FHS steady at top of district race

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FHS BOYS’ HOOPS

The Billies are three games away from bringing home a district title.

Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ basketball earned wins against Canyon Lake, 60-48, and Wimberley, 60-46, to continue its run as District 28-4A’s front runner.

FHS played Llano late on Tuesday at Llano, but results were not available as of press time.

All that remains is FHS’ home finale against the Bandera Bulldogs, set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at FHS Gym.

The regular season ends with a road game against Boerne on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Boerne. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

FHS 60, Canyon Lake 48

Feb. 1

JT Watson scored a gamebest 21 points and Ethan Williams added 14 from the bench to lead FHS past Canyon Lake, 60-48, on Friday, Feb. 1, at home.

“Big win at home for the Billies,” coach Tim Kaman said. “All the games concern me, but I was really wary of this one. Canyon Lake does such a great job of bringing energy. They are one of the few teams that play as hard as we do on defense.” The Billies struggled to find consistency during the first half against Canyon Lake and went into halftime with a twopoint lead. FHS separated itself from the Hawks by a few possessions during the third, and a 21-point fourth quarter helped the Billies take control. August Martin scored 10 of his 13 points during the fourth, including a 5 of 6 mark from the free-throw line. “At halftime, we talked about having a two-point lead, yet not playing well, so we just talked about doing the things we are supposed to do better,” Kaman said.

FHS 60 — Canyon Lake 48 Friday, Feb. 1 at FHS CL 13 13 7 15 – 48 FHS 13 15 11 21 – 60 Scoring: JT Watson 21, Ethan Williams 14, August Martin 13, Hayden Ahrens 7, Kade Spies 3, Ryan Davis 1, Tucker Elliott 1. Rebounds: Watson 9, Martin 5, Davis 4, Ahrens 3, Jack Gallagher 2, Joel Jenschke 2, Spies 1, Dalton Rabon 1. Assists: Ahrens 2, Watson 2, Martin 2, Rabon 1, Williams 1, Matthew Kaman 1, Davis 1. Steals: Ahrens 3, Jenschke 2, JT Watson 2, Williams 1, Elliott 2. Blocks: Williams 1, Spies 1, Elliott 1, Ahrens 1.

FHS 60, Wimberley 46

A strong first-half stand from FHS’ defense made the difference against Wimberley. The Billies held the Texans to 10 first-half points to win, 60-46, on the road Tuesday night in Wimberley. “Very good road win for the Billies,” Kaman said. “Wimberley is always a tough place to play. We came out a little flat offensively, but our defense kept us in the game, as we only gave up 10 points in the first half.” FHS received a strong defensive effort from Joel Jenschke and Tucker Elliott. Williams scored a gamehigh 20 points to give FHS an edge in the game. Watson had 16 points and Kade Spies added eight while coming off the bench.

FHS 60 — Wimberley 48 Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Wimberley Wimberley 4 6 18 18 – 46 FHS 11 12 13 24 – 60 Scoring: Williams 20, Watson 16, Spies 8, Ahrens 7, Davis 4, Martin 3, Gallagher 2. Rebounding: Watson 5, Ahrens 4, Williams 3, Martin 3, Davis 2, Gallagher 2, Spies 1, Elliott 1. Assists: Watson 3, Spies 2, Davis 2, Martin 2, Ahrens 2, Williams 1, Elliott 1. Steals: Williams 2, Davis 2, Elliott 2, Spies 1, Jenschke 1. Blocks: Ahrens 1.