Rancho Mirage Finishes Strong in OT, Tops Rolling Hills Prep, 58-52

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IN A NUTSHELL: Rancho Mirage scored the first eight points in the four-minute OT to secure a win in a game played between teams at the top (RHP) and in third (RM) of their respective CIF Southern divisions.

TURNING POINT:  The Rattlers trailed by two points at intermission but pulled away late in the fourth quarter before Chris Koon sent things into OT for the Huskies with his 3-pointer with 27 seconds to go. Matt Barajas-Tiedeman scored the first four points of the OT for the Rattlers.

RESPECTIVE STANDOUTS: RM – Senior guard Charles Neal (13 of 30 from the field) scored 30 points; RHIP – Freshman center JT Tan scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds before fouling out.

UPDATED RECORDS: RM 25-3; RHP 16-3.

UP NEXT: Rancho Mirage (Tuesday, vs. Coachella Valley); Rolling Hills Prep (Monday, vs. California Academy of Science at Harbor College).

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