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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8Sports He raid-Ze/funo, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, February I, 1991 Boys teams host playoff hopefuls O^yon forward Brian Caddell is in reach of scoring 500 points for the season when the Hays Rebels visit Cougar Gym today, with the Cougars being one of three local teams playing at home. ‘ The two other boys teams also host district rivals, with Smithson Valley taking on Lockhart and San Marcos visiting New Braunfels. ', Caddell, the county’s leading scorer and third in District 26-4A behind Clemens’ Robb Miller and Lockhart’s Clay Carter, is averaging almost 21 points per game. He needs 20 in today’s 8 p.m. game to hit 500. Canyon, in fact, has Comal County’s two leading scorers. Behind Cadded, point guard Anthony Bueno averages 17 points per game. The Cougars arc looking to start a winning streak after an upset win at Bastrop on Tuesday, while Hays is almost in a must-win situation. The Rebels arc currently tied with Lockhart for second in the 26-4A standings, but Hays has not played unbeaten Clemens in the second round and Lockhart has. Lockhart will be at Smithson Valley for an 8 p.m. tipoff, with the Lions in a position where every game is a must-win. Lockhart has only lost twice in district play, both times to Gem ens. But the Rangers played a tough first-round game at Lockhart, losing by four points in a well-played contest that could have gone either way. Smithson Valley guard Jason Long scored a season-high 24 points in that game, but Caner also had one of his best games with 41 points. New Braunfels stuns a stretch today in which the Unicorns hosts District 25-5A’s three elite teams for three weeks in a row, when San Marcos visits for a 7:30 p.m. contest. The Rattlers — until recently in strong playoff position — have lost three games in a row, and are now tied for third with streaking McCollum at 4-4. But San Marcos still has some of the district’s premier marquee players. Twin towers Nathion Gilmore $ District 25-5A strict 25-5A Basketball W 8 6 4 4 3 1 I V* Seguin E^st Central T COS Hallandale Ne* Braunfels Sguth San Tuesday's Games Harlandale 72. New Braunfels 57 McCollum 86. South San 71 Seguin 70. San Marcos 58 Central Catholic 90 East Central 83 Today's Games East Central at McCoftum Ban Marcos at New Braunfels South San at Segue) GB 1* 4 4 5 BA 7 Ne* Br aunfels af San Marcos Seguin at South San District 26-4A District 26-4A Basketball Boys    W    L    GB Clemons    .    6    0    — Hays    422 Lockhart    4    2    2 Canyon    2    4    4 Bastrop    1    5    5 Smithson Valley    1    5    5 Tuesday s Games Canyon 71, Bastrop 67 Hays 106 Smithson Valley 64 Clemons 73. Lockhart 60 Today's Games Bastrop at Clemens Hays at Canyon Lockhart at Smithson Valley Girls W L GB Sogutn 9 0 — South San 8 1 I San Marcos 5 5 37, New Braunfels 4 5 5 East Central 4 5 5 McCollum 2 8 TA Harlandale Tuesday 's Games 1 9 8* New Braunfels 69. Hartandale 39 South San 67. McCollum 58 Seguin 87 San Marcos 55 Today's Games McCollum at East Central Girls    W Lockhart    8 Hays    6 Bastrop    5 Clemens    4 Smithson Valley    1 Canyon    0 Tuesday s Games Hays 53. Smithson Valley 34 Bastrop 75. Canyon 35 Lockhart 67. Clemens 38 Today's Games Canyon at Hays Clemens af Bastrop Smithson Valley at Lockhart GB 2 3 4 7 8 Canyon’s Misty Brever, the county’s leading scorer in girls basketball, goes up for a shot in a game earlier this season. The Cougarettes travel to Mountain City to play Hays tonight. The last time the two teams met, injuries and fouls forced Canyon to finish the game with just two players on the court. (Photo by Erik Karlsson) and Chris Stich receive much of the attention, with Notre Dame-bound Gilmore often controlling the defensive glass. The Rattlers’ lop player and much of the key to their success, however, may be point guard Erie Clemons, a transfer from Crockett who was allcity last season in Austin. After the teams’ first meeting, Unicom Coach Cliff Wilkins said demons — a clutch shooter who is also capable at running the show — was as good as anyone in District 25-5A. The Unicom girls, who have won three of their last four 25-5A games, arc at San Marcos. The Rattlers have 6’-1" sophomore Pat Luckey back from an injury, and freshman guard Bonnie Byas scored 27 points in a Tuesday loss to Seguin. But the Unicorns take momentum Strickland a catalyst as Spurs rally to win into the 7:30 p.m. game, having routed Harlandale by 30 points on Tuesday. Cindy Magcr scored a season-high 20 points in the game, 12 of those in the Unicorns’ record 30-point first quarter. The Smithson Valley Rangcrcttcs conclude their toughest week of the second round, traveling to Lockhart after a well-played home loss to Hays on Tuesday. The Lady Lions — who have already clinched the district title with two games remaining — arc ranked fourth in Class 4A. and arc unbeaten in district play going into the 8 p.m. game. Uickhart, 27-2 overall, is undefeated on the season when junior post Brandi is in the lineup. Brandi — See BASKETBALL. Page 9 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rod Strickland took the spotlight away from two of the NBA’s superstars when the game was on the line. Strickland scored 22 points, including six straight points in the final 1:39 to help the San Antonio take a 106-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls Thursday night. Michael Jordan scored 36 points for the Bulls and David Robinson had 31 points and 17 rebounds for the Spurs, but Strickland put the finishing touches on the victory for San Antonio. The Bulls held their last lead with 1:50 remaining when he hit a jumper to make it 95-94. Strickland then hit a pair of layups and two free throws to give the Spurs a 100-94 lead with 1:16 left. “We played harder tonight, especially in the second half,” San Antonio Coach Larry Brown said. ‘‘Rod really gave us a lift by playing an all around game. But of course David Robinson was again the key.” The Spurs trailed 82-75 after three quarters, but Robinson scored San Antonio’s first nine points of the final quarter to pull even at 84. “We finally came together in the fin.ti sc,en minutes,” said Robinson. “They played really physical, but that’s ti e type of game that I enjoy. I love to get into the flow of this type of game even though it does get a little physical.” Jordan had only one field goal in the final 20 minutes thanks ’o defensive work by Scan Elliott ana Willie Anderson. Jordan’s final field goal, a 3-point field goal, pulled the Bulls to within 102-HK) with eight seconds left. “The Spurs played a scrappy type of game and they play very well at home,” Jordan said. “We controlled the tempo in the first half but they just overwhelmed us. I tip my hat to Robinson because he certainly made the difference.” Sonics 97, Rockets 94 HOUSTON (AP) — It may have been the bench strength of the Seattle Supersonics or it may have been the poor frccthrow shooting of the Houston Rockets. Seattle Coach K.C. Jones was just glad to get out of Houston alive. The Seattle bench outscored the NBA All Timas CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet. GB Boston 32 11 .744 — Philadelphia 23 19 .548 BA Washington 20 24 .455 12* New York 19 25 .432 13* New Jersey 14 30 318 18* Miami 11 33 .250 21* Central Division Detroit 32 13 .711 — Chicago 29 13 690 1* Milwaukee 27 18 .600 5 Atlanta 24 20 .545 7* Indiana 18 24 .429 12* Cleveland 14 29 .326 17 Charlotte 13 29 .310 17* WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L Pct. GB San Antonio 31 11 738 — Utah 29 15 .659 3 Houston 23 21 .523 9 Dallas 15 26 .366 15* Minnesota 14 27 .341 16* Denver 13 30 .302 18* Orlando 11 33 250 21 Pacific Division Portland 37 8 .822 — LA Lakers 32 11 .744 4 Phoenix 28 14 .667 7* Golden State 25 17 .595 10* Seattle 20 22 .476 15* LA Clippers 15 29 .341 21* Sacramento 12 29 293 23 Thursday's Gamas Washington 107. Now York 98 Seattle 97. Houston 94 San Antonio 106, Chicago 102 Denver 123. New Jersey 119 Utah 105, Portland 91 Golden State 135, LA Clippers 119 LALakers 116. Atlanta 103 Today's Gamas Boston at Charlotte. 6 30p .rn Indiana at Miami, 6 30p rn. Phoenix at Philadelphia, 6 30 p rn Detroit at Washington. 7 p m. Chicago at Dallas. 7 30 p m Sacramento at Milwaukee. 8 p m LA Lakers at LA Clippers. 9 30 p.m. Golden State at Portland. 9 30p rn. Rockets’ bench 53-9 Thursday night as the Supersonics took a 97-94 NBA victory over the Rockets. Houston hit only 18 of 31 frecthrows in the game. The Rockets jumped to an early lead and led hy as many as 13 points until the Sonics’ bench look over. “I had real ugly thoughts when the game started after we turned the ball over three straight times,” said Jones. “When we got down early, I just started subbing to sec what would happen.” "We were lucky to come out bf this one alive,” Jones said. SportsworldNB soccer team facing key weekendSan Antonio selected for *93 Olympic Festival DALLAS (AP) — The United States Olympic Committee today selected San Antonio, St. Louis and Denver as host cities for three upcoming U.S. Olympic Festivals. The cities were named after a vote by the U.S.O.C.’s executive committee which acted upon recommendations of the U.S.O.C. festival committee. San Antonio will host the festival in 1993, St. Louis in 1994 and Denver in 1995 The festivals, which have competition in 37 sports, arc held in non-Olympic years. This summer’s festival will he in Los Angeles. Maryland and South Florida also had submitted bids.Wingier to remain at UH for final year of eligibility HOUSTON (AP) — David Klingier, who set or tied 33 NCAA records last season, said he will return for his senior year at Houston instead of entering the NFL draft. (Clingier said he came up with 23 reasons to stay at Houston and only three to turn pro. Klinglcr set single-season NCAA records for touchdown passes (54), attempts (643) completions (374) and yards per game (467.3) in 1990. He was fifth in the Hcisman balloting behind winner Ty Dernier of Brigham YoungAAM Coach Davis denies breaking any NCAA rules COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Texas AAM Basketball Coach Kermit Davis Jr. refused for almost two months to defend himself against allegations of recruiting violations. Now he’s taken the offensive, denying Thursday that he broke any NCAA rules in the recruiting of forward Tony Scott or in his associations with New York talent scout Rob Johnson. “No money ever changed hands between myself, Tony Scott and Rob Johnson,” Davis said. Davis and the Aggie basketball program have been under scrutiny since .Dec. 20 when Scott, a transfer from Syracuse, said Johnson was paid to recruit him for the Aggies and that Davis paid for travel expenses for Scott’s family. There also were allegations that Johnson used Texas A&M telephone credit cards and was paid $2,400 for two week’s work al a summer basketball camp operated by Davis. Houston attorney George Parnham, who attended the news conference with Davis, said questions about the credit cards would he answered by the university's own investigation. "There’s no question in my mind we'll be cleared on both incidents, the phone credit cards and the camp,” Davis said. “It’s all documented there through our business department and he did not make $2,4(X). Thai’s something that will he brought out in the investigation.”Avoiding arbitration, Valenzuela signs with LA LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his agent citing the Persian Gulf war as a catalyst, Fernando Valen/.ucla agreed lo a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, thus avoiding an arbitration hearing. Tile 30-ycar-old left-hander and die Dodgers agreed Thursday on a onc-ycar contract worth $2.55 million Valenzuela, who earned $2.2 million last season, had requested a salary of $2.7 million while the Dodgers offered $2.4 million. "The Dodgers offered the midpoint and Fernando felt at this lime with everything going on in the world, fighting for money is not appropriate right now,” said Tony DeMarco, Valenzuela's agent. “Fernando becomes a free agent at the end of lite season again. With the kind of team the Dodgers have this year, he’ll most likely have a good season and wc’ll sec where the road leads us to after that.” Valenzuela was 13-13 with a 4.59 earned run average in 204 innings last season. I Ic started 33 games and completed five. Ile also threw hts first nobbier, healing the St. lawis Cardinals 6-0 chi June 29. New Braunfels’ soccer team begins a weekend double-header of games tonight, hosting District 27-5A’s surprise team today before facing San Marcos in a key early-season matchup on Saturday. Both Smithson Valley and Canyon will also be at home today as the front-running Rangers host Schertz Clemens at 7 p.m. and Seguin visits the Cougars with a 5:30 p.m. starting time. Tonight Boerne completes its three-game swing against the three projected favorites in the district. The Greyhounds take on New Braunfels at 8 p.m. at Unicom Stadium, after having dropped two straight against Smithson Valley and San Marcos. Boerne first caught the attention of the district coaches when it upended Clemens 4-1 in its district opener. The Greyhounds then routed Lockhart 5-2, and led Smithson Valley 2-1 in the second half before losing 4-2. Craig Stone, Boerne’s top player, recievcd a red card in the second half against the Rangers, aud missed Tuesday’s game with San Marcos. Without the Italian foreign exchange student, the Greyhounds dropped a 3-0 decision. Stone will be back in the lineup tonight against New Braunfels, which so far has had just two district games. The Unicorns have looked strongSoccer District 27-5A Soccer Standings Team    WL T Pts Smithson Valley    4    0    0    8 San Marcos    3    0    0    6 Now Braunfels    2    0    0    4 Clemons    2    10    4 Boerne    2    2    0    4 Trvy    12    0    2 Seguin    13    0    2 Canyon    0    3    0    0 Lockhart    0    4    0    0 Friday’s Games Smittison Valley 2, Tivy 0 Now Braunfels 2. Sogutn 1 San Marcos 3. Boorne 0 Clemens 5. Lockliarl 3 Today's Gamas Boor no al Now Braun leis Clemons al Smithson VaHoy Segue al Canyon Tivy al San Marcos Saturday's Game Now Braunfels al San Marcos defensively, giving up an average of a goal a game in their four outings, while the offense is starting to mesh asaunit. With a 3-0-1 overall mark and wins against Canyon and Seguin in district games, the Unicorns hope to gain ground on Smithson Valley this weekend. New Braunfels travels to San Marcos for an 8 p.m. contest on Saturday to make up the game that was rained out on Jan. 18. It will mark the first meeting of the season between any two of the three preseason favorites. So far the weather has been the only force able lo stop the Rattlers, who have outscored their opponents 8-0 in compiling a 3-0 district mark. Although the Unicorns offense is sparked by midfielder Ezell Sanchez, four different players have scored the team’s four goals in district competition. Sanchez, who leads the team with five goals, has scored in all but one game this season, but Mark Heels, Randy Willard and David Martinez have all scored in the last two games. Smithson Valley has allowed just four goals scored against it in four 27-5A contests, but is facing a Clemens team which has scored five goals against Lockhart and four against Kerrville Tivy. The Ranger offense is led by forward Valentin Sanchez, who scored five goals in the first two district games and did not score in the last two. Jason Dildy had both tallies in Tuesday’s win. Canyon Stanley, who missed the Tivy game after receiving his third yellow card in the game against Boerne, will be back in the lineup tonight. It will be youth soccer night at Smithson Valley, with the club players from Bulverde and Canyon Lake offering demonstration games and being recognized at halftime. Canyon will be looking to pick up its first district victory against a Seguin team which is 1-3. The Cougars opened the season against all three preseason favorites, and after losing 5-1 to Smithson Valley in their district opener have dropped 2-0 Bm SOCCER, Page 9 With his aggressive play, forward Chad Knibbe has helped spark Smithson Valley to a 4-0 district record, The Rangers will host Schertz Clemens tonight in a District 27-5A contest. All three Comal County teams will be at home tonight, as Canyon meets Seguin and New Braunfels faces Boerne (Photo by Erik Karlsson) ;