Boys Basketball, Game Article | December 18, 2013

Freshman Hawks Start Slow in Loss to La Vernia, 43-33

The Canyon Lake Freshman started their game with La Vernia Bears like they were the team in hibernation as the Hawks first and second quarter was a sleepy 11total points.

La Vernia capitalized on those two periods and held on for a 43-33 win.

Canyon Lake finally did awake with a 14 point third quarter which also allowed the Hawks close their 14 point halftime deficit to a five point barn burner.

“If we can put together four periods of basketball like we played in the third quarter tonight, then we are going to be competitive in all of our games,” Head Freshman Coach John Barthels stated. “The kids did a great job of staying positive both on and off the court.”

Wilkins did break into double figures in the scoring column finishing with 11 points on the night.

La Vernia was able to take advantage of CL’s slow start with an aggressive defense that transferred to easy quick points and a comfortable lead by halftime.

“Not being able to start off this game resulted in expenditure of too much energy,” Coach Barthels said. “We were worn down at the end.”

Canyon Lake will have one more game before the Christmas break this Friday with an early 3:30pm tip-off against Lampasas.

“We need to go into the break on a positive note,” Coach Barthels finished. “I am seeing many things that we can do well, and many things both the kids and I need to work on to make this a better team.”

                     1   2   3   4   Final
 Hawk Freshman       4   7  14   8   33
 La Vernia Fresh    11  14   5  13   43
 Scorers: Wilkins 11, McDonough 8, Priess 5, Ramirez 4,
 Williams 3, Dorroh 2.