The Fredericksburg High School Billies boys’ basketball team is heading into their 11th consecutive playoff game on Friday, Feb. 19 against Pleasanton, depending on weather conditions.
The first-round playoff game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Northside Gym in San Antonio at 8400 North Loop 1604 West.
“They’re a tough first round draw,” Head Coach Tim Kaman said about the Eagles.
Pleasanton, 18-8 overall, is coming off a four-game win streak and big victory over District 27-4A’s No. 1 team La Vernia, so the Billies will have to play their A game.
“We had a very good pre-season and district season, but now we are in the playoffs, so every possession of every game is important,” Kaman said.
RJ Marquez is the Eagles’ top shooter and Jake Casias is dangerous from three-point range.
In their final district game against Canyon Lake at home, the Billies shot 30% from three-point range, which is also their season average.
The Hawks made the trip to Fredericksburg before the winter weather hit the county last Friday.
Coach Lucas Chapman said the roads were clear but the drive from Canyon Lake on Friday morning was cold.
The Billies ended their district schedule in dominate fashion by defeating the Hawks, 91-50.
“It was a nice way to end the district season. We came out ready, and we hit some shots,” Kaman said. “Our defense should show up every night, but the key is going to be our offensive execution. Today we did a nice job on offense. Our defense makes our offense better, which was the case today.”
Playoff game dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions.
“With wintery conditions delaying basketball games, UIL will be extending certification deadlines. Once we know more about when travel conditions will improve, UIL will communicate extensions to facilitate girls’ basketball playoff rounds and the completion of boys’ basketball district play,” according to Charles Breithaupt, executive director of UIL. “There are no plans for determining playoff round winners via coin toss. We will release a plan that allows for games to be played once more information is available related to the weather. Schools who are able to safely travel should do so according to the posted certification deadlines.”
Scoring: Colby Brasher 11, Jorge Marin 11, Cole Immel 10, Dillon Rabon 9, Kaleb Partin 9, Trapper Cramer 7, Matthew Monger 6, Kinley Kott 5, Cade McBee 5, Cade Terry 5, Kade Jenschke 2, Jakob Schandua 2, Kyle Kuhlmann 2.
Rebounds: Immel 10, Partin 8, Rabon 6, Schandua 5, McBee 4, Sanchez 4, Marin 3, Brasher 3, Kott 2, Jenschke 2, Davien Garza 2, Monger 2, Terry 2.
Steals: Schandua 4, Cramer 3, Rabon 3, Brasher 2, Immel 1, Sanchez 1, Partin 1.
Assists: Cramer 4, McBee 3, Rabon 3, Schandua 3, Jenschke 2, Kuhlmann 2, Garza 2, Sanchez 1, Monger 1, Brasher 1.