Lady Bulldogs pick up win over Hawks; almost pull off upset over Boerne
By Brady Keane BCC Contributor
The Lady Bulldogs varsity basketball team picked up their first win of the 2014 district season last Tuesday night against the Canyon Lake Hawks, winning by a score of 27-21. Later in the week the ladies traveled to take on the rival Boerne Greyhounds, and fell just short of pulling off the upset in a 50-45 loss.
Hosting Canyon Lake on Tuesday night, the ladies utilized aggressive defense to shut down the Canyon lake offensive attack. The Lady Bulldogs held the Hawks to 0-10 shooting from the three point line, and just 19% shooting overall from the field.
"Our defense played a big role in the win," freshman Alex Bauml said. "We came together as a team and were able to grab our first district win."
Despite being given fewer possessions offensively due to the extended period of time Canyon Lake held onto the ball, the Lady Bulldogs still managed to outscore the Hawks in the low scoring affair. Senior Cassie Henk lead the way with 10 points, Bauml had seven points and four assists, senior Shae Hopf had five points and four steals, and Katie Beauchamp grabbed six rebounds in the first district win for the ladies.
The win against Canyon Lake certainly gave the team momentum heading into last Friday night's game in Boerne, against the Greyhound team that has dominated the district over the last several seasons. The ladies went into the game with a lot of confidence, and were almost able to pull of the victory.
"It felt great to get our first district win against Canyon Lake," Beauchamp said. "All of our hard work in practice paid off."
Despite outshooting the Greyhounds in every offensive category, the Lady Bulldogs struggled mightily to outrebound the Greyhounds and gave Boerne 28 extra shot attempts from the floor.
Bauml played one of her finest games of the year, leading the way with 15 points and six steals while competing against Boerne's first team all-district point guard and last year's new comer of the year. Other scoring leaders for the Lady Bulldogs were Henk and sophomore Kaylee Hornung with eight points each, while Casey Olson added eight rebounds and five assists, and Beauchamp grabbed nine rebounds.
"I was very proud of the way our girls played against Boerne," head coach David Farber said.
After last week's performances, the Lady Bulldogs are now 1-2 in district play and are tied with Fredericksburg for the fourth and final playoff spot. The ladies hosted the Navarro Panthers on Tuesday, and will travel to Fredericksburg tomorrow night to try and pull ahead of the Billies in the race for the playoffs. Game time is 7:00.
"It's certainly motivating to know that we are in the playoff hunt right now," Beauchamp said. "We are going to continue to work hard to make sure that we have success."