New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, February 18, 1987
HeraldZeitung, New Braunfels, Texas
Second half outburst gives N B the victory
By TIM WAITS Staff Writer A strong second half propelled the New Braunfels Unicorns past the Canyon Cougars, 59-43, Tuesday night at Cougar gym.
The win sets up a critical confrontation Friday for the Unicorns at Kerrville Tivy in the last regular season game. Currently, there is a three-way deadlock for first place in the District 13-4A basketball standings between New Braunfels. Tivy, and Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg closes its schedule at Smithson Valley.
New Braunfels did not get out of Cougar Gym without having to work a little. Particularly in the first half.
Down 21-17 with 1:40 left in the second quarter, Canyon used the free-throw line to overtake the Unicorns. Evan Endicott hit one of two foul shots and loanee Jonas hit both ends of a one-and-one situation seconds later. James Hanson hit one of two at the charity stripe with 1:17 left to tie the score, 21-21.
Hod Perkins nailed two free shots with 48 seconds left to get the Cougars ahead. The Unicorns’ Kevin Walker hit a bank shot to regain a tie, but Perkins came back with a short jumper to keep Canyon ahead Alan Matney hit a 15-foot jumper as the buzzer to knot the score 25-25 at halftime.
Five players: Wade Felker, Neal Donop and Matney of the Unicorns, and Hay Kaderli and Ted Fleener of the Cougars had three fouls at halftime. The turning point in the game occurred in the third quarter when the two Cougar big men picked up their fourth fouls in the first few of minutes of the half.
New Braunfels SS. Canyon 43
NEW BRAUNFELS Donop 2 2 2 6, Morrison 2 2 2 6 Felker 2 7 13 11 Sneed 5 7 9 1 7. Tristan 2 0 0 4 Matney 4 0 0 8 Walker 1 3 5 5, Coley I 0 0 2 Hunter 0 0 0 0 Hmkhouse 0 0 0 0 Total* 19 21 31 59
CANYON Kaderli 0 26 2 Jonas 0 2 2 2, Fleener 3 3 3 9 Perkins 5 7 7 17, Wilson 1022 Hanson 0 2 4 2, Wilkes 0 00 0, Endicott 4129 Total* 1317 25 43
New Braunfels 12 13 IO 24 59
Canyon 8 17 5 13 43
Total fouls Canyon 24 New Braunfels 20
Fouled out Fleener Perkins Technical
JV score New Braunfels 63. Canyon 52
Glenn Hermann led the Unicorns with 14 points Larry Abel led the Cougars with 13 points
Today s Gamas
District 13-4 A
Basketball Standings BOYS T earn
New Braunfels 59, Canyon 43 Lockhart 60 Smithson Valley 46 Fredericksburg 54, Clemens 53 Boerne 74 Hays 66 Kerrville Tivy idle
New Braunfels 12
Kerrville Tivy IO
Smithson Valley 2
Monday s Game
Boerne 73 New Braunfels 54
6 9 12 14 16
“We kept them off the foul line. We used more patience in the second half,” said Unicorn Coach Allan Luksa. “We had three postmen with three fouls. We saved them and were able to go aggressive in the fourth quarter.”
On six consecutive tnps down the floor, the Cougars had the ball a few feet from the basket and could not convert.
In the meantime, the Unicorns deliberately and effectively ran off time and went up by seven points, shutting out the Cougars for the first five minutes of the quarter and holding them to only five points the
New Braunfels led 35-30 after the third period and peeled off a 10-2 run early in the fourth.
“It changes your whole strategy when your down by IO instead (rf leading,” said Canyon Coach David Taylor, “l^on (Sneed I is . . . what else can you say about I.*on.”
Sneed, the Unicorns’ point guard, tied his opposite number. Rod Perkins, with game-high honors of 17 points.
“The kids played hard and you expect that. You can’t fault their effort.” said Taylor of his Cougars. “I thought Perkins played a super ball game.”
The Rangers stand atop District 26-5A. The standings are on Page 11A .
Smithson Valley routs Tivy
By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor
District 26-5A’s front-running soccer team did it again Tuesday night.
Smithson Valley proved way too strong for Kerrville Tivy, taking an 8-
0 victory at Ranger Stadium.
Brothers Apolinar and Baltasar
Sanchez scored two goals apiece, likewise Brandon Stanley, as Smithson Valley kept its district record unblemished at 5-0. The Rangers are 7-1 on the year. The Antlers fell to 04-1 on the season, 0-2-
1 in district play.
Smithson Valley’s defense kept the ball in play almost exclusively in Tlvy’s end of the field. The Rangers recorded 32 shots on goal, while the Antlers, who have scored only two goals in seven games, shot only five times.
Smithson Valley did not play its bast game of the year in the crisp night air, but Ranger Coach Larry Shaffer said his team is playing more consistently.
“We didn't have our best game passing the ball, but we are getting
more and more minutes (rf quality time. That’s what we’re striving for right now. We want to keep getting better,” he said.
Foremost among the top passers was Stanley, who notched three assists to go along with his pair of goals.
Forward Brad Adcock got the ball rolling nine minutes into the first half with a 15-foot shot off Stanley’s corner kick.
Five minutes later, Baltasar made it 2-0 with a 20-yard squib kick that bounced underneath Tivy goalie Erie Maloney’s hands.
With 22 minutes left in the half, Apolinar took a pass from Stanley deep inside the Antler box. With three Tivy players surrounding him, Sanchez dribbled for a little breathing room, then quickly whipped around and drilled the ball into the net from eight yards out.
The Rangers made it VO midway through the half when Stanley made a steal and blasted a 20-yard kick for the score.
Playing against the wind and with a comfortable lead, Smithson Valley's offensive barrage slackened
LESLIE KR IE WALDT/StaH Photographer
New Braunfels' Alan Matney manuevers in the lane against Canyon Tuesday night.
For Luksa. it is on to Kerrville where a win would guarantee his Unicorns a playoff trip.
“Just one more to go,” he said.
The Unicom junior varsity notched its record to 14-1 rn District 13-4A
play with a 63-52 win over Canyon. They will vie for the district championship Friday.
Lockhart rallies to down SV
IXXTKHART — Smithson Valley’s basketball team played two games Tuesday night against lx>ckhart.
The Rangers won the first game, which was really the first half, but I Eckhart turned things around in the second half to win the game that counted by taking a 60-48 decision.
“It was really two different games," said Smithson Valley Coach Roger Kraft, who’s team led 26-22 at halftime despite giving up the final seven points of the second quarter.
"The first half was a real finesse game and we played very well. The second half was a more aggressive game. I guess we lost our composure a little bit," he said.
After going to the free throw line 18 times in the first half, and making a very respectable 14 of those throws, the Rangers were sent to the free throw line only twice the entire second half.
“We’ve got to be able to play the aggressive game, but we’re just not built for it,” Kraft said.
The contest went back and forth during the third quarter, but the Uons took the edge in the fourth quarter utilizing a half-court trap defense
“Their big kids really started to take control during the second half," Kraft said
Lockhart 60 Smithton Vsllay 46
SM ' hSON VALLEY Fran/ 4 5 5 14 Curtis I 0-0 2 Kapp**' 0 00 0 Mayxvaid 0 OO 0 Moor 4 24 IO Had 2 OO 4 D>eiy 0 34 3 Rah* 12 2 4 Cameras 3 2 2 8 Heiring I O O 2 Leyh 0 0 I 0 D Churchman 0 0 0 0 M V 2-22 Totals 15 16 18 46 Smithson Vallay 14 12 8 12 46
Lockhart 4 ll 18 20 80
Ixickhart’s Rick Johnson led all scorers with 20 points while teammates Brandon Branch and Kelvin Wilson added 12 each. Brandon Franz paced the Rangers with 13 points while Danny Morin added an even dozen.
Smithson Valley jumped out to a 14-4 first quarter lead and stretched it to 28-15 before the Lions roared back with seven unanswered points to end the half.
"I think that gave us some inclination as to how the second half would go,” Kraft said.
Smithson Valley is now 3-12 in district play and 11-20 on the season. The Rangers close the season Friday night at home against Fredericksburg. The Billies are tied for the 13-4A lead going into the game.
in the early stages of the second half.
With 23 minutes remaining, Baltasar ended the drought when he was fed a pass from Stanley on a breakaway. Out-maneuvering two defenders, only Maloney stood between Sanchez and the net. When the goalie commited by charging out of the net, Sanchez squeezed the ball past him into the left comer (rf the net.
Apolinar Sanchez had a hand rn me next goal, assisting Stanley who scored from 25-yards out after his first kick rebounded off the goalie and straight back to him.
With 12:35 to play, Apolinar scored off a direct kick to make the score 7-0.
The final tally came at the 75-minute mark when Gary Bryant scored after rebounding a shot off the Tivy goalie.
Smithson Valley will take a break in the district schedule on Friday, but will face tough competition at home against San Antonio Holmes. Gametime is 4:30 p.m.
The Rangers resume district plat on Tuesday at Hays Consolidated.
Buffaloes earn tie with Unicorns
SCHERTZ - There is one streak Coach Pete Grandjean would love to see his New Braunfels soccer team lay to rest: if ifs Tuesday, the Unicorns are not playing up to their potential This Tuesday held nothing new for the team, as Samuel Clemens forced a 2-2 draw with the Unicorns.
"We just didn’t keep the pressure on them," Grandjean said. "We lacked that killer instinct. I think if we had one more goal early in the second half, we could have put them away.”
New Braunfels led 2-1 at half-
time. but Clemens’ Don Dilworth tied the game on a direct kick with IO minutes left in the contest.
New Braunfels opened the scoring when leonard lagunas scored on a penalty kick. The Unicorns went up by two when Jeff Bryan scored on a breakaway.
The Buffaloes narrowed the lead to one goal when David lx)ng scored before the half ended.
Grandjean said his team hopes to rebound and more against Boerne on Saturday.
“We need to rebound with a win, but then we need to quit
rebounding. We’ve got to get on track and stay there.” Grandjean said.
Saturday will be a good day to start a winning streak because the team seems to play well on the weekend, he said. New Braunfels is 2-0-0 in district games on Saturday.
The tie leaves the Unicorns alone in second place in District 26-5A with a 2-1-2 record Clemens slips to 1-2-1 in district pla>
Boerne enters Saturday’s 2 p.m. game at New Braunfels Middle School with a 1-1-2 record.
Cougars fall to Hays Rebels, 2-0
MOUNTAIN CITY - The Canyon Cougars were shut out of their Tuesday soccer match against Hays, 2-0.
“We didn’t play well. We had a poor game,” said Canyon Coach Steve Quell.
It waa disheartening for the Cougars considering they had been improving each match prior to playing Hays. The Cougars had a few scoring opportunities, but nothing ever came
from i hem.
"It’s disappointing to lose to a team that we’re capable of beating,” said Quell. “We didn’t play well together as a team.”
Canyon is now 2-5-1 for the season and 1-2-1 in District 26-5A. The Cougars will host Samuel Clemens at Cougar Field on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Clemens fought New Braunfels to a 2-2 draw on Tuesday.
Canyon tennis team edged in meet
The Canyon Cougar tennis team was edged by Hays in a dual match 6-5 Tuesday at Canyon’s high school courts.
Winners for the Cougars included No. I boys’ singles player Patrick Manley over Kyle Pickens 6-3, 6-4. No. 3 boys’ singles player Brian
\ arbrough beat Ruben Guerrero, 6-2,
In boys’ doubles, the Cougar team of Ernie Jones and David Spencer won over Carl Ware and Mark Veltri, 6-3,6-3. Tony Kylitis and Bobby Rex defeated Jody Misenheimer and Barry Baker, 6-3,2-6,64.
The only girls to win for Canyon waa the No. 3 doubles team of Margie Williams and Christa Cade over Suzy Green and Julie Hester 6-2,6-2.
Canyon will play New Braunfels at the Unicorns’ courts Friday beginning at 2:30 p.m.