Boys Basketball, Game Article | November 18, 2012

CL Boy’s Hoops Still a Work in Progress, Lose 65-54

Canyon Lake is still a work in progress as they lost to a very athletic team in Stacey last Friday night at Hawk Gym.

The game started and ended with some exciting play at both ends of the court.

CL started with a press and ended with a press.

In between, a maize set in and Stacey slowly increased their lead to as much as 16 points in the third quarter.

Caleb Kreiger started strong with 6 straight points, but then some point blank shots just could not find the bottom of the basket and that caused that deficit to increase.

Paul Davis was a spark plug for the Hawks as he poured in 19 points in the loss.

Davis was the only player to hit a basket in that third quarter as he had 10 of those 12 points.

When asked about how he is viewing this season after a rough go at it last year, “Consistency with my shot, I just have to perfect it and get it (shot) down during the game,” Davis said. “I was able to create space and I got a chance to run the offense and execute the offense more.”

However, Davis also fell victim to three turnovers in a row in the second quarter that allowed a run for Stacey, “I need to try and stay calm when I’m under pressure, it kind of freaked out on that and I need to work on keeping calm and poised.”

Canyon Lake fought back to within eight points in the fourth quarter, when the Hawks installed their press again to get some easy shots.

“I have to trust it (the press) a little more,” Head Coach Lucas Chapman lamented. “Especially a team like that, the more we ork on it and I will have more confidence. We are still trying to figure out our identity and play up tempo. Offensively we found some pick and roll stuff with Caleb (Kreiger) and found out some guys who can help offensively.”

Canyon Lake is still a work in progress and improvement will need to be the key as pre-district games will certainly allow you to see what to have confidence in.

 Score by Quarter  1   2   3   4  Final
 Stacey           22  16  16  11  65
 Canyon Lake      18   9  12  15  54
 Davis-19, Kreiger-15, Hubnik-11, Faulkner-3, McIntire-3,
 J. Mendez-2, Ferris-1.