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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas MB wins consolation at Page 11A Sports March 9A Arkansas roll into finals By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS Deadeye guard Bubba Jennings scored 23 points as regular season champion Texas Tech stor med into the title game of the Southwest Conference PostSeason Basketball Classic Saturday with a 7263 victory over Texas now 227 for the plays Arkansas for the tournament championship at The Red Raiders led from start to finish as Jennings connected on 9 of 11 field goal attempts and 5 of 6 free The were led by Winston who had 24 many of them off offensive Crite led a rousing rally that brought the Aggies within three but Phil Wallace came to the rescue with 11 secondhalf free throws and 22 It was Techs 10th consecutive The last time the Red Raiders had that many victories in a row was 12 straight in who had 12 points in the first hit his first four shots as the redhot Red Raiders ran off a 3826 halftime Tech canned its first six shots of the game then made nine in a row in a nineminute stretch late in the first half to finish with a 72 per cent shooting percentage against the cold shooting who shot only 40 per cent in the first Texas made only two baskets in the first 10 minutes as the Red Raiders surged to leads reaching 16 Texas Tech Coach Gerald Myers said the Red Raider game plan was simple get the ball to Its great to have guys who will pass Bubba the ball and who are not jealous of Myers Im proud of our other guys for their Jennings was named the SWC Player of the Year in balloting by writers and broadcasters at the Im not sure I deserve said Theres a lot of great players in our Coach Shelby Metcalf said the Aggies lost the game in the first Its awfully hard to come back from our first half mistakes and Techs sensational 72 per cent shooting but we said We cut it to three points then we would take a poor shot or miss a crucial free Our mantoman fullcourt press got us back in the Tech is a great champion of our conference and they will represent us in the NCAAs Metcalf Arkansas 68 SMU55 DALLAS Freshman reserve Byron Irvin scored 18 points and Joe Kleine muscled in 17 to carry Arkansas over Southern Arkansas is now 2111 for the while SMU tumbled to The Mustangs rallied from a 13 point deficit to cut the margin to 3937 in the second half on a Carl Wright jump shot before fans in Reunion But the Razorbacks were equal to the pressure as Kleine came back with five points and Irvin hit two quick SMU center Jon Koncak scored nine points and had 11 rebounds in his duel with fellow Olympian Kleine who had two rebounds before fouling out with to Wright led SMU scoring with 20 Arkansas tenacious manforman defense kept the Mustangs runand gun out of gear as the Razorbacks built a 3120 halftime The 20 points represented SMUs lowest scoring in a half this The previous low was 21 against Williams Mills added 11 points for the balancedscoring Arkansas at SV blanks takes tournament title By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer Smithson Valley clinched the championship in its own tournament with a 100 victory over Cole on The Rangers won the Smithson Valley RoundRobin taking all three of their Every Ranger collected at least one hit against while Wes Copenhaver pitched all five innings for Smithson giving up just five This was a good little tournament for said Smithson Valley Coach Bobby The other teams are all in the same class as We just had to go out there and hit the pitch good and field the ball On the Rangers beat Anthonys and on Friday Smithson Valley defeated Blanco 13 The Blanco game was a sloppy one for the Granger We had a couple of errors and just played sloppy Weve got the just need to play better he Against the Rangers com mitted no errors and even turned their first double play in two We looked better Granger Seeing that double play sure was After failing to get a hit in the first successive singles by Paul Jason Smart and Aaron Smith in the second inning gave Smithson Valley a 10 The Rangers erupted for five runs Box score SMITHSON out when winning run E DP Smithson Valley LOB Cole Smithson Valley 28 SB S SO L 6 W 1 1 8 reached on Greenspane A 1 Q 11 A Valley IS 1 and Brooks and W Cola L 38 Smithson in the third inning on five Taylor Heydman led off with a single to advanced to second on a passed ball and moved to third on Steve Gottardys Gottardy stole second before Ray Reyes drove both runners in with a single to left Chris Simons hit an infield advancing Reyes to Both runners advanced a base on a passed After Copenhaver struck Pharris walked to load the Smart and Jeff Markquez hit backto back scoring Simons and After Aaron Smith walked to load the Hedyman flew out to right tagging up after the was thrown out at the plate with a good throw by Kurt The Rangers extended their lead to 80 with two runs in the fourth With two Simons reached first when centerfielder Tim OHaver dropped a Copenhaver followed up with a double down the left field scoring Copenhaver went to third on a passed ball and scored on an infield single by Smithson Valley won the game in the fifth scoring twice to take a 10run With one Smith beat out an infield hit and stole second Heydman setting up a double steal for Smithson Cougar catcher Chris Flowers throw to second sailed into the out allowing Smith to After Gottardy struck Reyes hit a double down the right field scoring Heydman and ending the DERYL Smithson Valleys Chris Simons lashes a hit during Fridays victory over Blanco Vacation blahs hit girls7 teams By DAVID KING Sports editor Spring Breakitis had its hold on the local girls track teams Saturday at the Ranger On the other nothing at all could hold Austin rivals Lanier and as they dueled to the end for the team the defending won the duel by racing to a meet record in the while Reagan had already packed up and gone The Vikings wound up with 114 points 20 from the relay to 100 for Burnet was third with Smithson Valley fourth with Canyon seventh with 27 and New Braunfels tied for ninth with Smithson Valley picked up a large part of its points in the finishing third in the 800 and fourth in the The Cougarettes also used the relays to move picking up 16 in the meets final event with a quick in the New which brought only 12 athletes because of spring break scored most of its points in the shot put and as Lisa McKinnis had personal bests in both a finished second in the discus at and third in the shot at Teammate Michelle Butler had her personal best of 326 to finish sixth in the shot and Yvonne Mesa also had her personal best in the The shot and discus people were the only ones who showed up for practice every day this and it Unicorns Coach Fred Pink New Braunfels Virginia Hildebrand ran a to finish third in the 400 meters for the Unicorns other Smithson Valley didnt have a lot of personal bests but the injuryplagued Rangerettes did have some good Sophomore Carolyn Rice ran a personal best of in the shaving 17 seconds off her And Tammy Wilcut placed in both the 100 and despite missing several workouts with Kim Wagner had a long but productive finishing fourth in the 100 hurdles in running the anchor led on the 800 relay and finishing fifth in the long jump at 15 Other members of the 800 which ran a were Sheryl Leslie McCoy and Shaylnn Shalynn McCoy finished second in the triple jump at but strained a hamstring in the process and had to drop out of the Some of our girls are not doing the things they need to be doing like wanning up right and cooling and theyre getting Davidson Canyon Coach Pete Rivas predicted that the Cougarettes would win the but he didnt count on the Vikings record shattering See Page 12A Youthful Rangers finish second LESLIE KRIEWALD1 HERALD Ztl I UNG Smithson Valleys Jim McMurray sprints for the finish in the 400 meters Smithson Valley rode the wave of the future Saturday at the Ranger But a tide of Pflugerville gold and blue washed over the meet as a as the Panthers won the boys varsity division going Pflugervilles hold on the meet was so strong that the Panthers didnt even field a relay team and still outdistanced runnerup Smithson Valley 160 points to The Panthers march couldnt dampen the spirits of Rangers Coach John as he proudly pointed out personal bests for eight individuals and two relays in the varsity division and a team cham pionship for the junior The kids really pulled together as a Cook This JV bunch is such a diverse group thats what makes it so And the varsity pulled together as despite a few bad like Jerry Delp stumbing and falling at the finish line of the 300meter in termediate hurdles after leading over the last four by the was the only senior at the meet for the whose youth movement includes an allfreshman and sophomore junior The Rangers topped off the meet by winning both the junior varsity and varsity the JV with an allfreshman The varsity ran a with the Page 11A team of Mike Greg Mosier and Jim Me Murrays anchor leg stretched margin of victory to 20 yards runnerup Smithson Valley started the day coming up empty in three events before Scott Balmos finished third in the high jump at Letbetter was fifth and Mike Echt sixth at Mosier added to the field event total with a second in the long jump at a personal Abel Uballe ran his best time of the season in the posting a in finishing The Rangers spring relay of Delp and Balmos finished third in and then Balmos turned around and finished third in the 110 hurdles in McMurray also won the 400 meters in Our district is pretty level I look for it to be an extremely close point Cook I think itll come down to the last And if we keep improving Smithson Valleys junior varsity won the division with 167 just nipping which had The Rangers go to Karnes City next week for the Badger DAVID KING
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