New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Surging Unicorns top Clemens, 53-35
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
The New Braunfels Unicorns played w hat Coach Patsy Davis called “one of their best efforts of the season” as they rolled by Clemens 53-35 Monday night.
Despite playing most of the game in foul trouble, the Unicorns looked good in all aspects of the game.
“Our press worked real well. It was the best we have pressed all season,” Davis said. “It was also one of our best passing games. We moved the ball a lot quicker.”
It was the second win for New Braunfels this season against seven losses.
“I’m real tickled with the win." Davis said. “We’re still not in very strong shape because of volleyball, but we are coming on strong and that’s encouraging.”
New Braunfels jumped out to an early lead, with two close-in baskets from Kim Wright and a full-court layup by Debbie Smith giving the Unicorns a 6-0 lead which they never lost.
Clemens could manage only two buckets in the first quarter, both coming on rebounds, as New Braunfels took a 16-4 lead. Wright scored seven points in the quarter to lead New Braunfels
Heather Seay, who led the team with 14 points on the night, opened the second quarter with a basket, followed by a field goal from Heather Woods. That built the Unicorn lead to 20-4.
New Braunfels started flirting w ith foul trouble early in the quarter as Wright and Teri Sides each left the game with four fouls.
Wright came back late in the game but quickly drew’ her fifth foul. She scored all nine of her points in the first quarter and a half.
Clemens came back to cut the margin in half as I.auric McKeethen got hot, and the Unicorn lead was trimmed to 20-13.
“When we got that big lead early, we sort of relaxed," Davis said. “We’ve been known to play in spurts.”
Woods hit two field goals as New Braunfels increased its lead to 27-13 at the end of the half.
The Unicorns’ foul problems grew in the second half as two more players reached four fouls.
While New Braunfels was fouling, Clemens started hitting free throws as the Unicorn lead was narrowed to 31-21.
“I tried to remind them of our foul problems, and they did a good job in not committing many,” Davis said.
The teams traded baskets the remainder of the quarter, and the Unicorns had a 38-25 lead going into the final period.
Judy Watts had the hot hand in the end of the game for Clemens, as she scored eight of her team-leading 12 points in the fourth quarter.
The Unicorns didn’t let Clemens close the gap though, as New Braunfels’ lead never fell below ll points.
Jana Chafin converted a three-point play, Sides hit from the baseline and Seay scored on a steal and layup to widen the lead to 45-27.
Watts’ outside shooting kept the game from getting out of hand, but she w asn’t enough to keep the Unicorns from extending its lead in the final minutes on field goals by Debbie Smith and Sides and free throws by Seay and
NEW BRAUNFELS (531
Heather Woods 4 3 6 ll, Debbie Smith 2 0 3 4, Tern Sides 2 02 4, Kim Wright 3 3 4 9, Jana Chafin 3137, Heather Seay 54614 Rhonda Reed 1 2 3 4 Totals 20 13 27 53.
Schlather 1 2 5 4, McCallister 0000, McKeethen 34 7 10, Blackburn 0 0 I 0, White 2 12 5, Corbett 0010. Sweeney 1002, Newman 1012, Luke OOI 0, Watts 6 0 1 12 Totals 14 7 1935
Clemens New Braunfels
Fouled out Clemens 20
Wright, Sides. White Total fouls
4 9 12 10 35
16 11 11 15 53
New Braunfels 21,
Boerne 69 Canyon 54
Nancy Tieken 6 5 9 1 7, 5 2 9 12, Sfierry Wood 4 13 9, Lauren Burch 322 8, Sharon Jenschke 3 O O 6, Michele Toon I O O 2, Patty Still 0 0 2 0, Kelly
Landrum OO OO Totals 22 10 25 54
Canyon 6 11 26 11 - 54
Boerne 14 16 26 13 - 69
Gonzales 53 Smithson Valley 34
Shalynn McCoy 7 OO 14, T iff arty Beene 1113, Kim Wagner 1 2 2 4, Susan Davis 0 3 4 3 Mary Bruce 3 0 0 6 Michelle Henmger 2 0 0 4 Totals 14 6 7 34
Woods for the final margin.
“I'm just very happy for our girls," Davis said. “They worked hard tonight and deserved the win."Gonzales tops Rangerettes
GONZALES — Smithson Valley did a played a good game, especially in the first half, but Gonzales had too much size and hustle as the Apachettes came away with a 53-34 victory Monday night.
“We played real well,” said Rangerette Coach Phyllis Fowler. “We did a good job on offense, but we just couldn’t stop their offense.”
Gonzales had several tall players. Fowler said. Consequently. the ball stayed above the Smithson Valley players, she said. “They just kept lobbing the bali up and the ball satyed up rn the air.”
She said she was encouraged by the Rangerettes' offensive performance.
“The shots they took looked good and they were really moving the ball around well,” she said. “In the second half, they took the ball to the floor more, and that hurt.”Cougarettes fall to Boerne
BOERNE — Canyon Coach Joy Seharf threatens her players about missing free throws, makes them shoot
Heather Woods move over to help
extra ones in practice, punishes them for misses.
But nothing worked Monday night, as the Cougarettes missed 15 of 25 attempts and fell to Boerne 69-54
“In all four games we’ve lost, we’ve missed enough free throws to win the game,” Schall’ said this morning. “They get punished when they miss free throws, but it doesn’t seem to work. But today, all we’re going to do is shoot free throws, free throws, free throw s."
Nancy Tieken scored 12 of her team-high 17 points in the third quarter as the Cougarettes tried to rally from a 30-17 halftime deficit. But the I .ady Hounds matched
Canyon point-for-pomt in tho period, as both teams scored 26 points.
Mona Soechting added 12 points for the Cougarettes, who are 4-4 heading into the Dripping Springs tournament on Thursday. They play Blanco at 5:30 p.m. to open play there.
“I’m really proud of the girls; they're .starting to play together well as a team,” Scharf said “They ’re playing super-good right now. If we could just make the free throws.”
Canyon shot 22 of 35 from the field.
Ed Baldwin shot a net 134 to win I tile overall trophy ai the New Braunfels Golf Association’s John Fox Memorial tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Blanda Park dolt < nurse
The 36-hole tournament is a I memorial to Fox. who was a major contributor to the game of [golf locally.
R. Sledge won the A flight with a net 136, while Baldwin was low in B flight. C. Dilly was low net in C flight with 137, and I.. Hartzell was the low net in D flight with 139.
In A flight, B. Thompson was second with 137, E L. Reid third with 140 and J. Mendez fourth with 141.
In B flight, D. Armatta was second with 139 and R. Hansen, T Westbrook and H. Tagert tied for third with 142.
In C flight, H. Lee was second with 138, J. Rice third with 142 and C. Messer and B. Fortner fourth with 142.
In D flight, T. Yeazel was second with 142, followed by H. Harborth, 143, and B Shefman,
Montreal deals Carter to Mets
NEW YORK i AP i — Gary Carter didn’t have to think very long about whether he wanted to be a New' York Met.
“I’m thrilled. What can I say?” said Carter, who had to give his consent to a trade between the Montreal Expos and the Mets, which was completed Monday. “As a five-and-10 man (five years with one club and IO years in the major leagues), I could have vetoed the deal. I didn’t veto the deal. I’m well aware of the Mets nucleus of fine talent and I’m anxious to make a contribution next year.
“You know, I’ve never been on a world championship team and I’m hopeful to get that chance in New York.”
Montreal acquired infielder Hubie Brooks; catcher Mike Fitzgerald, a rookie starter for New York last season; outfielder Herm Win-ningham, a hot prospect who spent most of last year in the International league, and minor league pitcher Floyd Yoilmans.
The Mets finished second in the National
league East last year, 64 games behind the Cubs. They cited catching and power hitting as the two areas needing the most improvement.
In Carter, the Mets have upgraded both of those categories. A superb, durable catcher, Carter tied for the National league lead in runs batted in last season with Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt. He knocked in 106 runs in 1984, batting .294 with 27 home runs.
The 30-year-old Carter, who has played in seven All-Star Games in IO seasons, is believed to be the fourth highest paid player major league baseball with an annual salary of $1.8 mi Ilion.
Carter’s salary is believed to be a major reason he was traded. He signed an eight-year contract for $15 million before the 1982 season, an action that Charles Bronfman, the Expos’ major owner and chairman of the board, later said he regretted.
The deal was announced in a statement by the Mets, who quoted General Manager Frank
Cashel) as saying: “To acquire a player of Carter’s caliber, you have to part with some talent, and that’s what we did, but you really can’t measure the type of imprint Gary Carter will have on the Mets next year and for years lo come."
The Expos also expressed their satisfaction with the deal, which Cashen said was first discussed Friday at the baseball meetings iii Houston.
“This is a good trade,” said Expos President John McHale. “He’s happy, we’re happy and the Mets are happy.”
The Mets also will have one of the league’s highest payrolls, with three players — George Foster at $2 million and Keith Hernandez at $1.6 million are the others — pulling in millionaire’s salaries.
Carter figures to bat in the middle of the Mets lineup, surrounded by Hernandez, Foster and Darryl Strawberry. New York probably will use Rafael Santana — who was surprisingly
strong at bat and displayed a fine glove at shortstop, w here Brooks w as expected to start.
As for the Expos, they felt a need for a center fielder because Andre Dawson no longer can take the strain the position puts on his sore knees. Winnmgham, who might not be ready for full-time duty next season, figures to be that centerf lelder someday.
Montreal figures to use Brooks, a third baseman until late last season but an All-American shorstop at Arizona State, at short. Brooks, 28, hit .283 with 16 homers and 73 RBI in 1984, his best year in the majors.
Fitzgerald, 24, hit .242 in 112 games and made the All-Rookie team.
Winnmgham, 24. hit 281 in 115 games at Tidewater He played in 14 games for Mets at the end of the season and had ll hits in 27 at-bats for a 407 batting average.
Youmans, 20, was a Tampa, Fla., high school teammate of Dwight Gooden, the Mets Rookie of the Year pitcher last season.
Cowboys still fuming at Theismann, Redskins
DAMAS (AP) — The fight that prematurely ended Sunday’s National Football League game between Washington and Dallas was precipitated by Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, Dallas defensive tackle Randy White says.
“Theismann is a good quarterback, but he’s nothing but a damn hot dog. He’s a hot dog and a showboat and I hate him,” a still-fuming White said at the Cowboys’ practice Monday afternoon.
“Instead of doing what you usually do at the end of the game, which is snapping the ball,
touching your knee, then the defender tags the guy down, Theismann ran around like the little (...) that he is,” White said.
As Theismann danced around to waste some additional tune with less than a nunute to play in Washington’s 30-28 victory over the Cowboys, he was popped by Dallas cornerback Ron Fellows.
Fellows was flagged for unnecessary roughness, a call he disputed because Theismann was not down.
Fellows’ tackle of Theismann drew the wrath of Redskins tackle Mark May, and he grabbed Fellows. White, in turn, grabbed May, and a
brawl ensued involving White and May, Dallas defensive end Jim Jeffcoat and Redskins guard Ken Huff, and Dallas linebacker Eugene l^ockhart and Redskins receiver Art Monk
Both benches cleared, Fellows was ejected, and referees called the game with 24 seconds to play. Dallas had no more time outs remaining and would have been unable to stop the clock again.
“You can bet I was in there getting my licks, but that referee had no right throwing a flag on Hon,” White said. “If Theisinann’s gonna hotdog it and act like a showboat, he deserves
to get the (...) knocked out of hun.”
White added, “I don’t like it when a guy does that. There at the end when it was their way, then he starts the hotdogging.”
Dallas players said that Theismann, as he walked off the field at the end of the game, said “Stick your heart up your (...), Cowboys.” Dallas’ other defensive tackle, John Dutton, said he didn’t like the remark.
“Joe Theismann is a garbage-mouth little Dutton said. “He’s such a hot dog that all he needs is the bun. He’s got absolutely no
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