CL Freshman Pull a JV Game in Win over Bandera
by Coach Barthels
Canyon Lake started off slow, but great defense in the 2nd and 3rd quarters along with a strategic well played 4th quarter of scoring helped the CLHS Freshmen have a come from behind victory last night in Bandera, 45-43.
Trailing the entire game and down by seven early in the 4th, the Hawks mounted their comeback.
Scoring a quick four points off of steals by Hayden Lee and Joe Arredondo who found Brandon Ward streaking down the court for two uncontested lay-ups and a crucial 3 pointer by Justin Ferris, his only points of the game, tied it at
The lead never belonged to the Hawks until their was 5.2 seconds left and Hayden Lee drew the defense into him and made a great pass to a streaking Mason Montgomery for a lay-up and the game winner.
With a turn over on the inbounds play the Hawks were able to get the ball back into Hayden Lee who was fouled for a 1 and 1. Missing the freethrow and placing everyone back to play defense had the Bandera Bulldogs driving down to the opposite end of the court forcing a three point shot over the back board sealing the victory for the Hawks.
Nine of the 12 Hawks that were dressed scored points, but even those that did
not score made great passes down low to the posts who were able to put up
25 points in the paint.
Big rebounds by Dalton Head, Hayden Lee, and Robert Woods will be a stat that gets over looked, but they all played a crucial role in sealing a victory and getting chances for the Hawks to set up the offense.
Canyon Lake finished the season 9-14 and 2-8 in district play,”We
played in several close games this year that we were not able to come out on
top in, this victory was a great way to end the season, I am proud of our
team for all of the hard work they put in this season,” Coach John Batthels closed.
1 2 3 4 Final CLHS 6 9 13 17 45 Bandera 13 9 8 12 43 Leading Scorers: Robert Woods 12, Brandon Ward 8, Hayden Lee 7, Zach Gregory 6, Sam Langford 3, Justin Ferris 3, Joe Arredondo 2, Zach Sawyer 2, Mason Montgomery 2