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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Wednesday Jan 25 1995 Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day call 6259144 ext HeraldZeitung I Page 9A Sports Day The Days Quote We didnt come in ready and New Braunfels was on fire We learned that you cant take anything for granted in this district espe cially in an emotional rivalry like Canyon coach Tina Duncan after the 41 Cougarettes fell to the 14 Unicorns Canyon 7th grade Ateam finishes in first place The Canyon 7th grade A team went undefeated with an 80 mark and a first place finish at the Alamo Heights tourna ment Coach Mark McLean led the Cougars to wins over San Marcos 4240 and Corbett to end the season Michaeal Jost and Joshua Farrimond were top scor ers NB Junior League Basketball Girls Standings 4th grade W L Centex Office Supply 2 0 Vivroux 2 0 KG Plumbing 0 2 GuadaComa Mechanical 0 2 5th grade Insco Distributing 2 0 RRC Rentals 2 0 Texas Heritage Construction 2 0 Air Conditioning 0 2 Texas Commerce Bank 0 2 Rocky Hill Equip Rentals 0 2 6th grade Chiropractic Associates 2 0 Ruffles and Ruffstuff 2 0 Texas Commerce Bank 1 1 Systm 1 1 Eberhard Lumber Co 1 1 Victoria Bank and Trust 1 1 Jaks Drive Thru 0 2 Typographic Solutions 0 2 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 Elks hoops contest scheduled Jan 28 Hie New Braunfels Elks are sponsoring a bas ketball free throw contest Saturday Jan 28 at the New Braunfels High School Gym Age categories for boys and girls are 11 and 1213 The annual Elks Hoops an national contest is one of the most important youth pro grams in recent years for the fraternal organiza tion More than 3 million youngsters from all 50 states participated in last years event from local contests to national finals where six cham pions were named The winners each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hull of Fame in Springfield Massa chusetts The program now in its 23rd year nationally provides spirited competition and the chance for youngsters to develop new friendships Winners and their parents also travel to slate regional and national competition courtesty of the Elks Local basketball contest sponsored by NB Knights The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus council 4183 will be hosting its annual Free Throw Competition Saturday Jan 28 The competition wilt 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 Torn San Miguel at 6291051 Canyon takes it Cougars hold off New Braunfels for district lead with Smithson Valley By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor AT A GLANCE RECORDS Canyon 31 New Braunfels 22 1014 HIGH SCORERS NB Slut Wilkins 20 Johnny Reyes 9 Tony Canlii 8 David Sim monds 4 Aaron Payne 2 Canyon Corey Schwarz 17 Marc Casiijella 12 Kicky Bochle 8 Bernard Hildebrand 7 Mike Casio 6 Jimmy 5 KEY MOMENT The Unicorns cul ihe lead lo4M8 wilhjusl more than three minulcs left in the game when Corey Schwary scored off an offensive rebound and was fouled lie made the free throw lo put Canyon up by 10 The rivalry lived up to its billing and when it was over Canyon dealt New Braunfels its second loss in district and second defeat by the Cougars this season Canyon came away with a 5543 win Tuesday night improving to 31 in district and earning a tic with Smithson Valley for the 284A lead New Braunfels goes lo 22 and is still alive in the playoff hunt but has a lough road ahead This puts us in a mustwin New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins said Its too bad Canyon and New Braunfels did nt come into this game at 30 That would leave cither team in good shape This loss puts a lot of pressure on us to win The Unicorns next host Smithson Valley which beat Bastrop 6244 Tuesday night Canyon can celebrate for a moment before focusing on its next challenge in Lockhart Cougar coach Kenny Rotzlcr said getting past New Braunfels was a major step but hes not thinking play offs just yet This was a huge win for us because we have a twogame road trip he said You have to be pleased anytime you come away with a win against New Braunfels They arc a tough ball club and they showed that tonight But weve got another huge game coming up on Friday and its important to end the first half of district on a high New Braunfels was looking to send the Cougars off on a low note Guard Shac Wilkins continued where he left last week as the hot hand and ihc Uni corns matched Canyon point for point in the opening quarter Wilkins scored nine points as the Unicorns took an 1817 firstquarter lead Needing a defensive boost Rotzler inserted Mike Casto into the game and the move proved effective Wilkins who would still finish with 20 points was held in check in the second and third quarter I cant say enough about said Rotzlcr We tried everything we could to contain him but hes just so quick He can penetrate for a bucket or pass it off If you lay off hell hit a jumper Hes just extremely tough to guard But Mike came in a did a great job for The Cougars shot 62 percent from the field and outrebounded the Uni corns Still the game stood at 4148 after Wilkins sank a 3pointer and a jumper from the key with left On the next series downcourt Corey Schwarz grabbed a rebound off a missed layup and drew a foul as he scored the basket His free throw made it a 10point margin with just under two minutes The Unicorns continued pressuring the ball but picked fouls in the the penalty For the night Canyon was solid from the line hitting 15 of 22 free throws Coach Wilkins who said before the game that the Unicorns would have to play their best game of the season to win gave credit to the Cougars We had some turnovers thai we didnt convert into points but overall they outplayed us in every phase of the he said At least until Feb 10 when the teams meet again in district Canyon can slake claim to the local basketball reiun District 284A standings Boys Team NB Canyon Smithson Valley New Braunfels Lockhart Bastrop Hays District 31 31 22 22 13 13 Overall 1410 1015 916 1213 616 916 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels guard Johnny Reyes reaches to pull loose the ball from Canyons Mike Casto The Cougars built a 10point lead late in the fourth quarter and held off a Unicorn surge to take the win Canyon is now locked in a tie for first with Smithson Valley Lockhart lost 81 70 to Hays Unicorns prove too tough at home for Cougarettes By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor New Braunfels1 6357 win over Canyon was evidence that records mean little when these two teams meet on the basketball court Canyon came in with the secondbest mark in district but left knowing that the filthplace Unicorns shouldnt be taken lightly We didnt come in ready and New Braun fels was on said Canyon coach Tina Duncan We leirned that you cant take any thing for granted in this district especially in an emotional rivalry like New Braunfels led 2926 at halflime but came out scorching in the third period ouiscoring Canyon 248 for a 5334 lead The Cougarelles cut the margin to five with about a minute left but Nola Muir who finished with six points sank two clutch tree throws hue to hold off the rally Canyon made a nice run in the fourth but our girls showed a lot of said New Braunfels coach Lany Sclmlte We didnt do too much different tonight We had great pressure our shots were falling and we con verted on break Emilie Wotipka led ihe charge with 17 including eight in the third quarter Kim Kasiein added 15 and Shanna Webster hud 14 The Unicom defense bolstered by Kelly Werth Meagau Schwab and Amber Wen made 13 steals and forced several turnovers that led to baskets The Unicorns made 13 of 17 free throws Lindsay McNeil scored 20 points lo lead the Cougarettes Elizabeth Weisman and Kim Brunette had 15 points each District Team Bastrop NB Canyon Smithson Valley Hays New Braunlels standings Girls District Overall 60 204 42 177 33 1012 33 1410 24 1310 06 SV Rangers gun down Bastrop Bears to stay atop district By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Freshman Jason Ivey came off ihe bench to score a seasonhigh 15 points as ihe Smithson Valley Rangers coasted past the Bastrop Beats 6244 Tuesday night at home The Rangers moved to 31 and stayed atop the district in a lie with Canyon Smithson Valley led at halflime 3018 but poured it on in the third quarter when they went on a 234 run lo break open the game James Bohner Anthony Simpson and hey each connected on 3point shots during the ral ly pushing the margin to 5322 Most of our points in thai big ihiid quarter came off turnovers and opportunities created by our Ranger coach John Valen said Were the kind of learn thai has to work hard on defense if we want to beat Thats just a fact We know this and got to be The Ranger shot 43 percent from ihe field in the first half but increased it to M in the third Though picked to finish at the boltom ol the district Sniiihson Valley has been tin of the season thus far They Ivat a tough Cain on team two weeks ago before losing for the first lime in district last week against Lockhart a game in which the Rangers were missing their scoring leader Charlie Wood The Rangers next take on New Braunfels 8 Friday at Unicom gym 57 SV Rangerettcs 41 The Bastrop Lady Bears stayed unbeaten in district with a rough vicloiy over the Smithson Valley Rangerelles Coach Carolyn Ckodre said ihe Lady Bears played and dominated the Theie were a lot of bodies hilling the Ckodic said We expected a rough game but not that Kara Warchol led the Rangcrelles with 10 points Amy Blown poured in nine The Rangerettcs shot under 40 percent from the field and were hurt by turnovers as Ihe Lady Bears pressured the ball in the first half We did a Ivtter job of controlling the ball in the second halt but by that lime we had spotted them 20 jxiints and thals just much lo make Ikodie said Bastrop led 3321 ai halliime and ran away with game in the thud with a 4729 lead C ntal Ilowci scored 20 lor the Lady Bears The Ranueiclies next lace New Braunfels   

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