New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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By DAVID KING Sports editor
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New Braunfels' Victor Sierra takes aim on a free throw during Tuesday's game
In a little more than eight minutes Tuesday night, the New Braunfels Unicorns slid from the penthouse suite to out on the street.
In that time, the Unicorns went from two points ahead of Westlake, one of the state’s best boys’ basketball teams, to IO points down. Those eight minutes also happened to come at the end of the game, as the Chaparrals took a 75-67 victory at the New Braunfels gym.
'We’ll never be a great ballclub until we can take charge in the fourth quarter,” New Braunfels Coach Cliff Wilkins noted after his team was outscored 19-9 in the final period and fell to 6-7 on the season.
Tilo Schmidt hit the last of his 15 third-quarter points on an eight-foot jump shot late in the third period to give the Unicorns their last lead at 58-56.
New Braunfels won the tip to start the final quarter, but the Chaparrals’ Ronny Castillo stole the ball and combined with Rich Dozier for a fast-break layup at the other end. Tie game.
New Braunfels went down to the other end — and missed four shots and two free throws. Castillo hit a 16-footer. 60-58. Damon Millett, who had a personal-best 17 points, tied the game w ith two free throws.
Then the Chaps rolled off seven straight points as the Unicorns missed four shots and five free
Bigger, deeper Clemens tops Cougars
By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor
Facing the Clemens Buffaloes, the toughest team they had played so far thi> year, the Canyon Cougars knew they needed a w tre-to-w ire effort to pull off the upset
Instead, their offense went awry in the second and fourth quarters, and the Buffaloes put down a late rally en route to a 7u-51 win at Canyon Tuesday.
The taller, deeper Buffaloes broke open a tight game with 12 unanswered points in the second quarter, and then outscored the Cougars 17-4 in the last five minutes of the contest after Canyon had pulled to within six
“They were the best team we've played so far,’ Canyon coach David Taylor said
"They didn’t have but tour outside shots in the second half.” he added Everything else was in the paint
Clemens forwards Gary Inman and Freddy Degollado used their quickness and ball-handling to break down Canyon's man-to-man defense and penetrate to the lane And the Buffaloes applied a second-quarter full-court pres:. which forced one turnover after another and helped them pull away lo a double-digit lead.
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of the quarter, and proved to be the start of a run of 12 unanswered points.
The Buffaloes came out pressing in the second quarter, and it was 30-16 before Todd Banks ended the drought w ith a three-point play
Their pressure out front hurt us.' Taylor said. ’ We had trouble getting into our offense.”
Canyon could get no closer than nine in the second quarter, and the Buffaloes had pulled out to a 41-27 lead at halftime.
Buckets by Hartzog and Degollado w idened the lead to 49-32 midway through the third quarter. Bul Banks hit a follow shot and a three-point play. with a David Hays follow shot sandwiched rn between, and suddenly it was 49-39. A minute later, Danny Hernandez hit a 20-footer at the buzzer to narrow the margin to 53-45.
With Hartzog on the bench with four fouls, the
Buffaloes went to a slowdow n game in the fourth quarter. Canyon’s momentum continued when Troy Moss banked in a five-footer to make it 53-47. The Cougars then missed a chance to cut the lead to four, and Buffalo guard Iamnic Hubbard was fouled w hile converting a fast break layup at the other end His three-point play started Clemens on its 17-4 run to put the game away.
Banks led all scorers with 21 points, but Hernandez was the only other Cougar in double figures with IO. Clemens spread its scoring around, led by Inman <17>, Degollado il6) and Hartzog (14i.
The Cougars missed point guard Ronnie Rit-timann, Taylor said. Rittimann. still recovering phy sically and mentally from the football season, may be* ready this week, he indicated.
Hernandez and Rodney Hansen ta converted forward) both had their troubles at point guard. Hernandez, only 5-6, had trouble getting the ball through the Buffaloes, who had good overall height.
But Taylor said the game served its purpose. "We got some good experience against a good team," he said. Clemens had been rated first in 4A Region IV in a preseason coaches’ poll.
"And I thought we did a good job coming buck in the third quarter," he added.
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Fourth-quarter skid dooms New Braunfels
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Tilo Schmidt 9 69 24 Victor Sierra 2 02 4 David Caddell 9 2 3 20. Bill Fox 0 0 4 0 Damon Millett 7 3 3 1 7, Alan Walker 1012 Leon Sneed
0 O O 0. Claude Porterie 0 0 10 Totals 28 11 23 67
Waight 5 3 5 13, Dozier 10 2 2 22 Castillo 11 0
1 22, Barnes 6 0 0 12 Morris 3 0 0 6 Nye 0 0 0 0 Kirtley 0 OO 0 Miller 0 O O 0, Gregory 0 Od) 0. Duff 0 O O 0 Totals 35 5 8 75
Westlake 16 16 24 19 75
New Braunfels 10 25 23 9 67
Fouled out None Total fouls Westlake
18, New Braunfels 9
throws. 67-60 with 3:25 left in the game.
David Caddell made it 67-62 with an 18-foot bank shot, but Rob Waight hit a free throw for the Chaps, and after a free throw from Schmidt, Westlake ran off a 5-0 string to put the game out of reach at 73-63 with a minute left.
In the gruesome final quarter. New Braunfels hit only three of 21 shots from the field and three of IO free throws. Westlake hit seven of 15 from the field and five of seven from the line.
"Our whole key is to get everybody playing consistently,” Wilkins said. "We didn’t get that tonight."
Take, for example. Schmidt’s night. The 6-5 junior had six points in the first half. 15 in the third quarter and 24 for the game. Caddell scored IO in the first half but quit shooting in the third quarter. He wound up with
"When Tilo got wound up, some of the others quit looking for shots," Wilkins noted.
While Schmidt was struggling in the first half. Caddell Millett and Victor Sierra were battling to give the Unicorns a 35-32 halftime lead. New Braunfels led 35-28 at one point late in the half, but Waight hit a 16-footer and Castillo got wide-open lonely under the basket for an easy rebound and follow shot to narrow the margin.
Sierra, despite scoring only four points, was one of the major reasons for the Unicorns’ good showing. The junior operated the fast break almost magically, setting up layups and controlling a transition game that consistently worked against the Chaps
But in the fourth quarter, the only transition was on tile scoreboard, as the Chaps took control.
"We’ve got to improve our free throw shooting and play better defense," Wilkins said "We can’t rely on staying hot the whole ballgame.”
New Braunfels allowed 43 points in the second half, with the Chaparrals often working for and getting wideopen shots.
"I’m pleased with the effort; they have a top-notch ballclub, and we played right with them," Wilkins added. "But 43 points in the second half is too much, and that fourth quarter was horrendous.’’
Billies shred Rangers, 73-62
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
A deadly combination took its toll on Smithson Valley Tuesday night as the Rangers lost to Fredericksburg
"It was just a combination of them being good and us not playing as w ell as we could," said Smithson Valley Coach Roger Kraft.
Fredericksburg did a good job against the Rangers under the boards and kept pressure on the Smithson Valley offense, but the real key to the Billies’ win was the play of Tim Kaman.
The son of the Billies’ head coach scored a season-high 40 points against the Rangers, 28 in the first half, as Fredericksburg opened an early lead it never lost.
"He just takes the w ind right out of your sails," Kraft said of Kaman. "He was phenomenal.’’
Ray Reyes lead the Rangers with 20 points, with Rolando Trevino adding 14.
Kraft said the Hangers did not put enough pressure on the Billies.
"I just don’t know how conisitentlyStatistics
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Mike livme 0 00 0 Rolando Trevino 7 00 14 Ray Reyes IO OO 20. Paul Pliant* 6 0 1 12, Fernando Trevino 0 0 0 0 Chris Lehman 3 0 16 Roy Sanders 2 4 4 8 Tony Rendon 0 0 0 0 Matt Severance 100 2, Mike Eddleton 0 00 0 Totals 29 4 6 62
Tracy Hermann 0 OO 0 Damn Duecket 6 I 1 13 Randy Glover 4 OO 8 Brian Sikes 0 0 0 0 Tim Kaman 19 24 40, John Valadez 3 OO 6 Todd Enderlin 0 0 2 0, Tommy Feuye 100 2, Kevin Weber 0 OO 0. Lonnie Oavis I OO 2 Wayne Ransleben I OO 2 Total 35 3 7 73 Fredericksburg 22 23 20 18 73
Smithson Valley IO 18 10 24 62
Fooled out none Total fouls
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we played tonight," he said. "They are a very good team, but you have to at least challenge them. You can’t lay back and accept it.
"I know we are a better team than we showed tonight," he said.
Kaman scored the first eight points for the Billies as they took an early 8-4 lead.
Reyes countered Kaman early, scoring the first six points for Smithson Valley.
But Fredericksburg took the game with a 14-pomt spurt in the final 3^
minutes of the period, as the Billies worked the ball inside on offense and forced several Ranger turnovers.
Fredericksburg lead 22-10 at the end of the first quarter with Kaman accounting for 14 of the Billies’ points.
In the second quarter, Kaman matched his first quarter performance, corning up with 14 points — most from the 15-18 foot range.
The Rangers kept within 12 points until the final two minutes of the half when Kaman hit on a 20-foot jumper, then stole a pass and ran it in for a layup.
His field goal from the top of the key gave the Billies a 45-28 halftime lead,
Smithson Valley didn t score until more than three minutes had elapsed in the third quarter as Fredericksburg extended its lead to 53-28.
Kaman finished tile quarter with a flurry of baskets, one on a 25-foot jump shot and another on a steal and
las up to give the Billies a 65-38 lead going into the fourth quarter
Kaman opened the final quarter with a basket from the free throw line, but it would be his last points of the night, as he finally Int a cold streak
He was given a rest with just over four minutes remaining in the game.
Smithson Valley outscored Fredericksburg 24-8 in the final quarter, as Keyes and Paul Pharm scored six points apiece to pace the Rangers
Kraft said he hopes his team can regain some of the intensity it show ed earlier in the season.
"We’re struggling to find our roles right now' We need to get our intense back We have to get after people. It doesn’t matter if they beat you but you have to at least challenge them,” he said.
"We’ve played hard at times, now we just have to learn to do it for 32 minutes,” Kraft said
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Smithson Valley's Tony Rendon shoots as the Billies' Tim Kaman tries to defend