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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Lanier runs by Unicorns By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer Austin Lanier’s run-and gun offense may have been fun to watch, but New Braunfels girls basketball Coach Patsy Davis said her team was too caught up in the spectator mode against the Lady Viks Lanier raced and rebounded its way to a 58-36 victory over the Unicorns Thursday night in a first found game of the Canyon Classic at Cougar Gym ' Mainly we just stood around and watched We just stood around and didn’t block out and they are real quick We are just not used to playing people like that,” Davis said New Braunfels played the 26-5A Lady Viks tight in the first quarter, but Lanier outscored New Braunfels 22-7 in the second quarter for a 40-18 halftime margin The Unicorns hit HO percent of its first half shots, but took only IO field goal attempts in the first two quarters Meanwhile. Lanier hit less than 50 percent of its shots, but the Lady Viks’ domination of the boards gave them three to four chances at a time "I think we learned a lot tonight If we had blocked out better, we would have stayed closer We stayed with them in the first quarter.” Davis said. Suzanne Brines 13 points led New Braunfels Krista Wright added eight points for the Unicorns before fouling out in the fourth quarter Lanier led h o when Wright sank a free throw and fed two inside passes for easy baskets by Bryne and Hea’her Woods Wright’s shot from the top of the key gave the Unicorns their only lead of the game at 7-6 with 4 20 left in the quarter "Krista had a pretty good game She is quite a hustler and ran real hard tonight,” Davis said Two quick baskets gave the lead back to the Lady Viks Lanier finish ed the quarter with six unanswered points for an 18 ll lead Statistics LAN IC R ISS) Teresa Cobble 2 2 3 6 Yolanda f asley 4 0 2 8 Yvette Campbell 7 24 16, It/ Fei.nell 0 OO 0, Tamme Tilghman 3 OO 6 Lots Schul!/ 2 0 14 Sheila Collin OO I 0, Came Cass 5 0 0 10 Shelley Yale* 0 2 2 2. Kathryn Burkhairer 3 00 6 Total* 26 6 1 3 58 NEW BRAUNFELS (38) Suaanne Btyne 4 58 13, Jana Chaim 1 00 2. Kent Davis 0 00 0 Coala Dees 0 00 0, Wendy Doeppen*chmcJi 0 00 0. Ro sa ne Hoi/ 115 3 Debbie Smith 0 2 2    2 Debbie Welly    2 00 4 Heather Woods 2    0    2 4 Knsta Wright    2 46 8 Total* 12 12 23 36 Lanier    18    22 10    8    58 New Braunfels    ll    7    6    12    36 Total Iou!* lamer 21 New Braunfels 16 Fouled out Tinman Wright LESLIE KRIEWALDT/HERALD ZEITUNG New Braunfels' Tim Galloway chases down the ball during Thursday's game AWOL SV lacks punch in loss to Crockett By DAVID KIND Sports Bittor The Smithson Valley defense showed up in full force hut the offense stayed on the bus Thursday in the first round of the Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament. Smithson Valley, shooting only 24 percent from the field, fell to Austin Crockett 55-33 to drop into the consola lion bracket of the tournament We did a good job of defense,” Kangerettes Coach Keith Sullivan said. "Our biggest problem now is scoring points That and we didn’t rebound well tonight.” The Lady Cougars’ quickness also hurt Smithson Valley. “They were a lot quicker than we were,” Sullivan said. ‘ They were the quickest team we’ve played all year, I believe.” Crockett’s quickness and aggressiveness under the basket made the difference in the second quarter, when the Cougars blew open an 11-5 first quarter lead. Maria Cantu hit a short jump shot and Juanita Clark dropped in a layup on fast breaks to start an 8-2 run for Crockett. By the time the quarter was over, the Cougars led 23-13 Crockett simply beat Smithson Valley down the court with its fast break and good ballhandling Statistics SMITHSON VALLEY 1331 Tiffany Beene 2 36 7, Karen Ntbught 4 0 18 Sbelynn McCoy 4 3 5 11, Nella Ferguson 1012, Biennan Hardy I O O 2, Laurie Hughes 0 00 0 Totals 13 7 15 33 CROCKETT 1551 Juanita Clark I 0 0 2. Jennifer Fasnacht 1 24 4, Kim Cummings 0 0 0 0, Kim Foster 5 0 1 IO, Melissa Model 5 2 3 12 Michelle Thompson 4 2 2 IO. Maria Cauli 4 0 0 8 Delible Baggett 4 12 9 Total* 24 7 12 56 Smithton Valley    ..................5    8    9 11    33 Crockett    ................... II 12 16 16    56 Fouledout None lotalfouls Smithson VOIey 13. Crockett 14 But until the fourth quarter, when Crockett went to a spread-out offense, the Rangerettes did a good job of halfcourt defense. That defense didn’t help at the other end, though. Smithson Valley started the second half by missing Its first four shots, and the Rangerettes missed nine of 13 in the period. Tiffany Beene finally broke the cold snap with a 12-footer, but the Rangerettes couldn’t build any momentum And when they didn’t hit their first shots, there weren’t any second ones. "A big problem was that we would get one shot, and if we didn’t hit It, that was all,” Sullivan said In the second half the Rangerettes had two offensive rebounds Coming Sunday The 1985 All-Comal County Dream Football Team will be announced in Sunday's Herald Zeitung. The team, composed of players from the three local schools, was g selected by the sports staff.Hvrald-Zeitung Friday, December 20,1985 Page 8A NB outguns San Marcos By TOM LABINSKI Blaff writer New Braunfels’ quick-passing offense was held without a score Thurs-day, but when opportunities presented themselves, the Unicorn soccer team was nearly perfect. New Braunfels scored three first half goals on long-range kicks as the Unicorns bested San Marcos — another first-year team — 4-1 at the Middle School field. The Unicorns’ controlled offense dominated the game, but after some superb ballhandling and passing, New Braunfels could not push the ball into the Rattler goal. Instead the Unicorns relied on blasts from Jeff Bryan, Tim Galloway, Leonard "Legs” Lagunas and Travis Thrift to upend San Marcos. “I don’t think we ran our offense as well as I would have liked, but we took advantage of the opportunities we got. and I’m pleased with that,” said New Braunfels Coach Chas Schaner. Bryan’s kick from 30 yards sailed past the San Marcos goalie, giving the Unicorns the lead four and a half minutes into the game. Galloway's unchallenged shot from 35 yards out was deflected by the goalie, but not enough to keep the ball out of the net midway through the half. The Rattlers made the score 2-1 IO minutes later when a halfback scored from long range. New Braunfels regained its two goal lead a minute before the half ended when Lagunas found himself alone with the ball 20 yards out. His right-footed kick curved away from the goalie and into the net. The Unicorns capped the scoring 13 minutes into the second half when Thrift made a steal at midfield and quickly kicked a line drive into the Rattler net. "We had some really strong kicking today,” Schaner said. "Our defense did a good job of keeping the pressure of our goalies Keith Pehl had a real strong game on defense." Gerardo Benavides made his first start at goalie for New’ Braunfels and played a good game, Schaner said. Mike Shuler was in goal the second half and held the Rattlers scoreless. The Unicorns are 8-1 on the season and will play at Alamo Heights at I p.m. Saturday The Mules are the only team that has defeated New Braunfels this season. DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG Smithson Valley's Karen Albright takes aim DERY L CLARK /HERALD ZEITUNG Canyon's Cheryl Butler (211 and Stacey Moeller apply defensive pressure Thursday Somerset rolls over Canyon Bf BAVIS KMB Sports Bittor Canyon Coach Joy Scharf chalked it up to intimidation "We had a terrific practice yesterday, hut I guess you don’t get intimidated by your teammates,” she said of the Cougarette basketball team, which lost to Somerset 33 20 Thursday in the Cougar Classic first round "I think it’s all up here with us,” she said, pointing to her head. The Cougarettes sputtered on offense Thursday night, scoring only six points in the second half. The Bulldogs scored 19, breaking a 14 all halftime tie. In fact, Somerset scored the first IO points of the second half to turn the game into a rout, hitting a 12-footer, a four-footer, a layup and two follow shots to grab a 24-14 advantage six minutes into the half Sherry Wood gave Canyon its first points of the half with 1:54 left in the third quarter when she ripped a 16-footer. Seconds later, Cheryl Butler jumped out of a crowd to hit a short jump shot and make the score sound deceptively close at the end of the quarter. But the Cougarettes’ shooting for the entire quarter — 20 percent on two of IO attempts ~ set the tone for the rest of the game The fourth quarter was an exerciseCougars play tonight The Canyon Cougars open the boys’ day of the Canyon Basketball Classic today while Smithson Valley will receive a bye. Canyon will face the 27-3A Cole Cougars at 5:30 p m in the first of today’s three games. Smithson Valley received a bye when Kenedy dropped out of the tournament. The Rangers, 10-2 on the year after a loss to Devine Tuesday night, will play the winner of the Canyon-Cole game at noon on Saturday. The loser of today’s game will receive an automatic berth in Saturday’s 4.30 p m consolation finals at Frazier Elemntary In other games tonight, the Canyon JV team will meet Bandera at 7 p.m., followed at 8:30 p m with a game between Antonian and Lockhart. The winners of those two games will meet at 1:30 p m. Saturday at Cougar Gym with the losers playing at the same time at Frazier. In the girls tournament, Canyon will face Smithson Valley at 9 a.m. Saturday at Frazier. The winner will advance to the consolation final. In the other bracket, New Braunfels will meet Southwest at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Frazier, with the winner also advancing to the consolation final. In the winners’ half of the bracket at Canyon Gym, Somerset will square off against Austin Crockett at 9:00 a m., followed by a game between Austin Lanier and Boerne ar 10:30 a m. The losers in those two contests will meet at 3 pm. to decide third place in the tournament, with the championship game at 6 p m in frustration for the Cougarettes, as they missed ll of ll shots from the field ami hit two of eight free throws. Somerset’s Shanda Curbow hit a short junp shot and then worked the give-and-go for a layup by Kim Rankin to extend the Bulldogs’ lead back to to points The Cougarettes fought to get back into the game, hut either missed and didn’t rebound the shot or missed the front end of a one and-one opportunity eight straight times down the court. Leah Krieg made one of two free throws for the Cougarettes with 5:35 left in the game, hut Canyon didn’t score again until a free throw by Wood with 59 seconds left. "We didn't deserve to buy a basket," Scharf said Canyon hit seven of 51 shots from the field in the game and made six of 17 free throws. The Cougarettes also looked slow afoot, Scharf said "They stood around and watched while they (Somerset) shot, then they stood around and watched while they rebounded,” she said "They just weren’t playing.” Wood led Canyon with nine points, while Rankin had nine for Somerset.Statitsics CANYON CKX HaiKila Rittimann 0 0 0 0, Lory Hill 0 OO 0, To* Cappieman 2 2 4 6. Ksttuyn Kyle 0 OO 0. Sperry Wood 4 13 9. Liana    Tyler    0121, Cheryl    Butler I I 3 3, Leat! Kney 0    13 1,    Stacey    Moeller    0 0 0 0, Michelle Toon 0 0 2 0 Total* 7 417 20 SOMERSET (331 Kim Rankin 4 14 9, Kelli Good*on I 0 2 2, Amy Hick* 2 OO 4, Maltese Parker 2 0-0 4, Terri Kur/ 3 0 3 6, Stiende Cut how 3 24 8 Totele IS 3-13 33 Canyon ..............•    6    4    2-20 Somerset.............•    6 10    t - 33 Fouledout Parker Total foul* Canyon 17, Somerset 18 ;

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