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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas IAN ANTONIO Sun Antonio f Ka Cottons Sit Page 9A orts December SV rolls past Canyon Stall writer SAN ANTONIO When Smllhson Valley Is rtally the Rangers have a squad full of players ready to pick up the slack when a top scorer Is having an off Tony Rendon had such a game scoring 16 points to help Smlthson Valley to a 5141 victory over Canyon at HemlsFalr Rendon was a total surprise to said Canyon Coach David I had no Idea he could shoot the ball that To Ranger Coach Roger Rendons performance was not as much of a surprise as an example of a player taking advantage of his op He can shoot the ball and he was left open a lot of That Is Impor tant to beat a team like Canyon the open man has to shoot and he Smlthson Valley connected on seven of Its last eight field goal at tempts In the second wiping out a Canyon lead to tie the score at 2222 at half The Rangers kept up the torrid shooting In the third hitting four of their first six shots to lake a 3225 Canyon was limited to two baskets In five attempts In the third In the Cougars hit 16of39 field goal We just did not shoot the ball well at We are not going to be able to win games with only one player In double Taylor Todd Banks led the Cougars with 17 while Smlthson Valleys Rolando Trevlno led all scorers with It was the Rangers third victory over Canyon In as many games this k It wasnt what you would call an Outstanding but we played very I was a little concerned In the first but we snapped Statistics CANYON Mil Bon Qnrcln 3 00 Johnson 4 01 David Hays 2 2B Todd Banks 8 68 Danny Mornsmlaz 0 24 Tod Floenar 0 00 Jimmy Wiloon Marc Hnymarm 0 00 Scott Ftowo 1 00 Dunny Rosnlnn 0 00 Total 18 8MITH80N VALLEY 1811 Tony RnrnJon 6 6 8 Ray Royon 434 Al Kino 1 12 Jonem 0 00 Rolando rrovlno Todd Curllfi 1 00 Mlko Irvlno 1 0 0 Roy SandotB 0 00 Aaron Smith 0 00 Taylor Hodman 0 00 Dirk Hoyo 0 00 Mike Rosy 0 00 Glonn Ootlnnn 0 00 Totals 21 f Canyon 11 B 1441 Smlthson Valloy 14 13 1651 Foulod out Total fouls Canyon Smithdon Valluy out of Kraft All five Cougar starter scored In the opening quarter as Canyon took an 114 lead before Smithson Valley cut the lead to four with Ray Reyes hitting two buckets before the end of the The Cougars built their lead back to eight at but baskets by Mike Trevlno and Rendon tied the game at 1818 with left In the A free throw by Danny Hernandez put Canyon back on but outside jumpshols by Trevlno and Rendon gave Ihe Rangers a 2422 Curlls Johnsons eightfooter with three seconds left in the half tied the game at With the score tied Rendon hit three of five longrange shols and Al King and Trevlno scored lo give Smlthson Valley a 3225 Canyon whittled the lead down lo four polnls wllh Ihree minutes left In the game on a backdoor layup by Ben but the Rangers went 8for8 from the free Ihrow line in Ihe final two mlnules to seal Ihe Smllhson 132 on the season and winners of six of Us last seven will host Devlne on The Rangers then play two away NB takes 3 to win tournament m LE8UC flALDZtrrUNG Tony Rendon shoots in the first half against Canyon Saturday SCHERTZ New Braunfels In creased Its winning streak to six games by sweeping all three of Its games In the Clemens Basketball After downing Del Valle 0550 on the Unicorns knocked off 5A San Antonio Clark 0454 Saturday afternoon and then rolled past Clemens 5240 to win the tournament Tilo Schmidt scored 10 polnls and Victor Sierra added 13 as New Braunfels defeated the host Buf New Braunfels jumped out to a 198 first quarter lead and held Clemens to 10 points In the first We played as good defensively as we have In a long said Unicorn Coach Cliff Youd have to go back to the Frederlcksburg game in last years regional finals for a better defensive effort on our he Schmidt scored 32 points against cityranked Clark Saturday morin as New Braunfels overcame a onepoint deficit In the first quarter by taking a 3121 halftime Tllo had jusl an unbelievable We really came oul and played solid Wilklns Sierra added 11 poinls agalnsl Ihe In Fridays opening Schmidt paced New Braunfels with 16 points while Sierra and Damon Mlllelt add ed 11 The Unicorns jumped oul to a 15f lead at the end of the firsl quarler and oulscored Ihe Cardinals 2510 In the third quarter to clinch the Im very pleased lo win Ihree games agalnsl three really good ball clubs and to never really be In a do ordie Wllkins After suffering defeats In their first seven the Unicorns find themselves with a 07 record with the district season beginning In two Wllkins said experience has helped the team get back on the winning track more quickly this We have a lot of experience on the varsity level back this season and we are a little quicker and a little smarter and that has helped he We seem to be getting It together and we are doing it at a good Wilklns New Braunfels will travel to Austin Wcstlakc on Monday and then hosts Clemens on The Unicorns will have two more nondistrict games after 0 against Del Valle and 11 against Alamo New Braunfels opens district play on 14 at Kerrvllle Statistics New Clement 60 Nofil Doriop 2 00 Claudo Porterie 3 00 Tofty Thomas Alan Walker 2 00 Victor Slorra Leon Snood 1 00 Tllo Schmidt Damon Mlllott Steve Soechtlng 2 22 Barry Baker 0 00 Totals 30 M New 10 26 1566 16 10 1660 New Braunfels Clark 64 Tllo Schmidt 12 811 Victor Sierra 4 34 Luon Snood 2 34 Claudo Portorle 2 01 Pat Gilbert T firry Thomas 1 00 Alan Walker 1 00 Noal Donop 1 00 Damon Millet 1 00 Totals 24 1622 New 20 14 1S64 Clark 9 14 1964 New Braunfels Clemens 40 Tllo SchWt 6 49 Victor Sierra 4 58 Claudo Porterie Barry Baker 1 Leon Snoed Damon Mlllett 1 00 16 New 9 16 662 Clemens 8 9 1540 games at Marble Falls and Hays before their first district match on lOat 107 on the year and on a threegame losing will travel to Del Valle on The Cougars downed Del Valle on 6200 earier this Spurs climb past Denver for second place SAN ANTONIO AP Center Ar ils Gllmore collected season highs ol 33 17 rebounds and five block ed shots to pace the San Antonio Spurs to a 116112 victory over the Denver Nuggets in a National Basketball Association game Satur day San Anlonios fiflh conseculive win moved the 1912 Spurs from third to second place in Midwcsl Division losing its Ihird straight to fall to dropped from second to third in the Forward Mike Mitchell added 20 points for San Spurs reserve guard Wes Matthews tallied 17 while relieving an ill Johnny The Spurs took a 7869 lead midway through the third quarter after a Matthews layup began a 132 Guard Alvin Robertson collected his second tripledouble with 14 10 rebounds and 10 With five seconds the Nuggets cut Ihe lead lo 115112 on a threepoint goal by Alex but NBA By The Associated Press EASTERN Antonio 19 12 Dnnver 18 12 Utah 16 16 Dallas 14 15 Sacramento 9 20 Pacific 4 5 10 Atlantic Lakois 24 4 19 16 Boston f 12 18 New Jersey 10 18 Philadelphia Clippers 10 20 Washington State 11 22 New York Central New York Milwaukee 1 1 Cleveland 1 1 Atlanta Indiana Detroit Portland Cleveland Antonio Denver 1 1 Chicago at Indiana 8 WESTERN at New In Philadelphia at Midwest Lakers at Houston Clippers at Matthews iced the game with a free English paced Denver with Danny Schayes scored Layfayelte Lever added and Calvin Nail scored 15 although he was shul oul in Ihe second The Spurs will leave for a Ihree game western road Irip beginning Monday in The Nuggels relurn lo Denver Monday lo face which is number one in divi sion Rockets Blazers 108 HOUSTON AP John Lucas made Iwo key sleals and Akeem Ola juwon scored 11 of his 30 poinls in the fourth quarter as Houston came from behind to defeat Portland 118108 In Nalional Basketball Association play Saturday The have now won all 16 of Iheir home games Ihis and Ihe latest came before a sellout crowd of Lewis Lloyd added 24 polnls and Ralph Sampson 20 more for Ihe while Kiki Vandeweghe was high for Portland with The Trail had won four games in a row before Saturday night and led 9796 early In the fourth But then Lucas made the steals that led to two easy Olajuwon Houston outscored Portland 186 late In the first period to take a 3424 Turnovers doom Pats advance Old foes 49ers renew rivalry today EAST AP In 1981 and the years they won the Super the San Francisco 49ers whisked away the New York Giants en route to their But when they meet again Sunday in the NFC wildcard playoff the circumstances will be radically For one the two previous victories 2110 last year and 3824 in 1981 were secondround divisional playoffs at Candlestick Park in San This game will be at Giants where any winter game is an For those earlier games featured an upstart New York team coming olf wildcard wins over Philadelphia the first the Los Angeles Rams the second and going up against 49er teams favored to go all the This time the two learns have remarkably similar Both the Giants and the 49ers finished 104 and are generally regarded the second and third best in the NFC behind the lfr1 Chicago In the winner of this which will go on to play in may have a better chance to beat the Bears than either the Rams or Dallas winners of the NFC West and 1 dont see that much difference between this years 49ers and last Giants Coach Bill Parcells says of the team that lost only once in 19 games en route to Its Super Bowl victory a year Ive been saying the same thing about us all The difference between a 151 team and one thats IQ4 is one or two plays in a few What makes them even more similar is both teams habit of dominating then finding ways to lose late New York outgained 15 of its 16 opponents Sap Francisco 13 of New the only team ID the NFL to the top 10 in all six offen sive and defensive lost its six games by a total I think were starting to play like we did last says Coach Bill whose 49ers trailed Dallas 130 last week before beating the Cowboys 3116 to clinch their playoff Aside from the weather and Walsh says he doesnt anticipate the cold will bother the 49ers the key factor may be particularly from the San Francisco The 49ers will be without AllPro cornerback Eric who pulled an abdominal muscle last week and was placed on injured reserve Wednes In his place wiU be Tory the top draft choice of the Washington Redskins who was trad ed to San Francisco after the Guard Randy Cross is also out for the season and will be replaced by Guy San Francisco may also he missing running back Wendell who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery two weeks ago but en the The Giants may also be in position to exploit Wrights absence with wide receiver Lionel their top pass who missed the last lour games with a pulled Manuel was running well in practice this week and was ex pected to be activated for the EAST AP Tony Franklin kicked four field goals and Andre Don Blackmon and Garin Veris led a defense that forced our turnovers as New England beat the New York Jets 2614 on Saturday to move into the se cond round of the National Football League Ten of New Englands points in the American Football Conference wild card game came during a 15second span in the third quarter when the Pats extended a 137 halftime lead to 237 on a Franklin field goal and Johnny Remberts 15yard touchdown return of Johnny Hectors fumble on the ensuing kickof That was typical of the way the Jets selfdestructed as a rookie defensive end who had three and linebackers Tippett and who each had a con stantly harried quarterbacks Ken OBrien and Pat The Patriots moved into a second round AFC playoff game against the Los Angeles Raiders at Los Angeles next The Jets had two firsthalf drives killed by turnovers a fumble by Freeman McNeil and an OBrien pass that was picked off by Fred NFL playoffs By The Associated Press All Times CST First Round Saturdays Game New England New York Jets 14 Sundays Game San Francisco at New York Noon Second Round Saturdays Games Cleveland at Dallas at Los Angeles 3 5 San FranciscoNew York Giants winner at New England at Los Angeles 3 Conference Championships 12 SUPER BOWL XX 26 At New Orleans AFC champion NFC 4 They were also hurt by a key third down interference call on cornerback Russell who in his first game back following a halfseason on the injured list was also beaten on a 36 yard touchdown connection from Tony Eason to Stanley And Franklins fourth field a 26 came after Veris intercepted a pass tipped by Tippett and returned it 21 yards to the Jets where he fumbled and teammate Steve Nelson Tide rolls past USC for Aloha victory HONQLULU AP Craig Turners thirdperiod scoring run started a 21point second half as 15 Alabama rolled past Southern California 943 in the Aloha giv ing the Crimson Tide a recordtying making a record 38th bowl got its zist victory to tie a park held by which saw its postgame record fall to The Tide is 2M43 in Held to a 33 halftime Alabama charge ite period after Greg Richardsons 14yard punt return set up the Tide at the USC 42 Alabama alternated the running of Turner and Bobby Hum phrey during a 10play A W sonal foul against USC gave a first down at the USC 4 and Turner scored two plays liter from the Kermit Kendricks intercepted a pass by USC quarterback Rodney Paste and returned u ie yards to Trojan 44 to set up the agcend Alabama toUChdOWU march H
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