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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeltung O Thursday January fporUDay To talk with Sports Editor David Winder about Sports Day call 24 ISf rat 1 Comal County Sports Itll m so jj f Sports Day Cougars stay hot with win over Apaches By DAVID WINDER Sports Editor After starting the district season as cold as ice the Canyon Cougars arc sud denly blazing hotter than a space heater left unattended near curtains Canyon won its third straight game and evened its district record at 33 with a 5549 victory over the Apach es Wednesday night at the Cougar Den Travis Wommack and Tyson Carroll led Canyon with 13 points each Clint Flume chipped in 10 points for the Cougars That was a huge Cougar coach Kenny Rotzler said They arc all huge at this point Out after three straight losses they arc even more Rotzler said the Oonzalcs strategy of playing at a controlled pace caught him off guard That was a huge win They are all huge at this Kenny Rotzler Canyon coach It was really surprising that they were that deliberate on said I thought they would try to push the ball against us I expected some full court The pressure however came from the Cougar defense The Apaches were held to one shot for most of the second and HoraldZeltunfl photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyons Richard Grohman goes up high to retrieve an errant pass third quarters Weve been playing pretty good defense said The trouble weve been having is blocking out at the free throw But he Cougars had no rouble hilling shots from the free throw line Carroll was nine of 11 for the game Were good enough to play with any Rolzler said When we execute and play with consistency we can stay in the game Its when we start giving hand outs that were not going to be in it Everything is so even in this district that the team who gives out the fewer handouts is going to be on By finishing the first round of district play at 33 the Cougars have put them selves back in the playoff hunt If we can be fortunate enough to fin ish the second round at 42 we can be 7 5 in said I think a 75 record in this district will get you into the Texas iJinikL t i i T f K putt on tht 0rtsn WadnMday at wijooms I Hlppmip pun on tht iatn ortwi waonMday afumoon at wwcoma OoM Cooma n Bramsh 111 pirtW Rodman gets a kick out of being on television ByRONLESKO AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS moment he was the hustling springing Dennis Rodman who fans admire The next moment he was the reckless unrepentant Rodman who also has become familiar After tumbling into a row of photogra phers Rodman kicked a cameraman in the groin during the Chicago Hulls 112102 victory over lite Minnesota Timbcrwolves on Wednesday night Eugene Amos was carried from the court on a stretcher before being treated ut a hospital Altliough Rodman said he did nt intend to hurt Amos or kick him in the groin hf wolfed at Amos injury claim I thought I hit him in the thigh then all of a sudden he went Rodman said I said Whats wrong with you Im sorry I hit Then all of a sudden he says Get away from of a sudden ho passed out Im like Yculi Its one thing to get hurt but dont pretend youre more seriously hurt limn you Replays showed kick caught Amos very high on the inside of the left thigh and Wolves physician Sheldon Burns confirmed that Amos an inhouse cameraman was kicked in the groin Amos was treated and released at hos he was interviewed by police We took an assault report listing Den nis Rodman us the suspect U Sharon Lubinski said However absolutely no clwrges have been filed and there hasnt been any contact with Dennis Rodman by Minneapolis Reached at home early today Amos was emphatic when asked if he planned to file charges Most Iw said 1 feel hurt 1 feel kit down I admired turn With every just admired him Im sorry he felt that I feel hurt I feel let down I admired Eugene Amos Minneapolis cameraman after getting kicked by Dennis Rodman Amos declined further comment at the ud vice of his attorney Rodman said IH twisted his ankle when he fell over Wolves photographer David Sherman who was seated beside Amos Rodman also said he intended to kick a small camera he said Amos had although Amos was using a larger television cam era to film Rodmans tumble In the first place the camera people are too close along the Rod man said All of a sudden boom I step on his camera Any athlete will react the stepped and twisted my ankle and then I kicked the guy HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyons Richard Tyson Carroll 22 and Clint Fluma 33 fight or a rebound against Gonzales Cowboys start going in for repairs for next year By DENNE H FREEMAN counsel AP SoortS Writer Rnokin comcrbnck Wendell Davis had By DENNE H FREEMAN AP Sports Writer IRVING Texas AP Many of the Dallas Cowboys arc spending January lining up for surgical procedures a year after they spent the month preparing for the Super Bowl The latest to enter n hospital was Emmitt Smith who underwent surgery Wednesday for removal of bone spurs from his right ankle Today it was corncrback Deion Sanders turn as a surgeon repairs the damage to his right orbital bone that occurred when he was tackled during tHc Cowboys playoff loss to the Caroli na Panthers 11 days ago Offensive tackle Mark Tuinci under went successful surgery last week to repair a torn ligament in his left knee which hampered him most of the season Tuinei is expected to be ready by training camp in July Defensive end Chad Hcnnings had both elbows arthroscoped for bone frag ments last Friday and he also should be ready for the regular season Defensive tackle Charles Haley who had his second back surgery in 13 months November met with Dr Robert Watkins in California to discuss his situation Later in February tight end Jay Novacek who missed the season with back problems will seek Watkins counsel Rookie corncrback Wendell Davis had jirthroscopic surgery Friday on his right knee to repair torn cartilage Defensive lineman Hurvin McCor mack is expected to have rotator cuff surgery on his right shoulder on Feb 23 Smith who underwent his Roosevelt Hospital in New York City gained only yards per carry this sea son rushing for yards on 327 car ries and 12 touchdowns Trainer Jim Maurcr said Dr Bill Hamilton removed three bone fragments Smith played with during the season Smith will remain in New York until Friday and will rest for two weeks before he starts his rehabilitation work Were shooting for trying to get him back for training camp right Man rer said Its a wonder he played as well as he did this year with the bone frag mcnts in his The ankle problem made Smith a half step slow and negated his usual explosive bursts into the line The Cowboys slumped to 24th in the NFL offensively and was ineffective inside the 20yard line and on short yardage plays Sanders got hurt while running u reverse in the secondhalf of the 2617 loss to the Panthers He was kept overnight in a Charlotte hospital for observation before being down back toj Texas jks get well against Spurs after 20point loss SAN ANTONIO AP Hie New SAN ANTONIO CAP The New York KnicksTexas trip started poorly pt Houston Then they went to Sim Antonio We played like dogs last night in New York guard Chris Childs said of the Knicks 10686 loss Tuesday night in Houston They beat us by 20 points on TNT Thats New York got back on track with its fifth victory in six outings by defeating the Spurs 9477 at the Alamodome on Wednesday night The key to the Knicks victory was the play of Allan Houston who came to New York from Detroit during the off season as a five agent He scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to carry the Knicks We just wanted to come out and Houston said Its a matter of pride Last night we got embajrmssed Itfe not enough to come out and play with energy and aggressiveness You have to play with smarts every Houston was joined in double figures by Patrick Ewing with 18 points while John Slurb added 13 Ewing and Charles Oakley had 11 rebounds apiece ISan Antonio which lost its sixth straight game was led by Vornon Maxwells 22 points while Sean Elliott had H knew they were going to play said Childs who had njne points We played like dogs last night In Houston They beat us by 20 i points on Chris and some other good teams this so we knew we had to play hard to beat After s coldshooting first half by both J teams New York broke away from a 38 32 halftime lead by scoring the first fivej points of the third quarter to lead We played poor offensively but we competed hard our defense was good in the first half and we still found ourselves said New York coach Jeff Van Gundy who saw his team outecore San Antonio 2810 at the freethrow line I was happy with our defense but our oflense has to be able to put the ball in the Van Gundy said We are not going to win on the road with just com peting and hustling We have to get our offense into Houston had 13 points in the third quarter1 as the Knicks pulled out to a 67 56 lead The Knicks put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter going on a 90 run to lead 9767 on Buck Williams ftw
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