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Boys Basketball, Game Article | January 29, 2015

CL Hawks Sweep Gonzales: Varsity- 58-39, JV- 51-29, Freshman- 48-38

Canyon Lake won a must win game with Gonzales, 58-39, on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Sean Nolan pitched in with 14 points and 10 rebounds in win over Apaches

Sean Nolan pitched in with 14 points and 10 rebounds in win over Apaches Picture taken from Gonzales Paper

“We are not used to being in a position where we are a favorite in a game,” Head Coach Lucas Chapman said. “We did what we wanted to do to get this win.”

Three Hawk’s finished with double digit scoring in the game with the Apaches, Sean Nolan led the trio with 14 points with Garrett Winters and Brandon Ward each chipping in 11 points a piece.

CL is in a position where wins are a must as the second round of district contests have started.

A reduced amount of turnovers will certainly help as that element of the game will need to be a cornerstone on how this season will play out.

“We need to eliminate those unforced turnovers,” Coach Chapman commented. “That helps keep us up on a motivational standpoint, if we can keep the turnovers down for four quarters.”

Defense was also on display in the game with Gonzales as players like Senior Skyler Tschoepe led the team with four steals and countless hustle plays.

Tschoepe finished with 7 points but his other points were scored with 4 assists, 6 rebounds, and a blocked shot for a solid game effort.

Junior Brandon Ward's defense turned into offense in win over Gonzales

Junior Brandon Ward’s defense turned into offense in win over Gonzales

Brandon Ward also had a good all-around game with a nice shooting touch and also finishing with 3 assists.

This next round of games will be how a team can adjust their game after seeing each opponent for the second time.

“We learn who their best players are and have a better scouting report,” Junior Ward said. “That allows us to go over specific things to close down that scorer.”

On playing a better game of defense, “You get pumped up with defense and when you can turn a good stop into points then that will come from our focus and helping it lead to offense.”

Canyon Lake will need to reenact another game like the one played with the Apaches when the Hawks face Navarro this Friday because another win can be the only solution for giving this team a chance to advance.

Go Hawks!!!

             1   2   3   4   Final
 Gonzales   11   7   8  13   39
 CL Hawks   15  11  13  19   58

                            3pt           tot rebounds
 name             fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta pts or-dr tot a  s  b  to
 Garrett Winters    3-7     2-6     3-4   11   1-1   2  3  0  0  2
 Brandon Ward       5-9     1-2     0-0   11   0-1   1  3  0  0  2
 Justin Ferris      0-2     0-1     0-0    0   0-1   1  1  0  0  1
 Rory Preiss        2-5     0-0     2-2    6   3-7  10  0  1  0  0
 Skyler Tschoepe    3-9     0-3     1-2    7   2-4   6  4  4  1  2
 Nic Adams          1-3     0-1     0-1    2   0-3   3  0  0  0  1
 Branton Kindla     0-0     0-0     0-0    0   0-0   0  0  0  0  0
 Will Gray          1-5     0-1     1-2    3   3-2   5  0  1  0  4
 Tyler Williams     1-2     0-0     1-3    3   3-4   7  0  1  0  1
 Scott Taylor       0-4     0-2     1-2    1   0-2   2  2  0  0  2
 Sean Nolan         6-8     0-0     2-6   14   5-5  10  1  2  5  1
 totals            22-54    3-16   11-22  58  17-30 47 14  9  6 16
 percentage         41%      19%    50%

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Canyon Lake completed their sweep of Gonzales as the Junior Varsity and Freshman teams were both successful.

The Junior Varsity was in control from the first quarter when they scored 17 points while holding the Apaches to a meager 3 points.

Thomas and Wilkins both finished with double digit scoring with 17 and 15 points respectfully.

CL defense did not allow any chance for a Gonzales comeback while the good guys won three of the four quarters and going into that final stanza leading 23 points.

The Hawk Freshman also won their game but had a tougher first quarter as both teams were tied at 7 all.

Both teams scored 37 points combined in the second quarter but the Hawks reached 21 points and in rarefied air.

Boyd (13) and Cole (11) finished in double digit scoring with McDonough (9) just one point from that mark.

A third quarter 10 point cushion helped Canyon Lake coast into the fourth quarter for another Hawk win over Gonzales.

Go Hawks!!

 JV Boys     1   2   3   4   Final
 Gonzales    3   6   8  12   29
 CL Hawks   17  12  11  11   51
 Scorers: Thomas 17, Wilkins 15, McDonough 6, Malden 4,
 Ramirez 4, Brownlee 3, McIntosh 2

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 Fresh Boys  1   2   3   4   Final
 Gonzales    7  16   5  10   38
 CL Hawks    7  21  15   5   48
 Scorers: Boyd 13, Cole 11, McDonough 9, Rollins 5
 Harwell 5, Jordan 3, Navarro 2