Wikene added 16. Tyson Douangpanya led the Sparks with 51 points. Jughraj Boparai added 27 points.
The Sparks led 58-51 at halftime but pulled away from the host Rattlers with an impressive fastbreak in the second half.
Sparks 60, Rattler Ladies 23
In the womens’ game, Megan Freman scored 33 points to pace the Lady Sparks. Kayla Burns was high scorer for the Lady Rattlers with eight points.
The Sparks led 30-13 at halftime.
“We’re still really building,” said head coach Amanda Girgin. “It’s only going to be improvement as the year progresses.”
The Rattlers are next in action at home Jan. 30 when the two squads host Princeton.