Boys Basketball, Game Article | January 8, 2013

Hawk Freshman Speed for a Win, 53-36

The Freshman Team was late, but all that proved was sometimes warming up might make you cold as Canyon Lake Freshman win 53-36.

Traffic was the culprit, but as these Hawks will attest it made no difference.

“Not warming up prior to this game may have helped the cause as we were able to put 21 points in the first period,” Coach John Barthels started. “Our defense stepped up another notch as we forced multiple turnovers that led to quick baskets.”

That might be the ticket for Canyon Lake for future games, keep the team on the bus as long as you can and then unleash that energy for a good lead and eventual victory.

The Hawks held Gonzales to only 13 points the second half as CL increased their lead to an eventual 17 point relaxing win.

“We are getting better at attacking the basket and moving the ball around that creates open shots,” Coach Barthels closed.

Hayden Lee finished with 21 points leading the pent-up Hawks with Brandon Ward also scoring in double figures with 10 points.

The ride home was much more relaxing for Canyon Lake as they prepare for Wimberley this coming Friday night.

A win could be had with a large crowd that gets the parking lot full causing players to arrive late and ready to take care of their next opponent.

                 1   2   3   4   Final
 CL Freshman    21  11  10  11   53
 Gonzales       12  11   7   6   36
 H. Lee 21, B. Ward 10, J. Arredondo 7, R. Woods 6,
 Z. Gregory 3, T. Soliz 2, R. Sarmiento 2, M. Montgomery 2.