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Boys Basketball, Game Article | December 10, 2014

Hawks Have Hard Fought Win over Comfort, 39-37

Canyon Lake is presently on a two game winning streak and in years past that would not have happened, as both of these games were ugly and ugly games have a way of being more repulsive with a loss.

Garrett Winters made Comfort a cold place in leading the Hawks with 11 points

Garrett Winters made Comfort a cold place in leading the Hawks with 11 points

Comfort was swept in all three games as the Hawk Varsity finally came back for a two point win, 39-37.

“We picked it up on defense which led to easy shots,” Head Coach Luke Chapman said. “We did a good job of moving the ball during that part of the game.”

“We are unsure of what to do on offense,” Coach Chapman continued. “It was good to win another close one but with this ugly win, it will still give us a lot of stuff to improve on in practices.”

Garrett Winters reached double digits when he hit three ‘behind the arc’ shots in a row to help get a lead and extending that lead in the fourth quarter.

“After I hit that first one (three pointer) it became a confidence thing,” Senior Guard Winters said coldly. “That last one was a miscommunication on Comfort’s defense and I just took advantage of it.”

Winters was reacting to his wide open three pointer on a break that help seal the deal for the Hawks.

Comfort was in slow motion through most of this game as they took a lead to start this game and then the slow down started with several passes before a pass.

That halftime score of 16-13 in favor of Comfort was the result.

The Hawks started getting turnovers ending with 13 steals for the game which helped in getting more looks at the basket and scoring.

“This was a dogfight,” Winters recalled. “We did play some great defense and we got half our points on turnovers.”

Canyon Lake had their largest lead in that fourth quarter when they had eight unanswered points and a seven point lead.

Neither team could shake their counterpart in this contest and a desperate shot at the buzzer by a Comfort player was way closer than needed as the ball just missed by inches in going in with what would have counted as a one point loss.

Skyler Tschoepe also drained a three pointer during that Hawk run and another strong play underneath from Sean Nolan helped in getting this ugly win.

               1   2   3   4   Final
 Comfort      10   6  13   8   37
 CL Hawks      7   6  15  11   39

                           3pt            tot  rebounds
 name            fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta  pts  or-dr tot  a  s  b  to
 Garrett Winters   4-8     3-6     0-0    11    0-0   0   3  2  0  0
 Brandon Ward      2-8     1-3     0-0     5    1-0   1   0  1  0  2
 Rory Preiss       1-5     0-0     0-0     2    1-2   3   1  2  2  1
 Skyler Tschoepe   2-6     1-3     3-6     8    1-2   3   1  3  0  5
 Nic Adams         2-7     0-1     0-1     4    0-1   1   1  1  0  1
 Tommy Clark       1-3     0-0     0-0     2    1-4   5   0  3  2  3
 Will Gray         0-0     0-0     0-0     0    0-2   2   1  0  0  1
 Scott Taylor      0-0     0-0     0-0     0    1-0   1   0  0  0  1
 Sean Nolan        3-4     0-0     1-2     7    2-2   4   0  1  1  1
 totals           15-41    5-13    4-9    39    7-13 20   7 13  5 15
 percentage        37%     39%     44%