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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Sports January New Texas Page 9A Unicorns slash Tivy for sixth straight Muniz power inside game By DOUGLAS PILS Editor It started ugly and during one spurt in the third quarter New Braunfels head coach Cliff Wilkins couldnt watch any more so he went for some the Unicorns ripped off a 192 run to start the decisive fourth quarter for a 6750 victory over Kerrville Tivy Friday The win pushes New Braunfels record to 16 3 and 30 in District 284A The night looked like it would be a long one for the Unicorns in the first as they opened the game shooting 1 of 12 from the missing the first eight They finished the opening quarter 6 of 21 28 yet held a 1411 advantage with some tenacious defense and strong Junior guard Jessie Morales grabbed an offensive rebound and in one swift motion laid the ball in as time expired in the first New Braunfels bench sparked the team throughout the game with 27 including 10 from 6foot1 junior Albert Muniz was spelling starter Randy Darnell and scored six quick points in the first quarter to break the shooting Muniz said he likes giving who led the Unicorns with 16 his Every time I come in I just want to do real good and help off the Muniz Dawg Darnell has been playing great this whole season and I just want to come in and give him a little bit of I come take his place while hes out and he comes back in and tears it Muniz said it good for the team to win one going away after two consecutive close district This was a good one because we just finished playing Canyon and Smithson Valley barely coming out of those he Its a good for us to win by more thana couple of It was a real good New Braunfels opened up a nine point at halftime but could not shake the pesky Antlers Overall scored nine in the quarter and Muniz appeared to extend his arm a couple of inches to tip in an offensive Then came the near disastrous run in the third period when the Unicorns could not get the halfcourt offense Tivy turned a couple of turnovers into easy points to narrow the lead to 3937 with about left in the New Braunfels went almost five minutes without a field scoring six points on free throws to maintain its By the end of the quarter the Unicorns held a slim sixpoint lead at Over the next New Braunfels outscored the Antlers 192 with some amazing John Drury had Shae Wilkins had two and Overall had perhaps his best all He was cut off on the left side of the goal and appeared to be taking the ball back to the middle of the court when he whipped a nolook pass to who went right by a befuddled defender for an easy Darnell put back an offensive rebound on the next possession for a 6542 lead to end the Wilkins said different aspects of the team really pulled together for the but added that the team will need to play better to be successful over the next four district I think the job we did on the on the offensive and defensive backboards enabled us to stay in the ballgame until we made our run in the fourth Wilkins I know we were stagnant a lot of times offensively but I think a lot of that was because the ball just wouldnt go in the I know well have to shoot the ball and play a lot better offensively in the next week and a half as we start our stretch run here down the first Weve got finals sandwiched in there as so weve got to be mentally tough to keep our Wilkins said his bench gives him the opportunity to find the right mix of players during a game and that will help over this next stretch of I think were ready for the he I do not think that were playing as well as we were a week before we took off for the but weve been fortunate because weve had people step up and play good It seems like myself and our coaches have struggled a little bit to find the right combination in there and its taking us a Weve been fortunate because our bench is so weve been able to sub in and out for people who are not having a good period of We have the luxury of at least being able to experiment and get the right combination in Weve got a lot of guys that can do certain things well and some other things not so well it just takes some time to find the right New Braunfels travels to Uvalde for a rare Monday night The school starts its finals on Wednesday and UIL rules prohibit players from playing the day before There will be three finals on Thursday and two more on when the Unicorns host Alamo which beat Canyon 7038 Friday Two notes of interest from the games First was the collective look of surprise on everyones face as who is known for his tough inside play and not his free throw sank both shots on his only trip to the The other was the first action of the year for senior Randy who suffered an ankle injury at the start of the played the last of the grabbing one rebound and promptly turning it over and missing one threepoint Despite the miss and the Walker described getting back on the court as simply New Braunfels Albert Muniz reaches out for an offensive rebound that he put back in the basket in the second quarter of the Unicorns 6750 win over Kerrville Tivy Friday Muniz sparked the team with 10 points off the Photo by John Huseth Statistics New Braunfels Kerrville Tivy 14 20 12 11 14 15 2167 1050 NEW BRAUNFELS 30 Andy Caldwell 14 56 7 Reagen Overall 512 12 13 Randy Darnell 713 22 16 Ben Katon 01 000 John Drury 14 24 4 Shae Wilkins 03 22 2 Jessie Morales 35 12 9 Randy Walker 01 00 0 James Sargent 02 00 0 Albert Muniz 56 04 10 Brad Lybrand 17 24 4 Dean Smith 14 01 Rebounds Lybrand Drury Darnell Muniz Morales Sargent Caldwell Overall Katon Walker KERRVILLE TIVY 20Dusty Gallagher 04 23 2 34Kurt Leslie 27 00 4 40Joey Snydcr 411 12 9 44Greg Peschel 35 02 8 54Roy White 13 12 3 14Blakc Caraway 01 0 0 0 22Blake Lindley 02 00 0 24Chris Brown 167129 30Chris Keith 1212 4 32Brian ODonncll 13 00 3 42 Jeremy Shocning 03 46 4 52Billy Lynn 1551 Fouled Out NBCaldwcll Total Fouls NB26 Threepoint shooting Morales Overall Wilkins Caldwell Sargent 0 Walker 01 Peschel Keith ODonncll Brown Caraway Shooting Percentages field free Cougars fall flat in last three quarters Heights runs wild after Canyon starts with 2016 lead SCOTT WUDEL writer If Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler had his way Friday he would have taken his team into the locker room at the end of the first quarter and slipped out the back door with a 2016 win over district foe Alamo he and ms team stayed put in the Cougar Den and stumbled through the final three quarters of their district contest with the Canyon scored a total of 18 points after the first and handed Alamo Heights a 7038 district The Cougars remain winless in three 284A games and fall to 4 11 on the Canyon was uriable to generate any offense after the opening minutes of the second The Cougars led 2421 after a Todd Mitchell basket with left in the but managed only one more point before The Mules scored 16 in the same time frame and held a 3725 halftime If it had been an eight minute we would have been right in Rotzler Turnovers plagyed any second half Canyon The Cougars were whistled for a traveling and threw away every other They also had to contend We had so many trips down the floor that we just didnt get We just didnt get even an opportunity to You cant do that especially with the teams that we play in our Canyon head coach Kenny Rotzler with a stiff Alamo Heights defense that held Canyons high scorers to seven Raul Vela and Cale Baese each finished the night as the Cougars top Baesc scored all seven of his points in the Cougars impressive first We had so many trips down the floor that we just didnt get Rotzler We just didnt get even an opportunity to You cant do especially with the teams that we play in our You cant have so many missed opportunities and expect to be in the ball Rotzler pulled senior Aric Bostick out of the game in the opening minutes of the second half after the guard argued a referees call and drew a technical The Mules hit two free throws and took the steam out of the Cougars remaining hopes of salvaging a We were still right Rotzler Were 13 down and weve got an opportunity to make a run and were working our tail Thais a critical point in the You cant give great teams like Alamo Heights thai much We did a greal job in the first quarter not giving them that kind of and then the rest of the game we kind of handed it to them on a Alamo Heights went to 6foot5 Malo Payne for its offense Payne scored 16 points in the first most of them coming on simple turnaround Payne finished the game with 21 after sitting out the final Mitchell was 3 of 13 from the field in the leaving wiih six Jason Barucky came off the bench to add six points to the Cougars CANYON 20 3 6 7 38 HEIGHTS 16 21 26 7 70 CANYON Raul 7 Cale 7 Todd 6 Jason 6 Randy 4 Coy 3 HEIGHTS Malo 21 David 17 Thad Canyons Coy Snider grabs a rebound during the teams 7038 Ions to Alamo Heights Friday Photo by John Huseth Denne Freeman AP Sportswriter Free agent market stands to enrich Cowboys IRVING AP It was deep in the fourth quarter of a blowout and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was on the sidelines to congratulate his victorious There were a few minutes A play occurred near the Cowboys A player from the other team recognized Since he was within the player yelled al Jones When theres free agency I wani to come play for The player might have lo get into Unrestricted free agency in the NFL is officially here and will help high visibility teams like the who have a great winning tradition and tremendous Arid they have an owner like Jones and a coach like Jimmy Johnson who have shown they arc willing to wheel and deal more than most Randall quarterback for the Philadelphia said recently the Cowboys will be the team that most players will want to play for after they qualify for unrestricted free agency after five Cunningham said the Cowboys wont gel but Valley Ranch is where a lol of players will wani to Jones ready to deal Im proud he said Jones I feel the Cowboys will be as an atlraciive place lo play as ihere is in the We have a lot to We have a great a great and Texas Stadium is one of ihe bcsi football stadiums in ihe Jones has been trying to ready himself financially for whal he knew was In the each NFL team will have to fork over about million in damages and auorneys fees to settle outstanding The who have sold oul 16 regular season games this are in the black for Its belter than bank interesi was the way Jones put Jones paid million for the Some thought that was about S30 million 100 But the Cowboys winning ways have broughi ihe dollars streaming into the Cowboys coffers much more quickly than even Jones Winning entices players In free its a game of the deepest pockets But you also have to have a little No player wants lo play for a dog if you arc a good player and go to a bad your career could be shortened by ihe sorry talent around I like our Jones It will be sort of like colleges recruiiing high school Youll have to present an attractive package that they will go The Cowboys are already talent rich but they could still use help at offensive tight end and backups at quarterback and running We want to row out there where the big boats Jones said last We want to climb on one of those big yachts and see what its like in deep get oui your EDITORS NOTE Denne Freeman has been covering sports in Texas for The Associalcd Press since f
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