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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Wednesday December 9 1987 Herald-Zerfuny New Braunfels Texas Page 11.A Wilson leadsCanyon rally By TOM LABINSKI Sport* Editor In its first six wins Canyon s boys basketball had won bs an average of more than IT points leaving Cougar Coach David Taylor to wonder how his team would fare in a close game Canyon overcame a a point fourth-qua tier deficit to defeat Ixx'khart 83-81 at home in the District 13 4 \ opener for t»oth team'* Now that Taylor has Men his team can win the close ones he d like to go back to the blowouts It was just a battle from beginning to end Both teams got after each other It was as hard fought a game as I have ever coached Taylor said Thank God for Jimmy Wilson MI W llxin did was put on a one man show s< or mg 27 points including the game winning points w ith three seconds to plav It was not a bad performance for a football player still getting bis basketball legs m shape playing with a knot on his knee a bruise on his thigh and an ankle he twisted with three minutes to play and forced to curt'' his game after po k mg up his fourth personal foul with three minutes left in the third quarter His u,»s such a monumental individual effort He was the difference in the ball game Tavlor said The C ougars turned to WsiN.n to bring th** hall ufh'OUft keep th** Cions honest with Tun outside shot arni knife his *ay thnxugh the heart of the la* kb a rf defense towards th** basket \nd more often than mg it was the six foot guard who snared the oru* tai rebounds int lading what turn e<1 * Hi? tote ?N* biggest play of the game with lust Statistics bm KH VKI 61 Johnson t ~ h u Witter S I Branch a (Mi 6 Black 4 .* I IO (ireenwtmti 400* (ioy 24 4 Walker -ll Adams I im J Wtllenherg . Total* min ti < VNAnN 6.4 Floreso'Mio Perkins n* h Ab* 0 0 Wilson 14 m 12 27 W ilkes    Mi Br Ie I 2 dicot I (0-0 6 Jonas 5 o J to s**rold I 2 14 Kaderll 2 Total* J* 11 JO Lockhart    ii 1; 10 *    t Canyon    JI 14 I JO    ti Fouled oui Perkins Total fouls Lockhart it mon 19 Technical foul Lockhart bench Thm* shots None jv score i .inyon    U* kh.trt ♦th qr ade score    I.-    «'    r*    •    I I ll ton I > I 4 F,n »I 4 porn seconds to plav Things did not look good for < anyon when guard Rod Perkins fouled out of the game with ahead a* ii the • iggest lead either team en jo\ **d the entire gam** and peases Mon >>{ the ball belonging to the Lions I anet J.mas and Mike M« Br‘.dr* cond me I for a Ct., c t W s. ■. •,, ,-q a JO batt turnaround jumper to narrow the gap to three Vier a double dribble by 'he I -.ut s \\ ,v>n a a* fouled and sank one of two free throws p make th*- st ore •*• >4 with I 4 left Th** * ugars snared the missed fre** throw and f**d 'h** bail to W ilson who w as again fouled on his vh<»? Ibis time \Sumip! sank both shots to tie the game with I remaining Both teams traded buckets, then Kirk Black scored from inside the paint for a 60-58 Lockhart lead Jonas missed from underneath and Jeffrey Goy ton was fouled for Lockhart Govt on made the front end of the one and-one and the Lions led 61 *8 with lt»setonds left After a time out Larry Abel launched a three point shot that hit both the front and back ends of the rim before falling away Ray Kaderli grabbed the rebound and converted a bucket and was fouled on the play sending the Cougar bench into a frenzy Kaderli missed the free throw with five seconds left but from within a pack of Lions Wilson fought for th** rebound and scored over steve Johnson to put ( anyon up by one The Lions called a time out but had already ex hausted their supply and were whistled for a technical foul W ti son hit one of his two free shots and with possession of the ball the Cougars were able to run the last five ticks off the clock The district-opening win with Canyon scoring fiv«■ flints in the final 16 seconds was a crucial one for the Cougars Taylor said W«* re trying to rebound off a bad year last year trying '<> come back and be a force in the district To open district with a loss to a team that ;> not considered in the upper echelon of the district would have been dev astating he said Jonas who had a solid game in relief of Al Burkhardt scored IO points along with Perkins Burkhar t* will be out s«*\en to IO days with the chi* sen pox Johnson led Dx khart with l l points * anyon w;,i host Texas Military Institute at * p rn Friday t>efore resuming 13 LA play Tuesdav at T bedene kstxjrg Cougarettes earn their first win la k KHAKI lair* Hill roiled for    Jennifer Kvie i**d a pres'•urm .I < I reef high 2J* points to lead the va    Ct xiga rette defense w Uh nine Mea.' n>t»n < •cigaret!*"' to their first win of the Orason Tuesday night with a t*a    Assistant ('oath Lam \nd**rvi 42 It* i Mon over the las kbart I .adv    said ev**ry>*o* w.i* at ie ge* ;r. Lions in a Dud rut IMA game    substantial .rn uxor.? of playing tim »far wi tent Fnd. The Cougarette frt*shmen posted a victory over Ixjckhart 64 lo pnor to the v game i anyon resumes district play at home on Tuesday against Fredericksburg at T lo p rn Rangerettes lose close one to Buffs SCUT KT/. smiths.rn \ aiirv placed san t ;miens k>s* nut the Rangerettes i*s>*t ti third dis?rn ? game in a' many outing' Tues a*- th* I adv Buffaloes puli***! aw av w ith .» i utL»rv I semens eftloved a slim J* Is lead at th** ? but st ret* fir*! its trad SA the se* odd hall to j Us t.rst l»!stri» ti 4 A VB tor* I fw* I ..-tv B an* now I I IU I full Ip seven apl The Hanger' •sun***. 4 A on I x** if at t anyon snoths*»n A alley s junior varsity team lost to ten tens wbsle th** freshmen were victorious Statistics to A! ** Swi'xw valley J* hr ***X*r7 Nag. 4 McCoy I* * uoo . I.eft' 2    > Unicorns split non-district games NB girls control Austin Travis    NB    boys    gunned    down    by    Seguin Al SHN ire UUU k After getting off to a tart th* New Braunfels I    scoff*! a ikxuivr T ZI \u tory over ifw Austin Travis I .ad) Ret els in a rani district girls busket t ai. game Tuesday night It aa' f tv*' second triumph the I nu urns have had over the i^idy KH* Is m ftw* iast week Die t nicoms lefeated I ta* is 40    2    in last a*** kern! s Seguin toumaiiMiit Th** I nu oms iontmued from th* kjtsrt leading 4 2 after the opening quarter arni adding a hefty 19 > ad * anlage at halftime Basically we looked pretty sound said I rheum (uuth Patsy I >av is I be defense did an ext ellen! job of adapt mg Tr.*v In was at»ie to gain some ground late in Hie game as tfw t nkornk substituted frequently l>ut never seriously lhre*»terx*d Kelli Davis paced the I nicoms with It points and wa* the univ Statistics Sr* I'lynlfi) I' * ' New ll;.« air. * .    . I Ss ftm lift 4 NC tree' {mow Tun Kit I VS mg. tisiXi lUf'lrdidli 4 an m. ll mr N* . Ie player to score in doubt* figu Kri* ta W rigid tallied «• g* t j»* r is ( rista t >ees chipped rn srven Th** junior varsity also store st/ahi** 4 21 victory over lr av n Th** Varsity will participate IM Boerne tournament this week' The I nicoms w.ii twgin plav It day at noun against St (retard l! I nu orris U>s«' they wilt play at pm Friday if ttwv win Hey play at »i p rn T rulay agamM th* fief or loser of the I* re*tern est Somerset game Braunfels troy s basketball Cd to tie no match for NegUll e I nicorns stayed clos** let hut tfw t alem et I Mat iy pulled away hts mg a don at New Braunfels (iv m they piav *sl verv well I mc Off) i t»a« ti Allan Luksa said of tb** Matadors They have a very talented team Me stay tnt with them as long as we coui t Seguin held a slim I * IO lead at Hic end Statistics *rr)wn J) N« * Braunfels 44 Nr * Hraanieis Morn von Im Bankston * 1 tai low ay > VA right Hunter 4 ( ad Hie 2a 4 Hrrrrra 4 Simnvood* 2 Holland 2 s* hwarr 2 Wj.xrr Ard I amra Ie*1' Halftime *cor* s» ga;r. l> New Braunfels 19 ti Craig Morrison levi the I nicoms with lo points Tim Moods scored 18 p..urn but three to rad Seguin while Jeff Brooks add rd 14 A an Price and Marcus Miller novel' by New Braunfe ' tv* second quarter helped scored 11 each a ii Jy halftime lead th 4 a ii arg M-gumh i * I alttime lead    ITH*    I    nicoms ripen District TMA Die t on ort.s narrowed the gap to    play on Tuesday at B*H*rne    This * w i' jm. 's midway    through    weekend will find the team at    the th * I quarter hut    Seguin    Alamo Heights tournament    The ■ utscored N«*w Braunfels it*    rn th**    t nicorns open the event at S 15    p rn lr.ii .« to hang tm to the win    Friday    against Madison \Nr d In I bandie their press very New Braunfels will play again at 9 *'* • that was tTi* tug difference in am Saturday if it loses Hie opener * * g.iba I iksa sa t    ami al noon if thev defeat Madison Buffaloes pull away from SV in 2nd half B, TIM WAITS Stat! Writer The Smithson A allev Hangers got first hand knowledge of what the rest of District I (-4 A is soon to find out that Samuel Clemens is going to tx* tough to twat Probably the toughest After playing Clemens tight through th** first half th** Rangers could no longer stay with the Bub faioes fleet of giants and quick guards Clemens pulled away to an 82 39 win in both teams district opener It was the Hangers who had control early as their aggressive man defense forced a t**vy of Buffalo tur Hovers Danny Morin hit a three point shot and Brandon Franz followed with a three point play midway into the first quarter to help the Hangers to a quick lead Jimmy Herring and Morin hit a pair ol jumpers and the Hangers held an 18*12 advantage at first quarter s end Scott Richardson and David Hall scored a field goal apiece to give the Hangers a 22 16 lead with over six minutes left in the half But that was the last point the Rangers would score for more than four minutes un til Morin nailed a three pointer from the top ol the key Smithson A alley though behind was still in g»Kx1 shape as Morin pop ped from the corner to narrow the Buffalos lead to ii 2s seconds before the first half buzzer I thought we weathered that dry spell pretty well VNe made a good comeback to four points said Hanger Coach Roger Krait Four points would have tveen a Statistics samuel clemens i; mans ti IS is*', anim 2 RH I \ li*»w i> I Oat 2 VV am* 2 <h o Black I o i 2 Hoi'man I im o*' Total* JI 24 j« aj SMITHSON VALLE V S« Curtis IMMU) l-»v2'»4)4 Hi 24 AL I Flake . I Kice * Mere a hat I I Hail 5 2 2 12 Franz 2 S-; 004) 0 Mass**v im Clemens Smithson vane* Fouled ixjt Clemens 19 >5 Moral I Navsrr *« Paladin*) I * VA ? » Herring I 2 2 I o Totals JO 14 IJ 14 J J J3 - <• n U >1 Lay Team Fouls 21 Three puint shot .rn ALT Mr man Morin ♦> comfortable deficit but t iemens steve baseman t>uri***l a k'-foot prayer for three points as the buzzer s*iunded and the Buffaloes went up 9) 29 lvmn by four I wa** saying vahixj 'aid Kraft But going from four to seven like that was tough The Buffaloes ran away and hid in the s4.*cond half They were able to take the Rangers completely out ut their offensive game plan and dominate the boards with their ex cessive height Guards Sassman .»nd Dane Bower rolled tor ll second half points and Jason Mc Dorman added IO Sassman finished with a game high 24 MeDor man had the st** ond highest point total at IM and Morin levi the Hangers with 15 Morin connected on a trio ut three point goals * As teams adjust to our pressure See RANGERS Pane UABig name players switching teams/ leagues DALLAS AF Those attending the winter baseball meetings apparently do not realize thev are supposed to do little wheel mg or dealing because of increased free agent signings and no interleague trading deadline Perhaps all that was needed to spur the trailing Juices ut baseball s general managers however was lo come to Dallas where million dollar land and oil deals are cooked up every day On an unexp*** tediv busy day of dealing three big name veterans Dave Parker lee Smith and Rafael Ramirez changed uniforms Tuesday And there were nimbi ings they might soon tx* joined by Lloyd Aloseby Mookie Wilson Rob Welch Mike Marshall Steve Balbom leon Durham Dave Winfield and Kirk Gibson “This is fun Maybe we ll Ie seeing you again tomorrow Oakland Manager Tony LaRussa said after the Athletics dealt pro spects Jose Kijo and Tun Birtsas to ('mein natl (or Parker tin* six time AII Star out fielder Parker and Smith not only switched teams they switched leagues In a surprise deal, the ('uhs sent the right handed Smith the only reliever in National league history with Wor more saves iii hair consecutive seasons to the Boston Red Sox for pitchers A! Nipper and Calv in Schiraldi We vt* made a dramatn step forward Boston General Manage! law Gorman said noting the Red .sox had a major league tow Hi saves in 1987 We ve gotten out* ut the tiest relievers in baseball I thought I might tx* going to I ais Angel*" said smith th** hard throwing right hander who has 162 saves Uh* last bv* years It was getting kind of stale in Chicago It was tune to move on Th** deal is the first for newly named Cutis director ot baseball operations Jim Prey and is bound to caus** controverse in Chicago In return for a proven closet the Cubs obtained a starter Nip^)*‘i 28 who s never won more than ll games and a reliever Schiraldi 25 who struggle*! this season “We had to (k» something with our staff Nipper can pitch a lot of innings for u> and Schiraldi is a guy who we think can replace Smith And he s five years younger Frye said Schiraldi became the 198*> AL champion Boston's late inning stopper going 4 *2 with a 'This is fun. Maybe we ll be seeing you again tomorrow/ A's Manager Tony LaRussa to the media I ll THA and nun* saves He slumped to 8 5 with a 4 ll KHA ami six saves in 1987 and ap Inured to lo>e confidence after losing the final two games of the 198t> World Series to his former team, the New York Mets The Heils got rid of the old 36 year old Parker to make way tor the new promising young outfielders Paul 0 Neill and Tracy Jones Heils Manager Pete Rose said "you never replace a player like Dave Parker, tmt I think Tracy Jones can tx* a star for us for many years He s got to play “ A former NL Most A aluahle Player with the Pirates Parker hit a full s**ason career low 253 despite respectable numbers of 26 homers and 97 runs batted in The Heils, who earlier got promising left hander Damn Jackson from Kansas Citv added th** right handed Kijo 22 2 7 5 90 and Birtsas 127. 7-2 at ('lass AAA Tacoma to a suddenly much younger pitching staff They also unloaded Parker s SI 4 million salary LaRussa can t wait to hat Parker in the middle of a thunder filled batting order that already includes Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco “Our offense has been a little bit right handed ami adding Dave really gives us a complete look LaRussa ^td The Atlanta Braves traded one of baseball s highest priced utility men Rafael Ramirez to the Houston Astros for Class A prospects Mike Whiled and Mike Stoker Karmrez is a good hitter and erratic fielder he let! or Heil for the NL lead in errors for four straight seasons — who is expected to fill the Astros' hole at short “This solves what we listed as the No I thing we wanted to do at these meetings said Hill W ood who completed the deal just a day after being named the Astros general manager Manager ('huck Tanner said Uh* Braves • are moving in a new direct ion by em phasizing youth Whited an infielder batted 323 with 28 homers and 126 HBI and the right handed Stoker was 13-5 with a 2 9. FRA. both with Asheville ot Ilk* .south Allan tic League There were just as many rumors as there were deals The U>s Angeles Dodgers reportedly have ottered right hander Welch and outfielder Marshall to both New A ork teams Meanwhile the New A ork A ankees and Detroit Tigers reportedly were huddling over the idea of trading sluggers with the A ankees sending right handed hitting Win field to th** Tigers for left handel! Gibson Kansas City and the . uhs have discussed swapping first basemen the Kovals Baltxnu for the Cubs Durham Seattle and Baltimore talked atx>ul dealing pitchers Mike Morgan of the Mariners for the Orioles Ken Dixon And the Mets may be shopping Wilson their veteran cerite rf lelder Former Atlanta slugger Bol) Horner, who wants to return to the I S after a year in Japan turned down a reported on** year. $700 OHO offer from the Texas Hangers a day after refusing a tx*tter deal from tlx* Bi aves See TRADES Page UA Smithson Valley s Brandon Franz bat? es C e^e^s David Des iardin m Tuesday s district opener iPhoto P* Dery C ark ;