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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports New Texas Page 9A By TIM WAITS Staff Writer The Cardiac Corns strike again Another clutch performance in the final quarter gave the New Braunfels Unicorns an exciting 4338 win over the Canyon after trailing much of the second The close games that the Unicorns have a penchant for pulling out leaves even Coach Allan Luksa in awe of how the Unicorns con tinue to do We got in the huddle before the fourth quarter and they dont even get worried about the said whose team was down 3330 going into the final eight They dont seem to get With left in the Canyons Jarney Johnson hit one of two free throws to give the Cougars a 3834 The Cougars failed to score from that point Leon Sneed abruptly popped from the top of the key to put the Unicorns within two Sneed then made a steal at the Canyon end of the court and Wade Felker scored from the low post to draw the Unicorns with Both teams worked the clock down and had a succession of turnovers before Sneed sprung free of the Cougars William Wilkes off a bonejarring screen set by Doak Sneed took a pass and went in for an un contested layup to give the Unicorns their first lead since late in the third with Ted Fleener drew a foul from Sneed on the Cougars next but failed to con vert the front end of a oneandone opportuni When the Unicorns took the ball they ran the clock down to 15 seconds before Johnson fouled Danny We just brought Tristan in off the bench cold and he came said Tristans first free shot hit the front of the rim and bounded into the bucket while the se cond was all net to put the Unicorns up by Al Burkhardt missed a desperation shot and Sneed came up with the Fleener picked up his fifth personal foul on Sneed with two seconds which allowed Sneed to pad the lead by another For Canyon Coach David whose team is still looking for its first district it was another disappointing loss after a well played It was exactly the kind of game 1 told the kids it would said It was a Canyon Statistics New Braunfels Canyon 38 CANYON Johnson 4 23 Wilson Fleener 1 39 Hanson 3 00 Jonas 1 00 Burkhardt 3 Wilkes 0 00 Totals 1018 NEW BRAUNFELS Sneed 4 34 Morrison 10 0 Donop Doak Hunter 3 01 Felker 3 00 Tristan Matney 2 23 Darnel Hunter 0000 Totals Canyon 10 14 5 38 New Braunfels 12 10 8 13 43 Total fouls Canyon New Braunfels Fouled out Technical hardfought lowscoring They made the shots down the stretch and we Theyve won a lot of close games and you cant take anything away from he A deliberate chess match from start to the momentum changed several times throughout the game with neither team get ting a sizeable Canyon played real Like they told when Canyon and New Braunfels you can throw out the said the firstyear coach whose Unicorns remain in a deadlock with Kerrville Tivy and Fredericksburg with 61 records in District New Braunfels will host Tivy Tuesday In the first half both teams pawed and scratched at one Hunter followed an Alan Matney miss to put the Unicorns on top 129 at the end of the first The Cougars seized the lead early in the se cond period on a bomb from Johnson and a 10foot jumper by A pair of free throws by Sneed put New Braunfels ahead Burkhardt rifled another one home from the corner and a little later hit on yet one more missile to give the Cougars a three point Neal Donop and Matney scored backto back hoops and Matney added two free throws to give New Braunfels the A Sneed layup put the Unicorns ahead 2219 at We were playing just well enough to stay said Luksa of the first I cant say enough about our defensive ef said whose Cougars will travel to alsowinless Boerne on We mat ched up We just didnt have the offen sive The Unicorns opened a sixpoint lead the largest in the game 2822 on a jumper from But the Cougars turned the tide their way on the next running away from the scored off the glass with an almost blind plus drew a foul on the He completed the Donop answered with a 15footer for the but Jimmy Wilson came back with another threepoint play for Canyon and the Cougars were back within Fleener inched Canyon hitting one of two free throws and Wilson put the Cougars ahead with a higharching field goal from the Just before time ran out in the Johnson misfired a shot that Felker controll ed for the Felker in advertently flicked the ball to Canyons James who hit a short jumper prior to the I would have been worried if we had come out flat in the fourth said who had a gamehigh 11 scored from the corner to get the Unicorns started fast in the final Canyon built a fivepoint lead on a drive from Lance Jonas and a pair of free throws by before the Unicorns whittled their way back in the Chalk up another nailbiter for the NB girls nip Cougarettes By TIM WAITS Staff Writer Although neither Canyon or New Braunfels seemed to be able to get things going Friday someone was bound to take charge sooner or It happened to be Suzanne Byrne and Heather Woods pounding the of fensive boards that helped the Unicorns overcome a stingy Cougarette at Unicorn Before fouling out midway through the fourth Byrne carried the Unicorns with a gamehigh 15 primarily following errant Woods finished with seven points and kept the Unicorns alive with numerous weakside offensive re Suzanne rebounded the best she has ever done since shes been said Unicorn Coach Patsy Heather was a strong spot for She is a very versatile A woeful night of freethrow shooting was blamed for both teams inability to put the other Ca nyon went 12 of 29 at the while New Braunfels was a paltry six of It doesnt matter how well we play on the if we miss 18 free were going to said Cougarette Coach Joy who counts missing the front end of a one andone freethrow opportunity as Weve never shot free throws like Even though the Unicorns actually shot worse at the charity Scharf Free throws are I dont care what they We missed free At halftime the score was an even but the Unicorns broke out of the gate quickly with eight unanswered points to begin the se cond Byrne scored inside the paint on the Unicorns first Deb bie who was also very in strumental on the offensive hit on a followup after three missed fieldgoal Statistics New Braunfels Canyon 32 CANYON Cappleman 0 M Kyle 2 01 Moeller 2 47 Rittimann 5 27 Hill 0 12 Williams 1 27 Bargainer Totals 10 122 NEW BRAUNFELS Byme 7 12 Woods 2 38 Davis 1 00 Holz 1 22 4 Wright Welty 4 ol Doep penschmidt 0 02 Dees 0 ol Wingate 1 00 Totals Canyon 9 10 4 9 32 New Braunfels 6 13 12 7 38 Total fouls Canyon New Braunfels Fouled out Byrne hit from the lowpost area and later Woods rebounded a Byrne miss for a basket to complete the str ing of Canyons first points of the half came with just under four minutes left in the on a Stacey Moeller follow of a Kathryn Kyle After Moeller hit another field goal to account for all of the Cougarettes points in the the Unicorns built their lead back to eight Welty rebounded her own missed free throw for points and Woods went off the glass inside the paint to put New Braunfels ahead 3123 at Welty gave New Braunfels the largest advantage of the with a field goal from the Baskets by Margie Williams and plus a free throw by put the Cougarettes within A free throw by Woods and a field goal by Welty gave the Unicorns a 36 28 before Byrne exited due to fouls with free throws were the on ly points scored in the last four minutes of the Two apiece from Tara Cappleman and Moeller for the Cougarettes and a pair from Roxane Holz for the I did like to see the aggressive go out and get it said I didnt know if we would have that in the fourth Canyon started the game quickly DERYL Photographer Canyons Kathryn Kyle puts pressure on Cindy Torres as Kyle nailed a 15foot jumper and Renata Rittimann scored a pair of field goals for a 60 New Braunfels was scoreless until Kelli Davis hit from the corner with four minutes left in the opening After jockeying for the lead in the second Canyon emerged with a 1915 Kim Wingate hit a basket for the Unicorns and two free throws by Woods tied the score at Rittimann led the Cougarettes with 12 all of which came in the first The seniors couldnt have played any said Its disap pointing to lose by a who went with substitutes in some crucial minutes down the is pleased with how her bench is situated for the second half of district The Unicorns are tied for fourth place with Hays at two games behind Boerne and a game in back of We have to Weve got to win every Davis whose Unicorns will travel to Kerrville Tivy on I think we have got enough depth now to without losing a Rangerettes tame Lady Lions by six LOCKHART Smithson Valleys girls basket ball team won its first game in more than a month Friday defeating Lockhart for the second time this at Lady Lion It was the Rangerettes first win since a 2825 decision over Lampasas on 22 and the teams second win over Lockhart in District 134A Smithson Valley is now 318 on the year and 27 in It sure did feel good to win said Rangerette Coach Keith The girls were needed Three players scored seven points each as SmiOvson Valley snapped its 10game losing str ing Leslie Wendy Gentry and Alissa Heathcock were the Rangerettes high Statistics Smithson Valley Lockhart 29 SMITHSON VALLEY Leslie McCoy 3 12 Wendy Gentry 313 Alissa Heathcock 313 Mlchele Hennlgar 212 Cindy Keller 212 Sheryl Parker Michele Dixon Bridget Lozano Irene Reyes 0000 Brennan Hardy 5 ji 2 Smithson Valley 12 3 5 Lockhart 7 12 4 29 Michele Hennigar and Cindy Keller scored five Smithson Valley jumped on top of the Lady Lions taking a 156 lead at the end of the first We gave them some problems with our press early and got off to an early Sullivan By the Rangerettes1 lead was up to 14 points at Lockhart threatened to make the game close in the third outscoring Smithson Valley 123 to draw within five We kind of let up in the third quarter and they made some adjustments against our I think we were a little Sullivan The Rangerettes preserved the game by runn ing a sloweddown offense in the final eight Smithson Valley outscored the Lady Lions 54 in the fourth quarter to notch the The Rangerettes will host secondplace Fredericksburg at 8 on The Billies are 72 in N B soccer scrimmage falls victim to bad weather SAN ANTONIO New Braunfels soccer team dual scrimmage with Roosevelt and Wheatley was canceled Saturday nwnjlog because of the Unicorn Coach Peter Grandjean said the field at Theodore Roosevelt High was covered with forcing toe games to be They have to play 10 games on that field this and Coach Peter Shaughnessy didnt want to risk tearing up the Gran djean He said the field was just The cancellation was a disap pointment to the who open the season on Tuesday at We really need the practice and were counting on that scrim Grandjean New Braunfels had hope to work on some new corner kick plays in the but will be forc ed to try them out toa scrimmage with the junior varsity team on The Unicorns open district com petition on 3 at Canyon and play their first home game on 7 against Kerrville Smithson Valleys soccer team was scheduled to play a scrim mage against McCoUum Saturday As of press ftxere was no result from the The Rangers wUl host Seguin at Tuesday L ions lose toSV boys By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor Too many Smithson Valley Coach Roger Kraft has seen his teams jump out to big then watch helplessly as the Rangers lead slipped away into the Friday nights 6044 victory over Lockhart did more than extend Smithson Valleys winning streak to two It proved that the Rangers need not be afraid of a com eback by their Smithson Valley never trailed in the contest and led by as many as 10 points in the second But while the Lions had trouble navigating around the Rangers high pressure neither was Smithson Valley able to put the game away By the third the Lions were working the ball inside a little When Lockarts Kevin Wilson rebounded a missed free throw by a teammate and converted it into a the game was suddenly tied at 31 with less than three minutes left in the If this sudden turn of events would have soured the Rangers hopes in earlier the team that has played some of its best games in the last two weeks showed no signs of it at Ranger Sparked by the outside shooting of Danny Morin and the inside work of Brett Smithson Valley storm ed never allowing Lockhart to take the lead and scoring eight of the quarters final 10 Morin gave the Rangers back the lead by canning a shot from the deep With on the he followed that up with a lunging shot off the Rahe followed up a Morin miss with a rebound and an easy then sank a rainbow jumper from the baseline to give Smithson Valley a 41 33 lead heading into the final When they came back to tie the we just fought right back with We wouldnt have done that a weeks That was the one area 1 was most pleased Kraft The Ranger defense forced the Lions into committing 19 turnovers and held Lockharts biggest scoring Ricky to 11 We did an excellent job on him Mike Hopper and Russel Deily didnt let him get off too many good That was the real key to the Kraft Statistics Smithson Valley Lockhart 44 LOCKART Richard Ehrllch 0 01 Ricky Johnson 4 34 Mark Witter 100 Brandon Branch 2 34 Hess 0 13 Col in Braley 3 14 Steve Johnson 1 01 John Walker Kevin Wilson 5 22 12 Kirk Black 100 Totals 17 SMITHSON VALLEY Todd Curtis 2 01 Mike Kopper Larry Maywald 2 3 4 Danny Morin 4 13 David Hall Russel DeUey 1 00 Brandon Franz 1 01 Brett Rahe 8 George Cardenas 4 1 2 Jimmy Herring 0 01 Totals is 1070 Lockhart 6 14 13 11 44 Smithson Valley 9 18 14 19 60 Fouled out Total fouls Lockhart Smithson Valley 16 Technical fou Smithson Valley Smithson Valleys fullcourt press prevented the Lions from generating any offensive We caused a lot of and that was a big part of We didnt always take advantage of but that helped slow them Kraft The Rangers jumped out to an 82 with Larry Maywald and George Cardenas hit ting Lockhart managed just one offen sive rebound in the opening period and trailed 96 going into the second Cardenas scored six points in the second quarter and Kopper added five as the Rangers stretched their lead to 2720 at We were a little sloppy in the first I wanted a little more consisten cy on On I thought did a good job throughout the Kraft Lockharts leading scorer with 12 and Johnson combined for five baskets in the middle of the third quarter to help the Lions achieve a They fought back hard to tie it but we wouldnt give them any Kraft To thats just another good They the Rangers are showing signs of being much more who led all scorers with 18 scored 10 in the third quarter to help Smithson Valley regain the The Rangers hit seven of 13 field goal attempts in the fourth quarter to polish off the Smithson now 1112 on the season and in District will travel to Fredericksburg Tuesday Stars Stripes one away from finals Australia AP Stars surviving the wild wind and waves that damaged its heat New Zealand by a massive three minutes and 38 seconds Saturday to move one vic tory away from the Americas Cup Dennis Conners heavy aluminum yacht jumped out to a 31 lead in the bestofseven challenger finals against its lighter fiberglass Its expected entry into the next round will be delayed at least one New its aerials damag ed and its mainsail took its last lay day of toe series to push tiue fifth race back until Kookaburra III turned the defender finals into a similar whipping Australia IV by to grab a 30 lead in their bestof nine Australia IV also took a lay meaning there would be no racing The bestofseven matching the winning challenger with m Australian begins the only American skipper to lose the is w track to become the only American skipper with chance to regain For there was no repeat ol the equipment problems that oc curred on sficoftd leg of Friday6 third when his spinnaker eo lapsed aad New Zealand passed him
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