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Boys Basketball, Game Article | January 14, 2020

Hawks Find a Way to Win over John Paul II, 37-36

Nic Rivera waiting for an assist from Tyler Pauly for Hawk 3-pointer.                               (photo by Karen Holmes)

 

The Hawks Varsity (12-11) won by a Free Throw after a game that neither team had more than a 7 point lead against over John Paul II (15-4), 37-36.

              Way to Go Hawks!!

“We found a way to win….but we will take it,” Head Coach Lucas Chapman said.

CL started this game with a quick 9-3 lead but the Guardians would respond with defense that helped keep the Hawks close enough for a battle that would last 4 quarters.

A Nic Rivera 3 pointer at the half-time buzzard would help with some separation in a Hawk 5 point lead going into the mid-point locker rooms, 21-16.

From there a Patrick McAuilffe (12 points) drive to the basket to start the 2nd half would have The Lake with their largest lead of 7 points, 23-15. That lead could have been one more point but a lane violation on that free throw negated that advantage.

John Paul II free throws during the 3rd period would bring this contest back to a one point Hawk lead (27-26) as both teams readied themselves for those last 8 minutes.

JP started the 4th quarter with a 3 pointer for a two-point lead, 27-29 which their rally would continue as the Guardians worked their largest lead (29-34) with 3:38 remaining.

Patrick McAuliffe was difference in win over John Paul II.

A 7-0 run during the next 3 minutes had Canyon Lake with a 2 point lead, 36-34 when a John Paul scored with :20 seconds remaining.

This run was more of a walk to the charity stripe as this would turn into a McAuliffe free throw exhibition after sinking 6 in a row during that span which would keep the Hawks ahead by the slimmest of margins.

“They got on a run and we needed some big shots and Rico (Griffin) was the difference in this game,” McAuliffe said with free abandon. “This was a good bounce back win and it showed what we are capable of if we play within ourselves and stay focused.”

Those 8 made free throws has McAuliffe tied in 4th place with Andrew Riali and Griffin for made free throws in a game.

 

                        Made Free Throws for a Game
            Player             Number        Game            When
            Parker Mott          11          Wimberley       1.26.19
            Brandon Ward         10          Gonzales        1.27.16
            Paul Davis            9          Navarro         1.19.13
            Parker Mott           9          Fredericksburg  2.02.19
            Patrick McAuliffe     8          John Paul II    1.13.20
            Andrew Riali          8          Cedar Creek    11.14.13
            Rico Griffin          8          Marion         12.08.19

               Let’s Go Hawks!!

It would be another trip to the free throw line when Rico Griffin (10 points) would give CL their final lead and win, 37-36 with 7 seconds remaining in the game.

Those last 7 seconds was action packed after JP had three shots on goal before the game ended with no harm done and the Hawks with a win before district play heats up on Friday.

The Hawks will start 28-4A play in Bandera and knowing that they can win ugly games that in the end are still wins.

Way to Go Hawks!!

 

                1  2  3  4   Final
John Paul II    9  7 10 10   36
CL Hawks       12  9  6 10   37

                            3pt           tot rebounds
                  fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta pts or-dr tot a  s  b  to
Rico Griffin        4-9     0-0     2-4   10   3-6   9  2  3  0  5
Patrick McAuliffe   2-7     0-1     8-8   12   3-2   5  0  0  0  1
Trent MacRoberts    0-2     0-0     0-0    0   0-1   1  0  1  0  0
Tyler Pauly         4-5     0-0     0-2    8   1-1   2  1  2  0  4
Ben Rowe            0-2     0-2     0-0    0   0-1   1  0  0  0  0
Kyle Morris         0-1     0-1     0-0    0   0-2   2  0  1  0  0
Peyton McMullen     0-2     0-2     0-0    0   0-3   3  0  1  2  0
Nic Rivera          2-5     2-4     0-0    6   0-3   3  0  1  1  2
Rylee Spaulding     0-1     0-0     1-2    1   0-1   1  1  0  1  4
Totals             12-34    2-10   11-16  37   7-20 27  4  9  4 16
Percentages         35%     20%     69%