Billies frosh hoops finishes third in district loop

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Fredericksburg High School freshman boys’ hoops finished third place in district this season.

The boys went 3-2 in their last five games to finish 5-5 in District 28-4A play, 14-11 overall.

FHS beat Llano, 45-40; Bandera, 63-27, and Canyon Lake, 56-46.

The team’s losses came to Wimberley, 55-45, and Boerne, 57-51.

“The boys ended the season playing their best basketball of the year,” coach Adam Riley said. “This group of young men has grown tremendously over the course of the season. There were periods of inconsistency that did not live up to the standard of coach (Tim) Kaman’s program, marked by some pretty tough growing pains in the areas of team play, intensity and understanding roles. Despite the drawbacks, this group of guys battled through adversity and really played well the last round of district ballgames.

“They were repeatedly challenged by our coaching staff and really began to respond in a positive way to close the year. We were especially proud of the product on the floor in our finale against Boerne.

“Despite the outcome, the boys played with a lot of heart and had probably their best game of the year. There are still big steps that need to be taken by this group to get to where we need to be prior to their sophomore season, so the work that they put in this off-season will be vital to the long-term success of our program. Thanks for a great year, guys.”