Billies hold perfect mark heading into district play


Battlin’ Billies basketball has its sights set on district.

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ hoops carries its undefeated record into District 28-4A play beginning against Wimberley at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in Wimberley.

FHS beat Devine, 58-48, on Monday, Jan. 13, and Marble Falls, 55-37, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, to wrap up non-district at 23-0.

The Billies were scheduled to play Austin Hyde Park on Friday, Jan. 10, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Wimberley enters district play with a 9-10 record.

The Billies follow with a home game against Llano starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at FHS Gym.

FHS plays Bandera on the road Friday, Jan. 24 before facing the Canyon Lake Hawks on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at home.

Both games start at 6:30 p.m.

The first half of district play ends with a road game against the Boerne Greyhounds at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Boerne.

Boerne and FHS split the 28-4A championship last season.

FHS 58, Devine 48

Monday, Jan. 13

Ryan Davis hit three 3s and tallied 18 points to lead FHS past Devine.

Juniors Jayden Sanchez and Colby Brasher combined for 18 rebounds in the game.

Sanchez also scored 11 points and had three assists.

FHS only led by two points at halftime, but the defense held Devine to eight points during the third quarter and allowed the Billies to pull away.

FHS 58, Devine 48 Monday, Jan. 13 at Devine Devine 12 12 8 16 – 48 FHS 14 12 17 15 – 58 Scoring: Ryan Davis 18, Jayden Sanchez 11, Colby Brasher 9, Dillon Rabon 8, Tucker Elliott 7, August Martin 3, Darien Robles 2. Rebounding: Jayden Sanchez 8, Colby Brasher 8, Ryan Davis 3, Dillon Rabon 2, Tucker Elliott 1, Jakob Schandua 1. Assists: Jayden Sanchez 3, August Martin 2, Ryan Davis 2, Dillon Rabon 2, Colby Brasher 2, Tucker Elliott 1, Jakob Schandua 1. Steals: Tucker Elliott 2, Ryan Davis 1, Dillon Rabon 1, Colby Brasher 1.

FHS 55, Marble Falls 37 Tuesday, Jan. 7

Davis scored 17 points and Trapper Cramer boosted the team with another 15 to help FHS beat Marble Falls. The Billies struggled during the first quarter but carried a two-point edge into the second. “Marble Falls is a wellcoached team and their size really hurt us,” coach Tim Kaman said. “But it also gave us an advantage in quickness. The second quarter was the key, as we changed up our press to man to speed things up. They were going to win the slow-down game because of their size, so we made a few adjustments and our kids really responded well.” Brasher and Sanchez led FHS’ pressure defense. Kaman also praised Cramer’s effort off the bench in the game. “Trapper has a lot of ability, but he is not very confident in himself,” Kaman said. “I hope this performance shows him that he can really help with this team.” FHS went on a 19-4 scoring run to close out the half and never looked back. Davis also led FHS with four assists and two steals.

FHS 55, Marble Falls 37 Tuesday, Jan. 7 at FHS Marble Falls 11 4 12 10 – 37 FHS 13 19 8 15 – 55 Scoring: Ryan Davis 17, Trapper Cramer 15, Dillon Rabon 7, Colby Brasher 7, Jayden Sanchez 6, Tucker Elliott 2, Joshua Wienecke 1. Rebounding: Dillon Rabon 4, Colby Brasher 4, Tucker Elliott 1, August Martin 1, Ryan Davis 1, Joshua Wienecke 1, Jayden Sanchez 1, Jack Gallagher 1. Assists: Ryan Davis 4, Colby Brasher 2, Trapper Cramer 1, Tucker Elliott 1, Dillon Rabon 1, Joshua Wienecke 1, Jakob Schandua 1. Steals: Ryan Davis 2, Trapper Cramer 1, Dillon Rabon 1, Jayden Sanchez 1, Colby Brasher 1. Blocks: Trapper Cramer 1.