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Tucson Rattlers finish in Chicago today; Bartle sets team scoring record

The Tucson Rattlers 17U team split another two games yesterday in the Nike Tournament of Champions AAU event in Chicago.

The Rattlers (2-2 in the tournament) will play their final game in Chicago this morning against the Wisconsin Playmakers.

They won the first game against Level Up Express from Michigan 48-38 yesterday morning behind 21 points by guard Natalie Bartle, a former Ironwood Ridge High School player. Incoming Tanque Verde freshman Kiya Dorroh added 10 points, four rebounds and three steals.

In the second game, in which the Rattlers lost 66-63 to Retro Hoops from Nebraska, Bartle had a 30-point game while Palo Verde guard Aaliah Ortiz added 14 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Bartle, who will play her senior season for Negaunee (Mich.) High School, broke a Rattlers record with her 32 points Monday against the Boston Mavericks. Gabby Banales, a former Cienega player who went on to Pima Community College, had the previous record of 31 points.

Some tweets from the Rattlers in Chicago:

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