New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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Hall of Fame adds 5 players to ranks
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -For the first time in its 28 years, all of the inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame in one year will be players. And these five men could play.
Walt Frazier, Rick Barry and Pete Maravich, three men known for their varied styles of play during the 1970s, and Bob Houbregs and Bobby Wanzer, who played during the 1940s and 1950s, have been selected for induction into the Hall of Fame, it was announced Thursday.
In each of the previous years when the Hall of Fame announced inductions, there was at least one nonplayer honored. It will be all players this year when the ceremionies are held on May 5.
Frazier narrowly missed selection each of the past two years. He is the fifth player from the New York Knicks’ 1973 championship to be inducted.
Frazier, who lives in his native Atlanta, joined the Knicks in 1967 after playing college ball at Division II Southern Illinois. He was named to
six National Basketball Association all-star and seven ail-defensive teams during his 13 years with the Knicks and Cleveland. In the 1973 championship game he had 36 points, 19 assists and seven rebounds.
Frazier’s backcourtmate on that team, Earl Monroe, was among ll persons selected by a screening committee for possible induction, but he failed to receive the 18 votes needed for election from the 24-member Honors Committee.
Barry is now a television sportscaster. He was named to all-star teams IO times during a 14-year professional career that included four years in the American Basketball Association with Oakland, Washington and New York and IO years in the NBA with Golden State, with which he won an NBA title, and Houston.
Maravich, the nation’s top collegiate scorer for three years at Louisiana State, still holds the NCAA career scoring record of 3,667 points in 83 games, and points scored in one
season, 1,381 in 1969, when he averaged 44.2 points a game.
He led the NBA in scoring in 1977. He was named to four all-star teams during his 10-year career, which included stints with Atlanta, New Orleans, Utah and Boston.
Houbregs, a three-time All-American, was the University of Washington’s leading scorer in 1953, when the Huskies finished third in the NCAA tournament, scoring 49 points against Idaho, 45 against Seattle and 42 against Louisiana State. He played professionally for the Pistons, both in Fort Wayne and Detroit, the Baltimore Bullets and briefly in Boston and Milwaukee.
Before becoming general sales manager for Converse Inc., Houbregs served as general manager of the Seattle Supersonics from 1970-1973.
Wanzer, 66, played for the Rochester Royals for IO years before retiring in 1957. In 1962, he was named the first basketball coach at St. John Fisher College in Rochester and has held that post ever since.
named to the Class 4A Al I-State volleyball team
Two Cougarettes All-State
Rittimann and Cappleman receive highest honors
Two members of Canyon s State finalist volleyball team were named to the Class 4A All State team, as voted on by the high school coaches Tara Cappleman and Kenata Rittimann learned this week that they were two of 11 Class 4A players named to the team Cappleman. a senior hitter, and Rittimann, a senior setter, led the Cougarettes to a 26 11 record and a berth in the State playoffs in Austin Canyon downed Justin Northwest in the semifinals before losing to Lamesa in the title game Cougarette Coach Donna Boehle
said her two players were most deserving of the honor.
“We had such a great season, and they were such a big part of it They deserve it,” she said. “They are very excited about it.”
Also named to the team is setter Gina Rodriguez of Channelview and hitters Kim Rice of Channelview, Alneatha Cox of Corsicana. Monique Mason of Lamesa. Charlene Barland of Lumberton, Jamie Inman and Molly Morrison of Conroe Oakridge and Donna Johnson and Susan Thompson of Whitehouse.
In addition. Cappleman’s team-
Up-and-coming Breland faces Volbrecht, a boxer on the ropes
ATLANTIC CITY. N J (AP) — Mark Breland, whose boxing future appears bright, and Harold Volbrecht, (aced with a last chance, tangle tonight for the World Boxing Association welterweight title Should Breland win. as expected, he will be in position to become a star of professional boxing as he was of amateur boxing in which he won world and Olympic welterweight championships.
A loss by the 30-year-old Volbrecht would almost certainly end his quest for a world title He bid for the WBA 147-pound class championship April 6, 1900, and was
Hobbled Smith returns to lead N. Carolina win
mates on the 1986-87 Volleyball All-Star team were announced. Cappleman will play in the annual event in July.
Completing the West All-Star team are Becky Martin of Arlington, Erin Fogarty of San Antonio Churchill, Patricia Guerrero of Grand Prairie, Kristi Giray of Amarillo, Rhonda Schoaf of San Marcos, Priscilla Aguillar of Alpine. Cyd Doherty of Amarillo Tascosa, Monique Mason of Lamesa. Becky Gasch of San Antonio Marshall, Mary Motion of Duncanville and Ericka Hollins of Converse Judson.
knocked out in the fifth round by Ptpino Cuevas at
Should Volbrecht win — most boxing people would consider that a major upset — he would be a champion without a country.
The WBA has suspended South Africa because of its racial policy of apartheid. It will allow South Africans to fight for world titles, but will not sanction any championship fights in South Africa.
”1 would like to defend it at home,” Volbrecht said. “But it doesn’t really matter. The title is the thing.”
G cd man rejects Astros' offer
HOUSTON (AP) - Contract negotiations between the Houston Astros and former Boston Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman ended after Gedman rejected a $215 million three-year contract, team officials said Thursday.
Gedman’s agent, Jack Sands, told the Astros Thursday that the offer made Tuesday had been considered but rejected and that Gedman would aet ofter a counter proposal, team qMkesman Chuck Pool said.
“I would aay the talks have broken off," Pool said. “Unless they make a ofter, I would guess thing* ara over and done with.”
New bill would allow night games af Wriglty
SPRINGFIELD. IU. (AP) - A bill was Introduced In the Illinois Senate
to change a state law and allow the Chicago Cubs to play night baseball at Wrigley Field, the only major-league stadium without lights.
The bill introduced by Sen. Doris Karpiel, R-Roselle, would delete a portion of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act that applies nighttime noise emission regulations to proles-and soccer
The existing law has effectively barred the Cubs from playing night games because Wrigley Field Is In a heavily populated residential area of Chicago.
Connors, McEnroe roach quarterfinals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - SHIMS ■aided Jimmy Connors and fourth’ leaded McEnroe advanced to the quarterfinals of the upael riddteil U J. Pip Indoor Mi Oiamplm
By The Associated Press
Kenny Smith, North Carolina’s senior point guard, has had a rather hectic schedule over the past eight days:
Jan. 28—Score a career-high 4. points against Gem-son.
Jan. 31—Undergo arthroscopic surgery on left knee.
Feb. I—Get released from hospital as teammates lose No. I ranking after loss to Notre Dame.
Feb. 5—Return to starting lineup and score a game-high 21 points as Tar Heels beat North Carolina State 96-79.
And how’s the knee, Kenny?
“It’s definitely not IOO percent,” Smith said. ”1 could have dunked it tonight, but it didn’t feel like I had a great deal of elevation.”
His performance Thursday night lifted the No. 3 Tar Heels to the easy road victory as the New York native and freshman J.R. Reid combined for North Carolina’s first 14 points, with Smith hitting two 3-point field goals.
’’Kenny Smith was great from the opening 3-pointer to the final buzzer,” North Carolina State Coach Jim Valvanosaid.
The Tar Heels are 19-2 overall and undefeated in eight Atlantic Coast Conference games.
The Wolfpack are 12-9 and 4-4.
In other games involving ranked teams Thursday night, No. I Nevada-Las Vegas routed Utah State 113-78; No. 6 Temple beat Rhode Island 87-75; No. 7 Purdue
Fifth seeded Tim Mayotte also ad-vanced Thursday, but sixth seeded Emilio Sanches of Spain fell to No. ll Jakob Hisself of Switzerland 6-7,7-5, H
With the defeat Wednesday of top-seeded Mats WUander and No. 3 Brad Davis, only three of the top eight seeds remain in contention.
No. 9 Mllon Srejbor of Ciechoelovakie defeated seventh-seeded Tim WUkiaon 2-6, M. 6-2 Thursday to win the right to face Connors, who defeated Scott Davis 6-3, 4-6,7-5.
McEnroe, who defeated Tomas Smid of Czechoslovakia 6-2, 6-1. will meet Masks in the quarterfinals.
Writers vote Clemens top athlete
PORT WORTH (AP) - PttdMr Roger Clemens of the Rotten Red Sox was voted the 1M6 Pro Athlete of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association.
defeated Wisconsin 70-62; and No. 14 Illinois downed Northwestern 72-43.
No. I UNLV 113, Utah State78
The Runnin’ Rebels broke the 100-point mark for the
fourth consecutive game and the lith time this season as they built leads of as much as 45. Armon Gilliam led Nevada-Las Vegas, 22-1 overall and 10-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association, with 22 points.
The Aggies are 11-12 and 4-7.
No. 6 Temple 87, Rhode Island 75
Nate Blackwell scored 31 points, 21 on 7-of-10 shooting on 3-point field goal attempts, and Ramon Rivas added a career-high 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Owls remained unbeaten In the Atlantic IO Conference.
The Owls are 22-2.
Rhode Island, 13-8 and 6-6, has never beaten Temple in the 20-game series which began in 1940-41.
No. 7 Purdue 70, Wisconsin 62
Three 3-pointers In the closing minutes finally gave Purdue its 20th consecutive victory over the Badgers since 1977 and its 26th In 27 games since 1973.
The Boilermakers moved into a tie for second place in the Big Ten with Iowa at 8-2, one game behind Indiana. Wisconsin is 11-12 and 1-9.
Both N B teams looking
to increase playoff hopes
Tonight’s District 13-4A basketball games will go a long way toward determining post-season playoff positions, especially for both New Braunfels' teams For the Unicorn boys, a win over Samuel Clemens would keep them assured of staying at least a halfgame behind Kerrville Ttvy and Fredericksburg. The Unicorns are looking to avenge their loss to the Buffaloes In the first meeting of the two teams. Tip-off time is 8 p.m.
Tivy will host Smithson Valley tonight, while Fredericksburg travels to eighth-place Boerne.
In the game of least consequence to the playoff picture, last-place Canyon plays sixth-place Hays at Cougar Gym at 7:30 p.m.
A victory tor the Unicorn girls at Schertz Clemens will be equally Important for tho their playoff hopes. New Braunfels should hove little trouble with the seventh-place Buffaloes.
The Unicorns are In a tie for third with Hays, at 9-4, behind Fredericksburg, 10-2, and Boerne, IO-
The two front-runners will do battle In a pivotal game. If Fredericksburg wins. It was Just about lock up a postseason berth (or the Lady Billies.
Hays hosts topsy-turvy Canyon tonight. The Cougarettes defeated the Lady Rebels in the first contest and another rough battle is likely to take place.
Smithson Volley will play fifth-place Ttvy at Ranger Gym at 8 pm
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