New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
SVgirls to play Thursday
Smithson Valley will meet District HWA cochampion Devine Thursday in the girls’ Class 3A basketball playoffs.
The game will be played at South San West High School in San Antonio at 7:30 p.m.
Devine and Hondo tied for the championship of 28-3A, then decided the first- and second-place teams for the playoffs by a coin flip.
Wednesday, February 13,1985 9AUnicorns clinch District 13-4A title
By DAVID KING Sports editor
Pity Cliff Wilkins. Well, a little bit, anyway.
By the time Wilkins found out that his New Braunfels Unicorns had clinched the District 13-4A basketball championship Tuesday night, everybody had gone home from the Unicorns’ 71-59 victory over Lockhart.
“I was here all by myself,” said Wilkins, who hadn’t won a district championship in five years. ‘‘So right away I called (freshman) coach (Chris) Dougas and (trainer) Dean I.aird. Then I called my wife, and I don’t live but two minutes from school.”
New Braunfels clinched the school’s first boys’ basketball championship since 1977-78 and Wilkins’ first since he took Columbus to the state tournament five years by whipping the lions and then waiting out the result of the Canyon-Kerrville
NEW BRAUNFELS (71)
Tilo Schmidt 7 1-2 15, Victor Sierra 4 2-4 10, David Caddell 7 2 2 16, Leon Sneed I 1-2 3, Damon Millett 6 OO 12, Alan Walker 1 OO 2, Bill Fox 2 OO 4. Claude Porterie I 0-1 2, Barry Baker 1 OO 2, Adam Havens 115 3, Mike Wofford 0 0-2 0, Kenan Ikels I 0-2 2. Marty Espinosa 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 7 2071.
Carter 5 2-2 12, Williams 5 2-2 12, Wilson 4 OO 8, Coleman 7 1-1 15, Chavira 2 OO 4, Johnson 2 OO 4, Nunn 1 2 2 4. Totals 26 7-7 59 Lockhart .. 12 14 12 21 - 68
NB 24 18 18 11-71
Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Lockhart 19, New Braunfels ll.
JV score — New Braunfels 61, Lockhart 37.
Freshman score — New Braunfels 49, Lockhart 35
Boys' standings District games only
x clinched district title
Braunfels 71, Lockhart 59; Kerrville Tivy 75, Canyon 71, Fredericksburg 47, Hays 43 Friday's games — New
Braunfels at Canyon; Kerrville Tivy at Fredericksburg; Hays at Lockhart.
Tivy game. -
Tivy’s victory put the Antlers, Cougars and Fredericksburg Billies in a three-way tie for second, two games behind New Braunfels with only one game left.
“It feels pretty good to be filling out the UIL forms for playoff games this morning,” Wilkins said this morning. “It’s been quite a while.”
The victory over I Lockhart earlier in the evening was an example of the kind of basketball that carried the Unicorns into the playoffs. New Braunfels controlled the lanes and raced up and down the floor in its high-powered running game.
New Braunfels led 24-12 after one quarter and 42-26 at the half on the strength of 19-for-33 shooting from the field.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better effort,” Wilkins said. “We ran the ball and hustled as well as we have all
“We moved the ball better than we have in a long time; it was like a swarm of bees on the break. ”
After a layup by Lockhart’s Kelvin Wilson narrowed New Braunfels’ lead to 12-10, the Unicorns outscored the Lions 12-2 to take control of the game. David Cadell, who led Unicorn scorers with 16 points, drilled home two long jump shots and two free throws to lead the streak.
Victor Sierra, who added IO points, took a perfect pass from Tilo Schmidt for the final basket a blink before the buzzer.
A quick six points from Schmidt and Sierra made it 35-18 midway through the second period, and then the New Braunfels second team held its ground the rest of the
The only flaw in the Unicorns’ first team’s blitz came early in the third quarter, when New Braunfels came out flat against Ixickhart’s sagging zone defense. But after a time out, the Unicorns scored six straight points, and the lead was never seriously threatened again.
The first-teamers finished off the third quarter with a seven-point streak, including two baskets by Caddell.
Wilkins cleared the bench in the fourth quarter, only seconds after the New Braunfels student body had
DERY!CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG
New Braunfels' Leon Sneed (left) scores on a fast break during Tuesday's game. Right, Damon Millett goes up for a short jump shot.
serenaded the team with the theme song from “Gilligan’s Island.”
“We moved the ball well, and we hit the open shots,” Wilkins said. “Victor got his usual five or six steals and
layups. David Caddell missed his first two shots, then didn’t miss again until the third quarter.
“Tilo had his outside shot going, too. And Damon Millett was the recipient of some beautiful passes
Schmidt finished the game with 15 points and Millett had 12.
New Braunfels also won the junior varsity game, 61-37, and the freshman game, 49-35.
Greyhounds top Rangers in finale
BOERNE — An “emotionally drained” Smithson Valley team closed its season Tusday night, losing 62-53to Boerne.
It was the third loss in a row for the Rangers, who were knocked out of District 27-3A playoff contention last week.
“We played as well as we could under the circumstances,” said Smithson Valley Coach Roger Kraft. “We played hard but we were emotionally drained.
“Those games last week just drained us,” he said. Smithson Valley fell to district champion Cole and Southside last week.
The Rangers played Boerne close except for the second quarter, when the Greyhounds opened up a seven-point lead.
“We stayed in the whole game,” Kraft said. ‘‘The only difference in the fourth quarter was that they made a few more of their shots. We had a probem getting the ball in the hole.”
Smithson Valley closed the gap to six points in the closing minutes of the game, before Boerne shut the door on the Bangers.
Paul Pharris ted Smithson Valley with 23 points. Bay Reyes added Kl.
Matt Bradley led the Greyhound attack with 18 ooints.
Smithson Valley closed the season
Boar ne 82. Smithson Valley 63
Mika Irvine 2 O O 4, Ray Reyes 5 2 2 12, Paul Pharn* 8 7 7 23. Tony Rendon 2 11 5. Fenrnando Trevino 4 OI 8, Roy Sanders 0 12 1. Chris Lehman 0 OO 0, Fernando Trevino 0 OO 0 Man Severance 0 0-0 0, Mike Eddleton 0 O O 0 Totals 21 11 13 53
Smithson Valley ... 13 14 15 11 53
Boar na.............. 13 21 16 12 62
Boys' standings District games only
Team W L Pct.
* Cole 8 I 887
y Boerne ..................7 2 764
Southside............... 4 4 500
Smithson Valley 4 5 444
Floresville............... 3 8 333
Bandala ....................0 8 OOO
Tuesday s games - Cole 84 Bandera 34; Boerne 64, Smithson Valley 51; Floresville 59. Southside 55
with a 17-12 overall record, 4-5 in District 27-3A play.
Kraft said he was satisfied with his team’s performance over the course of the season.
“I’m pleases with our season and the progress we’ve made. We only had one senior on the team. From top to bottom, this is the most successful season we’ve had,” he said.
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Smithson Valley's Ray Reyes
Antlers rally past Cougars, 75-71
KERRVILLE - Kerrville Tivy overcame a 15-point Canyon lead in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as the Antlers upset the Cougars 75-71 in a District 13-4A game
The loss leaves the race for the runner-up playoff spot in a three-way tie with Canyon, Tivy and Fredericksburg all sitting at 6-3. The Cougars must beat New Braunfels Friday night to assure themselves of a playoff for the second berth in post-season play. Tivy meets Fredericksburg Friday as well.
Canyon Coach David Taylor said Tuesday’s loss was “about as tough a defeat as I’ve ever had to take as a coach.”
The Cougars’ problems started when point gRonnie Rittimann fouled out with six minutes left in the contest.
“That made their press a lot more effective, but we should have won the ballgame anyway,” Taylor said. “We sort of lost our composure when Ronnie fouled out.”
Canyon had a six-point lead with 2; 30 to play, but the Antlers stole the ball three straight times to wipe out the margin.
Tivy tied the game at 69 on a 25-foot jump shot by sophomore Scott Delaney, who had 32 points in the game. The Cougars got the ball back and stalled for a final shot, but freshman Thirman Dimery stole it with 20 seconds to play and fed Delaney for a layup.
Canyon was called for a blocking foul on the play, and Taylor received a technical foul during a subsequent timeout.
“I sort of lost my composure there, too,” he said.
Tivy hit two of the three free throws for a 73-69 lead, but the Cougars scored at the other end and looked like they had a chance to tie it when Danny Hernandez was run over on the inbounds play.
Instead, Todd Banks drew his fifth foul and the Antlers
Todd Banks 8 4-6 20, David Hays 5 56 15 Danny Hernandez 4 44 1? Rodney Hansen 5 2 212. Ronnie Rittimann 4 119, Tioy Moss 034 3 Totals 2619 23 71
KERRVILLE TIVY (75!
Delaney 16 0-1 32 Robertson 6 3-4 15 Dimery 4 6 6 14 Wam*n 2 4 4 8 Hedgpetit I 4 4 6 Totals 29 17 19 75
Canyon 16 12 27 16- 71
Kerrville Tivy 20 10 IS 30 - 76
Fouled out Bank-, Rittimann Toiai louis Canyon 16 Tivy 1%
Technical Canyon coach Taylor
converted both shots for the final margin.
Banks led the Cougars’ scoring with 20 points, followed by David Hays with 15 and Hernandez and Rodney Hansen with 12.
Tivy led 30-28 at the half, but Canyon outscored the Antlers 27-15 in the third quarter to take a 10-point advantage into the final period.
“They came out hot and got a quick 10-2 lead on us,” Taylor said. “But our kids came back pretty well."
The Cougars expanded their third-quarter lead to 15 points early in the final period.
Tivy won both the freshman and junior varsity games as well.