The Boerne High girls basketball team hosted Canyon Lake Friday night at home and dropped their district opener to the Lady Hawks.
Canyon Lake took the lead in the second quarter, and no matter how hard they tried, the Lady Hounds could never catch the Lady Hawks who went on to record the 46-40 victory.
BHS starts 28-4A action at 0-1. Boerne High, 15-10 overall, visits Fredericksburg Tuesday as they continue district play.
The Lady Hounds outscored the Hawks in the first quarter, 11-9, but Canyon Lake won the second 15-9, to hold a 23-20 advantage at the break and never trailed from there even though Boerne High was nipping at their heels all night long.
The third quarter was low scoring for both teams after BHS only tallied 8 points and the Hawks managed just 7. Jessica Davila scored Boerne’s first five points of the third and Madison Ebner hit a 3 to account for their eight points in the quarter.
Boerne High tied it at one point in the third at 25-25, but that’s as close as they would get.
When the fourth period started, the Hawks were up 30-28 and then hit a pair of 3s, followed by a 2-point bucket for an 8-0 run and a 10-point lead at 38-28.
BHS answered with a 7-0 rally of its own after Gracie Walker, Davila and Jordyn Lemm all scored points and the Lady Hounds were within striking distance at 38-35 with four minutes left, but would get no closer.
The Hawks stretched their advantage back to 10 with 1:25 remaining, but BHS made one more push that came up short. Maddie Ferris hit a 3 and Julia Everhardus knocked in a 2-pointer to make it a 5-point game at 45-40, but there were only 22 ticks on the clock and the Hawks hit one last free throw to make it a six-point victory.
Boerne High started fouling in the fourth quarter to stop the clock and while the Hawks weren’t particularly sharp at the line, they made enough to maintain their lead. Canyon Lake shot 18 free throws in the fourth and only made 6, but still won the game.
Davila led the Hounds in scoring with 10 points, Ferris netted 8, Ebner tallied 6, Lemm recorded 5, Walker had 4, while Cara Wylie, Shea Dudney and Everhardus all chipped in with 2 and Tori Riebel hit a free throw to round out the BHS team.
Lemm snagged 9 rebounds and dished out 2 assists, Ferris and Dudney both came up with 4 steals and Ebner had 2 assists.