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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas December Sports New Texas CHS Classic produces local players of week Caddell among standouts ByJOEBELK Editor With two of the local basketball teams reaching the top three in the Canyon there were a number of extremely impressive performances by local players last Among the players of the week are tfiree players who received alltournament recognition at the Canyon while another standout was a Smithson Valley player who stood out in what was a difficult week for the Also honored this week are the Unicorn player who led her team to its first district and the team which finishes the preChristmas season with the best Bell New Braunfels Bustos was clearly the countys Player of the as the Unicorn small forward almost won the Canyon tournament by himself on Thats not to imply that the other Unicorns did not play well in the tournament to a they But who played exceptionally throughout the threeday elevated his game even more during the final minutes of the championship game against Copperas Copperas Cove led New Braunfels by 10 points with less than two minutes when Bustos took control of the game with a combination of tremendous instinct and plain Bustos took a threepoint shot which bounced off the rim into the falling through the hoop to cut the lead to He quickly stole the ball on the Bulldogs next possession before they could get into the delay Bustos had a clear path to the but missed the open he got the offensive rebound and converted the putback while being He did not complete the threepoint play on that but made up for it on the next one which was a remarkably similar Bustos stole the ball and again was fouled on the transition This he also sunk the free cutting the lead to Copperas Cove missed two frontend situations in the final 11 but the Bulldogs got both offensive rebounds to hang on for the Unicorn centers Dustin Simons and Lance Roesch also had strong tournaments for New with each provide inside scoring to complement the perimeter play of Mike Brett Riedel and And John as managed to get more than his share of the tough Katie Canyon The Cougarette post exploded for two doublefigure outings this lighting it up for 15 points of the 35 scored by the entire Cougarette team against NixonSmiley and coming back for 13 in Canyons 4741 win against Riedels production was immensely helpful to the taking pressure of leadingscorer Misty Brever and Riedels coinside Glenda The Canyon senior scored six of the first eight points against getting an assist on the other early After getting in foul trouble early and staying in she managed to remain in the game down the stretch and contributed some important baskets near the end of the game when the outcome was still in The Cole game was a breakthrough of sorts for as three players reached doubledigit scoring and shooting guard Catherine Wiesner combined for 40 of the Cougarettes 47 Wiesner had an exceptional first half against the hitting five outside shots before Brever picked up the slack in the third quarter to momentarily hold off which got back into the game in the fourth before Canyon rallied to win the first comeback victory of the year for the Brian Canyon Caddell didnt do anything different in the Canyon Classic than hes done all year in he may have been a little off from the outside compared to previous But in lowscoring he still averaged almost 20 points and more than 10 rebounds per contest to maintain his countybest scoring Although hes had substantial help from his Caddell has been a marvel all year as the Cougars go to the break with an impressive 88 Before this weeks he had hit a phenomenal 50 percent of his 78 threepoint attempts on the and was hitting 60 percent of his Along with Michael Caddell has also been the leader in Canyons rebounding With an ability to play inside or penetrate or dish or take it to the rebound and Caddell is one of the most versatile players the county has seen in some Hes no one of the The Cougar has played consistently as a unit as well as any boys team in the Although the Cougars can run and often do behind star guard Anthony Buenos significant defensive Canyon has done a terrific job of working for the good shot and adapting on defense to suit the Much of die credit from that should go to new coach Kenny who was informally dubbed Comal County coach of the year by no less of an authority than New Braunfels Coach Cliff Wilkins whos always a contender for that honor Jason Smithson Valley Getting away from the Canyon Smithson Valley guard Jason Long had his best week of the season despite what was in part a difficult week for his Long scored 17 points twice during die which is a seasonhigh for the talented Ranger Long has been compiling a significant amount of assists for a second guard all but Coach Steve Dement was pleased to see him look for his shot more in a Tuesday victory at In the second round of the Poteet Long again hit 17 points in a loss to Robin New Braunfels Kim Caffey and Jennifer Kiolbassa carried the Unicorns and kept them in the game Friday in a close loss to Riedel had her best performance of the season earlier last With McCollum missing two posts including their leading New Braunfels needed and got a big game from The Unicorn post scored 24 points against the preventing Cowboy star Sandra who scored from winning the game despite the absence of her Riedel also had numerous rebounds and steals in the as New Braunfels picked up a muchneeded road victory in its District 255A The Smithson Valley Rangerettes With no Rangerette having an exceptional this seems a good time to honor the team as a Smithson Valley goes to the break with the best record in the county at and the Rangerettes have played outstanding Among their victories are wins against established teams such as Bandera the Canyon Classic Fredericksburg and The Rangerettes lost to Dripping Springs in the semifinals of the Tigers and opted not to return for the thirdplace game because of the The highlight of the tournament for the Rangerettes was defeating districtrival Bastrop in the with Tiffany Friesenhahn having a big game to lead Smithson Valley in Iliana Arizpe paced the Rangerettes against Dripping Springs and in a victory earlier in the week at Austin Canyons Brian Caddell sneaks in between Copperas Cove defenders during Fridays semifinal of the Canyon in which Caddell scored 21 The senior forward was one of three local players selected to the Classics alltournament along with New Braunfels Bell Bustos and Canyons Katie All three of those playershead the HeraldZeitungs Players of the Week along with Smithson Valley guard Jason New Braunfels post Robin Riedel and the entire Smithson Valley Rangerette Photo by Bill Ervin SF misses playoffs despite strong finish SAN FRANCISCO AP The San Francisco 49ers played like they belonged in the The Chicago Bears were beaten like they Already eliminated from the the 49ers earned themselves little more than some empty admiration with their 5214 victory over Chicago on Monday rolling up more points than any other Bears opponent in the last 25 If the 49ers got into the they might win the Super said Chicago linebacker Mike They wanted to show the country they belonged in the and they did a good job of The 49ers scored touchdowns the first three times they had the driving 97 and 69 yards without On 12 of their first 19 the 49ers gained 5 yards or with two other plays resulting in shortyardage It would be the understatement of the century to say we goi beat by a belter team said Bears center Jay They had a point to This was their playoff The Bekrs 115 were playing with a chance for their eighth NFC Division crown in the last nine only to lose out to which defeated Buffalo 1714 in overtime Chicago could have earned a week off and a first round bye in the because of the beating it endured Monday it must meet Dallas on Sunday at Soldier One learn the Bears know they wont have to see again is the who ended their season by winning their final six outscoring their last six opponents Despite the winning the 49ers 106 will miss the playoffs for the first time since Wer not going to remember the sixgame 12 V 11 National Football 880 301 306 Final Bay 4120 273 31 3 AMERICAN Bay L T PF Orleans 1060 361 338 8 0 343 Francisco 10 New Rants 15 0 143 playoff 9 0 202 York Giants Houston 20 293 Bay Minnesota 7 Games Atlanta 27 Cleveland 10 yKansas Buffalo OT yLA 299 Bay Indianapolis 3 New England 7 San York Jets Miami OT NATIONAL City Los Angeles Raiders 21 L T PF Orleans Phoenix 3 San Diego 14 yDallas 10 Washington 22 Seattle Los Angeles Rams 9 8 0 281 Game Francisco Chicago 14 Reaular Season Annual NB basketball exes day set for Friday New Braunfels is holding its annual basketball scrimmage for Unicom alumni on starling at 10 in the Unicom All former players from New Braunfels are invited to participate in the which Coach Cliff Wilkins said will run from 10 until approximately and be followed by Spurs depose Kings winning said 49ers center Jesse We have to remember the pain of not going to the I want the hurt 10 be there for a long Beating the Bears was not as important as just showing everybody the way we can play right I think were playing as well as the Redskins did earlier in the With Steve Young making his first start since the 49ers led 240 at the end of the first They outgained the Bears 355134 and forced a turnover the only time Chicago moved into San Francisco Young completed 11 of his first 12 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns over San Franciscos first three Jerry Rice caught two touchdown passes and Jamie Williams caught SAN ANTONIO AP Rod Stricklands back running the show for the San Antonio and it looks like coach Larry Brown is going lo let his best point guard play himself into Strickland signed a million contract Monday then played 35 minutes in the Spurs 10190 victory over the Sacramento Kings Monday Im not in 100 percent condition and my timing was off said who scored 12 grabbed seven rebounds and had six I did not expect to play that many who was booed when he entered the had plenty of help from Sean Elliott and David as the Spurs snapped a threegame homecourt losing Elliott led the Spurs with 23 points while Robinson had 20 poinis and 17 had some guys really give a big Brown David was Donald Royal points in 16 minutes was terrific the whole And of course its good 10 have Rod 1 expected him lo play a loi of minutes because ihis is like training camp for Sacramento was paced by Mitch who matched his season high wilh 35 We played said Lionel who had nine points and 11 We played an open In the second they jusj put it We have not been hitting1 the 1 think if we would have hit that part of the we would have won
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