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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Hera\&Zeitung Wednesday, February 9, 1983 9A SV swipes two from S SBy SCOTT HARING Wire editor The Smithson Valley Rangers used a balanced scoring attack and a tenacious defense to pound out an 81-53 win over the Southside Cardinals Tuesday night in Ranger gym. The victory leaves the Rangers one win away from a playoff spot and two wins away from at least a share of the District 26-3A title. “Our press was effective. I thought we did a good job,” coach Roger Kraft said after the game. While the SV offensive machine was going through its regular motions, it was the defense that kept the Cardinals from getting any points inside and precious few from the perimeter. The contest was decided early as SV jumped out to an 8-1 lead on the strength of outside shooting. The lead was stretched to 16-6 by the end of the quarter. But it was the second quarter that put the game out of reach, as the Rangers exploded for 31 points and posted a 47-19 halftime lead. The highlight of the attack came when Rocky Neuman took an outlet pass following a steal, and after taking two carefully measured steps, executed a regulation-type slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet. A little later in the quarter the Southside head coach ran afoul of the officials and was assessed a pair of technicals. Sean Hayes, a sophomore up from the JV, calmly stepped to the line and canned all four free throws. The game was over at halftime. The second half was a joyride for the Rangers, as Kraft substituted freely. Terry Kyler fouled out of the contest early in the third quarter, and Steve Blankenship followed midway through the fourth. Smithson Valley was not seriously threatened as they rolled to the 81-53 final score. The Rangers got some good and bad injury news. Kurt Walker, who had missed the entire season up until now with a knee injury, played well Tuesday night, showing good hustle on defense and a nice touch from outside. And Pat Bruce is expected to resume practicing with the team today, Kraft said. But Jamie Booth jammed his thumb against the backboard in Tuesday’s game and experienced some swelling. It was too early to determine if the injury was serious. Blankenship led the Rangers with 16 points, followed by Butch Hegemon il3>, Andy Severance (12),Neuman (ll). Walker (7), Hayes (6), Booth (4), PatKlar (4), Kyler (4) and Chris Simons (2). The win ups the Rangers’ record to 7-1 in district and 23-4 overall. With a win Friday night at home over third-place Cole, the Rangers can clinch at least second place and the playoff spot that goes with it. A win Friday would also set up a Feb. 15, season-ending showdown with Boerne. The Greyhounds are still undefeated in district. If the Rangers could win that road game, the two teams would be declared district co-champions. A playoff game would still be held, however, to determine seeding for the state playoffs.Smithson Valley 50 Southside 34 The Smithson Valley Rangerettes clinched a spot in the high school basketball playoffs Tuesday night with a 50-34 win over the Southside Cardinals. The regular season is now over for the Rangerettes, who racked up a 7-3 record in District 26-3A under first-year coach Phyllis Bonugli. Randolph won the district championship, but Smithson Valley finished second, good enough to make the playoffs. Bandera finished third. Bonugli was understandably happy after the game. “They did a good job rebounding, holding them (Southside) out," she said. “They did a good job.” The Rangerettes took control of the game early, using an effective press to cause numerous Southside turnovers and jump out to an 18-7 first-quarter lead. The second quarter was more slowpaced, but the SV defense kept the Cardinals under wraps and the Rangerettes moved out to a 25-12 halftime lead. The Rangerettes continued to have their way in the third quarter, outscoring Southside 14-6 in the eight minutes. Julie Cappel controlled the area under the basket and scored many of her game-high 12 points in the third stanza. After opening up a 39-18 lead, the Rangerettes coasted home to a 50-34 win anda playoff spot. Following Cappel in the scoring parade were Lynda Nicholson (81, Terri Mooney (8), Dawn Davis (7), Darelene Garrison (6), treshman Shalynn McCoy Mi, Patty Schneider (2), Beverly Kuebel (2) and Sherry Garrison < I). Smithson Valley's Rocky Neuman claimed his first in game slam dunk Tuesday night as the Rangers defeated the Southside Cardinals 81 -53. Neuman only scored 11 points in the game while Steve Blankenship led the team with 16. The Smithson Valley girls also defeated the Cardinals.Racquetball tourney completed; Silva takes first Here are the results of last weekend’s Knights Of Olde racquetball tournament, held at the Knights Of Olde club and sponsored by Miller Lite and AMF-Voit. Proceeds went to the Comal County Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center. Women’s Singles: Novice — I. Martha Pyron. San Antonio: 2. Julie Ozuna, New Braunfels; 3. Cindy Luna. San Antonio. ‘D’ Flight — I. Rhonda Ragsdale, San Antonio; 2. Helen Knox, San Antonio; 3. Connie Reex, New Braunfels. ‘C’ Flight — 1. Pam Steiger, Robstown; 2. Jane Abella.San Antonio. ‘B’ Flight — I. Debbie McDonald, Austin; 2. Man Virginia Petty, San Antonio; 3. Lynette Chapman. New Braunfels. Men’s Singles: Novice — 1. Ken Thorensen, Seguin; 2. Chris Chavez; 3. Doug Tipton. San Antonio. ‘D’ Flight — 1. Gary Schoolcraft. Randolph AFB; 2. Charles Weichert. San Antonio; 3. Dave Keeler, New Braunfels. ‘C’ Flight — I. Henry Silva. New Braunfels; 2. Howard Giesick, New Braunfels; 3. Mike Atkinson. San Antonio. ‘B’ Flight — 1. Marie Keim, San Antonio: 2. Tom Cade, San Antonio; 3. Howard Giesick. New Braunfels. ‘Open’ Flight — I. Noel De I,a Rosa. Kingsville; 2. Kirk Michaelis, San Marcos: 3. Tom Thrower. San Antonio. Doubles: D’ Flight — I. Scott Wehman and Glen Wenzel. New Braunfels; 2. Kay Yerhuel and Lynette Chapman. New Braunfels; 3. Jim and Shirley Mc-Creery, Corpus Christi. B’ Flight — I. Darrin McCreery and Noel Pena. Corpus Christi; 2. Henry Silva and Hector Hernandez. New Braunfels; 3. Iceland Knox and Greg Bowsman. San Antonio. ‘Open’ Flight — 1. Noel De I,a Rosa and Mo Trevino. Kingsville; 2. Ed Loosemore and Tom Chodosk. Corpus Christi; 3. Floyd Chapman and Lev Boren, New Braunfels. Gilmore hits seven in OT Spurs outlast Detroit, 147-143 SAN ANTONIO (AP) - When Detroit’s Kelly Tripucka hit a jump shot with 38 seconds to play and Isiah Thomas sank two free throws with only IO seconds left, it appeared the Tripucka-Thomas show had done it again. The combination gave the Pistons a LUISO lead over San Antonio. It wasn’t enough. Mike Dunleavy connected w ith a 3-point goal with eight seconds remaining sending the game into overtime — and Artis Gilmore scored seven points in the extra period to lead the Spurs to a 147-143 victory. Thomas scored a career-high 46 points and Tripucka tossed in 34 more iii the National Basketball Association game Tuesday night. George Gervin scored 41 points for the Spurs, with Mike Mitchell adding 28 and Gilmore 26. “This was one hell of a basketball game. The game was decided on Dunleavy’s shot,” said Pistons Coach Scotty Robertson. But Thomas and Tripucka impressed San Antonio Coach Stan Albeek. “Those two kids are really the key to that franchise. Isiah Thomas is definitely an all-star guard," Albeek said. “Dunleavy was our first choice on that last play,” he said. “I thought it might go in because this was such a great game with fantastic shooting." San Antonio shot 63.1 percent from the floor, with Detroit dropping to 52 percent after misfiring on several 3-point tries late in overtime. The Pistons led by 15 points in the second quarter, 66-51, before San Antonio rallied to close the gap to seven at the half, 73-66. San Antonio snapped a losing streak at three, but Detroit lost for the eighth time in nine games. “At the beginning of the year, we were playing pretty good defense, but at this time during the season, this is where we are lacking," Robertson said. “We recently played Cleveland, Indiana and San Diego and figured to build a cushion, but lost all three. That’s the way things are in the NBA. But our goal is to make the playoffs, and I feel confident we will." the coach said. Dunleavy almost shot too quickly on his bomb that sent the game into overtime. “I was surprised when it took us only two seconds (to score), because that gave them time to score a basket,” Dunleavy said. Of his shot, he said, "I just didn’t want to leave that 3-pointer short." For Thomas, w ho made three 3-pointers himself, the loss killed much of tile exhilaration he might have felt about his most productive game as a pro. Nine pull out of Hawaiian Open HONOLULU (AP) - The largest number of withdrawals in the history of the Hawaiian Open has raised the possibility that the event will go on with a less-than-full field. Nine men pulled out of the tournament that begins Thursday on the 6,881-yard, par-72 Waialae Country Club course. The complete list of alternates has been exhausted. “If we get any more (withdrawals), we’ll just have to go with a short field,” said Jack Stirling, the PCA Tour official in charge of this event, which offers $325,000 ui prize money. It is possible, Stirling said, that the tournament will have less than its full 144-man complement of players even if there are no further withdrawals. At least one of the alternates. Bill Calfee, who is now listed as a starter, had not checked in Tuesday afternoon and officials were not sure he was in the islands. Stirling, who has headed the Tour officials for the Hawaiian Open for the last decade, said he could not account for the large number of w itlulrawals. “Ifs a variety of things,” he said. “A couple of them have injuries. Some just aren’t playing very well.” Among .hose who withdrew were DA. Weibring, Peter Oosterhuis, Howard Twitty, Forrest Fezler, Jim Dent, Chip Beck, Bill Sander, David Peoples and Jim Ferrier. Only two of the top 12 money-w inners from 1982 — defending Hawaiian Open champion Wayne Levi and Jerry Pate -are entered. The presence of Arnold Palmer, however, provides the tournament with one of the game’s great gate attractions. Palmer had one of his finest performances in several years last month with a title challenge in the Iais Angeles Open. Gil Morgan, who won the first two tournaments of the year, is one of the leading contenders for the $58,500 first prize. Among the other standouts are two-time U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin, Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke, Hubert Green, Andy Bean and Bobby Clainpett. 'Prayer shot' clinches win By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer Everything went in for Iowa State’s Barry Stevens, even a 18-foot "prayer shot" at the buzzer that gave the Cyclones a 73-72 overtime upset over lOth-ranked Missouri. “We had a hand in his face on the last shot and it still went in,” said Missouri Coach Norm Stewart. “It looked short, but it got there. We tried everybody in the dugout, but couldn’t get Stevens stopped. ” The sophomore forward finished with 40 points and halted Missouri’s record string of ll Big Eight victories on the road. It also snapped Iowa State's 10-game losing streak to Missouri as the Tigers dropped their first conference game of the season. “As I was fading away, I was just praying it would go in,” Stevens said of his winning shot, “and I had a gut feeling it would.” In other games involving ranked teams, N o. 12 Villanova beat Connecticut 86-79 and No. 13 Kentuckv crushed Mississippi State 88-67. Iowa State gained possession of the ball for the final shot after Missouri's Mark Dressier missed the first of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with 12 seconds remaining in the extra session. The Cyclones called timeout with nine seconds left, then worked the ball to Stevens, who sank the winning shot over the outstretched arms of Missouri's Bon Jones. “This is the greatest win in Iowa State’s history and one of my greatest w ins as a coach," said Iowa State Coach Johnny Orr. “We had to have a good night out of Barry and we got it. He was phenomenal.” Missouri had a chance to win the game in regulation when Jon Sundvold, an 88-percent free throw shooter for the season, stepped to the line for two shots with six seconds remaining. He made the first to tie the score at 65, but missed the second. Steve Stipanovieh led Missouri. 18-4 overall and 6-1 in Big Eight play, with 26 points Prince Bridges came off the bench to score 20 points and Sunvold added 17. Top Twenty Senior guard Stewart Granger scored 24 points, including IO in a three-minute stretch, to spark Villanova over Big East rival Connecticut. John Pinone added 16 and Mike Mulquin 13 for the victorious Wildcats, now 15-4 overall and 8-2 in league play Connecticut. 9-11 and 2-7. wa-paced by freshman guard Earl Kelley w ith 20 point.- Kenny Walker came off the bench to score 23 points and lead Kentucky’s Southeastern Conference victory over Mississippi State. Kentucky increased its record to 15-5 5-6 in conference play. “The other players are really gaining a lot of confidence in Kenny Walker," said Kentucky Coach Joe B Hall. “They are taking the ball to him and looking for him in the zone.” A freshman forward. Walker had 12 points and IO rebounds in the first half Derrick Hord added 15 points for Kentuckv Douglas named Southland MVP SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) The Southland Conference on Tuesday bestowed its Player of the Week award on Bobby Jot4 Douglas, a 5-foot-10 junior guard whose 16 points and 5 assists led Northeast Louisiana to its first road victory of the season Douglas, from Marion, I .a., contributed to two other NLU victories in becoming the first from his San Diego clips Nuggets By WILLIAM R BARNARD AP Sports Writer The San Diego Clippers figured to be one team that wouldn’t hold the Denver Nuggets under IOO points. “I filed an official protest to the league because they played too hard,” Denver Coach Doug Mot* said in jest after the Clippers beat the Nuggets 125-98 Tuesday night. “We had a very bad game effort-wise, they worked too hard and played too good They deserved to win by as many as they did and more.” San Diego got 31 points from Terry Cummings and 27 from Tom Chambers while holding Alex English, the NBA’s leading scorer, to seven points on 3-of-16 shooting. Lakers 121, Sonics 118 Norm Nixon broke a tie with two free throws with three seconds to go as Los Angeles beat Seattle tut the 16th time in their last 18 regular-season meetings. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the Lakers with JO points, while Earvin “Magic” Johnson had 26 points. IO rebounds and ll assists. Jack Sikma had 2, points and 19 rebounds for Seattle, while Fred Brown hit 12 of 17 shots for a season-high 25 points. Bullets 104, Celtics 101 Greg Ballard’s field goal with six seconds remaining in overtime clinched Washington’s triumph over Boston. Nets 115, Hawks 109 Buck Williams had 29 points and 16 rebounds as New Jersey held off a late Atlanta rally. The Nets led by as many as 22 points late in the third quarter, and still hail a 106-92 advantage with 3.21 left in the game, but a 17-4 streak by the Hawks cut the deficit to 110-109 with 24 seconds remaining. Then the Nets hit five free throws to hold on to their edge. Blazers 109, Bulls 93 Jim Paxson scored 34 points and Calvin Natt 28 to carry Portland over Chicago. Paxson and Natt combined for 21 points in a 54-minute span of the third period during which the Trail Blazers extended a 55-49 lead to 77-63. Orlando Woolridge led the Bulls with 20 points. Rockets 116, Kings 115 Joe Bryant's three-point play w ith 34 seconds left in overtime lifted Houston over Kansas City. Bryant broke a 113-113 tie with a basket, was fouled on the play and hit the free throw. Elvin Hayes led the Rockets with 24 points, while Eddie Johnson had 22 for the Kings. school to win conference player honors. He gamed wide attention as a prep senior when he set (binational high school record bs averaging 54 points a game. Other players nominated this week were Jai Hansen of Arkansas State, Tom Sewell of Initial Karl Malone of louisiana Tech, Ronald Cox of McNeese State and Sam Norton of Texas-Ariington QQ&QQQ ic/* CNO Lawn & Garden Fertilizer Sale GO SAT., FEB. 12 9 AM to 12 NOON Walnut Square Shopping Center SPONSORED BY THE    fl NEW BRAUNFELS OPTIMIST CLUB Proceeds going to the youth of New Braunfels Staff photo by John Sen ter Slam min' two ;