Billies start ‘17-’18 with even record
FHS BOYS’ HOOPS
Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball remains .500 after a pair of games before Thanksgiving.
The Billies topped the Comfort Bobcats, 70-62, in overtime on Monday, Nov. 20, and lost to San Antonio Cole, 63-33, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to move to a 2-2 record this season.
FHS faced the Uvalde Coyotes late Tuesday night, but results were not available as of press time.
Next on the schedule is San Antonio Veterans Memorial on Friday night in San Antonio.
FHS also travels to play the Medina Valley Panthers on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Castroville.
SA Cole 63, FHS 33
FHS held tight to Cole during the first quarter, but the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ No. 9 team for 3A broke away in the third.
The Billies were down by seven points heading into the second quarter, but a 15-point effort by Cole extend the deficit to 13 points.
The game broke away from the Billies in the third quarter, with Cole scoring 23 points and holding FHS to only three.
“Our motto is defense wins championship, it was their defense that was the difference tonight,” coach Tim Kaman said. “I thought we did a fairly nice job defensively, but they got a lot of easy baskets from their defense. Once again, we did not take care of the ball well (Tuesday night) and it led to points for them.”
Football’s final weeks run into the opening slate of the basketball schedule, so the Billies haven’t had a full week of practice with the gridiron guys.
“We just got the footballers, so we will struggle a little while we build our team chemistry,” Kaman said.
JT Watson led FHS with 11 points.
SA Cole 63, FHS 33
SA Cole 18 15 23 7 – 63 FHS 11 9 3 10 – 33
Scoring: JT Watson 11, Sean Majors 4, Matt Kaman 3, Ryan Davis 3, Hayden Schandua 4, Jesse Villa 3, Kade Spies 2, Jacob Wienecke 2, Ethan Williams 2.
FHS 70, Comfort 62 (OT)
A slow start in the first half didn’t stop FHS from coming away with its second win this season.
Comfort led the Billies by 12 points at halftime and FHS answered with a 25-point third quarter that swung the game in FHS’ favor heading into the fourth.
The Billies were ahead by seven with three minutes left in the game, but Kaman said his team made “poor decisions and bad passes” that led to points for Comfort, which came back to tie the game by the end of regulation.
FHS outscored Comfort 12-4 in overtime to take the win.
“I give a lot of credit to Comfort,” Kaman said. “They played extremely well and probably deserved to win, but we were fortunate today.”
The Billies went 16 for 19 from the free-throw line and senior Sean Majors came off the bench to score 17 points in the second half.
“It is good to get the win, but that is not the most important thing,” Kaman said. “We need to do a better job of executing what we want to do and make good decisions.”
FHS 70 — Comfort 62 FHS 8 12 25 13 12 – 70 Comfort 14 18 11 15 4 – 62
Scoring: Majors 17, Davis 16, Watson 14, Williams 9, Villa 8, Kaman 4, Spies 2.