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Game Article, Girls Basketball | January 8, 2013

Lady Hawks Win First District Game over Bandera, 34-29

Canyon Lake gets their first District 27-3A win over Bandera at the Hawk Gym on Tuesday.

The Lady Hawks had nine points within the first three minutes of the opening tip-off and a seven point lead, 9-2.

After that offensive spurt your Hawks went over 10 minutes before they had another basket in this game.

In that same time span, Bandera had forged an eight point lead, 19-11 with less than three minutes before halftime. One basket in 16 shots in that span for CL was not a good way for a team to make a statement.

Canyon Lake trailed until the fourth quarter when Amber Ramsey had a three point play the old fashion way. A made shot with a free throw that helped the Hawks to a 31-28 lead.

Bandera could not get a good offensive play with Canyon Lake controlling with a suffocating defense.

Kyndall Drum then scored with two minutes to play giving CL a four point lead and with hindsight the game.

Ramsey had a good stat line in that pivotal fourth quarter with two assists, three steals, four rebounds and that all important three point lead changer.

The Hawks took control with three towers up from two when Drum entered the game, “Coach puts that lineup in when she wants rebounds,” Ramsey said. “When the three of us are in the game it is hard to out rebound us.”

Canyon Lake still needs to clean up their unforced turnovers which will in turn keep their offense in moth balls.

“We get frustrated and get out of sync,” Ramsey continued. “We need one person to take the lead and settle down our team.”

The Hawks used a good defense and shooting 80% from the field in that fourth quarter did not hurt.

“We can set up a good defense when we need to,” Sophomore Drum reflected. “I’m feeling more comfortable on the court and my team has made me feel part of the team.”

Drum was commenting on this being her first year in the Canyon Lake community.

“We are out of sync,” Head Coach Mary Beth Gallagher commented. “We are tying to get our team back and right now we are in survival mode.”

Ten points allowed in the second half would give the Hawks a chance to survive and take control in a must win game.

Canyon Lake will now go on the road again this Friday and continue district play in Wimberley.

Frustration was on the faces of the players after the game, but when you think about the last couple of years and put this game in perspective.

A frustrated team after a win can only mean that this team has bigger plans and knows that they still have a lot of work to do and are not satisfied with just a win.

            1   2   3   4   Final
 Bandera   13   6   7   3   29
 CL Hawks  11   6   7  10   34
Name           fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta Tot or-dr Tot  a  s  b to
Hannah St John   0-5     0-1     0-0    0   0-0   0   1  1  0  7
Trena Lorett     1-1     0-0     0-0    2   1-0   1   0  0  0  2
Katie Williams   5-11    0-0     4-9   14   6-4  10   0  3  1  0
Amber Ramsey     4-13    0-1     1-1    9   6-7  13   4  6  0  4
Tammy Dean       0-3     0-1     1-2    1   0-1   1   0  0  0  2
Kyndall Drum     1-2     0-0     0-0    2   1-0   1   0  0  0  0
Olivia Flores    2-7     2-5     0-0    6   0-2   2   1  1  0  6
Kelsey Long      0-1     0-0     0-0    0   0-1   1   0  0  0  2
Totals          13-43    2-8     6-12  34  14-15 29   6 11  1 23
Percentage      30.2%   25.0%   50.0%
Quarter   First     Second    Half  Third     Fourth    Half   Game
FG        3-13 23%  3-14 21%  22%   3-11 27%  4-5 80%   44%    30%
3 Pt FG   1-1 100%  0-4  00%  20%   1-2  50%  0-1 00%   33%    25%
FT        4-6  67%  0-0  00%  67%   0-0  00%  2-6 33%   33%    50%
TO        7         3         10    8         5         13     23