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Game Article, Girls Basketball | January 2, 2017

Hawks Get Sneaky Win Over Lampasas, 49-38

Mia Riali has little things adding up to BIG things

Canyon Lake Lady Hawks got that bad taste out of their mouths after last week’s Burnet Tournament in beating Lampasas Badgers, 49-38.

“We needed the win,” Head Coach Zach Burleson said. “The Christmas break came at the worst time as we were getting to a good point, and now we are restarting again and it will be good to get back to a routine.”

Reagan Heun and Alexa Ramos finished with 17 and 12 points respectfully as Heun got her double-double with 11 rebounds.

This contest was separated by 3 points or less through the first quarter and 5 minutes in the second stanza before a Heun 3 pointer helped increase that lead to 6 points, 18-12.

With a 21-15 halftime lead, the Hawks, would unleash their best 3 point output of the year in the 3rd quarter as CL made 4 for 6 from beyond the arc in that 19 point barrage to increase their lead to 15 points.

Canyon Lake would ride out this win shooting 5 free throws that kept the game out of harms way and an eventual 11 point victory.

         Hit Man says Go Hawks!

Those little things continue to shine as Mia Riali started with a much more active game coming out of those 4 games in Burnet last week and finished with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 1 block for good measure.

“It was hard at first as I have played guard the last 13 years and now I am playing post,” Riali spoke of how she has been asked to play different positions for the team. “I am getting the hang of it and it is fun….I am not tall and I have to change it up a little.”

Riali is now a sneaky defensive player as she has a knack to get those rebounds while playing the larger girls in the paint.

Chelsea Tschoepe was smooth from the outside scoring a couple of 3 pointers as well with Senior Sarah Russell getting out of her mini-slump hitting both of her 3 point tries and finishing with 8 points against the Badgers.

“Keep shooting and don’t let those missed shots get to you,” Russell said on how she was wanting to get out of this, after Christmas Break slump. “Hopefully we can focus on defense and limit our turnovers.”

Those two aspects of basketball are critical since defense is that one constant that just needs dedication and hustle to be successful.

Canyon Lake’s 12th win, has these ladies ready to climb some higher totals that previous Hawk clubs have had three seasons that stand above this present win mark.

                 Total Wins                  Year

                     19                      2010
                     16                      2013
                     13                      2012
                     12                      2017
                     11                      2011

Shooting 50% from the 3 point line was the best this year and being below 20 turnovers will always be a recipe for getting a win on most nights.

Ramos continues to climb the all-time steals record after snatching 5 in this game as she leads the Hawks with 59 and averaging 3.3 steals per contest this year.

 

              Player                 Steals              Last Year
              Amber Ramsey            201                  2013
              Alexa Ramos             191                  2018
              Mia Riali               139                  2017
              Katie Williams          139                  2012
              Amber West              127                  2011
              Ashley Pfaff             96                  2009
              Reagan Heun              91                  2018

Canyon Lake will take Friday off as they prepare for Boerne next Tuesday at the Hawk Nest to start District 28-4A play.

This District is loaded as 3 of the 5 teams are ranked in the top 25 according to the TABC-Coaches Poll.

 

                School            Record           Ranking
                Boerne            13-2             14th
                Fredericksburg    18-4             19th
                Hondo             16-5             23th

Canyon Lake did have a rough time in Burnet last week and having several key players absent for all of those contests allowed more playing time for a deep Freshman class as Coach Burleson brought up 3 Freshman combined with Tschoepe and Melendez as mainstays. 

 

                           Freshman           2016-17 Stats
                             3pt           tot  rebounds
                   fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta pts  or-dr   pts  a  s  b   to   games
5  Freshman  Girls  88-283   6-45   54-97  256  97-170  267  27 62 11  119   68
                    31%      13%     56%

This is a huge development as this year continues as a building time, but there are 2 Seniors that do not want to be building at the end without spending some time in that structure. 

Go Hawks and Keep Building for a great finish!!

             1   2  3  4  Final
Lampasas     9   6 10 13  38
CL Hawks    11  10 19  9  49

                         3pt           tot  rebounds
               fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta pts  or-dr  tota  s  b  to
Skylar Hurst     0-0     0-0     0-0    0    1-1   2  0  1  0  0
Mia Riali        0-4     0-1     0-2    0    2-3   5  1  2  1  1
Lainee Moses     0-0     0-0     0-0    0    0-0   0  0  0  0  0
Chelsea Tschoepe 2-3     2-3     0-0    6    0-0   0  0  1  0  1
Emily McDonald   0-0     0-0     0-0    0    0-1   1  0  0  0  0
Char Hutson      1-2     0-0     0-0    2    0-2   2  1  1  0  1
Alexa Ramos      4-8     0-1     4-6   12    0-2   2  2  5  0  6
Sarah Russell    3-4     2-2     0-0    8    1-2   3  0  0  0  1
Reagan Heun      5-24    4-9     3-4   17    4-7  11  2  2  1  3
Jessie Melendez  2-2     0-0     0-0    4    2-2   4  0  1  0  4
totals          17-47    8-16    7-12  49   10-20 30  6 13  2 17
percentages      36%     50%     58%