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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page TOA___He.ald-Zwtune    Nev,    Brauntels.    Texas__Wednesday    December    30    i987 NB girls win Lady Lions lose big, 79-26 Lockharl’s Brandon Branch fouls Darrel Hunter on a shot tate in the third quarter Hunter's free thro* capped the three-; , play. pulling Ne* Braunfels within a tJdS»et .it 33 -t Pf t Deryl Clark) Smithson Valley Rangers ambushed 71-45 Rally falls short for Unicorn boys LOCKHART - Crista Dees erupted for 16 points, including three three point goals, and Cindy Torres had a season high 15 to lead the New Braunfels Unicorns to a breezy 79-26 District 13 4A win over the Lockhart Lady Lions Tuesday night Coach Patsy Davis said her Unicorns pressed for three quarters against the physical Lady Lions It was more than the Lockhart could handle, as the Unicorns rolled to 25-2 first quarter lead After resting comfortably with a 39 12 halftime advantage, the Unicorns almost duplicated their first quarter domination in the third period New Braunfels outscored Lockhart 25-3 in that quarter “We did well playing everybody and we did good on the boards,” said By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor Before the basketball season began. Canyon Coach David Taylor figured Clemens as perhaps the best team rn the district Now that his team has met the Buffaloes, he is not about to change his mind Clemens broke open a tight game in the third quarter by allowing only five Canyon points as the Buffaloes rolled to a 70-47 victory at Cougar Gym Tuesday night For Canyon, the beginning of the end came in the final 30 seconds of the first half, with Clemens enjoying a 30 27 lead The Cougars were work mg to get off the last shot of the half and to possibly pull w ithin a point Instead, a loose ball foul gave Dan Bower a one an-one opportunity at the free throw line and Clemens a 32-27 lead Another loose ball was picked up by Steve Sassman for the Buffaloes under the Cougar basket, resulting in a layup by Jason McDor-man on a fast break just before the buzzer "We played excellent for the first 15 minutes and 3U seconds,” Taylor said Then it was just ‘Lost in Space ‘ We tried to get the lead down to one w ith the last shot and at worst go into the locker room with a three point lead Instead of three points or one we wind up dow n by seven ” The Cougar woes extended into the third quarter as Clemens outscored Canyon 18 5 “It was just another poor nigh' of shooting Lately it s happened to us in the first quarter, but tonight it was the third, ” I ayior said Jimmy Wilson, Canyon’s leading scorer on the season, fouled out of the game with four points W ilson picked up his fourth personal foul a minute and a half into the third quarter, then picked up his fifth battling for a defensive ret*>und with 5:51 left in the quarter with his substitute in front of the scorer s table waiting to enter the game At that point, the Buffaloes were in the bonus situation while Clemens Davis. “Nika Schmidt had one of her most aggressive games of the season ” Kelli Davis wound up with IO points to offer double digit offensive support Stacey Scheel and Debbie W’elty chipped in eight apiece. Almost all the Unicorns managed to get into the scoring column New Braunfels, now 3-2 in district, will be off this weekend, but will make a trip to Schertz next Tuesday for a 7:30 pm game against the Clemens Lady Buffaloes New Braunfels 79, Lockhart 26 NEW BRAUNFELS Docs 16, Torres 15. Davis IO, Welty 8, Scheel 8, Wingate 6. Martinez 6, Schmidt 4 Doeppenschmidt 2, Whitley 2, Farber 2. Wright Halftime score: New Braunfels h* 12 Statistics CLEMENS (70) Sassman 5 2 3 12 Bow er 5(4 13 Mc Dor man 7 l l IS, Desjardin 5 1-3 ll Flake 3 2 2 8. Williams 4 0-0 8 Hoffman 0 12 1 lewis I 0-0 2. Rice0 0-00 Totals 30 IO 15 7S CANYON (47) Perkins 2 4-4 8. Abe! 0 0-0 0 Wilson 20-24 Wilkes I 0-0 2. Burkhardt 0 12 1 McBride 0 14 1. Endicott 3 0-0 6. Jonas 6 0-2 12 Serold 3127 Kaderll 3 0-0 6 Totals 70 7 ii 47 Clemens    17 17 IS 18 — 70 Canyon    I* ll 5 IS — 47 Fouled out Wilson Total fouls Clemens 12. Canyon 17 Three-point goals — None had not yet been whistled for an infraction In the meantime Sassman Bower, Mc Dorm an and David Desjardin were lighting up the scoreboard The foursome combined for 51 points, with Mc Dorm an leading the pack with IS The fifth Clemens starter, Jason Flake, added eight points In the first half. Sassman and Bower were able to penetrate Ca nyon’s defense for easy layups, while later in the game the Buffaloes were able to take advantage of a series of defensive errors by hitting easy buckets from around the perimeter Canyon didn t help itself in the first half by shooting just three of eight from the free throw line "We shot horribly from the free throw line That and our inability to pick up their penetrator were the main reasons that kept us from being ahead in the first half.” Tay lor said The Cougars trailed 15-10 with two minutes remaining in the first quarter but Lance Jonas banked in two of his team-high 12 points and Kay Kaderli fed Thomas Serold w ith a pass for an easy layup Then Kaderll followed up a missed free throw by Jonas for another bucket to trim Clemens’ lead to 17 16 heading into the second quarter The victory ties the Buffaloes for the lead in the District 13-4 A s»an dings with a 3-0 mark while the Cougars fall to 12 Canyon will travel to Smithson Valley for an 8 p rn game on saturday MOI STAIN CITY Smiths»n Valley received something less than a holiday greeting from the folks in the Buda Kyle area upon a Tuesday night visit In fact the Rebels in town were downright omer\ The Rebels ambushed the Hangers from all sides to roll to a 71 4 > District EMA victory It was almost as good as done after the first quarter as Hays jumped to a whopping 21-3 lead "You've got to remember they re just kids.” said Hanger Coach Huger Kraft There are definite reasons why the score was like it was Hopefully we will take care of it by Saturday The extra day of prat Hee will help ” The Hangers host Canyon Saturday night David Hall was tfw* univ Hanger to score in double figures with 12 Kraft said Hall has fx*»*n the most consts tent of his players over the past few games Smithson V alley now ti 2 in district will try to (limb tun k into the race against Canyon I fie freshman game will t**gin at * p rn followed by the junior varsity Hie varsity teams are s* heduied to clash at approximately Hp ill Next w««ek ttw* Hangers will play at Kerrville I ivy and tn>st New Braunfels Hays): Smithton volt** 45 SMITHSON V \l i t V Has \: < urn* » Franz k Rn hard*, at « Mono 4 I .as ( Diem 2 Buckland 7 I'ai ad inn Herring By TIM WAITS Staff Writer When it was over, both Ixx’khart and New Braunfels wound up with 16 field goals But the Lions hit the im port ant free throws down the stretch to provide the difference in their 49 4,> victory over the Unicorns Tuesday night at Unicom Gym It w as the second time In two weeks that the Lions have edged the Unicorns The bad part afniut this Unicom loss is that it counts in the District 13 4A standings and is the third league loss in three games “I thought we were going to gel over the hump said I mcom Coach Allan Luksa But we could!) t con vert and just ran out of time They mad** the crucial free throws and we missed them After trailing the entire game the Unicorns knotted the score 33 U This came following a Darrel Hunter three point play and then a John Schwarz jumper from 15 feet wit! seconds left in the third quarter Lockhart s Kevin Willenburg hit a field goal but Schwarz tied Uh* score by converting two free throws before quarter s end Although it was brief the I nu oms tasted the lead for the fir'd time after Schwarz s strong drive to the I asset resulted in a field goal to Often th* final period The Lions Brandon Bruni h answered w uh a but ket from Hie m-s Hunter put the I ntcoms ahead for the last time with 6 24 remaining bv making a pair of free throw-. L* khan scored six straight points to go ahead by four Schwarz follow eil a Hunter miss ami drew a fou Out mivsni i upping the three point up port unity A fris- throw and a field goal st ret ched th** Lions lead to 4*»4J Hunter hit one of two free throws to trim the lead to four again The I.urns K tx Blat k however hit three of five free throw*, to balloon his team s ad vantage to 49 47 with univ a half a minute left Hunter tried to create something by driving to Hie busket arui was cessfui in scoring a layup and d I that tilt* Range reties are la* king | effort it s just that the hall d***Mi t j seem to go in the hole Tuesday night the dry sfxdl came at lite end of Hie third quarter Vt that point tile game was tied It# ID hut I Hays took advantage of th** Smithson \ alley slump ami went im lo a a ut I victory It s almost like a replay each I game said Hangeretie Coal h Keith I Sullivan We play well hut we just ] real ti a point in Hu* game when we I (km t sa ore It s not really a point where we let down I think we just try j loo hard ami ev ery thing is fun ed Statistics LOCK MAR t (44) Johnson0 2-32 Witter 2 2 27 Adams52 3 12. Branch I 0-0 2 Black 5 6 IO 16 Layton 0 2 3 2 StruMx* 0 OO 0 Diaz 0 0-0 0 Brain 0 0-0 0 Willenhurg I I 2 3 Rush I 04) ’2 sprutell I 12 ( Walker 0 (M) 0 Totals 14 D 25 4* NE* BRAUNFELS (44) Hunter 7 6 7 2o Morrison 2 0-0 4 Bankston 0 04) o Holland 0 0 2 0 ii allow ay 2 2-2 7 Herrera I 04) 2 Mm moods 10 12 w aiker 0 04) 0 Herman 0 2 3 2 schw an J 2 38 Totals 16)2 )| <5 LochttarT    )9    * to ll it New Braunfels    I    ll it IO 45 Fouled out Bankdon Branch Team Fouls Du khart I I New Braunfels. 2> Three* Point Duals (■ allow ay Witter J V score New Braunfels V I a*-khan 48 The I maims are i-o in distncl pias Freshmen score New Braunfels 62 la* khan 42 Brian Martinez sum! It ami Dai Hunter added 14 The t niawms are 30 in distnct pias mg a foul from Black for the three point plus New Braunfels defense fonts! a quick turnover from the Lions hut the I n I co ms cixiid md capitalize Hunter the I nieoms point guard scored a game high JVI points which was almost halt of the entire team s output Luksa said he would like lo sat- more diversity in the* s* onng w «* re getting tex) much perimeter sc oring and not enough im the* inside to complement it he said Scoring of any kind was almost mm-ex is tent for Dx* I rn coms in the first quarter ami a half ITX* first I nicorn points came two and a half minutes into the aliening peru.x1 on a 1 raig Mom*rn jumper In the meantime lax kb art was running off to a brisk SIJ lead The I ntcoms managed imly eight points in the first with half of that coming in the last *’ scil awls ami trailed 19 VVdug ourselves a bote in that first quarter said Luksa It was 17 lo New Braunfels favor after that Half of the sn odd quarter went bv fiefore Hico Herrera set up at th*- low Smithton V alley Hays made the most of its flight advantage working the ball dew rn ixirt ami setting up one of its tail post players for an easy basket Dial tai aine their total offense at one i«oint ami we cixiiiin t stop it Suiliv an said Smithton Valley will host Medina V alley Thursday in a non district limiest The freshman game is scheduled {of 9 a ITI with the junior v arist y to follow al IU !• a rn ami thr varsity teams squaring off at noon The Range reft es resume inst rut 13 4A play on Jan 5 at home against Kerry die Tiv v Canyon downed by the Buffaloes See UNICORNS Page IZA teams drop pair Rangerettes close, but... All season long Smithson V alley * lh** Rebels U*>k an e gilt point lead I varsity girts basketball team ha" -it that joint of the third quarter ami j reached a point in the game wh4*rr it field off each attempt at a rally by t cannot (md the basket It Rice named offensive Player of Year | NEW YORK (AP) Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers who set two new NFL records foi touchdown catches despite playing in only 12 games of this strike-sliortened season, was named today the NELS offensive player of the year by The Associated Press Rice. calleil by San Francisco Coach Bill Walsh “the single most dominating player in the game today," had 22 touchdown catches, breaking the single season mark of 18 set in the 16 game season of 1964 by Miami’s Mark I    Clayton Rice also ran for a touchdown Rice continues to ride a record streak with touchdown catches in 13 straight games, two more than the mark set by Elroy “Crazy l4?gs” Kirsch in 1950-51 and tied by Buddy Dial in 1959 60 The Rice streak includes one game last season and the 12 non strike games this year The streak doesn’t include playoff games In fact, Rice dropped the ball as he was running for a sure touchdown last year in San Fran-j    cisco s 49 3 playoff loss to the New York Giants Rice easily beat out his teammate, quarter-j    back Joe Montana, for tne offensive honor in voting by three sports*Titers and broadcasters covering each of die NFL’s 28 teams Rice got 68 votes to nine for Montana, with quarterbacks John El way of Denver and Bernie Kosar of Cleveland getting one vote apiece Rice wasn t the leading receiver for the 49ers, finishing one back of running back Roger ( raig > total of 66 But Craig netted just 492 yards and one touchdown while Rice had 1,078 yards and 22 touchdowns In 44 career games over three seasons, only 31 of which he has started, Rice has scored 43 touchdowns The product of Mississippi Valley State was the 16th player taken in the 1985 draft and was a backup to Freddie Solomon for part of his first year “You’ve got to work hard and have faith rn yourself,” Rice said “I wanted to contribute when I first came in and I bit off loo much I kept my head up and everything fell into place ’ “He gets us into the end zone, safety Ronnie Lott said "In Hie years I’ve been here if the of tense has had trouble with one thing it was scoring when It got inside the 20 Not with Jerry ” Rice, the only unanimous choice on The Associated Press All Pro team, said he’s just having fun “I don t think about records, I just want to go out there and win.’ he said “I love Hie game of football I’m like a little kid "I expected everything to fall into place by my fourth year and this is my third,” Rice said “So I plan to come back next year and be bet ter.”eonian top defensive rookie BUFFALO NY < AP i - Buffalo Bills Coach Marv Levy says he has the two most productive defensive players from the 1987 NFL draft And, the nation’s sportswriters agree Linebacker Shane eonian, one of the defen sive catalysts who helped the Bills to their best season in five years, was selected Tuesday as The Associated Press NFL defensive rookie of the year. He beat out his own teammate and fellow linebacker, Cornelius Bennett, rn the voting conducted among three sports writers or sport sc asters representing each of the NFL’s 28 teams The acquisition and signing of Bennett on Get 30 allowed the Bills to move the »* foot 230 pound eonian from outside linebat Aer to in side where he led Buffalo in tackles with 114 in 12 games That included 14 in a 44-21 loss to tlx 1a>s Angeles Raiders eonian one of the leaders of Penn State s t ut legiate national champions last season earned the rookie honor despite missing four weeks of training camp in a contract dispute He was the eighth player taken in Uh* linebacker laden 1987 draft Bennett was the second player chosen by Indianapolis Cleveland got Mike Junkm with the fifth pick and Brian Bosworth went lo Seattle in the sup piementai draft “He (eonian> reminds me tremendously of Jack Lambert.” levy said, referring to the defensive leader on Pittsburgh s four super Bowl champion teams of the 197us VS ith Ibm nett and All Pro defensive end Bruce Smith Levy hopes to build the same kind of defense in Buffalo “Conian'a only weakness is inexperience rn certain pass situations" Levy said “Everything else is a strength his physical strength, his speed his competitiveness Uh* way he hits and goes through traffic, his stamina He is an outstanding all around player ” Levy said his two rookie linebackers and a rookie cornerback Nile Odomes were among the bnghest spots of the 198" season Even though Buffalo lost its final two games and fail ed to make the playoffs for the sixth straight year, the Bills did finish 7 8 to place fourth place in the AFU East The Bills, with three starting rookies had one of the youngest defenses in the NEL with an average age of 24 Lady Buffs edge Canyon SCHERTZ Canyon's varsity girls basketball team led from nearly start to finish against Samuel Clemens hut it was Uh* Lady Buf (aloes who were on lop when it counted tin* most taking a narmw a S3 v ictory Tuesday night Poor free throw shooting throughout the* game and an inability to score from the outside late in Uh* game prevented Uh* I cigarettes from winning the game said Coach Joy Scharf I any on was nine of 18 (rom the free throw line including several missed one and one opportunities Clemens was able to control Uh* txiards especially offensively where Robin Busby dominated the reboun ding Busby had 14 points for Uh* Hut (aloes We were not blocking oui anil when you don I do that they are go mg lo keep getting the ball lf you give them enough chances Uw*y are going to score,” Scharf said “They didn t score initially off of our defense They only had one girl i Theresa Kenon» who shot from the outside, and everything she put up went in,” she said Kenon led Clemens with 16 points For Canyon I airy Hill scored a game high 2u points, including 12 in the first quarter as Canyon opened up a 22 12 lead But Uh* game reversed in the second quarter, with Clemens outscoring the Cougarettes 19-6 to take a 31 28 halftime advantage With Uh* Buffaloes denying inside scoring from Canyon Jennifer KyleDistrict 13 4A Oittnt) Niki'lMll 0«n4intt G*t Ll Taam    * Fredericxa>urg    t> liar nit Hay* New Hriunlrtt Tivy    2 i lr mr n*    2 Canyon    2 lax kfurt Smithton V attry Tuesday I Gam** Hay* t* snuth*oii V alley fc> Sr* Hraunfrl» TV lax khan 2t (’Inurn* a* Canyon 53 T hut vd* * t G*m« Manila V adry at: snwthaon V aile" ■Ors Taam a L GS Tivy 6 Clrmni* 3 0 FmlenckitHirg 3 I fete Horror I I 14 Canyon I 2 2 Hay* I 2 2 lax khan I 2 2 Smithson V alley U 2 I** New Hraunfrl* 0 3 3 Tuesday* Gamas ('Inurn* TU Canyon 47 Lax khan iv St*a Braunite* 45 Hay* 71 Smith**) V alley 45 Saturday i Gam* Canyon at Smithton V alit*) started hitting from the outside Kyle finished with 16 points including two three point shotsStatistics Cl*mtm 5a Canvas 52 C ANYON Kyle 16 HUI 20 Frndel I Augustus KittimannS Will lama 4, O'Dell 0 Haltom* teat* Clamant ll Cany an TS ;