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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas San Antonio whips Portland Page 8 HvraldZeitung April 6 Villanova guns down 6664 AP from owning a place in 11 the history Georgetown and Patrick Ewing are LjLlllSGVG SMOOTHlCI mere footnotes to Villanova solace in the NCAAs record f m I y AP Far from owning a place in the history Georgetown and Patrick Ewing are mere footnotes to Villanovas place in the NCAAs record The Hoyas were all but conceded a second consecutive national championship before the basketball tournament began even before the basketball season began and most certainly before Monday nights final against Villanova Were going to have to play a perfect game against Georgetown to rolypoly Rollie the Wildcats animated had said before they pulled off one of the sports greatest upsets with a 6664 His prediction wasnt far More his players They hit percent of their shots from the field 22 of 28 shots overall and nine of 10 in the second half to surpass both the championshipgame record of percent by Ohio State in 1960 and the tournament record of 75 percent by Northeastern in the opening round a year The Hoyas were supposed to become the first team since the 1973 UCLA Bruins to win consecutive They were supposed to join Oklahoma San Francisco and Cincinnati as repeat And the monolithic 7footer with the wingspan of a was supposed to join the select company of Lew Bill Jerry Alex Groza and Bob Kurland as a multiple winner of the tournaments Outstanding Player It all came crashing to the court in Rupp Ewing alone missed as many shots as the entire Villanova getting his 14 points on 7of13 from the He was his usual awesome self three consecutive slam dunks late in the first half but 69 Ed Pin ckney aced Ewing out of his greatest triumph and grabbed it for It was with five of seven from the field and six of seven from the foul six rebounds and five who was selected the tournaments premier The year of the upset Wildcats records Records broken Highest field goals one championship game Villanova old Ohio State Califoinia 1960 Highest field goals one one game Villanova old Northeastern Virginia Com 1984 first Record Tied Most free throws one six game series Ed Pin Villanova tied with Kiki Box score Villanova Georgetown VILLANOVA 661 Pressl8y4634 McClain 5 7 7 8 Pinckney 57 67 Wilbur 0 McLain 33 22 Jensen 55 45 Plansky 00 01 Everson 00 00 Totals 2228 2227 GEORGETOWN 164 Martin 46 22 Williams 59 02 Ewing 71300 Jackson 47 00 Wingale 814 00 McDonald 01 00 Broadnax 12 22 Dalton 01 Totals 29 53 68 Halftime Villanova Georgetown Fouled Rebounds Villanova 17 Pinckney Georgetown 17 Martin Assists Villanova 14 Pinckney Georgetown 18 Jackson Total fouls Villanova Georgetown A 1985 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP Villanova fans celebrate AP The campuswide celebration that erupted when the Villanova Wildcats became national collegiate basketball champions roared into the earlymorning hours as revelers awaited the return of their The which defeated Georgetown 6664 in Mondays NCAA title was returning to Philadelphia from for a parade and rally in Center After the downtown and glassstrewn Main Line campus for more player and who joined fellow seniors Dwayne McClain with a gamehigh 17 points and Gary McLain in fulfilling a They had vowed as freshmen to give Massimino a a boss and a McLain had called him a trip to the Final Four before they were These kids are just Massimino told a post game news the emotion welling up and spilling from his eyes as he sat with his trio of seniors and sophomore guard Harold They were Davids facing a Goliath and his army of They were reallife fighters from the outskirts of They were The Little Engine That I think I I think I can I thought I I thought I Ewings season ended with the Hoyas a 353 The Ewing era at Georgetown ended with the Hoyas four year record at In barely a seven teams in the National Basketball Association will participate in a lottery for the first choice in the The winner most certainly will take I dont feel bad for said teammate Michael Im sure Patrick will have a chance to play another championship Bullseye made difference AP When Patrick Ewing swatted away a Dwayne McClain shot in the second half of the NCAA championship it seemed like just another routine rejection for Georgetowns giant It much more than Had McClain found the net instead of Ewings hand with that Villanova would have been perfect with 10 for10 from the field in the final 20 minutes of Monday nights As it turned 90 percent was good enough to con struct a 6664 upset that made the Wildcats surprise national the first unranked team since City College of New York in 1950 to claim the Villanova shot a record percent from the missing only six of 28 field goal attempts all night and only one McClains short shot with left in the second They were 22 for 27 from the foul an impressive One of the missed free throws also belonged to It came with 59 seconds to play and ended a tournament streak of 20 straight for Losing Georgetown got 16 points on 8for14 shooting from David Wingate and 14 from who hit 7 for Both were over the 50 percent breakeven figure that usually defines a good But each of them missed six shots and that equalled the total number of field goal attempts missed by the entire Villanova McClain and Ed Pinckney were both 5 for 7 and Harold Pressley 4 for 6 from the They accounted for the six Guards Gary McLain 3 for 3 and Harold Jensen 5 for 5 were Coach Rollie Massimino was but noted somewhat facetiously that his team could have done even We didnt shoot 100 he But we got the ball where we wanted it and to whom we wanted For the Villanova had a combined total of 11 shots six field goals and five free throws that did not wind up in the Fortyfour hit capture relays title New Braunfels Middle School won both divisions at the Junior Unicorn Relays held Friday at Unicorn The seventh grade team just edged out runnerup Canyon Middle School 116 to while the eighth grade team ran away from the scoring to 87 for runnerup New Braunfels posted 13 firstplace finished in the eighth grade led by victories in both the 400 and Canyons Charles Spears won the 100 in for the schools only first place in the eighth grade In the field Ernest Wilson won the shot put with a 4444 while Jimmy Simmonds took the high jump at 52 and the long jump at 171 Kit Jonason won the pole vault at and Juan Ozuna took the discus with a throw of In the 400 the team of Jeff Wade Bryon Slaughter and Lonnie Aleman ran a for first while the team of Joel Hinkhouse and Bryan ran a in the Simmonds also won the 110 hurdles in Hinkhouse captured the 800 in while Bryan took the 400 in Aleman finished first in the 200 in Paul Buck won the in In the seventh grade NBMS winners were John Camareno in the long jump Will Barganier in the discus John Camareno in the 100 and 200 Travis Reidel in the 300 hurdles and the relay of Sean Matt Danny Esqueda and Robby Farias Winners for Canyon in the seventh grade division were Austin Rich in the 800 and Austin Montanio in the high jump 4 Anthony Hinojosa in the shot put Eddie Lopez in the 400 and the 400 relay of Gilbert Michael McBride and Robert Johnson Gaining perspective along the track Canyon Middle Schools Eddie Lopez gets off the mark in the sprint relay during Fridays Junior Unicorn Relays at Unicorn At right New Braunfels Travis Reidel clears a hurdle during the 300meter intermediate Teams from New San Briesemeister and Saegert middle schools competed at the DEflYL For the first time in my I was out in front of the It happened Saturday at the Gruene Within minutes after the start in front of Gruene I had opened up a sizable Even world class distance runner Brad who narrowly missed making the 1984 Olympic couldnt keep At the twomile I shook off Tom a teacher at Canyon We had been almost shoulder toshoulder until at the threemile the roof fell I had to get out of the pickup set my Mile 3 marker on Clearwater and watch helplessly as Erickstad and everyone for that matter huffed and puffed Saturdays race was the first I had seen from the leaders mainly because I wasnt running in My right knee is out of com so any racing will have to wait although even when Im applying the term racing to my nineminuteamile pace is a I volunteered to and wound up working as a Five of us hopped into a pickup truck driven by race manager Steve and sped away from the pack as soon as the starting gun was We followed the course to make sure no one who pulled away from the pack almost instantly took a wrong We arrived at the first and our first timer grabbed his Mile 1 sign and dove over the just like the Marine Corps paratroopers in the I Go Go to add to the He had no sooner set his sign up when Erickstad came streaking We headed out onto FM and Smith drove along the shoulder at 12 miles an hour to keep his eye on the I looked back at Not only was he keeping he was reeling us We soon turned onto old FM and Matschek got out with his Mile 2 Erickstad whizzed through only moments behind Smith drove up Clearwater making sure the leader could still see and turned onto That was my cue to Grabbing the Mile 3 I hopped propped it watched Erickstad go by in a longlegged blur and told him to turn right onto Rapids About 25 seconds the second place runner came Then the main pack started coming and I mast have sounded like an auc tioneer trying to call out It took me awhile to get the hang of When the leaders came I had loads of time to watch my run ners watch and give them split second accuracy on their Then runners started coming by every two and three and I got tonguetied calling Final about 30 runners came by in a so I dropped the minutes and the last guy in the pack would Minutes So Id start I didnt get much time to observe the but I still saw some interesting A punk runner sporting blondoverblack hair came through at a swift A racewalker came by in about 30 and I I cant do much faster than that I Finally the walkers started coming along with this one runner wearing a Tshirt with a tie and collar drawn I knew everyone had passed through when two walkers rounded the followed by Matschek carrying his Mile 2 By that the race had been on for 50 and Erickstad had already He won in his victory margin was nearly two I knew he had finished because I saw him out on a training coming up Sunnybrook the other Id love to be that but I dont think my legs would allow Some of us are born to run Bruce Springsteen and others are born to After I know I was born to tote a
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