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Game Article, Girls Basketball | January 24, 2015

Lady Hawks Win in Over Time with Yoakum, 45-41

Canyon Lake Lady Hawks won their must win game in overtime against Yoakum last Friday night, 45-41.

Sarah Schneider scores 14 points in win over Yoakum to keep the Hawks in the thick of their District 26-4A race.

Sarah Schneider scores 14 points in win over Yoakum to keep the Hawks in the thick of their District 26-4A race.

The Hawks were missing in action in those first two quarters as Yoakum had successfully put a lid on the rim, keeping Canyon Lake with a dismal first half of shooting.

“Good win, but it hurt going 3 for 31 from the floor early,” Head Coach Mary Beth Gallagher stated. “I was proud of the girls effort early but felt we did not have the edge defensively we needed.”

That certainly played out in the second quarter as the Bulldogs outscored CL eight points going into halftime having a double digit lead, 23-12.

Yoakum forgot to take the lid off that same rim CL played in the first half and held the Bulldogs to 4 points in the third quarter allowing Canyon Lake to take a three point lead going into the fourth quarter of play.

“At half, we switched to a 2-3 zone defense hoping to throw them off their game and it definitely worked for the third quarter allowing us to claw back in,” Coach Gallagher surmised.

Sarah Schneider continued to improve her game as she scored a team high 14 points helping Canyon Lake to stay in a playoff race with this win.

“I was proud of Sarah Schneider,” Coach Gallagher praised. “Her 14 points really came at important times during the game.”

Sophomore Mia Riali also helped the team as she has started to play a better defensive game and helping Canyon Lake by not picking up those pesky fouls and sitting on the bench.

“I felt, Mia played well disrupting their offense,” Gallagher continued. “She had some key steals and hit some important free throws at the end, along with Kyndall (Drum) and Reagan’s (Heun) free throws.”

Drum had a monster game cleaning the glass as she continues to get stronger finishing with 13 rebounds.

Canyon Lake had many things that came out of this game as you look at their box score below you will notice just 11 turnovers for the game which is usually a total for just one quarter for this young ball club.

That stat was a key for CL to give them a chance for a comeback and get this important win.

“I know the girls feel lucky to have pulled out this win,” Gallagher closed. “They know we have to play better as we move ahead….we will continue to work on our offensive game and sharpen up.”

“We know we have to be better than we were last night….but I like that we were able to come through in over time as that will be good experience to have later.”

            1   2   3   4  OT   Final
 CL Hawks   5   7  18   7   8   45
 Yoakum     8  15   4  10   4   41

                           3pt           tot  rebounds
 name            fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta pts  or-dr tot a  s  b to
 Mia Riali         0-7     0-3     4-9    4    3-3   6  0  3  1  3
 Gabby Sanchez     0-1     0-0     0-0    0    0-0   0  0  0  0  0
 Alexis Fullen     1-4     0-0     0-1    2    1-1   2  0  0  0  1
 Kyndall Drum      2-11    0-0     4-8    8    5-8  13  1  0  0  0
 Lexy Jackson      0-0     0-0     0-0    0    0-1   1  0  0  0  0
 Kirsten Jones     0-0     0-0     0-0    0    0-0   0  0  0  0  0
 Alexa Ramos       3-13    0-0     0-0    6    1-1   2  2  4  0  3
 Sarah Schneider   5-8     0-0     4-5   14    1-4   5  0  1  0  1
 Kelsey Ahrens     1-3     0-0     0-0    2    1-0   1  0  1  0  0
 Reagan Heun       3-11    1-4     2-4    9    2-6   8  4  2  1  3
 totals           15-58    1-7    14-27  45   14-24 38  7 11  2 11
 percentages       27%     14%     52%