Hawk’ JV Have Lead for :01.3 seconds in Win over Billies, 58-57
Canyon Lake Junior Varsity scored eight points in the last 40 seconds to overcome a seven point deficit, beating Fredericksburg last Friday night.
Fredericksburg had a lead or was tied for 31:58.7 of this game and Canyon Lake took over for :01.3 and that lead is still there at this writing.
Having trouble in the first half in getting the ball down the court was the culprit in playing catch up for this game.
The Billies press was not giving the Hawks any chances for shots and proving that Fredericksburg’s 47 point win last go around would be more of the same.
Canyon Lake Junior Varsity had other plans however as they started inching back into this game after intermission.
“The first half we were not attacking Fredericksburg’s press and allowing them to trap us,” Coach Brian Hooper said with his lost voice. “We talked about getting the ball and taking it up the court instead of sitting back and allowing them to trap us.”
“We started dribbling through the press and that was allowing us to get some calls.”
Sean Nolan made his presence known again with just one missed shot in this contest and that miss was retrieved by Nolan with a put back.
The Billies had no one that could match up to Mountain Man Nolan. The improvement of Nolan and the rest of this squad will have this team wanting to continue their season after next Tuesday night in Bandera.
Nolan has an impressive shooting stat in his last two games. Fifteen shots and 13 makes will give you a hefty 87% shooting percentage and 26 points in Nolan’s last two games.
“This win gives us confidence and momentum for our last game,” Coach Hooper continued. “I told the players that I just needed to get out of the way and let them play.”
Coach Hooper was commenting on how those last seconds of this game happened, “Tschoepe is a smart kid and we just needed to get the ball to Sean (Nolan).”
With a minute left in regulation Canyon Lake was getting within sight of the Billies and a seven point hill to climb.
Michael Russell was the first player to hit a clutch three pointer after Austin Acosta found him open for a jump shot and getting within five points of the Billies.
Next time down the court Acosta found Nolan seven feet from the basket and Sean blocked out his defender and went strong to the basket making an uncontested layup.
“When Acosta was coming down, two guys would come up and take him (Acosta) leaving me open,” Nolan said with precision. “I don’t remember the lay up though.”
The basket got Canyon Lake to that same five point deficit again as both teams were trading baskets.
Skylar Tschoepe (15 points) was next to work some magic as he got open for a three point shot with less than 10 seconds on the clock. Now the Hawks were not only within sight of a Billie, they could smell them too.
After Fredericksburg threw the ball in, the Hawks trapped a Billie player as Fredericksburg tried to find their smooth guard and hopefully get a foul and a win for the Billies.
Tschoepe, however stepped in front of that pass and after a second of hesitation he then drove to the basket and was fouled after his made layup.
Now the clock showed :01.3 seconds and a tied score.
“They got the ball out so fast that we couldn’t get the pass,” Tschoepe said in responding how he got his last steal to ice this game. “I backed off and then jumped the pass…I thought about shooting a three but then I just decided to drive it down.”
All this was done without a timeout for Canyon Lake since they had used their allotment in trying to get back into the game.
Tschoepe’s free thow was nothing but the bottom of the net for a one point win.
“I did not hear a sound,” Tschoepe recalled while recounting what he was thinking about while lining up for the game winning free throw. “When I released the shot, I just ran back to the team.”
Players can do those type of things when they feel it is in the basket.
Fredericksburg called a time out in search for a miracle, but as destiny would have it, their last heave of the ball down court was intercepted by…..Tschoepe as he just bounced the ball and had the team rush the court imitating a final four victory.
Fredericksburg now has their first loss in District 27-3A, thanks to a team that would not quit and decided to show that a 47 point loss does not always spell doom when those same two teams match up again.
Coach Hooper has his win and proved that he was worth 48 points as he was not on that bench when Canyon Lake played the Billies in their last game. He was becoming a ‘Daddy’ during that time.
Coach Chapman had the reigns for that contest, proving that the only thing this team needed was a Coach that could make good decisions.
Just kidding Coach Chapman, but The ReSporter would like for our fan base to be in Prayer for the Hooper’s as their two week old is in need of those Prayers as they wait for some tests on Saturday.
1 2 3 4 Final Fredericksburg 13 25 5 14 57 CL Hawks JV 13 18 8 19 58 Scorers: Sean Nolan 16, Sklyer Tschoepe 15, Garrett Winters 11, Trendon Martinez 8, Michael Russell 3, Nic Adams 2, Dave Pfaff 2, Austin Acosta 1.