The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 26, 1987 Page: 7 of 10
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RIO GRANDE HERALD RIO GRANDE CITY, TEXAS THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 26. 1987 PACE 7
Lady Rattlers Win Three Games
The Rio Grande City Lady
'Rattler basketball games won
three of their first four games last
week, finishing third in the Weslaco
tournament over the weekend.
1 In the Weslaco tournament over
the weekend, the Lady Rattlers
defeated Los Fresnos 63-36, lost to
Weslaco 50-44, and defeated
45-39 to finish in third
In their season opening game last
Monday at home, the Lady Rattlers
overwhelmed Zapata 50-20. The
score by quarters was as follows:
first quarter, 18-2; halftime, 28-8;
third quarter, 34-13.
Myrna Bazan paced the Lady
Rattlers with 13 points against
Zapata. Loreen Lopez added 12 and
Maribel Bermea 10, while Norma
De La Cruz and Bertha Alaniz
chipped in with eight and seven
About the season opener, Coach
Gracie Gonzalez commented, "I
and free throw shooting were our
most positive points. We need to
execute better in half-court. Our
shot selection has got to improve,
and probably will as we go along."
Guerra added, "For us to be
successful, we need to have a lot of
easy shots, off fast breaks and the
press. We had some ear'v, but need
„ The score by quarters was as
follows: first quarter- Roma, 21-7;
second quarter- Roma, 31-19; third
quarter, Roma, 35-31.
About the Rattler comeback
effort, Coach Lopez commented,
"We changed up our press at
halftime, and came out and pre-
ssed more often, causing some
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turnovers. Our kids played good
defense inside and forced them to
take a lot of outside shots. It was a
good defensive effort." He noted
that the Gladiators were contained
to only four points in the third
The Rattlers could not make it
over the hump, noted Lopez,
because "we were in foul trouble,
so Roma was on the foul line
constantly." Four Rattler players-
Armando Lopez, Lalo Chapa,
Enrique Garcia, and Horacio
Flores- fouled out.
For the game, Roma's free throw
shooting was the difference as the
Gladiators hit 28 of 35 shots from
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HOUSTON-Family members and
friends who care for the elderly or
chronically ill have been added to
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an annual flu vaccination, a Baylor
College of Medicine flu specialist
Previous federal guidelines did
not emphasize individuals who
provide home nursing care for
family members or friends on the
list of those who should receive
yearly influenza vaccinations.
Other individuals on the list, as in
the past, are military personnel,
helath care workers, anyone ovr 65
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who have heart, lung or metabolic
disease such as diabetes.
"The federal guidelines were
expanded because anyone who
comes into close contact with the
chronically ill, or the elderly should
be protected against the flu," said
Dr Paul Glezen, a researcher in
Baylor's Influenza Research
Center. "This way they are less
likely to pass it on to those who
could face a life-threatening com-
plication from influenza."
Glezen urged those who should or
want to recieve a flu shot to do so
now because it takes about two
weeks for the vaccinations to take
The 1987-88 influenza season will
probably start in late November or
early December. The current vac-
cine will provide protection against
the three types of flu viruses
expected to circulate this season,
which are A/Leningrad, A/Taiwan
Glezen said the B/Victoria virus
will probably cause the mose
illnesses this year The B viruses
seem to be dominant every two
(See FLU, Page 9)
the charity stripe. The leading
Roma scorer, Manuel Alvapez,
scored 17 of 21 points from the foul
line. The Rattlers were able to sink
only 12 of their 24 free throw
For the game, the Rattlers were
cold from the field, hitting only 12
of their 38 shots. However, Rio was
three of five from three-point
range, with Joe Whatley connecting
on two of three three-point shots,
and Dave Jones hitting one of two
Roma's leading scorers were:
Manuel Alvarez, 21; Omar Canales,
10; Leonel Perez, 8; and Bobby
Garcia, 6. Gladiator Coach Guerra
said that Roma's shooting percent-
age from the field was in the high
The leading Rattler scorer was
guard Horacio Flores with 11
points. Dave Jones, Enrique Garcia
and Joe Whatley added nine, eight,
and six, respectively.
Jones was the leading Rattler
rebounder with eight, and Ricardo
Gutierrez hauled in six boards.
Jones and Enrique Garcia each
contributed one assist. Jones was
the leader in steals with four, with
Flores and Whatley adding three
The Rattlers managed to cut
down their turnover total down to
18 against the Gladiators.
The Rattlers, after playing Freer
on Tuesday evening, are scheduled
to face Brownsville Pace Friday
night and La Joya at home on
The Gladiators, 1-0 for the young
season, are scheduled to play
Kingsville High in the first round of
the Raymondville tournament this
Friday. On Tuesday night, they will
go on the road to face McAllen
High. On Tuesday night, Nov. 24,
Roma was scheduled to play
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo at home.
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was very pleased with the way the
girls played, especially considering
that it was their first game. They
played good defense. They played
real well together, especially of-
On Friday, the Rattlers defeated
Los Fresnos 63-36 in their first
game of the Weslaco tournament.
The score by quarters was as
follows: first quarter- 10-8, Los
Fresnos; halftime- 31-9, Rio; third
quarter- 52-24, Rio.
The Lady Rattler scoring went as
follows: Maribel Bermea, 16;
Myrna Bazan, 14; Loreen Lopez,
10; Bertha Alaniz, 8; Norma De La
Cruz, 8; Lorena Cabrera, 5;
Priscilla Saenz, 2.
Coach Gonzalez commented, "We
played fairly well; we had a slow
start. Myrna Bazan and Maribel
Bermea playtxi exceptionally good
games. We got some baskets from
the press and fast breaks, and
some from the outside."
For the game, the Lady Rattlers
were 11 of 21 from the foul line.
On Saturday, the Lady Rattlers
lost a close game to Weslaco by the
score of 50-44. The score by
quarters was as follows: first
quarter- 9-8, Weslaco; halftime-
24-14, Weslaco; third quarter- 44-35,
The closest the Rattlers could
come to catching Weslaco was
cutting the deficit to four points
late in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Rattlers were 10 of 25
from the foul line, while Weslaco
was eight of 20 from the charity
stripe. Gonzalez said, "We had our
chances to win; we got into foul
trouble early...The girls did not
play their very best game."
She noted that Myrna Bazan
fouled out after getting in foul
trouble in the opening quarter.
Priscilla Saenz and Bertha Alaniz
did not foul out, but ended up with
four fouls and were in foul trouble
most of the game.
Rio's scoring was as follows:
Bertha Alaniz, 15; Loreen Lopez,
14; Norma De La Cruz, 6; Myrna
Bazan, 4; Maribel Bermea, 4;
Angelica Salinas, 1.
The Lady Rattlers then went on
to defeat Mission 45-39 to achieve a
third-place finish in the tourna-
ment. Gonzalez commented that in
the second half, "it was always
pretty close; we were four or five
points ahead. "
Free throw shooting made the
difference, as the Lady Rattlers hit
19 of 38 from the foul line, while
Mission was only five of 15.
The score by quarters was as
follows: first quarter- 10-8, Rio;
halftime- 20-14. Rio; third quarter,
Loreen Lopez led the Lady
Rattlers in scoring with 19 points.
Maribel Bermea and Myrna Bazan
each scored nine, while Priscilla
Saenz and Norma De La Cruz
scored three apiece, and Bertha
Alaniz added two. Rosario Garza
led Mission in scoring with 13
Coach Gonzalez commented
about the Mission game, "We won,
but I felt we could have played a
little bit better."
After playing Roma on Monday
evening, the Lady Rattlers will
play against Edcouch Elsa on
Saturday afternoon at home.
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Roberts, Kenneth. The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 26, 1987, newspaper, November 26, 1987; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195108/m1/7/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.