Heritage boys’ basketball started January with a pair of wins. The Eagles beat Bulverde Living Rock, 47-34, in their district opener Tuesday, Jan. 7, and Bulverde Bracken, 52-51, on Friday, Jan. 3. The varsity boys played Castle Hills Christian School on Tuesday, Jan. 14, before playing district opponent San Angelo Cornerstone on Friday, Jan. 17. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The Eagles follow that with another district game against San Marcos Hill Country on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Heritage 74, Bulverde Living Rock 34 Jan. 7
Coach Clarence Stewart said the Eagles handled the pressure well during their district opener on the road. “We did a great job handling the pressure tonight,” Stewart said. “Living Rock stayed in a 1-2-2 zone tonight and tried to keep us off balance. We did a great job making the right plays tonight.” Three players scored doubledigit figures to give Heritage balance in the game. “We played together tonight, shared the ball and I am happy with the chemistry,” Stewart said. “With each game under our belt, I feel we are getting better. We didn’t shoot the ball that great tonight but we did enough to get the job done.” Joshua Hoermann scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to record a doubledouble.
Heritage 47, Bulverde Living Rock 34 Jan. 7 at Living Rock Living Rock 6 7 10 11 – 34 Heritage 19 9 8 11 – 47 Scoring: Joshua Hoermann 14, Sam Richburg 14, John Fritzsch 12, Noah Given 3, Caden Bray 2, Luke Roberts 2. Rebounding: Joshua Hoermann 10, John Fritzsch 7, Noah Given 4, Luke Roberts 3, Caden Bray 1. Assists: Joshua Hoermann 5, Caden Bray 3, Sam Richburg 3, John Fritzsch 2, Luke Roberts 1. Steals: Joshua Hoermann 4, Sam Richburg 3, John Fritzsch 2, Caden Bray 2, Luke Roberts 2. Blocks: Joshua Hoermann 2, Caden Bray 2.
Heritage 52, Bulverde Bracken 51 Jan. 3
Heritage held off a furious comeback to win. “We had trouble finishing in the fourth quarter from the field and at the free-throw line,” Stewart said. “We were 7-24 at the charity stripe. We were fortunate to come out with the win and definitely will get to working our shooting woes in practice.” The Eagles created separation during the second quarter by scoring 20 points and leading by 10.