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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas April 1991 Sports New Texas Page 7 Dukes coronation ends Final Four frustration INDIANAPOLIS AP Dukes Brian Davis raised a banner that said it all UNLV DYNASTY crossed out by a red with DUKE DESTINY underneath in royal the team that couldnt win the big won the national championship UNLV couldnt No including the seemingly invincible Runnin Rebels and upstart could deny Duke its destiny after 28 years of Final Four In their ninth trip to the Final Four and fifth to the title the Blue Devils 327 beat the Jayhawks 7265 Monday night and ended forever this fixation with Its never been a monkey on my said Coach Mike who has led Duke to the Final Four in five of the last six Im just happy for my Did you see their faces Two of the biggest smiles belonged to Dukes dynamic center Christian Laettner and guard Bobby Laetmer scored 18 including a championship gamerecord 12for12 from the foul and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils inside Hurley ran the slickest floor show this side of Las getting nine assists and 12 while com mitting only three turnovers against Kansas pressure Our two keys guys throughout the year Christ ian and through again Krzyzews ki Laettner was the tournaments most outstanding player and joined Hurley on the alltournament Im happy about but Im happier about other Laettner Im happy about winning the national championship and about giving a really big trophy to Coach K that he can carry home to Im also happy for our other coaches and our because were in it for the not just personal The loss ended a remarkable run by Kansas which knocked off Arkansas and North Carolina during a 10day span to reach the championship Im sure Duke is very proud at this but so are said Kansas Coach Roy I hope they always remember this and how they came together at the The Jayhawks were hoping to repeat the miracle of when Danny Manning led another underdog Kansas squad to the national But the Jayhawks couldnt overcome a determined Duke which managed to avoid a letdown following its emotional upset of UNLV in the In the back of our I think some of us thought Saturdays game was the big So Coach K had to talk to us and bring us in said senior forward Greg who scored all five of his points in the first While the most of the postgame focus was on Krzyzews Laettner and they shared the spotlight with Bill The sophomore guard scored 16 points off the hitting 6of8 from the including 2for3 from 3point After Kansas cut Dukes eightpoint halftime lead to 4440 early in the second McCaffrey hit a 15foot a 3pointer and a layup during a 177 run that gave the Blue Devils a 6147 their biggest margin of the This is something you dream McCaffrey Its a great In the Kansas locker the feeling wasnt so The Jayhawks missed nine shot only 42 percent from the field and were outscored 204 from the foul line primarily because Duke was more aggressive on We werent attacking the said center Mark who led Kansas with 18 points and 10 We were too casual with the but you have to give Duke They played tough Williams felt it just wasnt the Jayhawks I thought we got some very good but we couldnU put them he Thats why Duke is celebrating and were Big inning propels NB over Cowboys ByTOMLABINSKI SporU Editor After having three inningending catches rob New Braunfelsof the Unicorns persistence at the plate finally paid New Braunfels collected eight hits and seven runs in the fifth inning Monday night as the Unicorns rallied for a 106 home victory over McCol The snaps a twogame los ing streak and keeps the Unicorns tied for first place in the District 255A We needed this said Coach Peter We needed this one for us to just feel good about ourselves and because it helped us stay right in this thing the district The Unicorns raised their 255A record to despite committing seven I dont know whay were making so many Garza At this time of the you should be able District 255A Twm W L OB New Braunfels 41 East Central 4 1 Harlandale 3 2 1 San Marcos 3 2 1 McCollum 232 South San 2 4 2 Seguln 1 4 3 Mondays GentM New Braunfels McCollum 6 South San San Marcos 5 East Central Harlandale 2 Fridays Games New Braunfels at Seguln San Marcos at East Central Harlandale at McCollum Central Catholic at South San to catch a fly ball in the outfield or make a routine groundout in the The Cowboys committed six errors of their but great catches to end three innings helped keep McCollum Im real pleased with the way we hit the We had quite a few hits and another halfdozen or so that should have been They were either right at someone or they come up with a real good Garza Kyle Herman paced the squad with a 3for4 effort at the Wes Schriewer and pitcher Grant Hodges each drove in a pair of as the Unicorns raised their season record to New Braunfels trailed 32 going into the bottom of the but Greg Overturf and Joe Faulkner led off with singles and Hodges doubled the centerfield fence to give the Uni corns a onerun Raoul Romeros bunt single chased McCollum starter Lupe Rodriguez from the but Isabel Busies greeted reliever Joseph Robledo with another bunt single to drive in one more Hermans single through the left side of the infield loaded the then Schriewer scored Romero and Bustos with a single to Shortstop Brian Martinez picked up an RBI with a groundout to After Schriewer moved to third on a wild the right fielder scored on Overturfs second base hit of the a roller in the gap between first and The Cowboys helped by three New Braunfels second baseman Raoul Romero applies a tag to scored seven in the fifth for a 106 win over Photo by Erik Houston Waltrips Gary Oncken in Saturdays Romero scored Karlsson the tying run in the fourth inning on Tuesday before the Unicorns New Braunfels a wild pitch tos drew a twoout walk and moved to McCollum opened the game by on an one of two for the Uni and a passed ball scored three runs second on Hermans single down the scoring a run on Robledos bloop corns in the in the sixth despite just one base leftfield Bustos stole third singie to shallow Daniel Woo Martinez was left stranded at third The Unicorns added an insurance then scored when catcher Joey Farias dard scored from second on the play in the bottom of the first for the Uni run in the bottom of the as Bus throw to the bag sailed into left after leading off the game by reaching Page 8 Sportsworld Canyons Michael Spears dives safely back to first base in a game against Boerne earlier this Photo by Erik Karlsson Cougars on the road again ByTOMLABINSKI Editor After a weeks the District 264A baseball season resumes tonight with both Smithson Valley and Canyon facing road Two of the top 4A teams in the reg ion will square off in Lockhart today as the host Lions take on Smithson Valley at 7 Lockhart enters tonights game with a 123 while the Rangers are 114 after fall ing to Alamo Heights 86 on Smithson Valley had two runners on base and no outs when Thursdays game was called after a brief rain Jason who missed the game with Alamo Heights because of chick en is expected back in the lineup The shortstop leads the San Antonio area in home runs with and is fourth in the area with a batting The Rangers have an areahigh 22 home runs on the season and also lead in double plays with Smithson Valley opened district play a week ago with an 111 victory over Matt who improved his pitching record to 40 in the win over the is the expected starter for the Rangers which snapped a five game losing streak on Thursday with a 97 victory over will look to even its district record at 11 with a win at Donovan Rivers leads the Cougar offense with four home with Bryan Arnold 43 the expected star ter for todays 7 Bastrop defeated Canyon 156 in the district opener for both teams a week W L GB 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 District 264A Bastrop Lockhart Smithson Valley Canyon Clemens Hays o 1 1 Thursdays Canyon Randolph 6 Alamo Heights Smithson Valley 6 Todays Ganrwa Smithson Valley at Lockhart Canyon at Hays Clemens at Bastiop Galaxys goalline stand stops San Antonio SAN ANTONIO AP Pro football is back in San But hometown thrilled as they are over having a are still waiting for that first sweet The Frankfurt Galaxy used a late goalline stand to hold off Undra Johnson and the San Antonio Riders to win 103 Monday night in World League of American Football Were so said Riders defensive end Donnie who recovered a fumble that led to a crucial San Antonio Its on the tip of our but we just cant reach out and grab San Antonio Coach Mike Riley said he was disap pointed by the We improved on but only if we could put it all Riley Last week the Riders scored 34 points in a loss to Orlan but Monday night were held to a mere field After the fumble recovery by San Antonio moved to within two yards of the goal line in the final 5 minutes of the But four runs by Johnson were and Frankfurt regained possession with The Galaxy scored the winning touchdown early in the second half on a 36yard pass from Mike Perez to Cedric Barkley out for at least two weeks PHILADELPHIA AP As the news was not good for Charles Barkley and the Philadelphia The AllStar forward will be out of action for at least two weeks with a slightly torn knee the club said after Barkley underwent a magnetic resonance imaging Craig Joins Lott In Los Angeles EL AP Running back Roger a threetime Pro Bowl selection with the San Fran cisco signed with the Los Angeles Raiders on the final day for Plan B free agents to change Craig will rejoin longtime San Francisco teammate Ronnie a ninetime Pro Bowl defensive back who signed with the Raiders eight days Both were left unprotected under Plan led the 49ers in rushing from break ing the mark three and was among the NFLs top pass receivers out of the In Craig became the only player in NFL history to gain yards rushing and yards receiving in a single season Gooden signs deal for million PORT AP Dwight Gooden vaulted to second place on baseballs salary agreeing to a threeyear contract extension worth a guaranteed The average annual value of million places Gooden just behind Bostons Roger who will average during a fouryear extension he d to on The two former Cy Young Award winners are the only players with contracts averaging million a year or Razorbacks Richardson talks to Tulsa AP Arkansas Coach Nolan Richardson said he met with Tulsa officials about the schools basketball opening and willhave another meeting about the When they get all their and once I get all my I think I can find what I need to he told Ark ansas But I dont want to be drawn into a situa tion where theyre in a waitandsee what Im going to do or vice He pointed out that Tulsa has not made any I think they wanted to find out basically what I have he Richardson left Tulsa after five years to take the Arkan sas job in who replaced was fired Richardson guided Arkansas to the Final Four last The Razorbacks were the 1 seed in the Southeast Reg ional this year and lost in the regional finals to Arkansas finished the most wins ever by a back President Bush to see Ranger opener ARLINGTON AP President Bush will visit Arling ton Stadium Monday for the Texas Rangers season open er against the Milwaukee the White House has George the presidents is a managing general partner of the Rangers and the president has not been to a game here since he took Arlington Deputy Police Chief David Pugh was to meet with Secret Service agents Tuesday to plan White House spokesman Roman Popadiuk confirmed that Bush will be at the Rangers opener but was unsure if the president intends to throw out ths first
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