Varsity basketball boys defeat Leander Lions, 53-50

The Dripping Springs varsity boys basketball team took home the win on Friday, Jan. 22, against the Leander Lions with a final score of 53-50.

“We had the lead for pretty much the entire second half,” head coach Craig Swannack said. “Leander was the first place team in our district until we knocked them down to second”

With a well deserved win, the guys executed the game plan completely and the Tigers did a great job of taking down the Leander Lions.

“The ultimate highlight is that this was a true team game,” Coach Swannack said. “We had players who scored a lot of points, and we had players who didn’t score their normal amount of points, but the fact is that all the players dug in and contributed in someway to our success.”

With an abundance of competition and confidence in the air, some of the players really reached new heights of success.

“Blake Roberson really anchored our defense and the way that he played was absolutely phenomenal,” Coach Swannack said. “He was our biggest highlight.”

Senior Blake Roberson just moved here this year and seems to be taking to the transition extremely well.

“I like basketball here at Dripping Springs,” Roberson said. “It’s a really good and hardworking team.”

There is no doubt that the end of the season is going to be full of nail bitting games.

“We’re excited to get to the last few games of the season,” Swannack said. “We’re in our second round of districts and we’re halfway through district play.”

With a vast improvement over the course of the season Coach Swannack is really optimistic about how the ending of the season will play out.

“We are really excited to see what we can do the second round and we’ve gotten so much better,” Swannack said. “We take things one game at a time and worry about what is right in front of us.”

Keep up with this live in the moment team at their next game against the Cedar Park Timberwolves on Jan. 26th.


Written by Jillian Shepperd

Sports Editor

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