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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports PagelOA New Texas December NB girls win Lady Lions lose 7926 LOCKHART Crista Dees erupted for 16 including three threepoint and Cindy Torres had a seasonhigh 15 to lead the New Braunfels Unicorns to a breezy 7926 District 134A win over the Lockhart Lady Lions Tuesday Coach Patsy Davis said her Unicorns pressed for three quarters against the physical Lady It was more than the Lockhart could as the Unicorns rolled to 252 firstquarter After resting comfortably with a 3912 halftime the Unicorns almost duplicated their firstquarter domination in the third New Braunfels outscored Lockhart 253 in that We did well playing everybody and we did good on the said Nika Schmidt had one of her most aggressive games of the Kelli Davis wound up with 10 points to offer double digit offensive sup Stacey Scheel and Debbie Welty chipped in eight Almost all the Unicorns managed to get into the scoring New now 32 in will be off this but will make a trip to Schertz next Tuesday for a game against the Clemens Lady New Braunfels Lockhart 26 NEW BRAUNFELS Dees Torres Davis Welty Scheel Wlngate Martinez Schmidt Doeppenschmidt Whitley Farber Halftime score New Braunfels 3912 Canyon downed by the Buffaloes ByTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor Before the basketball season Canyon Coach David Taylor figured Clemens as perhaps the best team in the Now that his team has met the he is not about to change his Clemens broke open a tight game in the third quarter by allowing only five Canyon points as the Buffaloes rolled to a 7047 victory at Cougar Gym Tuesday For the beginning of the end came in the final 30 seconds of the first with Clemens enjoying a 3027 The Cougars were work ing to get off the last shot of the half and to possibly pull within a a loose ball foul gave Dan Bower a oneanone opportunity at the freethrow line and Clemens a 32 27 Another loose ball was pick ed up by Steve Sassman for the Buf faloes under the Cougar resulting in a layup by Jason McDor man on a fast break just before the We played excellent for the first 15 and 30 Taylor Then it was just Lost in We tried to get the lead down to one with the last shot and at worst go into the locker room with a three point Instead of three points or we wind up down by The Cougar woes extended into the third as Clemens outscored Canyon It was just another poor night of Lately its happened to us in the first but tonight it was the Taylor Jimmy Canyons leading scorer on the fouled out of the game with four Wilson picked up his fourth personal foul a minute and a half into the third then picked up his fifth battling for a defensive rebound with left in the quarter with his substitute in front of the scorers table waiting to enter the At that the Buffaloes were in the bonus situation while Clemens Statistics CLEMENS 70 Sassman 5 23 Bower 5 34 McDor man 7 11 Desjardin 5 13 Flake 3 22 Williams Hoffman Lewis 1 Totals 30 CANYON 47 Perkins 2 44 Abel 0 00 Wilson 2 02 4 Wilkes 1 00 Burkhardt McBride 0 14 Endicott 3 00 Jonas 6 02 Serold Kaderli 300 Totals 20 714 Clemens 17 17 18 18 70 Canyon u 11 5 15 47 Fouled out Total fouls Clemens Canyon Threepoint goals had not yet been whistled for an in In the meantime McDorman and David Desjardin were lighting up the The foursome combined for 51 with McDorman leading the pack with The fifth Clemens Jason added eight In the first Sassman and Bower were able to penetrate Ca nyons defense for easy while later in the game the Buffaloes were able to take advantage of a series of defensive errors by hitting easy buckets from around the Canyon didnt help itself in the first half by shooting just three of eight from the freethrow We shot horribly from the free throw That and our inability to pick up their penetrator were the main reasons that kept us from being ahead in the first Taylor The Cougars trailed 1510 with two minutes remaining in the first but Lance Jonas banked in two of his teamhigh 12 points and Ray Kaderli fed Thomas Serold with a pass for an easy Then Kaderli followed up a missed free throw by Jonas for another bucket to trim Clemens lead to 1716 heading into the second The victory ties the Buffaloes for the lead in the District 134A stan dings with a 30 mark while the Cougars fall to Canyon will travel to Smithson Valley for an 8 game on Rally falls short for Unicorn boys Nf Lockharts Brandon Branch fouls Darrel Hunter on a shot late in the third Hunters free throw capped the threepoint pulling New Braunfels within a basket at Photo by Deryl Clark Smithson Valley Rangers 7145 ByTIMWAITS Staff Writer When it was both Lockhart and New Braunfels wound up with 16 field But the Lions hit the Im portant free throws down the stretch to provide the difference in their 4945 victory over the Unicorns Tuesday night at Unicorn It was the second time in two weeks that the Lions have edged the The bad part about this Unicorn loss Is that it counts in the District 134A standings and is the third league loss in three I thought we were going to gel over the said Unicorn Coach Allan But we couldnt con vert and just ran out of They made the crucial free throws and we missed After trailing the enlire UK Unicorns knotted Ihe score 3333 This came following a Darrel Hunter threepoint play and then a John Schwarz jumper from 15 feet with 55 seconds left in the third quarter Lockharts Kevin Willenburg hit a field but Schwarz tied the score by converting two free throws before quarters end Although it was the Unicorns tasted the lead for the first time afler Schwarzs strong drive to the basket resulted in a field goal lo open the final The Lions Brandon Branch answered with a bucket from the Hunter put the Unicorns ahead for the last time with remaining by making a pair of free throws Lockhart scored six straight points to go ahead by Schwarz follow ed a Hunter miss and drew a foul but missed capping the threepoint op portunily A free throw and a field goal stret ched the Lions lead to 46u Hunter hit one of two free throws to trim the lead to four again The Lions Kirk hit three of five free throws to balloon his teams ad vantage to 4iM2 with only a half a minute left Hunter tried to create something by driving lo the basket and was suc cessful in scoring a layup and draw Statistics LOCKHART 49 Johnson 0 23 Witter 2 22 Adams 5 2 Branch I oo Black 5 610 Gayton 0 23 Strubbc Diaz 0 00 Bralcy 0 00 Wlllenburg 1 Rush 1 00 Sprulell 1 12 Walker Totals it u NEWBRAUNFELS 49 Hunter 7 67 Morrison 2 00 Bankston Holland 0 02 Galloway 2 22 Herrcra 1 00 Slmmonds 1 01 Walker Herman 0 23 Schwan 3 2 Totals U Lockhart i 10 u 49 New Braunleli I II U 10 45 Fouled out Branch Team Fouls Lockhart New Braunfels ThreePoint Goals Witter JV score New Braunfels Lockhart 48 The Unicorns are 30 in district play Freshmen score New Braunfels Lockhart Brian Martinez scored 16 and Dal Hunter added 14 The Unicorns are 30 in district play ing a foul from Black for the three point New Braunlels defense forced a quick turnover from the Lions but the Unicorns could not the Unicorns point scored a gamehigh 20 points which was almost half of the entire teams output Luksa said he would like to see more diversity in the scoring Were getting too much perimeter scoring and not enough on the inside to complement he said Scoring of any kind was almost nonexistent for the Unicorns in the first quarter and a half The first Unicorn points came two and a half minutes into the opening period on a Craig Morrison jumper In the Lockhart was running off to a brisk 112 lead The Unicorns managed only eight points in the with half of that coming in the last 30 and trailed 19 8 We dug ourselves a hole in thai first said Luksa it was 3730 i New Braunfels favor i after that Half of the second quarter went by before Klco Herrera set up at the low Set Page 1JA MOUNTAIN CITY Smithson Valley received something less than a holiday greeting from the folks in the area upon a Tuesday night In fact the Rebels in town were downright The Rebels ambushed the Rangers from all sides to roll to a 7145 District 134A It was almost as good as done after the first quarter as Hays jumped to a whopping 213 Youve got to remember theyre just said Ranger Coach Roger There are definite reasons why the score was like it Hopefully we will take care of it by The extra day of prac tice will The Rangers host Canyon Saturday night David Hall was the only Hanger to score in double figures with 12 Kraft said Hall has been the most consis tent of his players over the past few Smithson now 02 in will try to climb back into the race against The freshman game will begin at 5 followed by the junior The varsity teams are scheduled to clash at approximately Next the Hangers will play at Kerrville Tivy and host New Braunfels Hays Smithson Valley 4i SMITHSON Hall Curtis Franz Richardson Mono Dielty Herring teams drop pair Rangerettes All season Smithson Valleys varsity girls basketball team has reached a point in the game where it just cannot find the basket Its not that the Rangerelles are lacking in its just that the ball doesnt seem to go in Ihe hole Tuesday Ihe dry spell came al the end of the third quarter At that point the game was tied but Hays took advantage of the Smithson Valley slump and went on to a 3630 victory Its almost like a replay each said Hangeretle Coach Keith Sullivan We play but we just reach a point in the game when we dont score Its not really a point where we let down 1 think we just try too hard and everything is The Rebels look an eightpoint lead at thai point of the third quarter and held off each attempt at a rally by Smithson Valley Hays made the mosl of its height working the ball downcourt and setting up one of Us lall post players for an easy basket That became their total offense at one point and we couldnt slop Sullivan said Smithson Valley will host Medina Valley Thursday in a non district contest The freshman game is scheduled for with the junior varisty to follow at 10 30 a m and the varsity teams squaring off at noon The Hangeretles resume District 134A play on Jan 5 at home against Kerrville Tivv Rice named offensive Player of Year i A r NEW YORK AP Jerry Rice of the San Francisco who set two new NFL records for touchdown catches despite playing in only 12 games of this strikeshortened was named today the NFLs offensive player of the year by The Associated called by San Francisco Coach Bill Walsh the single most dominating player in the game had 22 touchdown breaking the singleseason mark of 18 set in the 16game season of 1984 by Miamis Mark Rice also ran for a Rice continues to ride a record streak with touchdown catches in 13 straight two more than the mark set by Elroy Crazy Legs Hirsch in 195051 and tied by Buddy Dial in 1959 The Rice streak includes one game last season and the 12 nonstrike games this The streak doesnt include playoff In Rice dropped the ball as he was running for a sure touchdown last year in San Fran ciscos 493 playoff loss to the New York Rice easily beat out his quarter back Joe for the offensive honor in voting by three sportswriters and broadcasters covering each of the NFLs 28 Rice got 68 votes to nine for with quarterbacks John Elway of Denver and Bernie Kosar of Cleveland getting one vote Rice wasnt the leading receiver for the finishing one back of running back Roger Craigs total of But Craig netted just 492 yards and one touchdown while Rice had yards and 22 In 44 career games over three only 31 of which he has Rice has scored 43 The product of Mississippi Valley State was the 16th player taken in the 1985 draft and was a backup to Freddie Solomon for part of his first Youve got to work hard and have faith in Rice I wanted to contribute when I first came in and I bit off too 1 kept my head up and everything fell into He gets us into the end safety Ronnie Lott In the years Ive been if the of fense has had trouble with one it was scoring when it got inside the Not with the only unanimous choice on The Associated Press AllPro said hes just having I dont think about I just want to go out there and he I love the game of Im like a little I expected everything to fall into place by my fourth year and this is my Rice So I plan to come back next year and be bet Conlan top defensive rookie AP Buffalo Bills Coach Marv Levy says he has the two most productive defensive players from the 1987 NFL the nations sportswriters Linebacker Shane one of the defen sive catalysts who helped the Bills to their best season in five was selected Tuesday as The Associated Press NFL defensive rookie of the He beat out his own teammate and fellow Cornelius in the voting conducted among three sports writers or sport scasters representing each of the NFLs 28 The acquisition and signing of Bennett on 30 allowed the Bills to move the 230pound Conlan from outside linebacker lo in where he led Buffalo in tackles with 114 in 12 That included 14 in a 3421 loss to the Los Angeles one of the leaders of Penn Stales col legiate national champions last earned the rookie honor despite missing four weeks of training camp in a contract He was the eighth player taken in the linebackerladen 1987 draft Bennetl was the second player by Cleveland got Mike Junkin with the fifth pick and Brian Bosworth went to Seattle in the sup plemental He Conlan reminds me tremendously of Jack Levy referring to the defensive leader on Pittsburghs four Super Bowl champion teams of the With Ben nett and AllPro defensive end Bruce Levy hopes to build the same kind of defense in Conlans only weakness is inexperience in certain pass Levy Everything else is a strength his physical his his the way he hits and goes through his He is an outstanding allaround Levy said his two rookie linebackers and a rookie Nate were among the brighest spots of the 198 Even though Buffalo lost its final two games and fail ed to make the playoffs for the sixth straight the Bills did finish 78 to place fourth place in the AFC The with three starting had one of the youngest defenses in the NFL with an average age of Lady Buffs edge Canyon SCHKRTZ Canyons varsity girls baskelball learn led from nearly slarl lo finish against Samuel but it was the Lady Buf faloes who were on top when il counted the taking a narrow 56 53 victory Tuesday night Poor freethrow shooting throughout the game and an inability to score from the outside late in the game prevented the Cougaretles from winning the said Coach Joy Canyon was nine of 18 from the freethrow Including several missed oneandone Clemens was able to control the especially where Robin Busby dominated the reboun Busby had 14 points for the Buf We were not blocking out and when you dont do they are go ing to keep getting the If you give them enough they are going to Scharf They didnt score Initially off of our They only had one girl Theresa Kenon who shot from the and everything she put up went she Kenon led Clemens with 16 For Lory Hill scored a gamehigh 20 including 12 in the first quarter as Canyon opened up a 2212 But the game reversed in the second with Clemens outscoring the Cougarettes 196 to take a 3128 halftime With the Buffaloes denying inside scoring from Jennifer Kyle GB 2 2s 3 3 4 District 134A Oulricl baikctball lUndmgt GIRLS Team W L KnvitTicksburtJ 6 u Boerm 3 i Hays 3 2 New Braunfeh 3 2 Tivy 22 Clemens 22 Canyon 24 Ixtckhart l 4 Smithson Valley 0 5 Tuesdays Garnet Hays Smilhson Valley 30 New Braunlels Lockhart 26 Clemens Canyon 53 Thursday Medina Valley at Snulhion Valley BOYS Ttim W L Tivy 30 Clemens 3 o Fredericksburg 3 l Boerne l i Canyon i 2 Hays i 2 Lockhart i 2 Smithson Valley 0 2 New Braunfels 03 Tuesdays Games Clemens Canyon 47 Lockhart New Braunlels 45 Hays 71 SmiUuon Valley 45 Saturdays Cajyoo at Smithson Valley GB 2 2 2 24 3 started hitting from the Kyle finished with 16 including two threepoint Statistics Clemens Canyon M CANYON Kyle UU1 Frfefel AugmUo RltuWnn WUJiami OQpU Hailtimt
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