J.J. Edwards scored 21 points as the St. Mary’s men held off a furious challenge from their cross-town rival, the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals, 67-65 Saturday in the Bill Greehey Arena.

Manny Hernandez scored 17 for the Snakes, and Billy White poured in 10

The win is the sixth in a row for the Rattlers (16-5, 6-0).

The Lady Rattlers were led by Eva Christian, who scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, in a 59-54 win over the Lady Cardinals.

Charlena Rodez and Lashena Hudson each scored 13 points for the Lady Rattlers (10-11, 3-3).

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