New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Page 10 — Herald-Zeitung — Saturday, January 15, 2011 SPORTS Rangers defeat Midland Lee for second shootout win Herald-Zeitung To have your sports event publicized, contact Chris Hoffman at 625-9144, ext. 223, or by e-mail at sports<®herald-zeitung.com Smithson Valley girls put up tough fight in loss to Austin High in tourney By Shaun Springfield Sports Correspondent CIBOLO — Smithson Valley earned its second shootout victory in as many days. Cody Hollingshead and Jamie Gomez each scored to lead the Rangers past Midland Lee2-1 in the shootout at Steele High School on I riday. With the win, Smithson Valley ► PREP ROUNDUP Smithson Valley remains undefeated in 27-4A advances to todays championship final of the 2011 Comal Cup at ( ougar Stadium against San Angelo Central. The final starts at 5 p.m. A win is a win. I'll take all these shootouts after all those ties we had last year, Smithson Valley coach Jonathan Jarrett said. "It would be nice to win outright, but I think that is a testament to how good our defense is playing." Hie Rangers beat Waco High 4-3 in a shootout on Friday to open the tournament. After going 3-10-7 last year, jarrett said that he likes the way his team is playing now, as the new-look Rangers are learning to close games out even if it means in a shootout. It is kind of odd to know that we’re in a championship final without scoring a goal in regulation,” Jarrett said. Hut the chemistry is coming together and I like the intensity I’m Jarrett seeing on the field. GIRLS SOCCER Austin High 3,Smithson Valley 0 CIBOLO — Nikki Nichols and Sarah Castro led an offense that created every opportunity to score but could not find the back of the net, as Smithson Valley fell 3-0 to Austin I ligh on Friday morning during the second round of the 2011 Comal ( up at Steele High School. The loss leaves the team winless after two games of the 2011 season, hut Smithson Valley coach lason Adkins sees the promise in his team. "I think we've outplayed both - Blagg Carpenter scores hat trick for Canyon Lake From staff reports SCIIERT X — Danielle Blagg scored 1 (j points to lead Smithson Valley girls basketball to a 50-44 win over Schertz ( lemens in a District 27-4A showdown on Friday night. I lie Lady Rangers (22-4,6-0) won their fifth in a row and have won 10 out of their last 17 games. A1 i Salmon scored 10 points and Ashley Bryand scored seven to keep Smithson Valley undefeated in district play. I he Lady Rangers host Lockhart at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Canyon 74, Lockhart 47 LOCKHART — Chamaya lurner scored a game-high 24 points and Canyon had four players in double figures in a 71-47 rout of Lockhart in District 27-4A action on Friday. Leading 33-22 at halftime, the Cougarettes (15-9, 5-1) outscored Lockhart 18-8 in die third to seal the win. Vanessa Johnson finished with 17 points, Caitlyn Cote had 13 and Kelsey Flanagan added 10 points in the win. Canyon is back in action luesday at 7 p.m. when they host Buda Hays in a district game. teams that we played," he said. "You can look at the scoreboard and so it's 3-0 and that I'm crazy and that's fine. We played hard. We played great. We had our chances and just couldn't finish them." It has been a tough road so far dur-ing the Comal Cup for the Lady Rangers. Smithson Valley (0-1-1) walked away with a 1-1 draw against Bastrop on Thursday after a penalty kick was awarded with 11 seconds remaining in the game. See SVHS, Page 12 ► PRO BASKETBALL «a Pflugerville Connally defen UNICORNS OPEN SEASON WITH ROUT New Braunfels serves up 6-0 win over Pflugerville Connally in tourney See PREP, Page 11 By Shaun Springfield Sports Correspondent It took just over five minutes for Tyler Rowe to boot in the game-winning goal to give the New Braunfels soccer team an opening night 6-0 victory over Pflugerville Connally Friday night at Unicorn Stadium. "It leels really good,” Rowe said of the victory. “The win is great and helps us start off strong." Rowe’s opening goal would prove to be the decider, as New Braunfels held the visiting Cougars scoreless. Rowe intercepted an outlet pass and played the ball on the ground before launching a shot straight down the front of the net. “I just wanted to hit it back in,” he said. “I boggled the ball a bit at first then I just hit it as hard as I could.” Six different players scored for the Unicorns to give them their first victory of the 2011 season, and a opening day win in the New Braunfels Tournament. " Having six different people score is a Schaffer really neat thing,” New Braunfels coach Larry Schaffer said. "We don’t have a goto guy this season, so we have to rely on everybody. It’s a great feeling to come out and win our first game, and at home during our own tournament.” Schaffer could not have asked for more from his team, as the Unicorns jumped out to a 4-0 lead at halftime and knocked it two more in the second half. At the 28-minute mark, Jose Guttierrez took a breakaway up the left side before firing a shot to the left of the net. See UNICORNS, Page 11 By Paul J. Weber Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Tom Parker scored 18 points Dejuan Blair had 18 point and 13 rebounds, and the Sat Antonio Spurs handed th< reeling Dallas Mavericks thei fourth straight loss, 101-89 or Friday night. “They didn’t have Dirk anc we took advantage of it, but ii doesn’t mean nothing because they’re not the same team without him,” Parker said. Dirk Nowitzki missed his ninth straight game because of an ailing right knee and th once-mighty Mavs lost for th seventh time since the A1 Star forward went out. The Spurs (34-6) won the fifth straight and beat Dalla for a second time with Now itzki sidelined. The injury ha prevented a full-strengtl showdown between the NBA best Spurs and Mavs, wh< have slipped seven game behind their Texas rivals ii the Southwest Division. Shawn Marion led Dalla with 14 points. Nowitzki told ESPN durinj the broadcast that he hope: to return as early as today. Spurs 101, Mavericks 89 Cougars hang tough with Class 5A Bobcats By Chris Hoffman The Herald-Zeitung As he was walking off the field, Canyon assistant coach Joe Juarez summed up the ( ougars 2-1 loss to San Angelo Central perfectly. I hat was die best we could play without winning the game,’’ he said. The Cougars (l-l) controlled nearly every aspect of the game (shots, possessions, scoring chances) except the one area that matters most: The final score. I am not upset with our play at all tonight. A couple of unlucky goals on our mistakes that cost us the match,” Canyon coach Rob Rush said. “I thought we played with a lot of heart tonight. We went toe-to-toe with (Class 5A San Angelo Central) and gave them everything they wanted and probably more.” Canyon outshot San Angelo See CHS, Page 11 CHRIS HOFFMAN/Herald-Zeitung Canyon's Pedro Villa (14) tries to get clear of a San Angelo Central defender on Friday. West leads Hornets past struggling Rockets By Chris Duncan AP Sports Writer HOUSTON —David West scored 29 points, Jarrett Jack added 23 points and seven assists and the New Orleans Hornets rallied from 16 points down in the third quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 110-105 in overtime Friday night. Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Hornets, who have won five straight over Houstor Chris Paul had a quiet nighi with 11 points, eight assist and five turnovers. Kyle Lowry matched hi season high with 28 point and Kevin Martin added 21 for the Rockets, who've los seven of their last eigh games and four consecutive home games. The Hornets have won sb of their last eight.