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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 1QA_ Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas    Wednesday    December    23    198"Fredericksburg sweeps past the Unicorns Boys fall to 0*2 in District By TIM WAITS Staff Writer FREDERICKSBURG The District 13-4A road has not been kind to the New Braunfels Unicorns as they try to get untracked early against league opponents In Fredericksburg, always a tough gym for visitors, the Unicorns fell behind quickly and never generated the steam necessary for a takeover of the Billies The home team kept its distance from the Unicorns and posted a 57-50 win Tuesday afternoon It was the Unicorns' second district loss in as many games We played even with them after the first quarter." said Unicorn Coach Allan Luksa “We just couldn't get over the hump " Correct The Billies got off to a good start, racing to a 10-2 lead with the aid of a couple of three-point shots and steady ball handling, while the Unicorns were sputtering on of tense Craig Morrison and Rodney Holland scored field goals to cut the Billies lead to five. 14-9 Daryl Kott banked in a shot at the first-quarter buzzer to give the Billies a seven point advantage The next three quarters were a deadlock for the two teams In the second quarter it appeared the Unicorns were on the verge tak mg control of the game John Schwarz hit a jumper and a pair of free throws and Darrel Hunter sank two straight field goals to cut the gap to 23-21 The Billies picked up a pair of points on tree throws but Garon Galloway nailed a three-pointer from the top of the key to move the I mcorns within a point. 25-24 Fredericksburg scored on its next three trips down the floor including a trey from Erie Herzog Morrison canned a jumper from the free-throw line at the buzzer but the Unicorns trailed by six. 32 2b. at halftime We d get to within three or four of them and then we d have a turnover or something said Luksa They were in the bonus early and that hurt us A deliberate, it uneventful third quarter resulted in the Billies outscoring the Unicorns 129 as neither team could get rolling The Unicorns laded to gain ground as both squads traded buckets tor the Statistics NEW BRAUNFELS (50) Hunter I 2 2 9. Morrison 3 2-2 8, Schwarz I 2-2 4 Herrera it 3 4 9. Galloway 2 0-0 6, Holland 2 0-u 4 Simmonds 2 o I 6 Walker 0 O OO Herman004)0 Totals iso ii so FREDERICKSBURG (57) Karnan I 6-89, Glover 5 2 3 12 McGill OO 0 o Jacoby o IM) 0 Burg 2 2-3 7 Kott 5 3-10 13. Schandua I 04) 2 Herzog 6 13 14 Totals 20 14 26 57 New Braunfels    »    17    9    is    so Fredericksburg    )6 16 12 IS    - 57 Fouled out None Team Fouls New Braunfels 24 Fredericksburg 13 Three Point Goals Galloway 2 Simmonds 2. Hunter Human. Burg Herzog first few minutes ct the quarter In the last tour minutes the Unicorns were relegated to just three field goals all three pointers At the same time. the Billies scored just five points Hunter popped tor three with 4 12 left, but the Unicorns were scoreless tor the next three minutes as lur novers and failed three-point shots stalled any chance at a comeback Jimmy Simmonds hit a pair of three pointers in the last minute but it w as too little and way too late Herzog had a game high 14 points for the Billies and teammates Kott and Rusty Glover followed with Kl and 12 points, respectively No Unicorns scored in double digits as Hunter and Rico Herrera led the way with nine apiece The I mcorns are now looking forward to spending the rest of the holidays on their home court The Unicorns will host scrappy laxkhart on Tuesday and will entertain Samuel Clemens on Jan 5 We re just going to prepare tor Ixxkhartsaid Luksa "Hopefully we ll do better at home District 13-4A District basketball standings BOYS Team    im    L    GB TIV)    3    0 Clemens    2    o Fredericksburg Canyon    I    I Bi terne Smithson \ alley    ti t J New Braunfels    "    2 Hays    2 Vt laxkhar?    ti    2    2 Tuesday s Game FredericK>t*urg 57 New Braunieis Saturday s Game I any on ss I tripping springs at san An tonio Billies hold on to early lead By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor Coming from behind has been a trademark of the New Braunfels girls basketball team all season but Tuesday night the Unicorns picked the w rong team to try it against Defending 13-4A champion Fredericksburg jumped out to a quick lead and increased its district record to 8 0 by downing New Braunfels 63 54 at Unicom Gym The loss drops New Braunfels to 2 2 in district competition The team’s downfall proved to be the first quarter when the Billies dominated the offensive boards Senior post Joanne Frantzen had of her game high 22 points in the opening period including two baskets off of rebounds The I mcorns press could not con tam Fredericksburg which repeatedly tound an open plus under the basket The Billies completed the quarter by hitting the last five of their field goal attempts giving them a 2o 9 lead We re just getting real notorious for our poor first quarters We v an t seem to get settled down said New Braunfels Coat h Patsy Dav is lf we I an just make up our minds to play good basketball for tour quarters we i an do it it - just ,i mat ter of wanting ludo it she said Nika Schmidt v ame off the bench to give New Braunfels a lift in the re bounding department Her nine points in the second quarter helped the I nit oms stay close as they did trailing ut 21 at halftime New Braunfels staved even with the district leaders in the third quartet still ’t a mg by IV at the end of period and crept closer in Hie fourth with Kelli Davis arni I rista Dees combining for three thr***-pointers in the final stanza \fter trailing tty as many as 2t> midway through! the third quarter a shot tty Kim Wmgate pulled New Braunfels within i< at <2 42 with a lo left in ttie game Back to ba« k jumpers by Davis from tie yond the three {*>int im* ate in the game pulled the I mcorns within eight points at * I . In the quarter Ha* tit tiles were outscored 21 ll Coach Davis said it just took her team some tim* to real ze ! could play w Uh the defending f .impious I think thev intimidated US a tittie Statistics FREDERICKSBURG 16)1 Widenfellcr 2 1-45 Saltemeler 40-18 Kramer 5 (Kl IO Harrises 8 2 5 18 Frantzen 8 6-7 22 Au Fillers 0 04)0 An Filers (mo Laumannoo io Totals 27* 1 a»J NE VV BRAUNFELS (54 Wingate I 143 Torres 0 04iu Wright 2 2 2 I XT' 5 0-0 13 Davis 6 4 6 18 Well) ll 2 7 Doeppenschmtdt I oo 2 Schmidt 3 3 * 9 si heel (I 04) o Hardeman 0 OO o Totals Ii ii ?o sa F r to Tricks bu' 9    20    ll 12 I) 63 Nu* Braunfels    *    12    12    21    54 Fouled out Wright Davis Total fou.' Fredericksburg I.1 Nev* Braunfels . • Three point shots flees I Davis 2 at first They may have hurt u*> especially in the fird quarter she said But they are just a real solid team You can't spot them that big a lead and expet f to come back The game aiso marked the return Of Debbie Welly who has missed the past few w**ek' with an ankle injurv Welts played sparingly tuesday night and looked impressive in nor mg seven point' she was a little tentative I d say she was play mg at atxrut he percent Davis said I think it will tx* a dif lerent story when I debbie is at fuL strength Kelli Davis is points .ed New Braunfels Ix-es finished with D points \fter play .ng F redericksburg I jv v and B*x*roe in 'heir last three games the I nicoms will aiso get a break of sorts in the scheduling with the next four games coming against lax khart Diemens Smithson \ ailev .md Hays It ll tx* a different slurs from here on in We ll be a fietter team Davis predicted District 13-4A Nv*f' ba Oi«ii T earn I rear:, GB I wcvda • I Gam* F •« ie: ■ kxf'Ufg o*wd41 % Gans* NB S John Schwas shoots from the baseline in a game earlier this season ‘Photo t y D^’, r arxLeavell-Floyd combination sparks Houston victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Houston Rockets No I reason for trading Ralph Sampson was to strengthen a chronically weak backcourt on Tuesday night Sleepy Floyd paid the first div idend on that trade F loyd scored 2" points and lellow guard Allen Leaved added 26. leading the Rockets to a 122*103 victory over Atlanta, snapping a four game losing streak The Hawks who got 2u points from Dominique Wilkins never led in the game and the loss ended a five game winning streak Leaved who hit ll of 14 shots ex peeled to be replated in the starting lineup by Floyd who was traded to Houston along w ith Joe Barry Carroll for Sampson and steve Harris Instead Fitch u*>ed them both The Floyd Leavell combo is what they make of it Fitch said It didn t look too temporary tonight " F loyd was nine of 16 from the field arid 8-for 8 at the free throw line giv mg the guard combo a 67 percent average from the field Akeem Olajuwon scored 14 points for the Rockets and shared rebound honors with Rodney McCray with 13 each But it was F’loyd and Leavell who stole the spoilight You’re not accustomed to seeing their guards play like that." Wilkins said "They were really performing arid it carried over to their big men "Kings 120/ Spurs 96 Mike McGee envisions himself as a Sleepy Floyd blue collar worker for the Sacramen to Kings After just four games rn a Kings uniform McGee scored a season high 30 points and established a frau chise three point record to lead Sacramento to a v ictory over San An ton lo I just want to do what I can do for the team " McGee said later I came to Sacramento to help I can t promise a rose garden or a championship You've got to remember a team is made up of 12 individuals and I rn just one man doing what they w ant me to do " The seven-year NBA veteran guard hit five of eight three point baskets to eclipse the previous fran chise mark of four established by F^d die Johnson last season McGee also tied a single quarter Kings mark for titiv thorpe ann I errs iv ut *-acn scared I points lur ''a* ramento I’he K rig wti broke a two gam** losing It*!! gat! \ fit ohio head coach Ii* md shoot n. pen. **nt in th* nd tti** od «•! t* am is k’oiru ric eve* (ive tmnut* - to open Hie UU if Vt ut it Ii i fit’I I fit Ii* iii A lift a **♦    **    * vu ramento took the lead w ith 2 4* let? m the first quarter and nevet re oui n sh* lit 1’he Kings opefied the ’el OD top throe point baskets when he con netted on three of four    •- the first period McGee played his fount c • t King after tieing acquired I>» I from Atlanta in exchange im tao second round draft picks in * * if 1995 VS** re not surprised at all itxiut Mike s performance tonight tssi tant Sacramento coach VS ill is Re* I said We got him bet ans* we knew he could do tilings for us defensively and offensively that we needed to get done He wasn t getting a chance to contribute in Atlanta but tie ear here.” Alvin Robertson stored 29 points and teammate Walter Berry added 24 points for San Antonio The defeat gave the Spurs seven consecutive losses on the road Mavericks ill, Bulls IOO Matk Aguirre stored 32 points for D. las hut ironically none of them ame in th** fourth quarter when the Maverick' pulled away from Die Mavericks outscored the Bulls » * eatIv in Hie final pel uxi to extend ix point lead to lot Kl with 6 ti .eft The Bulls who got 28 points from Michael Jordan got no closer than ll tiler eat ter Derek Harper scored 2u points and James Donaldson had IM rebounds for the Mavericks who swept both games of Hi** season series xx itll Chicago Celtics 118, 76ers 115 Boston wfilch lost by 31 points in its last game at Philadelphia rallied down the st ret h to twat the 7t»ers at NBA B, lh* AVSCX a'cd l*r»tt L % I % t AVII RN CONZ 4 RI NCI Atlantic Diction A L Fe* Philadelphia I IO »24 GS T mc so* • s Games Boston ill Philadelphia IU ( f-sptaml . * W akhifiiflun I i 4 * I J Washington ’ * 48 Ne* lor* 7 ll Nm J**! M* * 4 IS 182 C*ntrAt Diction I‘alia* Ii. < Ta- a* . • Vt Waukee 122 Sea York l! Houston lr Atlanta IIM flenser lls Pf* aru* 1*4 Shanti I* * * (flit allo I i t *»25 Sa* ramento IB Nan Antu* . Portland I X t*oi let; State * U 0 VI t od* . s Games Phi.adriphia at Sea Jerses Induna 12 ll 522 (Tex eland ll I? ITH 4 (Tik agi at Sea 5 or* Mf VU RN CON* I RI NCI I tab at < lexrurnl |)aUa. .1 V,d*rv» Division A I Re* GB sealtle al Phueni* lunas 14 8 SU Houston \i ii 522 I tall ll l l 4 ah san Antonio lo 12 d > Nan Antonio at tai* Angeles sa*! amenta at Lu** Angeles Hirer* L«krrt 4 4 I tenser a! (#oi|lm state I hut saa i s Games sacramento *> ST 2fcl Pacific Division 9 Nu game* x tteduied I * Ida * s Games Detroit at New V ork rsxxi I, A Lakers ll 8 719 Atlanta a! Philadelphia tile .spectrum tot the first tune in two years Larry Bird scored nine of his 31 points m the final five minutes lur the Celtics who trailed 110-109 with I 33 to play when Bird tossed in a 3 pointer to put Boston ahead to stayNuggets 119, Suns 104 Denver stayed a hall game ahead of Dallas in the Midwest Division as Alex Flnglish scored 16 of his 26 points in the first quarter against Phoenix The Nuggets got 24 points and IU re bounds from Danny Schayes and 20 points from Lafayette la*ver while extending their homecourt record to HH James Edwards W*d Ha* Nuns with 23 points ami 18 rebounds and Larry Nance ad*W*d 21 points but Pftoenix never got any closer than 12 points in Hie second half Bucks 122, Kmcks 105 Milwaukee outscored New A ork iii JO and stw*t 7u percent from the field in the third peruxl to break open a i lose game John Lucas had a season high 25 points and ll assists while Randy Brruer added 24 points and lo re txmnds for the Bucks See NBA Page UAPlaying time for Sweeney, Mc Dona Id hinges on Vikings' game IRVING AP Now that he's received his Christmas present from the team Dallas Cowboys ( ’each Torn Landry may give on** to two of his players Sunday by playing Paul McDonald and Kevin Sweeney It all hinges on Saturday’s Minnesota Washington NF L game if Minnesota wins it automatically knocks the St Louis Car dinals out of the playoffs and frees Landry’ to give some of his reserves libera! playing time The Cowboys and Cardinals meet at noon CST Sunday in a regular season finale at Texas Stadium “I might take a shot at playing McDonald and Sweeney if nothing is at stake,” Landry said Tuesday “I d be tempted to try some guys who haven’t worked to see what tfiey could do If the Cardinals are still in it, then I m go mg with my strongest lineup with either Steve Pelluer or Danny White at quarter back.” The veteran McDonald hasn t played a down with the (lowboys Kookie Sweeney w .is Dallas’ quarterback in the three replace ment games Landry praised Pelluer who directed the Cowboys to an upset 29-21 victory over th** Los Angeles Rams Monday night knocking them out of the playoffs “I asked the team in the warmups to give me a break to put something under my Christmas tree Landry said They did Pelluer handled himself with a lot of poise He moved the team and didn t make any big mistakes That game helped turn a lot I couldn't se** many things to fault hun on The Cowboys snapped a tour game losing streak with their first victory in Dec em bt* r since 1985 We were happy to have anything happen gtxxi Landry said Landry got some bad news when doctors operated on linebacker Jesse Penn tor a broken lag It was the third broken leg sui fered by a linebacker in thr**e games Mike (legman and Fulgent* lax’khart also are out with broken legs We broke our own legs this time Landry said Steve DeO&sie fell on Penn Landry said he said he certainly wasn’t go mg to take it easy on former assistant Gene Stallings, the Cardinals' coach ‘ I d tee! bad for a moment but not for too said ut course we have a soft spot for Gene He s one of our people But we don’t intend to give him the game Tile Cowboys hurt their position in the May NFL draft by defeating the Rams but Lan dry said he never thought a loss was beneficial no matter what draft position It damaged There s no substitution for winning ” Landry said W inning makes you better ” The Cowboys. fr8 are out of the playoffs for the second consecutive season St Ixxns defeated Dallas 24 13 in the opening game of the season ;