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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas UH led by frosh with heart of a shooter HOUSTON the freshman point guard charged with quarterbacking the University of Houstons powerful inside has spent the season trying to learn how a freshman starting guard should I dont know how Im supposed to act or so I just go out and play the best I said who will guide the UH attack Friday night against Memphis State in the third round of the NCAA Midwest Rgional tournament at Kansas I wish somebody would tell me so I would The confident teen ager earned a starting position because no one told him a freshman wasnt supposed to start for the nations 1 ranked In last Saturdays secondround victory over no one told him a 60 freshman wasnt supposed to drive the score a triplepump basket over a 69 opponent and then draw a His loudest cheering section was the UH That move was fellow guard Reid Gettys I tried to count the pump fakes and I lost track after He was so It was Just great to see him take it right at their big guy like who led the states schoolboy scorers last has had to sacrifice his urge to take the ball to the basket because of UHs powerful inside corps led by 70 Akeem Abdul Franklin has been forced to play the outward role of the assist man but he still has the heart of a I think I could have avenged maybe 14 points a game this year but Im doing what it takes for us to Franklin I know that Im building up my confidence now and that my turn is I think Ill be able to shoot more next Franklins transformation from a high school shooting guard to a college point guard hasnt been I guess that basket was the shooting guard coming out In Franklin When the season first I was timid about shooting but now I look Inside and If the pass is not Im confident enough to put it Franklins confidence now is riding as high as Houstons 23game winning Im glad Ive earned the confidence of the other Franklin It makes me feel good that I am handling the pressure and being the point guard for the 1 team in the Sports HvraldZritung March 8A N B breaks loose beats CHS Staff photo by John Senter NBs Tomas Juarez tries to bring in a slippery ball Sports calendar NBTA Meeting March 7 Election of officers and discussion on proposed tennis Baseball Today Round Rock Westwood at New March 24 Luling at Smithson JV at 2 varsity at Lockhart at New Braunfels JV 4 March 25 New Braunfels at Lockhart district Fredericksburg at Canyon district Canyon JV at Smithson Valley at Poth March 26 New Braunfels JV at Hays 1 Tennis Today Smithson Valley dual match Boerne at Fair Oaks Canyon dual match at New March 2526 Canyon and Smithson Valley will play in the Seguin Tour By SCOTT HARING Wire editor It was a night not fit for man nor one would for But Bobby Tristan and Ronnie Rittiman didnt seem to Tristan of New Braunfels outdueled Canyons Rittiman in a tight pitchers battle Tuesday night on Unicorn Field as New Braunfels beat the Cougars in each teams district The enthusiasm of the Canyon New Braunfels rivalry seemed to be less both on the field and in the because of the A light mist kept the grass wet and slippery all and a temperature in the 40s made for numb fingers and cold Tristan and seemed im pervious to it Tristan went all seven innings for the giving up no earned four no walks and striking out Rittiman gave up two runs in five also allowing four two walks and striking out Bobby Tristan did a superb pitching Unicorn coach Peter Garza said after the I felt like he got stronger as the game went on and he did a good job with his The two teams could still be playing a scoreless game if not for a few and New Braunfels got the first one in its half of the second After a ground out to open the shortstop Mike Cardenas stroked the ball to the gap in left center It wouldve rolled to the but the wet grass held it and Canyons Marcelino Gonzales ran the ball holding Cardenas to a After taking third on a wild Rittiman walked who then stole Rittiman then struck out Raul Lagunas for the second out and got first baseman Chris Winkler to a 2and2 It was then that Rittiman made perhaps his only mistake of the He just hung a curve ball down the Cougar coach Ralph Behrend Winkler swatted the gift up the middle for a driving in the only two runs the Unicorns would New Braunfels picked up an insurance tally in the Rittiman complained of pain in his elbow during the fifth and after seeing him throw three more pitches in the Behrend pulled him in favor of Greg But Maddox had a touch of wildness in and after a and a second walk and a passed Mike McDaniel was in with the Unicorns third Maddox settled down after striking out J Staff photo by John Senter NBs Doug Campbell anticipates the call on CHS Danny Hernandez Tristan and Lagunas and forcing Winkler to ground out to end the Canyon made it interesting in the seventh when an unearned run cost Tristan his After Troy Burch and Maddox both struck it looked like Tristan was But pinchhitter Craig Cloud stroked a solid single to left to keep the Cougars Tristan got Danny Hernandez to hit a towering fly to shallow left but Lagunas couldnt find it in the mist and the fog and let it Tommy running for But after a Garzacalled mound conference to calm down his Tristan finished Canyon off with another strikeout to end the After the the players quietly shook hands and went There was not much celebration in the nearly empty Everyone seemed mostly glad to get out of the cold and go New Braunfels improves its record to 63 overall and is 10 in District Canyon slips to 73 and is 01 in Last Canyon went 12 at the Lockhart Luling came from behind to win the opening round 54 Canyon beat Bastrop in the second 127 and Hays beat the Cougars in the consolation Alfonso Rodriguez was named to the All Tournament New Braunfels plays this afternoon at against Round Rock Westwood at and then travels to Lockhart Friday for a Canyon hosts Fredericksburg Friday at in the Cougars next NIT resumes Thursday Nebraska to clash By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer The Texas Christian University basketball team features an allsenior front line that ranges from 6footfl to That could present some tall problems for Nebraska in Thursday nights National In vitation Tournament quar terfinal game at according to Husker Coach Moe Theyre a tough team for us to go against because of their says They play a good matchup zone defense and the 30second clock will favor Theyll also run their motion offense as well as anybody well play all The TCUNebraska game is one of three NIT contests Thursday In other Wake Forest meets South Carolina in and Fresno State plays at Oregon The quarterfinal round will conclude Friday when Mississippi takes on DePaul in Quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals Monday in New Yorks Madison Square The title game will be played March TCU is playing some of its best ball of the Two weekends the Horned Frogs upset then sixthranked Arkansas 8159 in the semifinals of the Southwest Conference tournament in TCU followed that victory with a 6259 loss to nationally topranked Houston in the SWC cham pionship In the first two games of the the Horned Frogs took a 6462 decision over the 1981 NIT and then beat Arizona State last Monday TCU will be a very physical team for us to says thinking mainly of the Horned Frogs front line of 610 center Brian Christensen and 69 Doug Arnold and 68 Doug Cucinella at Were going to have some short so we dont wear our kids Theyre better off Youve got to make sure you have your legs and some bounce in a physical Youve got to be able to Nebraska beat Tulane 7265 in the first round and then knocked out lona 8573 in the second In Monday nights other secondround Mississippi won 6557 over South DePaul downed Northwestern South Carolina trimmed Virginia Tech Fresno State turned back Michigan State Wake Forest beat South Florida 6557 and Oregon State walloped New Orleans 88 The Ole Miss victory has pumped up Ken Mississippis assistant Were in just across the said im plying that he had the New York skyline in his The most exciting game of the secondround was between DePaul and won by the Blue Devils on a 35foot buzzer shot by Kenny Patterson wasnt even first choice to take the final shot for The plan formulated by Coach Ray Meyer called for either Bernard Randolph or Tyrone Corbin to take the final But they overloaded on both of explained So they threw the ball back to figuring the worst it would be would be a lona Coach Pat Kennedy missed his teams loss to Kennedy had stayed at home Sunday when his wife gave birth to a and then was unable to make connections for a flight to the game lonas knockout marked another NIT tourney without the possibility of a New Yorkarea team in the winners The last team from the city area to win the New Yorkbased tourney was Johns in Signing up SttH photo by John Sinter Canyons Ross Tieken signed a football letter of intent Tuesday for a full scholarship with Nicholls State University in A 260pound Tieken is currently participating in the Cougars track program as a shot putter and discus Gerulaitis free charges dropped NEW YORK AP Tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis has been cleared by a federal grand jury of allegations that he had agreed to purchase worth of Following a yearlong Attorney John Martin announced Tuesday that no charges would be filed against who currently is ranked fifth in the world and known for his jet setting Martin said he would not press misdemeanor though he could do so without an in And he said the grand jury action marked the end of the Gerulaitis Im just happy its Gerulaitis told via a telephone hookup between the office of his Thomas and where he was waiting to play his firstround match in the Cuore Cup I know that both sides did what they both felt was correct and Gerulaitis Im just happy with the a Brooklynborn resident of Kings said his family was greatly relieved at the outcome of the though he said he always believed he would be Puccio praised Martin and the grand jury for conducting the case in a highly professional and conscientious Martins office rarely comments on the actions of a grand jury that does not but he said he felt in this case he had to make them public because of the publicity the case had Martin said the grand jury found a lack of sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against Gerulaitis with respect to allegations involving a cocaine transaction engaged in by Tony an acquaintance of a Florida backgammon was convicted last 2 of conspiracy to buy a share of synthetic cocaine from federal undercover In his conversations with the Goble boasted that he was a close friend of whose earnings of ranked eighth last He has won in his
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