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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Wednesday Jan Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext 24 Herald I Page 9 Sports Day Shorts The Days Quote Our first district win is nice but Im glad to get a win period We finally got some balanced scoring and we needed New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins after the Unicorns 7467 win Tuesday night against Hays 284A standings District 284A standings Qlrls Team Bastrop NB Canyon Hays Valley Mew Braunfels Lockhart District 40 31 21 22 13 04 Overall 164 146 128 911 118 813 District 284A standings Team Smithson Valley NB Canyon Lockhart New Braunfels Hays Bastrop Boys District 20 11 10 11 02 01 Overall 814 1210 108 814 815 515 George Gervin to visit New Braunfels for proclamation San Antonio Spurs great George Ice Man Gervin will be in New Braunfels on Monday Jan 23 to accept a proclama tion presented by the city mayor The event will take place shortly before the city council The proclamation will be on behalf of the city and appreciation for the Feb 4 Spurs Community Night in which New Braunfels will be the guest commu nity Local basketball contest The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus council 4183 will be hosting its annual Free Throw Competition Saturday Jan 28 The competition will be held at Sts Peter and Paul Church gym Registration begins at 9 and the contest starts at 10 All boys and girls ages 1014 are invited to compete For more information contact Tom San Miguel at 6291051 NB Golf Clinic Scheduled First Baptist Church of New Braunfels will sponsor a Golf Clinic and Par 3 Tournament Jan 21 The clinic will begin at with pancake breakfast in the Christian Life Center of the First Baptist Church Terry Dill a member of the Senior PGA Tour will be the instructor for the clinic Mr Dill will give a driving demon stration at 9 at Lees Par 3 Following his demonstration there will be a Par 3 tournament held with prizes Cost for the tournament is This clinic and tournament isfor all ages male and female Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by a supervised by a parent or responsible adult Transportation to Lees Par 3 will not be provided For more information call the First Baptist Church office at 6259124 Registraton is required by Jan 18 Spurs night San Antonio Spurs to host New Braunfels night at the Alamodome The City of New Braunfels will be the featured community Feb 4 at the Alamodome when the San Antonio Spurs play the Sacramento Kings Tickets sales for the event will benefit sidewalk improvements in downtown New Braunfels under the local Main Street Program Ticket prices range from to Group and individual tickets are avail able at Hoffman Agencies 447 Seguin Avenue Call 6257502 for more informa tion New Braunfels controls Hays Shooting slump ends as Unicorns fire away for first district win By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor New Braunfels in action Tuesday night against Hays HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARN ALL The shooting woes ended for the New Braunfels Unicorns at home Tuesday night and the result was a 7467 win over the Hays Rebels The victory evened the Unicorns district record at 11 814 and halt ed a threegame losing streak in which the team was converting less than 40 percent from the field Hays fell to 02 in district 815 Unicorns offensive resurgence came at a good time with eight district games left in the season We shot better as a team than we have in a long said NB coach Cliff Wilkins In fact this may be one of our best overall efforts of the season as far as getting good contributions from several The Unicorns made 25 of 50 shots from the floor and hit crucial free throws down the stretch to put away the Rebels who had rallied to within 6863 with less than three minutes left in the game Shae Wilkins got the Unicorns going with three 3point baskets in the first period The senior guard finished five of six from beyond the arc and led the team with 23 points Ive been cold from out there lately but tonight the shot was open and I felt good letting it Wilkins said We had to win this one to give us a shot early in the district race Everyone played hard and we got Behind Wilkins hot hand New Braunfels jumped out to a 2313 firstquarter lead The Unicorns seemed in control until foul trouble set in midway through the sec ond quarter and gave Hays the momentum With left before the half both teams were in the penalty and Wilkins was on the bench with three fouls Hays moved ahead 2728 at in the second Sid Gosa came off the bench and scored five points to spark the Unicorns and send them into the locker room with a 3936 lead Tony Cantu who finished with 19 points on nine of 11 shooting from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds started the scoring in the third as the the Unicorns built a 5852 lead then outscored Hays 1612 in the final quarter Johnny Reyes had eight points on the night including four of four three throws in the final minute Brett Sweeney pitched in six points while bolstering the Unicorn defense David Simmonds in his second start of the season scored nine points and had seven rebounds New Braunfels next hosts Bastrop at 8 Friday AT A GLANCE RECORDS New Braunfels 1 Hays HIGH SCORERS NB Shae Wilkins 23 Tony Cantu 19 David Simmonds 9 Hays Aaron Southerland 27 Kels Farmer 9 KEY MOMENT Hays had railed lo within 6863 with under three minutesleft when Shae Wilkins went the free throw line and converted both shots Johnny Reyes then made four out of four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory Rangers stand atop district with victory over Canyon By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Smithson Valley stayed unbeaten in district with a 6450 win over the Canyon Cougars Tuesday night at Ranger gym The Rangers improved to 20 in district while Canyon fell to 11 Its still early in the Ranger coach John Valenzuela can happenlrom here on but were happy to be 20 right now vve consid ered Canyon to be the toughest team in the district right now so we are feeling Smithson Valley had four players in double fig ures Charlie Wood and Anthony Simpson led the Ranger attack with 16 and 17 points respectively Mike Fleming had 12 and Brandon Parrott scored 11 The Cougars faced foul trouble early on and had difficulty handling the Rangers defensive pressure Even so the Cougars had opportunities lo come back in the second half with the score 3021 We felt alright going into the half down by only nine because we had three starters in foul trouble ear ly Canyon coach Kenny Rotzlersaid But we stagnated in the third and they had a big third quar ter that was hard to come back from They out played us in every Marc Castijella was the games leading scorer with 19 points Corey Schwarz added 13 for he Cougars who shot 42 percent from the field and hud 17 total rebounds Valenzuela said the key to the win was defense We were stingy on he said It may be that they just had a bad shooting night but I feel good about the pressure we were able to put on The Cougars were held to nine points in the third quarter as the Rangers built a 16 point lead heading into the fourth On a down note for the Rangers Wood suffered a sprained ankle in the game and isnt expected to play Friday against Lockhart Unicorn girls fall to Hays The New Braunfels Unicom girls came up against a tough Hays Lady Rebel defense and suffered a 54 33 loss Tuesday night The Unicorns fell to 13 in distrct while Hays evened its record at 22 New Braunfels was limited to 13 points in the first half and couldnt overcome the deficit despite a sol id fourth quarter surge I felt like we were too inconsistent said NB coach Larry Schulte We have to be solid on defense if we expect to do well because our Sports briefs offense has been Kelly Werth led the Unicorn with 13 points Shanna Webster added 11 points and seven rebounds The Unicorns cut the lead to six points midway through the second quarter but wer unable to stay close The Lady Rebels forced 21 turnovers in the game and led 4126going into the fourth quarter Were just going to put this behind us and get ready for Schulte said BOSTON AP It was a 4point game and David Robinson coining off a 43point perfor mance against Dallas was on his way to another big night So why was San Antonios star on the bench Because the Spurs didnt need him Chuck Person scored 24 points and fellow sub stitute Dennis Rodman had 18 rebounds Tuesday night as the Spurs secondstringers put together a 162 fourthquarter run to beat Boston 10192 The first team established a presence and then Chuck and Dennis came off the bench and did a great said Robinson who scored 18 points in 27 minutes With Rodman Person Terry Cummings and Doc Rivers on his bench San Antonio coach Bob Hill is able to change players more often than Rod man changes hair colors Hill sat Robinson for the fourth quarter allowing him to rest for tonights game against Charlotte But having Rodman at the ready also means that Robinson doesnt need lo do everything himself when he is in the game BEAUMONT Texas AP Burkeville running back Jeff Spikes and lola linebacker Willie Book man are sharing top honors in the 1994 Texas Sports Writers Association AllClass A team Spikes a 5fool8 170pound senior collected the offensive player of the year award after his second consecutive rushing season The fouryear letlerman totaled yards u HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Smithson Valley s Tenna Friesenhahn looks to pass as Canyons Jo Lyn Poenitzsch applies pressureTuesday night Cougarettes top SV By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor The Canyon Cougareltes limited the Smithson Valley Rangerettes to just nine points in the first half enroute to a 4936 win Tuesday night at Cougar Den The victory puts the Cougareltes record at 31 in district one game behind the Bastrop Lady Bears who beat Lockhart 7741 last night The Rangerettes fell to 22 in district and 911 overall Elizabeth Weisman scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Cougareltes Lindsay McNeil poured in 13 points Katie Sprencel and Kim Brunette had seven and six points respectively The Cougarrettes applied aggressive defensive pressure to force 21 turnovers Stacy Pape and DeDe Thomas came off the bench to boost Canyons defense Thomas had three assists and three steals Smithson Valley was led by Amy Brown who had nine points Kara War chol and Dusti Daniel added six each The Cougaretles moved out to 259 halftime lead and kept up the defensive pressure to take a 3422 at the end of the third period I felt like our defense won the game for Canyon coach Tina Duncan said We struggled some on offense but made up for it with good execution on   

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