Basketball: Lady Hawk’s District 28-4A Prognosis
Girls Basketball 28-4A Standings Team W L Pct. Fredericksburg 17 3 .850 Boerne 11 2 .846 Hondo 14 4 .778 CL Hawks 11 7 .611 Bandera 8 6 .571 Fredericksburg Common Opponents Hondo Owls Billies 53 Lampasas 15 Owls 42 Marion 58 Billies 60 La Vernia 38 Owls 56 Bandera 49 Billies 47 Navarro 44 Owls 63 Wimberley 55 Billies 53 Wimberley 35 Billies 47 Marion 33 Boerne Greyhounds Bandera Bulldogs Hounds 60 Marion 43 Dogs 32 Marion 78 Hounds 55 La Vernia 50 Dogs 49 Hondo 56 Dogs 55 La Vernia 66 Dogs 62 Somerset 48 CL Hawks Hawks 51 Wimberley 49 Hawks 47 Lampasas 38 Hawks 57 Navarro 53 Hawks 64 La Vernia 52 Hawks 50 Somerset 37 ============-----------===============---------------=============--------------
As the District 28-4A season draws closer, The ReSporter, went through the 5 schools that have set up residence for the next two years in the same district. The above scores have common opponents that gives us a chance to see how the race might play out.
To say that this will be a rough basketball neighborhood would be an understatement as a casual observer would be impressed as there is not one team that is below .500 this season with their slate of games.
Four of the five teams above will punch a ticket for the post-season and how this year’s games are stacking up, each school could be above water when those accolades are handed out.
Three of the 5 schools are ranked in the top 25 in the TABC Poll. The ReSporter cannot fathom how Polling in Texas can have anyone who has witnessed all of the basketball programs and would have any idea how to rank them.
Texas is a large state, in case you were wondering, and knowing and placing all the schools from the Sabine River to the Mountain Standard Time Zone in Far West Texas would be a fruitless endeavor. With that being the case, you have to give some credibility for the polling and know that these 3 schools are good.
Fredericksburg (12), Boerne (21), and Hondo (23) are the three schools that are ranked and this will certainly give Canyon Lake an uphill battle for claiming a higher than 4th seed for the playoffs.
That leads us to a quest of staying regional and seeing how District 28-4A Schools stack up with other districts.
Starting with the alphabet, The ReSporter, will begin with Bandera and common opponents that these 5 district companions have played so far.
Bandera has already faced and lost to Hondo and were beaten by La Vernia which is one connection the Bulldogs have with Canyon Lake after a Hawk win over LV in their last contest.
Another game with Somerset had both teams winning as CL played on the road while Bandera won this contest at their place.
Next up is Boerne and Canyon Lake has just one game that is common with LV Bears being that common opponent.
Boerne played the Bears earlier in the year as the Hawk game was earlier this week. The Hounds won by 5 points while CL’s victory was 12 points with some other tidbits that would favor your home team.
Canyon Lake was missing one of their starters and brought up 2 more Freshman players to have enough players in case of an injury or foul trouble. Foul trouble was certainly a factor in that Hawk win but there is no way of knowing what tangible evidence the Boerne game with La Vernia might have played against the Greyhounds.
That game might have had players not present or the game might have been during a tournament that could have had several variables resulting in a closer than expected contest.
Next up on the docket is Hondo who already knows they can beat Bandera and there is one common team with the Hawks in Wimberley. The Texans were on the losing side with both 29-4A teams as the Owls won their game by 8 points and CL’s contest was much closer winning by 2 points.
That is a statistical tie at this point until more games can be played to give observers an idea of just how close these two schools might play when district starts.
Fredericksburg who is the highest rated of the district teams with 4 common teams matching up with the Hawks going into this Christmas Break.
There is just one game that a score was right in the same vicinity as Canyon Lake.
Fredericksburg CL Hawks Game 1 Navarro 47-44 57-53 Game 2 Wimberley 53-35 51-49 Game 3 Lampasas 53-15 47-38 Game 4 La Vernia 60-38 64-52
All of the 4 schools were wins, however, you can tell that the Billies had a little more fun during their games as they outscored the 4 teams by 81 points compared to the Hawks 27 points.
CL can only claim the game with Navarro as a statistical tie with both wins separated by 4 and 3 points.
Another way of seeing just how much Fredericksburg might be versus your Hawks will be settled when they meet CL during the Burnet Tournament.
That battle will be the first game at the Burnet Tournament on December 29th at 11:00am.
Go Hawks and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!