New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Boerne hits 3s, f.t.s to survive late rallyPage 10A Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, December 11, 1991
By JOE BELK Sports Editor
The New Braunfels Unicorns have a sign up in their locker room that says, “Shoot like a champion.” Tuesday night, they got a demonstration.
‘‘We ran into a bunch of shooting champions tonight,” Unicom Coach Cliff Wilkins said after his team lost to Boerne, 75-65, on Tuesday night at Unicom Gym.
‘‘That’s the kind of confidence it takes, and it’s not a false confidence — those guys have all been there before,” Wilkins said of the Boerne team which hit 14 of 15 fourth-quarter free-throw attempts.
The Greyhounds also came out shooting, hitting IO first-half three-pointers. Boerne led 22-12 after one quarter, and the Unicorns kept pace after that.
But Boerne won the game at the charity stripe, as the Greyhounds were held to four field goals in the second half — all by guard Jeff Wilson.
“They made four field goals the entire second half. I can’t ask for any better defense than that,” Wilkins said, adding that it was a credit to Boerne to be able to win against that type of defensive effort. “How did they do it? They hit their free throws, they protected the ball and they buried the big shots when it counted.”
Boerne’s biggest shot of the game came after New Braunfels threatened late in the fourth quarter.
With the Unicorns trailing 60-51, guard Michael Siena penetrated and
Shivers 5 6 8 19, Baum 1 0 0 2, Dickey 0 3 4 3. Dresser! 3 10-13 19 Wilson 7 4 4 23. Ridd 22-5 6, Kennett OO OO Busch OO OO, Smith 0 O O 0, Fowler 1 O O 3, Burgess OOO 0, Highsmith 0 O O 0. Wright 0 0 0 0 Totals 19 25 34 75.
NEW BRAUNFELS (65)
Bustos 3 4-7 10, Smith 2 O O 4, Drury 6 3 4 15, Sierra 6 1-1 14 Riedel 0 3-4 3 Overall 3 2-2 9, Caldwell 3 O O 6. Hudgins 0 O I 0. lybrand 1 2-2 4, Sargent 0 O O 0. Simons 0 0-00 Totals24 15-21 50.
Boerne 22 25 11 17 — 75
New Braunfels 12 22 12 19 — 65
Fouled out: Dickey, Caldwell Total fouls Boerne 25, New Braunlels 26 Three point goals—Boerne Wilson 5, Shivers 3, Dres sen 3. Fowler: New Braunfels Overall Sierra JV score New Braunlels 70, Boerne 61
scored to cut Boerne*s lead to seven.
John Drury got the defensive rebound on the Greyhounds’ next possession, and the Unicorns worked the ball around to Sierra past the three-point arc.
The Unicom sophomore drilled a three and was fouled on the play, completing the four-point play with 3:11 left in the game to cut the lead to 60-57.
Boerne star Rqbby Shivers missed a free throw aller dial for his team’s only miss of the quarter, and Drury again secured the rebound.Bell Bustos and Drury worked a give-and-go on die other end. with Drury finding Bustos at a basket for a layup which cut the lead to one point with 2:35 remaining.
“We played great defense (on the
next possession), and then that guy buries a three from deep in the corner,” Wilkins said. “That was their only field goal of the fourth quarter.”
Wilson nailed the shot with 2:20 remaining, breaking the 8-0 New Braunfels run and returning the momentum to the Greyhounds.
In the last 2:10, Boerne hit 12 of
12 free-throw attempts. Shivers and Nathan Dressen sunk four each, while Wilson added two for a game-high 23 points.
Drury scored the last six points for New Braunfels, keeping the team within six until Boerne scored the final four points in the last 15 seconds.
The Greyhounds improved to 8-0
on the season, after winning the Edgewood tournament last weekend. Some of Boerne’s players, such as Shivers and Wilson, were on the 1989 4A state finalist team.
Those two and Dressen combined for 61 of Boeme’s 75 points, with 19 each from Shivers and Dressen complementing Wilson’s effort.
“They play a lot of people, but
they’ve got three big guns,” Wilkins said. “We’ve kind of got four little guns.”
The Unicom coach added that he thought New Braunfels’ defensive pressure tired out the Greyhounds late in the game.
“They had to play so hard in the first half and third quarter. They
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Rangerettes rout Eagles
SY extends winning streak to five gamesBy JOE BELK Sports Editor
The Smithson Valley Rangerettes extended their winning streak to five games Tuesday night, overcoming the flu and foul trouble to defeat Pleasanton, 62-37.
The Rangerettes’ leading scorer, lliana Arizpe, played with a temperature and ran into foul trouble, while point guard Heather Bon also played despite sickness.
But Smithson Valley established a lead early and built on it, allowing Arizpe to rest in the second half — she scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half.
The leading scorer in the game, Tiffany Friescnhahn, scored many of her points in transition as the Rangcrctte pressure was very effective against the Eagles.
•'We were In control the whole game,” Smithson Valley Coach Teri Eubank said. "We slowly took a lend and built on it."
The Rangerettes lost their first two games of the season, but nave since won five straight — including the Bandera tournament championship.
The key to the winning streak has been defense, as die Rangerettes have allowed an average of 34 points in the five victories. The most points an opponent has scored during the streak is 37,
Hic team currently has just seven players, and the last few victories have come in spite of the fact that at least one player has usually been sick.
"We’re just trying to stay healthy," Eubank said. :cm» like this flu is going through all of us."
Three Rangerettes reached double-digit scoring in Tuesday’s game, with sophomore Cecily Herring adding; IO points to complement Friescnhahn and Arizpe.
"Cecily is really coming on,” Eubank said. “She’s; starting to really understand the defense. She just looks* more confident in the way she moves out there.’'
Kristen Richey also played well in the post for* Smithson Valley, with the senior scoring nine points.
"Kristen had some good shots,” the coach said. “She struggled in the first quarter, but she kept her composure!
and put some shots in the second half.” !
The Rangerettes took a 13-8 lead after one quarter,-then built it to 31-17 by halftime. Pleasanton kept pace in! the third as Smithson Valley outscored the Eagles by* one, but the Rangerettes eliminated any possibility of a; rally by outscoring their guests 18-8 in the final quarter. !
"In the fourth quarter, we forced a lot of turnovers. I! think we wore Pleasanton down mentally,” Eubank said.: "We got some easy baskets. Thut’s where Tiffany got; some of her points.”
Smithson Valley plays at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in tho Marble Falls tournament, against the host Marble Pal Ii; team. The winner will play st 6 p.m. Friday, with U»< loser playing at 12:30 p.m. Friday.Statistics
Smithson Valley 62. Pleasanton 37 ;•
SMITHSON VALLIY: Frlesenhahn 17, Arizpe 1 lf Herring IO. Rlohey 0, Barr e, Smith 4. Boss 3
Rangers fall to Dripping Springs
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Uh Dripping Sprints for the first irii*piui quarters Tuesday night, >en saw the Tigers break their lead
n down the stretch for a 76-9*1 dory.The teams split the season trial, with Smithson Valley inning an earlier home game gainst Dripping Springs.In the imavch, the Tigers came out hot and pentd up a lead — although mithson Valley was able to keep lose "We played a pretty good first alf, despite how will they wire laying, Smithton Valley Coach
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and that up®1*4* Ditngs up for their big kldi.MTha Tigers hot shooting gave them a 39-31 halftime lead, with the margin staying close to eight throughout most of the third quarter ’’It was back and forth,” Dement said. "We didn't gain any ground; they didn't gain any ground. It seemed like the game was Just waiting for one team to take over.’’With four minutes to play in
the fourth quarter, the Tigers led by nine."We were still In it,” Dement' said. "We had two or duce section * in the game where we lost ou( composure and took shots we dldn £ need to take, Overall, we played pretty good. We Just lost oui composure (late in th^ Marne)."That's all part of the learning experience, Once you've been there a few times, you Icard what to do to get out of those situations. When you’re down six of eight points, you're still In the game, You just have to exercise patient^ and take good shots."Smithson Valley's top Inside players, carnet Oalcn Church and forward Damon ;
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