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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 ext 223 SPORTS Saturday January 18 2003 IB Spurs help Duncan beat Hawks 10693 Four players score in double figures for SA SAN ANTONIO AP Tim Dun cans big game wasnt a surprise It was the offense from his teammates that helped the San Antonio Spurs Duncan scored 27 and San Antonio never trailed in beating the Atlanta Hawks 10693 on Friday night and winning its third straight and sixth in the last seven games Tony Parker added 19 points Malik Rose had 16 and Emanuel Ginobili scored a career high 13 It was a good game we focused San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said We played good defense and executed on offense It was a good night and it will be good day off The Spurs broke the game open with a 90 run to open the fourth quarter They led 8062 following two free throws by Duncan with left In the third quarter we did a good DUNCAN job of not looking Duncan said In the past weve been letting teams back into ball games Its very impor tant to put a team away when youre up and tonight we did a better job of that and played better for a longer period of Jason Terry scored 21 points to lead Atlanta which lost its 13th straight road game Shareef AbdurRahim added 17 and Theo Ratliff 16 They are a good team and you just have to Atlanta coach Terry Stotts said They really hurt us from the freethrow line Duncan especial ly did a great job of making plays and getting to the Ginobili scored 11 of his points in the final quarter as San Antonio stretched its lead to as many as 20 points 9171 Atlanta could get no closer than nine points the rest of the way San Antonio led 4942 at halftime and outscored the Hawks 83 to open the third quarter The Spurs led 5745 when Parker hit a jump shot with to play in the period This is a good win especially after a tough loss at the buzzer against these guys last said Parker who led the Spurs with four assists Atlanta beat San Antonio 8179 on Dec 27 in Atlanta SA SPURS SCHEDULE Monday Jan 20 Spurs vs Houston Rockets 4 on FXSN Wednesday Jan 22 Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies on FXSN Friday Jan 24 Spurs at Utah Jazz 8 on KENS Saturday Jan 25 Spurs vs Detroit Pistons on FXSN Monday Jan 27 Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves 7 on KRRT TICKETS 210 2233865 K JESSIE Smithson Valleys Ryan Borgeson 3 dribbles upfield during Friday nights game against Seguin at Rangers Stadium The Rangers and Matadors played to a 22 tie SV Seguin play to 22 tie again Rangers rally from 21 deficit BY BRETT BACA Staff Writer In a rematch of a game played earlier this season at the San Antonio ISD Tourna ment the Smithson Valley Rangers and the Seguin Matadors again played to a 22 tie Friday night after 80 minutes of game play in 30 degree temperatures Smithson Valley 741 struck first eight minutes into the game on a goal from Jason Clark but later fell behind 2 1 in the second half before get ting the equalizing goal on a rebound shot attempt from Darren McCutchen with eight minutes left in the game I was pretty disappointed with the 22 SV first year head coach Russ Girard said We lost to them in a Shootout 43 San Anto nio Tournament and we felt like we couldve done better in this The Rangers started off attacking the ball in the first half and scored at the mark when Josh Lows cross pass from left to right found Clark on the backside of the goal all alone Clark took the pass and redirected it behind the keeper for a 10 lead It was just a good cross pass from Josh Low He made a good pass and nobody was on me so it was Clark said Clark who was a defensive Firstteam AllDistrict selec tion this past season was moved up to the forward posi tion because starting forward Reagan Schneider was injured Whit Outlaw was moved back to Clarks original defensive position We had some injured play ers so we needed to fill some Clark said Whit Out laws been playing good defense so he switched with me and I got to go up and The move paid off for the Rangers who got the goal from Clark but Seguins Jorge Garza scored with to go in the first half to tie the game 11 Garza who came in towards the goal from the left let go of a low burner towards the Rangers keeper The ball ricocheted off the keeper and towards Chris Meszler who See NB blown away Unicorns shoot 27 percent from floor in 5338 loss to Cavs BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor Lake Travis controlled the paint and forced New Braunfels to shoot from the outside Friday night and the shots just didnt fall The Unicorns shot 10of 37 27 percent from the floor and were held to 12 points in the first half as the Cavaliers rolled to a 53 38 victory This is probably the best weve probably played this year and this was the flat test Ive seen New Braun fels Lake Travis head coach Jan Jernberg said I had not seen them this year where they did not scare me to death You could tell they were flat tonight If they wouldve played their nor mal game Im not so sure we wouldve gotten out of here Lake Travis Will Dreiss grabbed an offensive rebound and got the put back to tie the game at 77 The next time down the floor he stole the ball under neath the basket and got an easy layin to give the Cavaliers a 97 going into the second quarter Dreiss had 14 points in the game I think it was a combi nation of them playing good defense and us being really flat NB head coach Victor Sierra said We couldnt get anything going and then we got a little frus trated When you add that to us not rebounding it results in a long The Unicorns grabbed eight rebounds in the first quarter and 10 the rest of the game Matt Hogue hauled in 13 of NBs 19 rebounds Lake Travis started the second quarter with a 60 run before Hogue hit a threepointer from the right corner to cut the lead to 15 DAVID New Braunfels forward Jeff Moore fights for a loose ball during Friday nights District 25 4Agame against Lake Travis at NBHS The Unicorns scored 12 points in the first half and lost 5338 to the Cavaliers 10 Hogue finished with 12 points and Greg Winters scored a teamhigh 14 We just played straight up zone defense and tried to take Hogue and Winters out of the game as much as we Jernberg said We tried to capitalize on our size because they were hurting pretty bad with their big man Jose Bustos in the middle Lake Travis Colby Wal lis nailed a threepointer at the top of the key with a lit tle more than a minute left See NB K JESSIE New Braunfels guard Audrey Fisher 13 shoots as Canyon center Micaeli Smith 20 looks on during Tuesdays game at NBHS The Unicorns play Lake Travis and the Cougarettes hosted Del Valle Friday Unicorns improve to 62 in district FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN The New Braun fels girls basketball team improved to 62 in District 25 4A play with a 6447 win over Lake Travis Friday Erica Wendell led the Unicorns with 10 points Sarah Knudson scored 12 Mollie Brawner added nine Audrey Fisher chipped in eight and Claire Buck had seven We played a beautiful first NB head coach Larry Schulte said We executed our transition offensive off of rebounds really well in the first The Unicorns 177 overall 62 in district play Bastrop at Tuesday at Bastrop KHS gills basketball SVHS boys basketball The Canyon girls basketball team made its first move to get back in the playoff race Friday with a 7954 win over Del Valle The Cougarettes 167 overall 44 in district stretched an 1816 first quarter lead into a 4534 halftime lead The Cardinals 12 11 fell to 53 in district play We shot extremely well from floor and when they Del Valle switched to a junk defense in the second quarter we had some players step up and hit some key shots for Canyon head coach Terry Tennell said Every Canyon player scored in the game and senior post Micaeli Smith led the way with 28 points Erika Vargas poured in 14 points and Bo Warm added 10 Canyon plays Lockhart at Tuesday at home The Smithson Valley boys bas ketball team lost 5652 to Brack enridge Friday and fell to 03 in district Chase Johnson and Eric Icke each scored 15 points for the Rangers who led 4441 going into the fourth quarter The JV won 6661 and the freshmen team won 5653 in OT SV plays East Central at Wednesday on the road CHS boys DEL VALLE In a battle of first place teams in District 254A Friday Canyon lost 6453 to Del Valle The Cougars who committed 23 turnovers in the game fell behind 186 in the first quarter and trailed 3125 at halftime We didnt do a good job of pro tecting the Canyon head coach Kenny Rotzler said You cant give up that many offensive possessions against a good team like Del Valle and expect to Jason Gomez led the Cougars with 19 points Jason Grohman donated 12 and Jerome Davis had 10 Canyon 174 overall 51 in district plays Lockhart at Tuesday in Lockhart girts basketball The Navarro girls basketball team crushed Gervin Academy 568 Friday with its two leading scorers out because of injuries Freshman Brooke Hewitt led the 1ady Panthers with 11 points and sophomore Kara Peek added 10 points Navarro 128 overall 72 in district plays Cole at Tuesday in San Antonio
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