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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports December New Texas Page11A Wilson leads Canyon rally ByTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor In its first six Canyons boys basketball had won by an average of more than 17 leaving Cougar Coach David Taylor to wonder how his team would fare in a close Canyon overcame a 5point fourthquarter deficit to defeat Lockhart 6361 at home in the District 134A opener for both Now that Taylor has seen his team can win the close hed like to go back to the It was just a battle from beginning to Both teams got after each It was as hard fought a game as 1 have ever Taylor Thank God for Jimmy All Wilson did was put on a oneman scor ing 27 including the gamewinning points with three seconds to play It was not a bad performance for a football player still getting his basketball legs in playing with a knot on his a bruise on his thigh and an ankle he twisted with three minutes to and forced to curb his game after pick ing up his fourth personal foul with three minutes left in the third quarter His was such a monumental individual effort He was the difference in the ball Taylor The Cougars turned to Wilson to bring the ball keep the Lions honest with his outside shot and knife his way through the heart of Ihe IxKkhart defense towards the basket And more often than it was the sixfoot guard who snared the crucial including what turn ed out to be the biggest play of the game with just Statistics fii i TK Witter 3 11 Branch t Oo Black 24 Greenwood 4 oO Goyton 1 24 Walker u M Adams 1 Hi Willentxrn 2oi Totals 23 CANYON Klores DIM Perkins litMi 1 Aheloo 0 Wilson 9 9 12 Wilkes 0 o McBride 1 o2 2 Kn dicott 3 uo Jonas 5 02 Serolcl 1 23 Kaderli 2 ol 4 Totals 16 II Lockhart 18 17 10 16 61 Canyon 31 14 B 30 63 Fouled out Perkins Total fouls Lockhart U Ca nyon 19 Technical foul Lockhart bench Threepoint shots None JV score Ixxkhart 53 th grade score Canvon IxKkhart U il seconds to pi ay Things did not look good for Canyon when guard Hod Perkins fouled out of the game with less than three minutes to play and Ixtckhart ahead 5651 the biggest lead either team en joyed the entire game and possession of the ball belonging to the Lions Lance Jonas and Mike McBnde combined for a and Wilson nailed a 2ufoot turnaround jumper to narrow the gap to three After a double dribble by the Wilson was fouled and sank one of two free throws to make the score 5651 with 1 left The ougars snared the missed free throw and fed the ball to who was again fouled on his shot This Wilson sank both shots to lie the game with 1 Ci remaining Both teams traded then Kirk Black scored from inside the paint for a 6058 Lockhart Jonas missed from underneath and Jeffrey Goyton was fouled for Goyton made the front end of the oneandone and the Lions led 61 58 with 16 seconds After a time Larry Abel launched a three point shot that hit both the front and back ends of the rim before falling Ray Kaderli grabbed the rebound and converted a bucket and was foul ed on the sending the Cougar bench into a frenzy Kaderli missed the free throw with five seconds but from within a pack of Wilson fought for the rebound and scored over Steve Johnson to put Canyon up by The Lions called a time but had already ex hausted their supply and were whistled for a technical Wilson hit one of his two free and with possession of the the Cougars were able to run the last five ticks off the The districtopening with Canyon scoring five points in the final 16 was a crucial one for the Taylor Were trying to rebound off a bad year last trying to come back and be a force in the district To open district with a loss to a team that is not considered in the upper echelon of the district would have been he who had a solid game in relief of Al scored 10 points along with Perkins Burkhardt will be out seven to 10 days with the chicken pox Johnson led Lockhart with 13 Canyon will host Texas Military Institute at Friday before resuming 134A play Tuesday at Cougarettes earn their first win LOCKHAKT Ury Hill rolled for a career high 2S points to lead the Ca nyon Cougarettes to their first win o the season Tuesday with a 65 V2 decision over the Ixxkhart Lady Lions in a District 1H4A game Jennifer Kyle led a pressuring Cougarette defense w ith nine steals Assistant Coach Larry Anderson said everyone was able to gel in substantial amount of lime and enjosed themselves The now 12 in district and for the year will play in the Hays tournament Friday and The Cougarette freshmen posted a victory over prior to the varsity game Canyon resumes district play at home on Tuesday against Fredericksburg at Rangerettes lose close one to Buffs played Samuel Clemens close but the Kangeretles lost their third district game in as many outings Tuesday as the Lady Buffaloes pulled away with a 4fjy victory Clemens enjoyed a slim IH lead at the half bul stretched Us lead in the second half lo Us lirst District victory The Bulls are now 1 1 scored 11 points to lead Smilhson alle Terne Richie 1 points and Blu Phillips and M mxilcr chip ptd in ses en apiece Teresa Kennon u Clemens Uii scorers with v points TinKangerelles open pla in Ihe Marble Falls tournament or Thursdav with game against the host team Miulhson alles halost twice tins season to Fails including a game weekend The Kangerettes are idle on lHc 15 and resume KM A play on Dec 18 at Canyon Smilhson Valleys junior varsity team lost to Clemens while the freshmen were Statistics Clemens Smilhvon Valley 39 Siriillixjn 11 Kichie HI Phillips Schnxtler 7 4 Hjlllime vcore Cltmen2i Smilhson Vallev i Smithson Valleys Brandon Franz battles Clemens David Des jardin in Tuesdays district Photo by Deryl Clark Buffaloes pull away from SV in 2nd half Unicorns split nondistrict games NB girls control Austin Travis ACST1N After gelling off lo a rare quick start the New Braunfels I nlcorns scored a divisive T7 27 vie oser the Austin Travis HetHls in a nondistrict girls basket hall game Tuesday night ll was the second triumph the I nicorns have had over the Lad Ketnls in the last wetk The Imcorns defeated Travis 4U32 in last weekends Seguin tournament Hie I nicurns controlled from Ihe outset leading 9 2 after the opening quarter and adding a hefty 195 ad vantage at halflime Basically we looked pretty said Imcorn Coach Patsy Davis The defense did an excellent job of adapting Travis was able to gain some ground lale in the game as Ihe Imcorns substituted but never seriously threatened Kelli Davis paced the Imcorns with 13 points and was the onlv Statistics New Bciunlcli 7 Triviv Siu is i U i s Scrim hit 4 Stfwrl I ihson Hanlnnjn Militime Hruunfrls Ut Ail player to score in double figures Wright tallied eight points and Cnsta Dees chipped in seven The junior varsity also scored a sizable victory over is The varsity will participate in the lioerne tournament this weekend The Imcorns will begin play Thurs day at noon against Si tierard If the Imcorns lose will al 4 MI pm Friday if they win they will play at ti p in Friday against the w in ner or loser of the Fredericksburg Somerset game NB boys gunned down by Seguin For ihe second time this season New Braunfels txns basketball team ed to txno match lor Seguin The Inicurns tayed close for a quarter but the talented Matadors slowU pulled taking a divisional New played very Imcorn Coach Allan Luksa said of Ihe Matadors They have a very talented team stayed with them as long as we could Seguin held a slim lead at the end of the first but three quick tununers by New Braunfels early in the second quarter helped Seguin to a 35la halftime lead The I nicorns narrowed the gap to as few as lo points midway through the third but Seguin oulscored New Braunfels 1911 in the final frame lo hang on to the win didnt handle their press very that was the big difference in the game said Statistics Sequin New Brauntels 44 liraunfclii Morrison Bankston t ialloway Wnghi Hunter Casulle ja 4 Herrera 4 Simmonds Holland schwarz 2 Walker UonzalesO Halltime score Seguin New Braunfels 19 Craig Morrison led the Unicorns with 10 Tim Woods scored 18 lo lead while Jeff Brooks add ed 14 Van Price and Marcus Miller scored 11 each The Unicorns open District 134A play on Tuesday at This weekend will find the team at the Alamo Heights The Vmcorns open Ihe event at Friday against New Braunfels will play again at 9 Saturday if it loses the opener and at noon if they defeat Madison ByTIM WAITS Staff Writer The Smithson Valley Rangers got firsthand knowledge of what the rest of District 131A is soon to find out that Samuel Clemens is going to be tough to Probably the After playing Clemens tight through the first the Rangers could no longer stay with the Buf faloes fleet of giants and quick Clemens pulled away to an 8259 win in both teams district opener It was the Rangers who had control as their aggressive man defense forced a bevy of Buffalo tur Danny Morin hit a threepoint shot and Brandon Franz followed with a threepoint play midway into the first quarter to help the Rangers to a quick Jimmy Herring and Morin hit a pair of jumpers and the Rangers held an 1812 advantage at first quarters Scott Richardson and David Hall scored a field goal apiece to give the Rangers a 2216 lead with over six minutes left in the But that was the last point the Rangers would score for more than four un til Morin nailed a threepointer from the top of the Smithson though was still in good shape as Morin pop ped from the corner to narrow the Buffaloes lead to 3329 seconds before the first half 1 thought we weathered that dry spell pretty We made a good comeback to four said Ranger Coach Roger Kraft Four points would have been a Statistics SAMUEL CLEMENS 82 Bower i 79 8 77 Me Dor man Desjarriin 2 88 Flake 2 11 lewis 1 00 Williams 2 00 Rice 0 01 Black 1 01 Hoffman 1 oo Mercadoo Totals 28 2429 SMITHSON VALLEY 59 Curtis o oo Lay 2 oo Kichardson 4 2 4 Hall 5 22 Faladino o 56 Morin 6 01 Franz 2 55 Herring 1 22 Dieley Massey 001 0 Totals 20 U21 Clemens 12 24 23 23 82 Smithson Valley 18 11 12 18 59 Fouled out Lay Team Fouls Clemens SY 21 fhreepoinl shots Morin comfortable but Clemens Steve Sassman buried a 30foot prayer for three points as the buzzer sounded and the Buffaloes went up Down by four I was saying said But going from four to seven like that was The Buffaloes ran away and hid in the second They were able to take the Rangers completely out of their offensive game plan and dominate the boards with their ex cessive Guards Sassman and Dane Bower rolled for 11 secondhalf points and Jason McDorman added Sassman finished with a gamehigh McDor man had the secondhighest point total at 18 and Morin led the Rangers with 15 Morin connected on a trio of threepoint As teams adjust to our pressure See Page UA Big name players switching leagues DALLAS AP Those attending the winter baseball meetings apparently do not realize they are supposed to do little wheel ing or dealing because of increased free agent signings and no interleague trading deadline Perhaps all that was needed to spur the trading juices of baseballs general was to come lo where million dollar land and oil deals are cooked up every day On an unexpectedly busy day of three big name veterans Dave Lee Smith and Rafael Ramirez changed uniforms Tuesday And there were rumbl ings they might soon be joined by Lloyd Mookie Bob Mike Steve Leon Dave W infield and Kirk This is Maybe well be seeing you again Oakland Manager Tony LaRussa said after the Athletics dealt pro spects Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas to Cincin nati for the sixtime Allstar out Parker and Smith not only switched they switched In a surprise the Cubs seat the righthanded the only reliever in National history with to or more saves in four consecutive lo the Boston Red Sox for pitchers Al Nipper and Calvin Schiraldi Weve made a dramatic step Boston General Manager 1ou Gorman noting the Red Sox had a major league low Hi saves in 1987 Weve gotten one of the best relievers in baseball 1 thought 1 might be going to Los said the hardthrowing righthander who has 162 saves the last five U was getting kind of stale in Chicago It was time to move on The deal is the first for newly named Cubs director of baseball operations Jim Frey and is bound to cause controversy in Chicago In return for a proven the Cubs obtained a whos never won more than 11 games and a who struggled this We had to do something with our staff Nipper can pitch a lot of innings or us and Schiraldi is a guy who we think can replace And hes five years Frye Schiraldi became the 1986 AL champion Bostons lateinning going 42 with a This is Maybe well be seeing you again As Manager Tony LaRussa to the media KRA and nine He slumped to 85 with a441 ERA and six saves in 1987 and ap peared to lose confidence after losing the final two games of the 1986 World Series to his former the New York The Reds got rid of the 36yearold to make way for the promising young outfielders Paul ONeill and Tracy Reds Manager Pete Rose said you never replace a player like Dave but 1 think Tracy Jones can be a star for us for many Hes got to A former NL Most Valuable Player with the Parker hit a fullseason low despite respectable numbers of 26 homers and 97 runs batted in The who earlier got promising left hander Danny Jackson from Kansas added the righthanded Rijo and Birtsas 72 at Class AAA Tacoma to a suddenly muchyounger pitching They also unloaded Parkers million LaRussa cant wait to bat Parker in the middle of a thunderfilled batting order that already includes Mark McGwire and Jose Our offense has been a little bit right handed and adding Dave really gives us a complete LaRussa The Atlanta Braves traded one of baseballs highestpriced utilitymen Rafael Ramirez to the Houston Astros for Class A prospects Mike Whited and Mike Ramirez is a good hitter and erratic fielder he led or tied for the NL lead in errors for four straight seasons who is expected to fill the Astros hole at This solves what we listed as the i thing we wanted to do at these said Bill who completed the deal just a day after being named the Astros general manager Manager Chuck Tanner said the Braves are moving in a new direction by em phasizing an batted with 28 homers and 126 RBI and the righthanded Stoker was 135 with a both with Asheville of the South Atlan tic There were just as many rumors as there were The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have offered righthander Welch and outfielder Marshall to both New York the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers reportedly were huddling over the idea of trading with the Yankees sending righthandedhitting Win field to the Tigers for lefthanded Kansas City and the Cubs have discussed swapping first the Royals Balboni for the Cubs Seattle and Baltimore talked about dealing Mike Morgan of the Mariners for the Orioles Ken Dixon And the Mets may be shopping their veteran Former Atlanta slugger Bob who wants to return to the after a year in turned down a reported offer from the Texas Rangers a day after refusing a better deal from the
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