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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas * 4 4* , Page 2B— Herald-Zeitung — Saturday, February 8, 2003Sports Too To report scores and highlights, call 625-9144 ext. 223 or e-mail [email protected] or fax to 606-3413Sports Shorts► NBHS gills basketball playoff game The New Braunfels High School girls basketball team plays its first round Bi-District playoff game at 8 p.m. Monday against Austin Reagan at Austin Akins High School. Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. District teacher passes will be accepted for admittance. Th get to Akins High School, take Interstate 35 North and exit Slaughter Lane. Go left . under interstate and keep going straight to South First Street. Take a left onto South First Street and Akins High School is on the left.Game lime► On TV Auto Racing Winston Cup Series, Daytona 500 Practice, 5 - p.m. on FX. Winston Cup Series, Budweiser Shootout, 7 p.m. on KABB. . NHRA Wintemationals Qualifying, 9 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. on ESPN2. Men’s College Basketball Temple at Massachusetts, 11 a.m. on ESPN. Alabama at Florida, noon on KENS. Kansas at Kansas State, 12:30 p.m. on KBEJ. Wisconsin at Northwestern, 1 p.m. on ESPN. *• Baylor at Oklahoma, 3 p.m. on KBEJ. Connecticut at Providence, 3 p.m. on ESPN. Wintrop at Coastal Carolina, 5 p.m. on ESPN2. Michigan State at Indiana, 6 p.m. on ESPN. Arizona State at Washington, 6 p.m. on FXSN. Texas at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Louisville at Houston, 8 p.m. on ESPN. Hawaii at Southern Methodist, 8 p.m. on FXSN. Women's College Basketball Kansas State at Baylor, 3 p.m. on FXSN. Colorado at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. on FXSN. Washington at Arizona State, 2 a.m. on FXSN. Pro Basketball NBA Rookie Challenge, 3 p.m. on TNT. NBA All-Star Preview, 6 p.m. on TNT. NBA All-Star Saturday Night, 7 p.m. on TNT. Boxing Raul Marquez vs. Shane Mosley, 9 p.m. on HBO. Golf European PGA ANZ Championship, third round, 8 a.m. and 1 a.m. on GOLF. PGA Champions Tour Royal Caribbean Classic, second round, 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on GOLF. PGA Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, third • round, 2 p.m. on KENS. Pro Hockey Detroit Red Wings at Colorado Avalanche, 2 • p.m. on KSAT. Skating Speed Skating World Sprint Championships, 1 p.m. on KSAT. Soccer Argentina at United States, 11 a.m. on ESPN2. Tennis :• Davis Cup First Round Doubles, Croatia vs. United States, 2 p.m. on ESPN2. Track and Field Millrose Games, 1:30 p.m. on WOAI. Winter Sports FIS Alpine World Skiing Championships, 3 p.m. on WOAI.Sports Calendar► Canyon ABC Winter Banquet The Canyon High School , Athletic Booster Club Winter * Banquet takes place at 6:30 p.m. ' March 20. Pictures for the video need to be turned in by Feb. 28 to the front office. There will be a tribute to the seniors. Each team needs a “team song” before Feb. 28 to play with the video. Keep in mind that the song has to be appropriate for the video. For information, call Donna Kuebel, CABC Special Events Officer, at 708-2020 or 609-2624. New Braunfels Little League► NB Little League wort day will have a workday on Saturday at the Loop 337 Fields. Work begins at 9 a.m. and ends around noon. All managers, coaches and parents are encouraged to lend a hand to get the fields ready for the season. BASKETBALL/From 1B DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Canyon’s Jerome Davis gets fouled going up for a lay-up by New Braunfels Alfonso Gomez as Mott Hogue (30) looks on during Friday’s game. Junior center Jason Grohman, who scored a team-high 12 points and hauled in eight rebounds, recorded two of his four blocked shots on back-to-back possessions, which led to two transition buckets for the Cougars and a 43-39 Canyon lead. “In the fourth quarter we just put our heads back on. We lost our composure earlier in the game and the crowd got us out of it a little bit,” Grohman said. The overflowing crowd at the NBHS auxiliary gym, which has the estimated seating capacity of 250 people, was by far the largest crowd ever at that gym. “We did our best to play through it and block out the crowd,” Grohman said. “All that mattered was what was happening on the court.” There was speculation that the game might get moved to the New Braunfels Middle School gym, which could have seated more people, but the New Braunfels seniors wanted to play their last home game in the gym they played in all year. “We wanted the home-court advantage. If we would’ve played at the middle school, it wouldn’t have seemed like our court,” Hogue said. The Cougars scored seven unanswered points on 5-of-8 shooting from the free throw line in the final two minutes and held on for a 51-45 win. “Jason (Grohman) had to sit a bunch in the first half because he got in foul trouble. We brought him back in and started going to him more in the second half and that was the difference,” Rotzler said. “We just felt like we had an advantage inside and he did a good job.” Canyon (21-5 overall, 9-2 in District 25-4A) was coming off a 54-51 win over Bastrop (16-14, 4-7) and a 55-49 loss to Lake Travis (19-10, 7-3). ‘Tve been worried about the way we’ve been playing and building momentum going into the playoffs,” Rotzler said. “Tbnight I just decided to not even mention the playoffs and just let the seniors enjoy their last game against New Braunfels. I think they had fun out there tonight ” Canyon plays league-leader Del Valle (23-6, 9-1) in a battle for first place at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Ben Hardy Cougar Den. “No matter what year it is or where we’re at in the standings, it’s always a big win for us against New Braunfels,” Grohman said. “We’re still in the hunt for the district title, which is going to .be tough to do, but we just have to beat Del Valle at our place.” New Braunfels (18-11,3-8) wraps up the regular season against Lake Travis at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in Austin. Rangers claim second place with 50-25 win From staff reports SAN ANTONIO — In a playoff for second place in District 27-5A, the Smithson Valley girls basketball team defeated Brackenridge Friday night 50-25 at O’Connor High School. The win sets up a first round bi-district playoff against San Antonio Taft at 6 p.m. Monday at Smithson Valley. It will be the first playoff game for the Rangers since 1985. The Lady Raiders (20-10, 11-3) finished third in District 28-5A. Larae Brown and Seneca Guenther led the Rangers with IO points each. Smithson Valley finished the regular season 15-13 overall and 8-3 in district.►SVHS boys basketball Chase Johnson scored his 1,000th career point as the Smithson Valley boys basketball team knocked off East Central Friday night 62-51 at home. Johnson buried three 3-pointers and led the Rangers with 19 points. Eric Icke also nailed three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Josh Gregory added 12 points. Smithson Valley led 15-11 at halftime, 31-27 at the half and 49-40 and the end of the third quarter. The Rangers (7-22, 3-6) wrap up the regular season against Southwest at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in San Antonio. Smithson Valley’s junior varsity team (17-8, 6-3) defeated East Central 77-71 Friday night.Scoreboard ►College Basketball Georgia Tech 59, Maryland 51 Montreal 21 22 7 5 54 147 164 Phoenix 19 23 7 4 49 High Point 90, Coastal Carolina 70 Marquette 59, Tula ne 47 Buffalo 15 26 7 4 41 Southeast Division 112 138 Thursday's Games FRIDAY S MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Memphis 76. South Florida 53 W L T OL Pts GF GA Boston 6, Montreal 3 MAJOR SCORES North Carolina 66. N C. State 63 Washington 26 20 7 3 62 161 150 Philadelphia 2, Ottawa 2, tie EAST Southern Mss. 62. DePaul 53 Tampa Bay 22 20 7 5 56 148 152 Toronto 3. Tampa Bay 2, OT Brown 91, Harvard 86 MIDWEST Florida 16 20 10 8 50 124 160 Florida 6, Pittsburgh 0 Iona 92, Niagara 76 Creighton 78, SW Missouri St. 69 Atlanta 19 27 3 4 45 147 188 N.Y Rangers 4, St. Louis 4. tie Lafayette 60 Colgate 56 Drake 62, Wichita St. 57 Carolina 17 27 6 5 45 119 161 Colorado 1. Detroit O Perm 70, Cornea 67 • George Washington 80, Dayton 53 WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 2, Calgary 2, tie Princeton 68, Columbia 51 Indiana St 90. Bradley 55 Central Division Friday's Games St. Peter's 86, Rider 83 N. Iowa 71, Illinois St. 59 W L T OL Pts GF GA Vancouver 4, Buffalo 2 Yale 75, Dartmouth 64 St. Louis 28 15 8 4 68 176 142 Washington 3, N.Y Islanders 0 SOUTH ►NHL Detroit 27 16 9 2 65 154 133 Atlanta 4, New Jersey 2 Florida Atlantic 83, Campbell 56 Chicago 22 19 10 3 57 129 130 Minnesota 4, San Jose 3 Morris Brown 65, Bethune-Cookman 63 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Columbus 20 25 6 2 48 150 164 Calgary 4, Edmonton 3 All Times CST Nashville 17 23 9 4 47 121 142 Loa Angeles 8, Carolina 2 FRIDAY'S WOMEN S COLLEGE EASTERN CONFERENCE Northwest Division Anaheim 3, Phoenix 2 BASKETBALL MAJOR SCORES Atlantic Division W L T OL Pts GF GA Saturday’s Games EAST WL T OL Pts GF GA Vancouver 31 16 8 0 70 170 143 Pittsburgh at Boston, 2 p m. Charlotte 67, Cincinnati 62 New Jersey 33 13 3 4 73 140 102 Minnesota 27 18 8 I 63 132 120 Detroit at Colorado, 2 p.m. Colgate 71, Lafayette 59 Philadelphia 28 14 9 2 67 126 114 Edmonton 25 17 6 6 62 151 145 N Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Columbia 75, Princeton 66 N.Y. Islanders 24 22 5 2 55 144 153 Colorado 22 14 11 5 60 148 129 Atlanta at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Dartmouth 85, Yale 72 Pittsburgh 21 24 4 5 51 140 160 Calgary 18 26 8 3 47 120 156 Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p m Fairfield 57, Manst 55 N.Y. Rangers 21 27 7 2 51 146 178 Pacific Division Montreal at Toronto, 6 p m. Harvard 72, Brown 61 Northeast Division W L T OL Pts GF GA Tampa Bay at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Penn 75, Cornell 65 WL T OL Pts GF GA Dallas 30 11 12 1 73 167 109 San Jose at St. Louis, 7 p.m. SOUTH Ottawa 33 14 7 1 74 179 126 Anaheim 24 19 7 4 59 133 134 Columbia at Nashville, 7 p.m. East Carolina 74, Louisville 69 Toronto 29 20 4 1 63 153 132 Los Angeles 22 24 4 4 52 140 149 Dallas at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Elon 87, Charleston Southern 73 Boston 27 19 5 2 61 159 IM San Jose 20 22 6 5 51 146 158 Chicago at Edmonton, 9 p.m. For information, call Jeff Dees at 708-0000 or R.C. Irwin at 832-1199.► Winter Texan Shootout The Winter Texan Shootout at Lands Park Golf Course tees off at 9 a.m. March IO. The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a $15 entry fee per player. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. March 7 at Lands Park Golf Course. For information, call 608-2174.► Women’s volleyball league Community Education and the New Braunfels Volleyball Association sponsors an adult women’s volleyball league, which begins a new season Feb. 18. An adult women’s B league plays Tuesday nights and an adult women’s A league plays Wednesday nights. For information, contact Denise Cook before Feb. 14 at 606-5776 or e-mail [email protected] LLGA benefit tournament The Lands Ladies Golf Association 7th Annual Concer Benefit tees off at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at Lands Park Golf Course. All donations are given to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. A minimum donation is $15, which does not include green fee or cart fee. Deadline to register is Feb. 14. For information, call Yaeko Coburn at 606-5682.► Butler Memorial golf tourney River Crossing Golf Club hosts the second annual David Butler Memorial Golf Tburnament Feb. 17. David Butler was a Spring Branch volunteer fireman who died in 2001 responding to a fire. Players tee off at 9 a.m. and the cost is $85 per player, or $320 per four-man team, which includes a fajita buffet dinner. Deadline to register is Feb. 14. For information, call Ryan Cummings at (830) 904-4653. To sponsor a hole, call Ken Hughes or Dawn Brooks of the Spring Branch Fire Department at (830) 885-7151.► A&M CM) golf tournament The Comal County Texas A&M Club sponsors its Third Annual Scholarship Golf Tburnament March 3 at The Bandit. The tournament is a four-person scramble format and registration is $80 per player. Single golfers are welcome. Entry fee includes green fees, range balls, lunch provided by Rudy’s BBQ and refreshments served on the course. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start tees off at 12:30 p.m. For information, contact Kyle Dicke at 626-3590 or visit► Golf 101 for ladies Sundance Golf Course offers Golf 101 for all ladies interested in taking up the game of golf. The event is free and takes place Saturday, Feb. 22. The morning will start with coffee and sweet rolls at 9 a.m. and the program will last until noon. Wilson Golf representative Joe Oldham will give a demonstration on the importance of choosing the right golf equipment. Sundance PGA teaching pros Chad Donegan and Lonpy Alexander will discuss golf terminology and give a mini-tour of the facility. John Vogt, Agility Instructor at McKenna Sports Medicine Connection, will demonstrate stretching techniques to use prior to playing golf and discuss how to use golf to stay fit. For information, call Sundance Golf Course at 629-3817. UNICORNS/From 1B Two minutes later, NBstruck again. This time its was Kau I Armandariz feeding Conor Woolbert on the right side for a 15-yard shot that bounced off a Wimberley defender and deflected into the upper left hand corner of the net. Then came the most spectacular shot of the night at the 19:45 mark with Gribbon holding the ball on the far-left side of the field. Gnbbon dumped the ball off to Sean Murray, who took one step past his defender, and then fired a bullet from 25 yards out into the upper right hand corner of the net for a 3-0 lead at the half. The second half of the game was less exciting, with only one goal being scored by Sanchez with 39 seconds left. Sanchez found himself in a one-on-one situation at midfield and decided to force the issue by taking the ball alone down the field towards the goal. As he neared the goal, Sanchez juked his defender to the ground and then swept right past the exposed keeper for the game’s final score. “We worked the ball in the first half and we did what we talked about — we executed our game plan and passed the ball well among ourselves.” Belding said. “Tbwards the end of the first half I thought we started to get greedy and force passes into pressure when we had better opportunities to drop the ball and pass it around. So, one of the things we talked about at halftime was to stay with our gameplan and work the ball around. But give Wimberley credit — they came out and pressured more than in the first half,” New Braunfels was coming of an embarassing 9-0 loss to Dripping Springs this past Tuesday on the road. Wimberley, which is a 3A school, fell to 0-12 overall and 0-5 in district. New Braunfels (5-7-1, 1-3-1) next plays cross-town rival Canyon at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at home.Time for a Change, CHEVY NEW BRAUNFELS 725 IH 35 SOUTH EXIT 166 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78130 (830) 606-3451 Find us on the web at: r I fill IL CHW rhanna ;