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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Thursday December 17, 1987 Spurs' road woes continue in Philly PHILADELPHIA (AP) - David Wingate was only making 37 percent of his shots, but the Philadelphia 76ers told him to keep shooting anyway The second-year NBA guard took the advice and made IO of his 15 field goals, scoring a career-high 28 points to help the Tilers defeat the San An tonio Spurs 114-102 Wednesday “They told me to keep shooting, even though I have been struggling They said they didn t mind as long as I didn’t take bad shots,” Wingate said Charles Barkley scored 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Six ers Philadelphia opened up a 51-27 lead with 4 “29 left in the second quarter Barkley had 22 points and nine re bounds in the first half while the Spurs committed 17 turnovers San Antonio rallied behind Walter Berry and narrowed the 76ers’ lead to 69-59 with 5:38 left in the third period Seven seconds later. Alvin Kobertson was assessed two quick technical fouls and was ejected by referee Bruce Alexander The first technical was assessed when Robert son said something, and the second followed when he slammed the ball to the court “‘The ball went through my hands and the referee thought I slammed it to the floor I don’t think it was fair.” Robertson said after the game Philadelphia scored the next seven points and the Spurs never again got closer than IO Cliff Robinson added 23 points and Maurice Cheeks had 13 points and 12 assists for Philadelphia Leon Wood had 24 points and Berry 23 for San Antonio The Spurs turned the ball over 26 times, a statistic that didn t please San Antonio Coach Bob Weiss “It was a long night and we didn t play well at all.” he said “We’ve just got to play smarter and with more confidence ” The Spurs’ Johnny Dawkins miss ed the game because of an ankle in jury Nuggets 132, Rockets 113 The “Twin Towers” are no more And neither was the Houston Rockets offense against the Denver Nuggets Michael Adams led a balanced Denver attack as the Nuggets blasted Houston ‘it could have been worse ” Rockets Coach Bill Pitch said We weren t expecting great things tonight with the new players in there ’ With Ralph Sampson gone the other half of the “ Twin Towers Akeem Olajuwon missed his first six shots and scored only ll points He often played forward with newcomer Joe Barry Carroll at center The Rockets traded Sampson to Golden State last weekend for < arroll and Sleepy Floyd who started his 265th consecutive NBA game and scored 14 points before fouling out Carroll scored just nine points ‘ Sleepy will be better once ne gets to know the rest of the guys he s playing with,” Pitch said. and (’arroll was out of shape and "we’re going to work on that.” Adams scored 24 points to lead five Denver players score with 20or more points Jay Vincent and Pat Lever each had 21, and Alex English and Blair Rasmussen had 20 apiece World B Free led Houston with IS points Mays 109, Nets 105 OT On a team of great shooters lx*rt*k Harper won t hesitate to call for the ballSportsworld NBA By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division w    L    Pct    GB Boston    13    8    KIS    — Philadelphia    9    8    .">29    2 New York    6    14    too    6' * Washington    ti    u    300    ii1.. New Jersey    :i    16    158    9 Central Division Detroit    14    5    737 Atlanta    n    6    700 Chicago    14    7    667    I Milwaukee    12    8    SOO    2' Indiana    u    9    550    3R. Cleveland    8    ll    421    6 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division w    L    Pct    GB Dallas    13    ti    684 Denver    13    7    650    G Houslon    ll    y    550    2'• t’tah    ll    lo    524    3 San Antonio    9    it)    474    4 Sacramento    5    15    250    H Pacific Division L A Lakers    14    6    700 Portland    13    8    619    I Seattle    lo    u    476    4 Phoenix    7    ll    189    6 L A Clippers    7    12    368    6' Colden State    3    15    167    lo Wednesday s Games Boston 121 Hah 111 Pallas loo New Jersey 105 OT Philadelphia 114 San Antonio 102 Denver 132. Houston 113 Today s Games Philadelphia at New York Indiana at VS ashington Cleveland at Chicago Houston at I ais Angeles Clippers Dis Angeles Lakers at Colden State Sacramento at Seattle Normally a play maker, the 6 foot 4 Harper got the chance to take the game winning shot Wednesday, burying a 3 pointer with 29 seconds to go in overtime to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a victory over the struggling New Jersey Nets “‘Derek isn t afraid to shoot ” said Dallas Coach John Maclwod after the Mavericks improved their record to 13-6 "His 3-point shot was perfect timing He didn t back off one bit when the game was on the line Harper had 27 points, hit three 3 pointers, had lo assists and came up with five steals anil he said he was looking for the big shot all the w ay “I was definitely looking for the 3 pointer Harper said noting that ta* hit the game winner on an open shot when Dwayne Washington strayed away from him to double team Rolando Blackman I had confidence the shot was go mg rn all the way he said It s < )K we didn t put them away in regula Hon The important thing is that we won " “Pm conte red about how we re playing in the fourth quarter said Maci^eod whose team was outscored W 17 in the fourth quarter of a tot. 93 loss to the Cleveland Caveliers on Tuesday and was outscored 32 21 in the final regulation period by the Nets on Wednesday Celtics 121, Jazz 111 Larry Bird scored 38 points and teamed w ith Robert Parish rn a third quarter surge as the Celtics con tinued their Boston Garden streak against Utah The Celtics, who had lost their last two games at the Garden are 18-cj at home against the Jazz in 14 seasons Boston hasn t lost three straight home games since tin-1978 79 season Tied 73 73 with 7 32 left in the third quarter Parish s juniper l*egan a 21 12 run that gave the Celtics a 94 85 lead going into the final period Boston's lead ranged from seven to 18 points the rest of the way Utah was led by Karl Malone with 31 CHS Classic should live up to name The Canyon Classic tips-off today vs Del Valle The host Cougar* (Photo by Ceryl Clark) at 4 p m with New Braunfels wilt play Bandera at p rn What is shaping up to tx* a very tough basketball tournament begins today with the annual Canyon Classic The action heats up with tx»ys play beginning at 4 pm when New Braunfels faces 16*1 \ aile That game will tx* followed at > kl pm with a game tx*tw«s*n Cole and \nto man At 7 p rn the host Cougars will square off against Bandera and lr the final game of the day lAX khart meets Gonzales at 8 kip rn What will make the 1 lassie especially interesting this iv th* caliber of teams participating VS hilt Canyon and New Braunfels figure ti be in the chase for the District I i V title I “I a vs 2A Cole has to U* con sidereal as one of the favorites in th* tournament 1 ole is i .inked sci owl it th** state in its clavsificatKHi and hav already beaten some pretty teams including Boerne the lean w till h edged New Bt .runlets on Tues day Gonzales enters the 1 lassn ranked 19th in Claw \ and lx*: \ alb is multi improved over last year s squad The I nu oms are the defending tournament champions “ It is going to tx* top notch basket ball vial bougar l oach Dav d Taylor mere are going ti tx several teams here which are just plain excellent high v bool teams The winners of the < anxon Bandera and Cole Antonian games will meet at 7 p in Friday while the winner of the Lockhart Gonzales game will play the winner of the New Braunfels I Hi Valle contest at 8 k> p rn Friday Girls action in the Canyon ('lassie tx-gins at 4 pm Friday when lr sui int* meets Marion At 5 (('pm Ca neon hosts Smithson Valley in .1 game which will count iii the District 13 4A standings Smithson Valley is 04 in district competition while th** Couga reties are I J lh** girls round robin tournament continues on Saturday beginning at lo with two games \t the old gym Smithson Valley will pi.iv Marion Vt th** new gym < amor meets I rsulin** v **«*-. v, , . ■ •    • their Classic play .ig.onst t rsultra* while canyon finishes .it » pm against Ma nm The boy s brai ket resumes at * a rn Saturday with th** losers of fix- (irs* round games meeting each other The consolation finals are M*t for I *■ pm arx! ’tx- third place game will play at 4 co p rn The c any tm (." Championship will ta play***! at p rn Vdmtsston to tfx- tournament is $. for adults and ll Hr students \ new IU ket will ta- n«-ed«*d eai h time vou TV enter the bunding Arizona moves to 8-0 with victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fie It takes good balance to stay near th* toj poll and Arizona has it The second ranked Wildcats I,ai lour starters score in double figures Wednesday night a they beat visiting Arkansas Little Ko* k 7.    1 to reman undefeated atter eight games Steve Kerr and loin Toltx*rt eat h int I I jaunts sean Elliott added 14 and Anthony ( ca.k had lo lur Arizona which shot ♦<*. percent for th** game in eluding a h-of 7 performance from ; jaunt range Kerr made all but one of those Kerr made five of six is and reserve Ken Udlnii made his only attempt from long range while th« Trojans were I of Lion pointers In other games involving ranked teams Nu ll Florida beat c*hio stat** UL’ •>** No ,« Mvsour defeated V irginta lech lei;* **. and No P Georgetown downed Maryland Baltimore c aunty 89 59 The ho start is tfx* ties! tor Arizona in th** five years 1 oach Lute CII son has t**en fix*re anti it in eludes victories over th!***- ranked teams Michigan Syracuse and Iowa Florida 102, Ohio State 69 I tor Ida pulled away early for the easy home v u tory as V ernon Maxwell y ur«s| 2 points and Jo* Lawrence added Jo lh** c.alure *» I used a U< 2 run Ut take a ,4 15 lead anti it wusn t close after that de thr throws were the fourth tw-st tidal in At bisters c hiev .his with alum! eight I a 77 *'0 lead and t than eight points t Byron Irsin fira while VA abv I ala . onsrcuttxr free th ates left ti. give Missour Hi'k;«*' » 2 tx*.et gt»t i est of the game *1 with 21 points for Miss Georgetown 89 Md Bait. Cnty 59 c our get** w n grail? * 1 je offensive rebounds av * dominated tfx* smaller Retrievers inside Dx* Novas led CT 27 a1 halftime hut w:?h Mat* I’.limo?; v 1 »f r.g i>! f s J J. a/s f, the -«    >* Missouri 105, Virginia Tech96 Derrick Chievous the ligets all time leading    half    thrv pulled awav for the taw victory scorer had a career high 42 jaunts and gratified 12    j)fove t rebounds as Virginia Tech s five game winning streak snapped Chievous had fix- fiHirth highest total in sc tx rn I history He also tied the ** bool mar k tor points in a half w it ti 29 iii the second half and his 17 fret Larry Simmons arx! Kerun Reynolds • a* h siored 18 points for Maryland Baltimore t own!* C Georgetown had I * beld goals in tit* fits! had and all hut an IK had jumjier bv Dwavtxr Rrvan* i ame inside f fx- kev Gold Stars fall to tough Austin Capitols Just as you can t judge a book by its cover you 1 an t judge a game try th** score Although tfx Mid c Hies Gold Mats soccer team fell to Austin s reknown 76 C apitols I Sunday tfi«*v gave nothing away hut a name the ( apitols will not soon forget The Stars came out of tilt gate in .. fury and immediately gained everyone s attention steaming up field they heated up th** aition enough to thaw out any hojees of tx* mg easily defeated But the Capitols retorted that thev as well were not going tit play til** underdog and challenged with authority ami know how likening the game to a professionally played ten ms match Impressive New Braunfels goalie Ryan Rogers earned his gold star as tx* fought off rejirated v icious attacks on goal Jerry Van Nov Robert Garza Ryan Haupert and Denton Scott all of New Braunfels demonstrated team unity as they sllpjx*d fix* hall to one another with tile coordination of darners whit** forward K c Lenten of san Marcos ami awesome James Drury of New Braunfels combined majesty and muscle to make their presence known Late in the half defender Deter Fisenhauer of Wimberley made a spectacular save wtien in* crossed Sett field and rest lied a st ore hy blasting tile ball out of an unguarded jrenalty tack Nonetheless with 1 th*- Vusitn team fir . and Ie*) I *1 at halftime Charging back on f cond half the stars w but (Hi tile st ut et«)ur d mites to go . c ow*** levi it for fix* S4- even w here As tiiey pushed their way toward goal the conf runt at ion forced fix* c apili tis to make an unfortunate er ror that resulted in a direct kick try tix* Stars In a game plagued with jx*nalties this was tux* of tix* few t all ed ill favor of til* Mid t Hies club New Braunfels midfielder Ryder Milkmaid answered tix* call and dramatically drove fix* bali home to tx* tix* game I I With new ((Hind energy tix* stars stole tix* show declaring the liark horse a powerful contender however tix- Austin team not familiar with defeat regroujxs! and .hatred upfield to om e again take tix* lead lh*- (told Man rallied and took several shots on goal Init lu* k ran out as time did Just before the final whistle t lew tix* t apitols converged **n tin* penalty area arx! <fc*spite heroic struggling on fix* part of Rogers managed to fumble in tix* parting jxtint ( oat h Daniel Hav lose hi s Gold Mars will complete Hie fail season saturday at 3 p rn on HIH I ield No 4 in New Braunfels by hosting fix* san Antonio NAM JediSchembechler upgraded to fair ANN ARBOR Mich AU Bo Schembechler s condi Hon was upgraded from satisfactory to fair a day aftc*r the Michigan coach underwent quarduple heart bypass surgery Schembechler 58. remained connected to a respirator but was conscious while ret over mg from Tuesday’s seven hour operation at St Joseph Mercy Hospital For Schembechler, who had a heart attack the day before the 1970 Rose Bowl, it was his second quadruple bypass since 1976 He is expected to remain hospitalized for at least another weekAllen fined $5,000 by NFL HOUSTON 1 AU) — Houston Oilers cornerback Patrick Allen says he plans to appeal his $5,000 fine for hitting In dianapolis kicker Dean Biasucci's neck with his forearm in a game three weeks ago Allen said Wednesday he had receiver a letter from NFL Commissioner Pete Rozell informing him of the fine. "It was an early Christmas present from good old Pele,” Allen told KR1V-TV "I did it, and I accept the consequences, which is five big ones " Roselle said it looked premeditated He said I would have been suspended but it was my first personal foul in four years and I basically had a clean record ”    . The incident occurred with six sec onds left in the Nov. 29 game at Indianapolis after the Colts had scored their final touchdown, making the score 50-27 Allen charged through and struck the Colts kicker following the extra point He received a persona) foul penalty The Oilers accused the Colts of trying to run up tix* score It s very uncharacteristic of me to do that but I was caught up in tix* heat of the buttle Allen said I will aj> jx*al it It was wrong but five grand is toughSherrill to meet with Abernathy ATI.ANTA (AP) Former Atlanta sjxirfs agent Jim Abernethy said he is to meet today w itll Texas AA M foot hall (’oach Jackie Sherrill to discuss repayment of money Alx*rnethy gave to two Aggie players who have Ix***n dec lared ineligible for the (’Olton Bow I Senior offensive tackle Tony Bartley and junior fullback Melvin Collins were suspended Tuesday after Abernethy told The Atlanta Constitution he had signed contracts with them Under NCAA rules players may riot sign representation contracts with agents or take money from agents while they still have college eligibility remaining Sherrill then appealed to the NCAA to restore their eligibility Texas AAM plays Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl Jan I Before the NCAA will consider restoration all money must be repaid and the player released from his contract The Constitution reported in today s editions Abernethy said repayment would be "between $15,000 and $20,000 ” ScoreboardOn the air THURSDAY t Cd p m * ollege basketball Austin Peay at Wichita Stale PSUN 8 in p in ( ollege basketball Braille) at Memphis Male KS RN FRIOAY I pm (.oil Pc,.A seniors Mazda C hamptons firs! round ESPN 8 pm Boxing George Foreman vs Koik) Sekorsk) in a heavyweight (mu! IO round* KSPN lupin College basketball IXPAuJ vs Washington PSUN Ila* egalite 7 kip rn C ’halllploliship GIRLS Friday 4 pm I rsuinx* vs Marion 5 k> Smithson Valley vs c any on Satuiday to lo am Canyon vs I r subtle airt! Marion vs Smithson V alley old gym 3 p rn Lr sub tx* is Smithson Valley spin Canyon vs Marion ti ILocal sports THURSDAY SATURDAY Canyon Basketball Classic BOYS Thursday 4 pm l*el Valle vs New Braunfels, 5 lo p in I ole vs Antonian 7 pm Canyon vs Bandera 8 JU p iii Ga khart vs C.oil/ales F riday 7pm Canyon Bandera winner vs Cole .Antonian winner DU pm I arc kb art Gonzales winner vs lie! Valle New Braunfels w inner Saturday 9 a rn C anyon Bandera loser vs (’ole Antonian loser and laxkhart <.on/ales loser vs Del V alle New Braunfels loser <old gym >, I JUp rn ‘insolation Finals 4 kl p rn nurd District 13-4A District basketball Handing* GIRLS Team w L GB Fredericksburg 4 Cl Boerne 3 I I New Braunfels 2 J J., T»v> 2 I IG Hays j 2 2 Clenx*ns i 2 IG Canyon i 3 3 I Eckhart i J 3 Smithson V alley u 3 3‘ j Friday * Game Smithson V alley at Canyon Tuesday * Game Fredericksburg at New Braunfels BOYS Team w L GB Clemens 2 0 Fredericksburg 2 u Tivy 2 0 Canyon i I I Boerne I I I New Bl umbels Smithson V abev Hays    o    2    2 I** kb art    0    2    7 T uevday s Game New Braunfels a1 F re*lent Ashur gCollege scores By The Associated Pun CAST Georgetown ie* NM Baltimore t *i 5a Prim eton *>I seton Hall 59 south Auburn MU Vier! el 48 t Jenison 91 Augusta 4b (basial Carolina 99 Far! Balk TCI Davidson9.1 Put Johnstown67 Honda 102 (Hun SI 69 Honda St MU Stetson 67 Georgia Southern 72 Francis Manor Georgia Tech *7 LSI 70 Louisville W. Cleveland St TV Mississippi SI 76 Mi Neese M tx. South Alabama98 BVT’ Hawaii68 Virginia St lug Delaware St (Ll MIDWEST Dayton IU6 Rollins 74 Missouri 105 V irginia Tex h 96 SOUTHWEST Houston Baptist 57. Pan Amene an 5. Texas90 SW louisiana M9 (IT FAR WEST Arizona 77 Ark Little Hoi k 53 Hepaul 88 Weber St 65 ;