Billies eye postseason surge

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FHS seals 28-4A crown, set for playoffs

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FHS GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

The Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ basketball team has earned another district championship. The Billies were 9-0 going into Tuesday night’s game against Llano and are 28-7 overall. They remain at No. 12 in the Texas Girls Coaches Associate weekly Class 4A poll. The Billies last won a district title during the 2016-17 season. Earlier in the week, the team beat Wimberley High School, 73-29, and Canyon Lake, 46-30. Next up for the Billies will be bi-district playoffs where they will face District 27-4A’s No. 4 seed Salado. “They are a good defensive team so we will have to be able to handle their press,” head coach Carrie Grona said. “Our posts are going to have to be big because Salado’s inside game isn’t very strong.” Salado, coached by Grona’s close friend, Diane Konarik, stands in fourth place going into Tuesday night. “Our leadership is going to have to shine through and we are going to have to put our game faces on,” she said. “This is the time. Player-led teams go father in the playoffs then coach-led teams.” Game details will be set today, Wednesday, Feb. 6, and can be found in the

Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post Daily Update.

FHS vs Canyon Lake Feb. 1

On Friday, Feb. 1, the Billie took on the Canyon Lake Hawks and won, 46-30. Despite the win, Grona said her team didn’t show up until the third quarter. “I don’t think we really showed up until the third quarter,” she said. “We didn’t play very good defense and we just couldn’t shoot the ball.” Grona contributes the slow efforts by her team due to a lack of focus, something that that Grona said can’t happen during playoffs. “We had a total lack of focus,” she said. “I think we are just in this monotony of playing the same district teams so I am hope we start to pick it up.” Senior Mia Torres led the team in scoring with 23 points, seven steals and six rebounds.

FHS 46 — Canyon Lake 30 Feb. 1 at Canyon Lake FHS 6 9 18 13 – 46 CLHS 8 2 9 11 – 30 Scoring: Mia Torres 23, Brittley Bowers 9, Audrey Spurgin 5, Anabel Araiza 3, Calissa Vollmar 2, Geneva Rose 2, Caitie Huff 1, Liz Sebera 1. Assists: Araiza 2, Torres 1, Bowers 1, Batch 1, Rose 1. Rebounds: Torres 6, Araiza 6, Bowers 3, Batch 3, Spurgin 2, Huff 1, Sebera 1, Rose 1. Steals: Torres 7, Bowers 3, Araiza 3, Rose 2, Huff 2, Zenner 1, Vollmar 1, Sebera 1.

FHS 73, Wimberley 29 Jan. 28

After scoring her 1,500th career point, Torres and the Billies earned a victory against Wimberley High School Tuesday night, 73-29. The Billies started slow, ending the first quarter with an eight-point margin. “We just came out shaky and I think were we just out of sorts,” Grona said. “We let Wimberley take advantage of some of things that they are best at and we just took a while to settle in.” The team found their momentum and shot over 35 percent across the board. “We had some good shooting and handled their defense well,” Grona said. Standing out in the game was sophomore Brittley Bowers, who scored nine points, had two rebounds and three steals.

FHS 73 —Wimberely 29 Jan. 29 at FHS FHS 14 23 21 15 – 73 WHS 6 14 4 5 – 29 Scoring: Mia Torres 12, Brooke Batch 11, Geneva Rose 10, Brittley Bowers 9, Gracie Zenner 9, Audrey Spurgin 8, Anabel Araiza 5, Addie Burlison 4, Calissa Vollmar 3, Catie Huff 2. Assists: Torres 2, Huff 1, Batch 1, Rose 1. Rebounds: Batch 7, Rose 5, Huff 4, Vollmar 3, Torres 3, Araiza 3, Bowers 2, Sebera 2, Spurgin 2, Zenner 1. Steals: Araiza 4, Bowers 3, Batch 3, Huff 2, Rose 2, Torres 1, Sebera 1, Burlison 1. Blocks: Torres 1.