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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Thursday, February 19,198/ Herald-Zettung, New Braunfels. Texas Page 9 TCU clinches crown as Owls upset Bears Horned Frogs blitz the Longhorns, 70-54 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas Christian basketball coach Jim Killingworth says his newly crowned Southwest Conference champions started their title drive as soon as they lost their last game of 1966 in the NIT post-season tournament. “I think at that time our players realized that they had a chance to be a pretty good basketball team this season,” Killingsworth said Wednesday night after TCU beat Texas 70-54. “And they came in this past fall and worked hard from the very beginning.” The Homed Frogs clinched the regular-season title when cellar-dwelling Rice upset Baylor 65-62 Wednesday night. The Homed Frogs, who returned four starters from last year’s conference tri-championship team, stand at 21-4 overall, 12-1 in the SWC. with three conference games remaining. Guards Carven Holcombe and Jamie Dixon scored 18 points each for TCU. and Larry Richard added 13 rebounds. In other SWC games, Houston blitzed Texas AAM 67-46 and Southern Methodist beat Texas Tech 83-70 “We've worked so hard this year,” said Richard. “We’ve worked so hard on playing defense and rebounding, all those things, and it feels great when it pays off ” Texas, whose two top scorers saw limited action due to nagging injuries, fell to 13-14 and 6-8 Patrick Fairs, played sparingly and scored Just IO points Raynard Davis, the team’s second-leading scorer, had four points. Travis Mays led the Longhorns with 14 points Grog Hines scored off a rebound with two seconds re maining to give Rice its win over Baylor The Owls upped their record to 8-16 overall and 2-11 in the SWC. Baylor, the only conference team to defeat TCU this season, fell to 14-10 and 9-5. Darryl Middleton, led Baylor scoring with 18 points, and Hines led Rice with 16. “We frustrated Baylor,” Hines said “They missed a lot of easy shots inside. We frustrated them a lot " Rickie Winslow scored 16 points to lead Houston over Texas AAM. The Cougars improved to 16-8 for the season and 8-5 in SWC games. The Aggies fell to 13-11 and 5-8 Winston Crite paced Texas AAM with 17 points Winslow grabbed ll rebounds and became the fourth Cougar player to rank in the SWC career top IO in rebounding. He Joins Akeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Anderson. “The home field was real important." Winslow “In the last game, we didn't break their press and that really hurt us.” Sophomore guard Kato Armstrong scored a career high 32 points. 24 of them during a second half surge, to lift Southern Methodist over Texas Tech SMU improved to 4-9 in the conference and overall. Tech fell to8-6 and 13-12 13-12 SMU led by as many as 21 in the second half, but Red Raider senior guard Wendell Owens got a hot hand in the closing minutes to make the score respectable He finished with a career-best 32 points Celtics end losing skid by trouncing the Mavs DALLAS (AP) — You don’t mess with the Boston Celtics' pride. The Dallas Mavericks found that out on Wednesday night. “Dallas Just caught us on a bad night,” said Kevin McHale, whose 28 points led Boston to a 113-96 victory over the Mavs. “After losing two in a row and playing as poorly as we did, (Coach) K.C. Jones really got on us He doesn’t yell too often, so when he did we got our tails in gear ”. The world champions were riding a two-game losing streak after a 29-point loss to Utah and blowing a 17-point lead to the Los Angeles Lakers. “I think we saw tonight what it takes to win a world's championship.” said Dallas Coach Dick Motta “They played Uke they were possess ed. They Just kicked us all around.”. U was the first time in 68 NBA games that Dallas had been held tc under IOO points. “I wasn't thinking about losing three in a row,” said Jones. “I was Just happy we got back on the winning track. I gave the team a day oft and it helped.” Boston outshot Dallas 50 percent tc 40 percent and out rebounded the Mavs 59-43. Larry Bird had his second tripledouble of the year with 16 points. 12 rebounds and 11 assists. “We had played two bad games in a row and we wanted to get back on the winning road,” Bird said. “We knew we would have a tough game Thursday night against Houston. We didn’t want to go there with three losses in a row . ” Boston silenced the sellout crowd of 17,007 fans in Reunion Arena early, surging to a 67-46 halftime lead after outscoring the Mavericks 37-17 in the second period. The Celtics (36-14) built a 31-point lead midway of the third quarter as Jones substituted liberally It was Boston's sixth straight road game Danny Ainge scored 25 points, and Robert Parish had 14 for the defending world champk os. Ainge said “We had a lot of rest and really got bio our transition game tonight- It nay have looked easy but it wasn't. Ve had to work for every point we got. ’• Dallas, now 32-1', was led by Mark Aguirre who had 9 points and Sam Perkins who adde 122Scoreboard NBA iy Th* Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Divisien W L Fct. GR Boston ss is 731 __ Philadelphia 30 22 577 8 Washington 28 23 549 94 New York 15 36 294 224 New Jersey 12 38 240 25 Central Divisien Detroit 32 17 453 — Atlanta 32 18 640 4 Milwaukee 34 21 618 I Chicago 25 24 510 7 Indiana 25 27 481 84 Cleveland 21 31 404 124 WaSTRRN CONFERENCE Midwest Divisien Dallas 32 IS S27 — Utah 30 21 588 2 Houston 27 23 540 4* v »)enver 23 to 434 IO San Antonio 19 33 365 134 Sacramento Pacific Division 17 34 333 15 L A' Lakers A) 13 750 _ Portland 32 21 604 74 Golden State 26 28 481 14 Seattle 25 27 481 14 Phoenix 22 M) 423 17 L A Clippers Wednesday's Games 8 42 160 :)u Philadelphia im. Golden state 103 Cleveland 129 Sacramento 119 Indiana 105 Seattle HK Boston 113. Dallas % L A Lakers 128 Denver 122 Milwaukee 113,1 tab 109 ▼•day's Games Golden State at New Jersey Cleveland at New York Seattle at Detroit Boston at Houston Portland at Phoenix Dallas starting guard Derek Harper missed his first game of the season because of an infected left foot “Dallas is a different team without Derek in there.” said Ainge Boston is now 13-1 in the all-time series against the Mavericks Ca vs 129, Kings 119 Center Brad Daugherty scored a season-high 33 point to help Cleveland snap Sacramento's three-game winning streak Daugherty and fellow rookies Ron Harper and John Williams scored six points each during a 22-6 run that brought the Cavaliers from a 104-97 deficit to a 119-110 lead with Just more than two minutes left. The victory was the Cavaliers' sixth in their last seven home games 76ers 114, Warriors 103 Andrew Toney, Maurice Cheeks and Charlet Barkley combined for 75 points as the 76ers survived a late Golden State rally in Philadelphia. Toney scored 27. Cheeks 25 end Barkley 23 as the 76ers handed the Warriors their lith lots in 14 games. Berkley, who earlier this week called some of his teammates “wimps” and “complainers,” also grabbed IS rebounds. Barkley praised his team’s effort against Golden State, but didn’t beck off from his earlier remarks. LESLIE KRIEWALDT/Statt Photographer Byron Black enjoys one of the few breaks in his hectic schedule Tennis Continued from Page I the other students7s to rise at 6 a m arid pia> tennis for 50 minutes They go to school until 2 p m and hit the courts from 2 30 until 5 15 p m., when they begin fitness workouts for about 35 minutes None of the students participate on the high school tennis team Besides Zimbabwe several coun tries are represented at Newk’s. including Indonesia Mexico Spain. England and the U S Tyzzer said to attend N’ewk’s the players must be able to compete at championship level and must be good students “They are sacrificing their normal home life We give them as much of a home environment as we can." said Tvzzer “Its very specialized though It’s nothing hut tennis, tennis. tennis’” For Black, life in America is a bit more hectic than his childhood growing up in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia). “It s not as competitive as the US” said Black, of Zimbabwe. “It is an easy way of life. It’s not so rushed "It’s one of the better African countries It has excellent facilities." he said “It is not unusual for people to have a tennis court because of the cheap labor We had four tennis courts at my home, three grass and one hard." On the court. Black rules from the baseline He uses a two-hand forehand and backhand style and is relentless in picking up balls off the surface Last weekend. Black won the Ted Erck Invitational in Austin by knocking off the No I juniors division player in Texas in Mitch Michulka In the past year. Black finished in the Top 16 in two international tour naments — the Orange Bowl, where he lost to the eventual winner, and the U.S. Open where he defeated a former No I player Tyzzer said that Black s power game has improved from his serve to his movement to his overheads “Right now, it s just a matter of his maturing." said Tyzzer “He's a late maturer, but bes getting good guidance and development in this program “You can't put your finger on who’s going to be great We Just give them the environment." he said "He’s one of the best we’ve seen around here ” Rangers hope to surprise competing in 4A baseball “I just told the truth.” he said “I don't care who doesn’t like me " Pacers 105, Sonics 88 Guard John Long scored 29 points to lead Indiana to its fifth win in seven games The Facers jumped out to an 8-0 lead on their homecourt and stayed in front the rest of the way Bucks 113, Jazz 109 Terry Cummings scored 35 points as the visiting Bucks won their sixth straight game. Milwaukee took its biggest lead of the game. 106-97, when John Lucas completed a three-point play with 5 02 remaining Utah scored the next seven points, including four by Thurl Bailey, to cut the gap to two with 2 39 left. But the Bucks pulled ahead. 112-106. on a pair of free throws by Lucas with 17 seconds remaining Lakers 128, Nuggets 122 Magic Johnson scored 37 points and handed out 16 assists as the visiting Lakers improved their record to a league-best 39-13 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar added 25 points while James Worthy had 21 for Los Angeles Alex English led Denver with 27 points. By TIM WAITS Stall Writer Don t be surprised if one of the new kids on the District I IMA baseball block makes a lot of noise when the others aren t looking Acre* going to be more competitive in the new district than people expect .” said Smithson Valley Coach Bo Wright Our lack of depth and experience may slow us down some " Wright said the strength of his Rangers this year will be in his returning starters from last year Five starters, plus four other lettermen are back from last year's team that came one swing of a bat from reaching a playoff berth in District 27 (A Making up the nucleus of the Rangers in 1967 are catcher Jason Smart third baseman Mike Wilson, and first baseman Newton McConnell Speedster Scott Davis will be penciled in at center field and may see time at shortstop The ace hurler for Smithson Valley will be Larry Maywald. who posted an 84 record last year as a sophomore and is likely to get even better The problem in the pitching department is that there isn’t any experience on the staff besides Maywald Travis Tutwiller has shown promise in practice as Maywald's backup, but the Rangers are shallow after that Wright said the team weaknesses are “depth at pitching and experience up the middle on defense ” Smithson Valley didn t lose many from last year. but the Rangers were hurt right in the midsection. Graduation took care of shortstop Ray Reyes and second baseman Steve Gottardy Last season's center fielder and lead-off hitter Taylor Heydman. who led the Rangers in a majority of the offensive categories moved away. But help is on the way in the form of Jay Young, who will start out with the duties of shortstop and may bat in the lead-off spot Davis should offer speed in center field and Rick Russe will handle the chores at second base. “Russo is the best we’ve got out here as far as hitting,” said Wright “Russo and Mike Churchman are two pure hitters ” McConnell and Churchman give the Rangers solid batting strokes from the left-hand side of the plate Churchman will start the year defensively in right field. Left field is Mill a question mark, with newcombers David Churchman and Chris Dees getting shots at the position. Power will not be in short supply for the Hangers, as they can space Wilson. Smart, and McConnell througout the middle of the lineup to drive in runs At Ranger Field. where the dimensions range from only 305 to 310 feet, power is an essential ingredient. “Newt and Jason will supply 1 the power)" said Wright. “Until we see everybody, we have no idea (what the batting order will be).” he said “We are going to hit better (than last year > on an overall basis ” Some new additions will be given a hard look and could put the Rangers in serious playoff contention if they come on quickly. Todd Pei reoil, who will begin as a reserve first baseman, is coming off knee surgery and may be a pleasant surprise for the Rangers James Leineweber will be going out for baseball for the first time and may work some at third "It's his first year of baseball, but he's a heckuva athlete.” said Wright of Leineweber Russel Deity is a versatile utility player, who especially adept on the base paths Steve Smith may alsaf offer the Rangers some strong play off the bench Other newcombers include Todd Curtis. Danny Morin^ David Hall, and Joel Baker, all of whom are either play* ing basketball or soccer at the moment If the Rangers can come up with one more pitching arm and the defense comes together well by district, they may have a lot to say before season s end Smithson Valley opens the season against Luling on Tuesday. The game was schedule for 7 p rn at Luling, but may be mover to Ranger Field in the afternoon District opens March IO at home against Lockhart Ranger schedule Date Pab.M Feb 27 MS-7 Mar IO Mar. 13 Mar. 17 Mar 20 Mar 24 Mar 27 at San Marcos Tivy tourney Lockhart •tF'burg New Braunfels at Southside at Hays Canyon Mar 31 at Tivy 7 30 Time Apr 3 Clemens 4 15 TRA Apr 7 at Boenre 4:15 5 30 Apr IO at Lockhart 7 00 TBA Apr 14 Fredburg 4 15 4:15 Apr 21 at NR 7 30 7:30 Apr 28 Hays 4 15 4 15 May I at Canyon 7 30 4 30 May 5 Th > 4 15 7.30 Mays at Clemens 7 00 4 15 May 12 Boerne 4 IS _ Sports WorldOn the air THURSDAY Cantina at Memphis State, ESPN ^r-cSeSbLketb^l: Vanderbilt at Kentucky, USA.     . 7:96 p.m. - Pm basketball: Horton at Hourton, WTB6    ^    „ .. _ I pm - Collage basketball: North Carauna al Duke. »PN IO p.m. - College basketball; UCLA at Oragm Blats, ESPN-PRIDAY I’M bout. ESPN* “■jim -TSS* Ortdsn Glove* teals. KENS ***•*« OTT Indoor OhmCollage basketball By The Associated Press BAIT Army M. Fairfield 41 Canistota UTT. Vermont ti DePaul ss. Iona Bl Georgetown 16. Pittsburgh SI Maryland 78, Md -Balt Aunty 64 Notre Dame SB. Fordham57 SOUTH Alabama kl. mestasippt# Clemson (7, Wake Paras! Ti Louisville S7, Florida St. TI Mississippi St. 64. Georgia <3 North Carauna iii. E. Tswissbss St. SI Tamtaaaaa ti, Florida 71 Virginia 66. George Tech Ii MIDWEST laws a. OMS SLM UIL rejects off-season training limits AUSTIN (AP) — A University Interscholastic League committee of coaches and school administrators has rejected a proposal to restrict off-season athletic training programs. Members of the Off-Season Committee said regulation of such programs might be better left to local school districts, which also was the view of several of some 25 persons who made presents- Missouri SD, Nebraska 64 At a January meeting, the committee heard UIL staff stories of parents complaining that their children were being forced by coaches to lift weights and otherwise work out for one sport while playing another There allo were reports of organized team workouts during the summer in an effort to gain an advantage over other schools. Nevertheless, on Wednesday, the committee voted 5-i against a proposal that said “Coaches of off-season sports may not require in aeaaon athletes in other sports to miss in-season workouts in order to participate in off-season training.” Committee member Bob McQueen of Temple moved to strike the proposal from recommendations that will be forwarded to the Athletic Committee in June McQueen said he agreed with a UIL statement that off season workouts should ba restricted to one period during the school day. and that “multiple sport participation” should not be discouraged Wiggins wants to play in CBA HOWTON (AP) — Former Houston Rocks guard Mitchell Wiggins, banned from the NBA after testing positive for drugs, says he hopes to be Playing soon in the Continental Basketball Association. Wiggins and Rockets player Lewis Lloyd were both banned from the National Raahntbtu Association on Jan 13 for at least two years because of drag violations. Both enterad a drag treatment cantar in Van Nuys, Calif A four-weak stay at the center help him a lot, Wiggins said. ;