Boerne ISD cage teams focused on district races
With the exception of the Greyhound boys, the Boerne High School and Boerne Champion varsity basketball teams all headed into winter break with the wind at their backs after posting victories in their final games before Christmas.
The Boerne High School girls improved to 2-0 in District 26-3A last week with a home court win over Canyon Lake.
The 65-51 victory was Boerne's third win in a row over the Lady Hawks dating back to last season. The two teams battled to a 10-10 first quarter tie and Boerne went into halftime trailing by one point.
The game turned the Lady Hounds' way in the third period, as Boerne went on an 18-8 run and then outscored the Lady Hawks 22-17 in the fourth quarter.
As usual, Katy Kazen led the Lady Hounds with 17 points, but Avery Queen and Mallory Grimm joined her in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Katie Moore and Bailee Taylor came close to joining the double digit club with nine points each and Margaret Riggins was right behind with eight points. Tiffany Tschoepe led Canyon Lake with 16 points.
The Boerne Champion girls' basketball team is 2-0 in District 28-4A after thumping Uvalde on the road, 57-26. The Lady Chargers swarmed the Lobos from the opening tipoff and led 34-12 at intermission.
Uvalde won the third quarter 12-10, but the Champion girls finished off the game with a 13-2 fourth period run.
Sophomore point guard Brooke Allemand, who leads Champion with an average 14.1 points per game, set the pace again with 21 points against Uvalde. Junior Ashley Brodrick and senior guard Claire Sullivan each scored 11 points and sophomore Heather Hormuth pumped in eight.
Shea Marbaugh led the Lobos with 15 points and was the only Uvalde player in double figures.
The Boerne Champion boys' 56-47 non-district win at home over Class 5A San Antonio Lee was a tale of two opposing quarters.
Lee leaped out to a 16-6 first quarter lead, but spectators in the Champion gym nearly fell victim to whiplash as the state-ranked Chargers (16-5) reversed roles and went on a 24-8 second period run and built a six-point halftime lead.
The third and fourth quarters were both close, but the Chargers held on for the win.
Senior guard Matt McKinney, who stands all of 5-foot 7 inches, came up huge with a team-leading 16 points. Senior point guard Madison Turner and senior post Dallas quick each added 10 points and junior David Rogers was only a basket short of double digits with eight points.
While all the other BISD basketball teams were winning, the Boerne High School boys (11-6) found a step up in classification was too big of a jump to overcome.
Class 4A Clemens did almost all of its damage in the first quarter with a 16-9 run on the Greyhounds' home floor. Boerne battled back and kept every other quarter close, but could never dig itself out of its early hole.
The Buffaloes won the non-district contest 55-43 and extended Boerne's losing streak to three games.
All four Boerne teams returned to action earlier this week to host the two-day BISD Holiday Basketball Tournament.
The Champion boys open district play at home tomorrow afternoon against the McCollum Cowboys while the Champion girls will try to run their district record to 3-0 when they visit the McCollum gym.
The Boerne High boys and girls basketball teams will both be hitting the road for Geronimo Navarro tomorrow afternoon.
The Lady Hounds will be trying to run their District 26-3A record to 3-0, while the Boerne boys will be looking to start district play with a win.
The Boerne High boys soccer season is first out the gate with its annual alumni game, to be played Wednesday at the BISD stadium.