It took 2:14 of the overtime until Mallory Moeller finally gave the Rattlers the lead on a layup, making the score 50-48. Kristin Williams (Jr., Kansas City) followed with a layup of her own on the next possession, making it 52-48 with 2:14 left to play. Kelli Payton cut the Rattler lead to one ;with a 3-pointer, but Boyd (Fr., San Antonio) responded with a 3-pointer of her own to get the lead back to four at 55-51 with 1:29 left. After Brittany Ward hit two free throws to make it a two-point game, the Rattlers shut the Hilltoppers down for the final 1:08 of the game, with Boyd making three free throws to ice the victory.
Boyd was 5-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line to lead all players. She also pulled down 8 rebounds. Williams hit on 7-of-13 shots from the field to score 14 points and added 9 rebounds. Mallory Moeller (Jr., Seguin, Texas) came off the bench to score 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting and also pulled down 10 rebounds.
With the win, St. Mary’s improved to 18-6 overall and 10-2 in Heartland Conference play. St. Edward’s fell to 6-17, 4-6. The Rattlers will return to action on Saturday when they host Texas A&M International University at 2 p.m. at Bill Greehey Arena.
St. Mary’s (Texas) 60, St. Edward’s 53