Hawks Win Best of Three Series
by The Hilltop ReSporter
Feb. 22 – Canyon Lake (CL) Hawks won the Best of Three this year against the Wimberley Texans after suffering their first loss in a Bi-District game, 60-51.
“I am proud of the guys,” Head Coach Lucas Chapman said. “We battled and played hard and we showed a lot of resiliency and I was proud how they finished this season.”
The Hawks were going through a tough stretch until they finally opened the rim for their last two contests. Wimberley had an undefeated record in their district but all of their counterparts were beaten in the first round of playoffs giving you an idea that CL’s district gauntlet was tougher than what the Texans had experienced.
Oh yeah, and two victories over this team which still gives the Hawks a 2-1 record over this crew of players for the season.
“We played well but missed free throws and did not take it to the wire,” Coach Chapman said. “They were, 10-0 in the district.”
CL had beaten the Texans in their previous two battles but could not get anything going in the final quarter as Wimberley was able to sink those important free throws to keep the charging Hawks at arms length and eventual victory.
Wimberley started the game with a hot streak as they raced out to an 8-1 advantage in the first 2 minutes of action.
Good Season Hawks!
Caimen McDonough was able to finally break the ice after making one of two free throws as this young man was once again a beast during this game after finishing with a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Throw in three assists, three steals, and two block shots and you get the idea that this player was on the bench for less than a minute during the end of the third stanza for a short rest period.
“It was fun while it lasted,” McDonough said when asked about how he dominated during the final games. “We started out slow and we got on a run to catch up.”
McDonough talked about how CL would battle back to tie the score in those first two periods.
Parker Mott did not see the bench except, if a full time-out was called, as the All-Time Leading scorer for a season was on fire to start the contest after scoring 10 points in that first period.
Wimberley would take Mott out of his game after employing a box and one to start the 2nd half. Mott would end this season scoring 462 points which was 56 more than Rory Preiss and Caleb Kreiger had amassed during their senior campaigns.