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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 10A New Texas December 1991 Unicorn ball beats Kerrville jSmithson Valleys Damon Boatner jumps over a crowd of Memorial Minutemen for a high pass in Tuesdays Ranger victory against the visiting Boatner led Smithson Valley with 18 and was also a factor on the Photo by Bill Ervin Strong half lifts SV past Bulldogs A 14point swing in the second quarter gave Valley the lead in Tuesdays basketball game against with the Rangers blowing out the Bulldogs in the second half for a 6952 Smithson Valley improved to 31 with the after getting a scare early from the redhot Some rset We werent hitting any shots early and they were it seemed like everything they threw up was going Smithson Valley Coach Steve The teams were tied at 1212 after one but Somerset took a 10poim lead to start the sec ond Rocky Brinegar and Dennis Henser were both hitting threepointers from several feet past the threepoint Dement They were hitting so many shots from what looked like the parking he It was really kind of bugging But we stuck to our game I just Theyll get And they did they cooled off considerably in the second The Rangers got back into the game quickly in the second after Somerset began to miss a Statistics Smithson Valley Somerset 52 SMITHSON VALLEY Boatner Church Herring Long Johnson Tiller Garrison Garney Moreno few We started running a little bit Dement Jason Long and Jon Herring started getting out in the open and they did a good job of dishing off and finding We got into a groove where we were finding the open man and executing And when they started missing some it was us getting the rebound and beating them Dement said the Rangers did an outstanding job of rebounding throughout the particularly in the second The effort on the glass was led by Galen Church and Damon We really cleaned house on the he Galen and Damon took over on the boards in the second Damon went to the offensive boards real well and followed up on a lot of Boatner led the team in points with with Church adding Dement said both players did very well against Somersets 131 Galen and Damon were finding the creases and looking for each he Galen and Damon started to hit a lot of Herring and Long added nine points while reserve center Brian Johnson spelled Church capably with eight points off the Dement said he expected a slight letdown after the Thanksgiving adding that he was pleased to see the team regroup in the second I kind of suspected wed be a little bit fiat start ing he But their shooting had a lot to do with The main thing is we stayed with it and came on Smithson Valley plays in the Antonian Tourna ment this with the Rangers opening on Thursday at against The win ner plays at with the loser playing at 3 on ByJOEBELK Sports Editor New Braunfels victory against Kerrville Tivy on Tuesday was about more than starting a winning streak and defeating a strong It was about more than avenging an over whelming loss to the Antlers last It according to Coach Cliff about playing Unicorn This is like oldtime Unicorn Thats what Coach Victor Sierra calls Wilkins a former Unicorn who play ed on two state tournament basketball is in his first year as a Unicorn assistant He said this seasons team has many of the same qualities which made his teams Those guys can do Sierra ball is about hustle and getting after He said a big part of it is going onto the next play after a foul or a and Wilkins agreed with Its about what happens Wilkins Its Were having fun out The result of Unicorn ball on Tues day led to a 7363 victory against the visiting a team that was aver aging 105 points per game before the Tivy had defeated Bandcra and Austin Lance Roesch made several big plays in the scoring six fourth quarter points after John Drury picked up his fourth foul and Roesch re entered the game for some crunch time Lance did a real good Wilkins Every one of those six points he scored in the fourth quarter was Roesch broke a tie with left in the game by converting an inbounds pass assist by Andy Tivy took its final lead of the game at 5251 with a but Caldwells drive to the basket gave New Braunfels the edge to Rocsch scored again to put the Uni corns ahead by and Brad Lybrand added a free The Antlers cut the lead to 5654 with but Michael Sierras jump shot got the roll and bounced in to increase New Braun fels Caldwell penetrated again to score and put the team up by After Rocschs third basket of the quarter and a baseline jumper by Brett Sierra and Ricdel combined Statistics Ntw rvllle Tlvy 63 NEW BRAUNFELS Drury Over all Slorra 2 66 Rlodol 2 57 Caldwell Roosch Buslos 3 00 Smith 0 57 Lybrand 2 00 Hud gins Simons Sargont 0 00 Totals 22 2640 KtrrvlllaTIvy 19 10 16 10 63 New Braunfels 13 19 15 26 73 for nine free throws down the Sierra hit all four of his while Ricdcl sunk five of While New Braunfcls extended its lead in the fourth a play late in the third helped turn the Tivy had taken a 4745 lead on two free throws with seven seconds when New Braunfels tried to get back for a final Kevin Hudgins broke through Tivys pressure and got a crosscourt pass to Reagan who nailed a threepointer at the quarter burner to give New Braunfcls the Overall tied Drury for the team lead wilh 11 The Unicorns finished with a balanced scoring with 11 play ers Sierra and Ricdcl cacli scored nine while Caldwell and Rocsch added seven everybody Wilkins Duslin Simons and James both recently out of football arc going to help I think were going to be 12 believe it or He said the defense did a good particularly in the second although the Unicorn offense never got learns never did gel any offensive consistency Wilk ins I dont think it was a matter of cither team having tremendous The effort of both clubs was real Id like to think the poor percentage of theirs was in part due to our both in the mail and the 1 We pressed a lot in the first and thats what kept us in the ball Tivy had substantial leads early at 60 and before the Unicorns ral lied to take a halftime We started real slow offen Wilkins We outscored See Page 11A Coogs hold off Minutemen Sports Editor Canyon survived a Memorial rally Tuesday hanging on for a 6059 victory against the We made it didnt Coach Kenny Rotzler wasnt our best effort of the The Cougars scored their last of the game on Michael Kruc gers putback wilh That gave Canyon a 6055 Krueger made a key defensive play on Memorials next stealing the ball from Minuteman center Gil bert in the low I scored on Memorials culling Canyons 10 The Cougars missed two free nhrows with 56 seconds remaining in and Memorials Elias Mar brought the visitors to within point with a baseline Canyon missed a front end with 23 Seconds allowing Memorial a Scored six of the teams eight fourth jyuuriui was kind of the stabilizing the cuach said of rWhen we lost our he jkepi his poise and made some big He really stepped in and sia I Krueger scored early in the quarter pn a cut to the basket and a Bueno and again after a putback by Brian Caddell on a postup Canyon took tis largest lead early in the third opening the second balf with shots by Justin Jonas and Aric Bostigk 10 make ihe BJCOK The matched that lead later in the y warier JMWW Jonas basket fiwn a Bueno giving Canyon a 4430 like a house on Router From things kiad of fell Statistics MEMORIAL 59 Aguirre Vasquez Aguero 1 00 Cantu 9 00 5 22 Batts 0 34 Tovar 0 Totals 25 512 CANYON 60 Jonas Caddell B 66 Krueger 4 00 Bueno Bostick Brown 1 00 Hanzelka 0 02 Snider 0 00 Lugo Totals 23 612 Memorial 12 14 19 14 59 Canyon 22 12 1B B 60 Fouled out Total fouls Memorial Canyon Threepoint Memorial Cantu Canyon Boslick Caddell Jonas JV score Canyon Memorial He said the team also played well in the first leading 2212 afier eight Caddell had 10 of his gamehigh 25 chance at a gamewinning Cougar point guard Anthony Bueno stole the ball with six seconds but was fouled from behind on his way to the Memorial had another chance to but the Minutemen missed a threepoint attempt as time ran thing that hurt us was our free Rotzler If were going to weve got to be able to step up and hit free We were real lucky to escape with a He said he hoped that the game would be an isolated in that the Cougars should know how to pro tect a lead down the Youd expect us to maintain our composure Rotzler Were supposedly a veteran ball Were playing a lot of seniors and juniyrs who played a lot last I expect us to be able to maintain our poise in those situations a little bit The one player who did show that composure down the Roizler wa Michael Krueger who points in the fim quarter to help Canyon Brian was hitting everything he Rotzler We came out playing real They were sagging off us allowing us to take the outside Caddell had some offensive help in the with Aric Bostick matching him with three shots from behind the threepoint line and Justin Jonas hit ting Bostick finished with 13 points and Jonas while Krueger also scored Aric had his best offensive and Justin helped pick up the slack a little Rotzler Bueno was held to four but still had an impact performance wilh seven assists and eight When we lost our com he kept his poise and made some big He really stepped in and stabilized Coach Kenny Rotzler on center Michael Krueger Anihony had a really good night and he had some the coach Rotzler said the Cougars need to improve their offensive and work on how to protect a Weve got to be able lo play four good he We were kind of forcing some shots there at the We need to be more aware of the We should be taking some time off the clock and moving the ball to make sure we get a real good The Cougars play in the Uvalde Tournament this opening with Carrizo Springs at 7 Thurs The fourteam tournament con tinues on with trie Cougars guaranteed to play both Uvalde and Devine on Hays pushes past Unicorns MOUNTAIN CITY The New Braunfels Uni corns stayed with Hays for more than a half in Tues days girls basketball but then saw the Rebels break the game open for a 5637 New Braunfels trailed by five at and Coach Maria Pustejovsky said the team had played We played real well the first and we continued to do that for the first half of the third she Pustejovsky said the Unicorns missed some shots under the which kept them at a distance at cer tain She said the pressure was but thai the team would then let up and allow a We used our press and they had trouble with she The finishing touches of it just werent If we would have been more il would have been a different story because they were having real There were some real close calls of 10 sec onds that we didnt Robin Riedel scored 13 points and Kim Caffcy accounting for 24 of the 37 Six other players but none had more than three I cant get many other ones to Pustejovsky We were not running the offense in the second Statistics Hays New Braunfels 37 NEW BRAUNFELS Riedel Galley Bolle Cook Garcia Welz Bedford Schlameus and really for the whole We only scored 37 Thats not very She said the team is close to becoming very effec showing signs of it defensively in the Hays Everybody played Just at the we quit doing the things we actually practice Puste jovsky They have to trust our Its an effective and I know they can run il they do it all the New Braunfels will play in the Lcandcr Tournament this The Unicorns open on Thursday at against the host The winner of thai game will play the winner of LBJ and Westwood ai on Friday the loscn r those two firstround games meet at Cougarettes fall to Somerset The Canyon Cougarettes lost to Somerset 5136 after a 32point performance by the Bull dogs Shannon We played a 23 but we still didnt handle her very Canyon Coach Tina Sickmiller They were pretty Sickmiller said Somerset had three players between 510 and all of whom were also Leah Frazier had 10 rebounds for an accomplishment against the large Somerset especially with the elite they Sickmiller Misty Brever had a game with 16 with the senior Statistics Cvnyon 99 CANYON Brever Hendflcks ner Welch Mlchelson Torres Fra zier Riedel point guard hitting three of four attempts from threepoint My only complaint for her after the game Why didnt you shoot Sickmiller noting that Brever played very Somerset played a I 22 with the Cougarettes making some We made sonic bad judgments on Rut Its a learning Sickmiller Our press worked very arid we did cause ilicni to make sonic She sold the Cougarettes defensive pressure has continued to It is Theyre under standing il she Im asking them to be a little more instead of jumping on the girl with the Were trying to force the turnov er on the theyd jump on ihe and the opponent would dribble right hy The Cougarctles play in the Situ Antonio ISD Tournament stalling Fri wilh a game at Alamo The loser of that gunus at 330 with ilw winner advancing to a Friday
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