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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Gamblers make Page 11A orts HeraldZeltuitg January 10A Buffaloes rip Unicorns ByTOMLABINSKI Staff writer SAN ANTONIO A case of failed opportunities led to New Braunfels 6844 loss to Clemens Thursday at the HemisFair We had a lot of opportunities that just didnt said Unicorn Coach Cliff We took it to the basket all but we just couldnt seem to put it The Unicorns are capable of much better he We got beat by them at the buzzer in the last game 6463 on so we are capable of playing We can play with Wilkins Our problem is we cant seem to find the right combination or find the right But we have 12 days to find that he New with a 610 begin district play on 15 with a home game against Kerville The Unicorns stayed close to the Buffaloes for most of the first but a lapse late in the second quarter and a larger one toward the end of the game allowed the Buffaloes to take a commanding With an 1814 lead in the opening moments of the second Clemens Greg Wath hit two outside jumpers and converted two layups as the Buffaloes lead jumped to 3216 with minutes left in the We go into streaks were it seems we dont do anything Wilkins We cant be a great team until we get some Wath led Clemens with 19 followed by Kevin Clark who added The Unicorns were led by Victor Sierras 10 Highscoring New Braunfels center Tilo Schmidt was held to just four Statistics NEW BRAUNFELS 1441 Tilo Schmidt 2 00 Victor Sierra 3 46 David Caddell 2 00 Leon Sneod 2 22 Damon Mlllelt 4 00 Alan Walker 0 00 Bill Fox 1 02 Claude Porterie 0 00 Barry Baker 1 22 Adam Havens 2 00 Mike Wofford 0 01 Kenoth Ikels 1 00 Totals 18 813 CLEMENS 68 Hubbard 3 34 Corporian 1 00 Mendez 1 0 0 Wath 8 35 Clark 7 26 White 0 01 Inmon 2 00 Degallado 0 02 Walker 3 00 Hartzog 0 00 Courtney 5 00 Totals 30 21 12 1968 New 12 10 1044 Fouled out Total fouls Now Braunfels Clemens r When a player like Tilo is held to just four its pretty indicative of how the game Hes a valuable player on offense and on and we really hurt when he has an off Wilkins New Braunfels trailed 3724 at but started the third quarter strong by scoring the first six points to trim the Clemens lead to 37 The Unicorns then hit another major slump as the Buffaloes held New Braunfels scoreless until the final minutes of the Clemens scored 12 unanswered points to lengthen its lead to 4930 with to play in the Wilkins said a main reason for the Unicorns inability to score was the Buffaloes We just didnt handle it well at he Leon Sneed hit a long jumper and David Caddell scored on an un derhanded layup to put New Braunfels within 15 points at 4934 at the end of the But the third quarter lapse con tinued into the final quarter as the Buffaloes outscored New Braunfels 152 to widen their lead to 6436 with four minutes to Errors beat Frogs FORT WORTH AP Texas Christian University coach Jim Killingsworth bemoaned the lead that slipped away in the first half against Houston and mistakes that spelled doom for the Horned We made some mistakes at the We just did some things we cant do and expect to still win the ball Killingsworth said after Houston downed TCU 8373 in the Southwest Conference basketball opener for both teams The same thing happened in the first said We had a 7point lead and all of a sudden we start turning the ball over and making mistakes and they come back on The Horned Frogs Dennis Nutt paced all scorers with 26 points as TCU hit 66 percent from the but mistakes at the end handed Houston the Houston just got the crucial rebounds at the critical times down the Nutt Thats what you have to And we didnt come up with many of a finesse team and we cant afford to turn the ball over and make Killingsworth Alvin Franklin scored 22 points and Rickie Winslow and Eric Dickens added 20 each for swc Southwest Conference Basketball By The Associated Press Conference All Games SMU 1 0 1 10 1 Arkansas Texas Tech Texas Christian Baylor Texas AEtM 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 8 7 7 3 4 4 4 636 Rice DERYL New Braunfels Bill Fox and Clemens Paul Hartzog reach for a loose ball Wednesdays Games Texas San Antonio Baylor 91 Arkansas Texas 67 Southern Methodist Rico 57 Texas Tech Texas Thursdays Game Houston Texas Christian 73 Saturdays Games Texas at Baylor Arkansas at Southern Methodist Houston at Texas Texas Christian at Rico North Texas at Texas Hyperactive SA slips by Dallas SAN ANTONIO San Antonio Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons called it With the Mavericks trailing by four points with three seconds to Dallas Dale Ellis hit a 3point shot and was fouled by the Spurs Johnny giving the Mavericks a chance to tie the But Ellis free throw hit the back of the rim and careened off to the giving San Antonio a 116115 win over It was just a case of overactive glands going Fitzsimmons We know to let them take the long shot and to stay away from the shooter and not to but we did it Moore said the foul was a matter of I know better than to foul the shooter in a case like but my reactions just got ahead of We were just fortunate that he missed that he Ellis threepoint shot came from the top of the circle and hopped around the rim before finally falling I got good rotation on the and when you do that they are more likely to go Ellis I felt like it was going in when I shot He said he didnt have that same feeling as he attempted to tie the game with the free I just wish I had another chance at he The Spurs led most of the game and took the lead for good with to play in the third quarter on a layup by George Gervin led all scorers with 33 Mike Mitchell added 27 points for San including 12 points in the final Mark Aguirre led Dallas with 22 ElUs and Jay Vincent added 21 points apiece for the Mavericks E1U had 11 points in the final The Spurs built their lead up to eight points on a 15foot jumper by Mark Ivaroni with left in the A minute and a half the Mavericks cut the lead to one when Ellis hit on a 3point jump then converted another 3point play on a lay up and a Brad Davis scored with remaining to cut the lead to Mitchell hit on a soft outside jump shot and then registered a stuff to help increase the San Antonio lead to seven with to The Mavericks whittled the lead down to two points with seven seconds left before Gervin hit two free throws to make the score who played a seasonhigh 42 played his best game of the Fitzsimmons I think that was the best game that Ive seen him have since Ive coached he He did a good job on offense and keeping Dallas guard Rolando Blackman away from the Fitzsimmons Gervin said he felt good seeing as much playing time as he I got a lot of playing time tonight and I felt Im tired of lying I want to perform like I did in the old he The victory gives San Antonio a 15 18 4Vi games behind Denver and Houston in the Midwestern Division Dallas falls to games off the The Mavericks shot a poor percent field goal percentage in the first allowing San Antonio to take a 2824 at the end of the Dallas came back to briefly take the lead in the second The Mavericks led by as many as four points with left in the half when DERYL San Antonios Artis Gilmore and Dallas Kurt Nimphius stretch for a loose ball during Thursdays game Missed free throws doom Canyon effort rookie center Sam Perkins hit a 20 foot jump The Spurs tied the score with to go and took the lead on a Gene Banks Up in and a layup by Mitchell just before the The final quarter was marred by a fight between Banks and Both players were ejected from the with 20 seetffld TOM LAB1NSKI By DAVID KING Sports editor Del Valle had the Canyon Cougars right where they wanted them Thursday night at the free throw The poor free throw shooters all lived down to their billing Thursday night by missing 12 of 18 secondhalf attempts and falling to the Cardinals 4842 at the Canyon All we had to do was shoot free throws and we would have won the Canyon Coach David Taylor But Thursdays nondistrict game wasnt a complete Taylor I was pleased with a lot of things I saw out he This is the first time weve played well as a team for four Youre never happy but Im pleased with a lot of things that happened out The blown out in four of their last five hustled and played good defense against the high scoring especially in the second Del Valle hit only two of 12 shots in the period as Canyon rallied for a 22all tie at the We played good even mantoman straight Taylor Thats why we were in the Canyon was in the game until midway through the fourth trailing only 4239 with left in the game after a follow shot by Ben But at that Del Valle called time spead out the offense and pulled the Cougars away from the The Cardinals ran almost two minutes off the clock before Pete Huegele fouled Cedric Whitley on a short jump Statistics CANYON 42 Ronnie Rittimann 1 23 Troy Moss 0 00 Ben Garcia 2 02 Danny Hernandez 4 02 Rodney Hansen 3 01 Todd Banks Pete Huegele 0 00 David Hays 2 510 Totals DEL VALLE 48 Mays 1 00 Epps 0 23 Washington 4 00 Williams Richardson 0 36 Whitley 6 22 Winn Jensen 2 7 10 Totals 17 14 Del 7 14 1248 Canyon 10 11 9 42 Fouled out Total fouls Del Valle Canyon Technical Whitley hit both free throws to make it Canyons Danny Hernandez was fouled quickly at the other but missed the front end of a Canyon got the ball but Hernandez was again fouled and again missed the first free Todd Banks stole a Del Valle and this time Ronnie Rittimann was fouled on a He hit one of two shots and it was 4440 with Canyon pulled within two points seconds later on a follow shot by but Adrian Washington penetrated the Cougar defense for a layup to stretch the lead back to The Cardinals Robert Williams fouled Rodney who missed the front end of a Hansen got his own but missed another Del which was in a generous turned the ball back over with 14 seconds left in the Canyon set up a play for Rittimann during a time but he passed up the shot and Del Valles Chris Epps intercepted his Epps was fouled on the play and finished off the Cougars with two free despite sitting out large parts of the was Canyons leading scorer with 11
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