Billies to face Giddings in area playoffs Friday

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RISING UP TO THE CUP — Wade Shepherd (1) goes for a layup while Clayton Braden (3) looks on Tuesday night during the Billies’ 84-70 bi-district win over Pleasanton. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

Though it might not have come in the fashion that Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball head coach Tim Kaman would have wanted, the Billies clinched a bi-district championship Tuesday night, defeating Pleasanton, 85-70, at San Antonio Lee High School.

Fredericksburg, who bested rival Boerne 58-47 Feb. 12, will face District 26-3A runner-up Giddings in the area playoffs after the Buffaloes defeated Columbus, 63-50.

FHS and Giddings will face off Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Austin ISD Berger Center gymnasium.

FHS 85, Pleasanton 70

Leading by double digits for most of the evening, the Billies held off several Eagle scoring bursts to defeat Pleasanton, 85-70, Tuesday night, capturing the bi-district championship.

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