New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Road jinx strikes SMU against Frogs
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Southern Methodist Mustangs collapsed on the road again Wednesday night and suddenly found they had company atop the Southwest Conference basketball ladder.
The Texas Christian Horned Frogs cut down the No. lyrated Mustangs 72-64 while Texas Tech beat Baylor 83-71. Both the Red Raiders and Mustangs are locked with 9-4 records.
They meet in Dallas Feb. 27.
In other games, Texas AltM blew a chance to make it a triple tie at the top by falling 53-51 to Texas at home; Arkansas climbed back into the race with a 73-59 rout of Houston, and Rice clubbed Tarleton State 82-44.
Arkansas is just a game off the lead with a 9-5 record while AAM is a game and a half back at 8-5.
“The race is really muddled now,” said SMU Coach Dave Bliss. “Obviously, we’ve got to start playing better basketball. TCU was Just smarter than we were and we let it get away.”
It was SMU’s fourth straight road loss.
“I thought TCU played a good, smart basketball , game,” said Bliss. “We Just played poor offensively. We hurried key shots.”
Carven Holcombe hit four free throws and a basket in the final three minutes for TCU.
“We got the lead in the latter stages of the game then hit our free throws,” said TCU Coach Jim Killingsworth. “That’s been the script for just about all of our wins in Southwest Conference games this year. If we can just get two or three more wins I think we’ll be in good shape for a possible post-season invitation.”
SMU is 20-6 overall while TCU evened its league mark at 7-7. The Horned Frogs are 15-10 overall.
Holcombe led the Horned Frogs with 18 points.
The Mustangs got 19 points from seven-foot center Jon Koncak and 17 points from Carl Wright.
The victory before 6,392 fans in Daniel Meyer Coliseum broke a four-game Homed Frog losing streak against the Mustangs.
Texas Tech senior guard Phil Wallace had a 12-point effort in the second half against Baylor.
“We’re glad to be in a tie for first. Everybody likes to be in that position,” Texas Tech head coach Gerald Myers said. “Still, we can’t relax, because we have three tough games left. The only thing that will matter is how it stands at the end.”
Arkansas senior center Joe Kleine scored 27 points and the Razorbacks climbed to a 34-29 halftime advantage. Arkansas raised its season mark to 18-10.
Rice Coach Tommy Suitts said that the Owls’ win continues the trend of a winning non-conference stretch.
“I was pleased,” he said. “Tarleton State had a lot of disadvantages, not being a Division I program and traveling that far on the day of the game. But we really defensed them well.”
Texas limited AIM’s Kenny Brown to four points, two ■ each half, and ended his double-digit scoring mark at 24 straight games.
“This is an unbelievably big win for us,’’ an exuberant Texas Coach Bob Weltlich said.
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About the only mythological creature that won’t be at the Texas Lutheran College gym Friday night will be the satyr, the half-man, half-goat.
On second thought, if he could jump, New Braunfels might just be able to use him.
Unicorns — the New Braunfels kind — and Dragons — the Southwest High School type — will get together at the TLC Bulldog Pit Friday at 7:30 for a bidistrict basketball game that
Unicorns Coach Cliff Wilkins will inspire a few legends. “They are so, so talented,” Wilkins said of the 20-9 Dragons. “And big — 6-8 and 6-3. Let’s even talk about
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That quickness is deadly, as the Dragons will fast break whether their opponents make their shots or not.
“They only send three people to the ball (on defensive rebounds),” Wilkins said. “They play the other two guards out and look for the long outlet pass.”
In addition, Southwest plays a high-pressure, fast-tempo man-to-man defense all over the court.
“They are just frenetic," said Wilkins, who saw the Dragons’ 78-73 zone playoff victory over Laredo United on Tuesday.
“That’s the best word to describe them.”
Two players have taken advantage of that frenetic style to average more than 20 points a game. Six-foot-eight swing man Johnny Robertson scores 21.8 a contest (No. 3 in San Antonio) and 6-3 guard Brian Gavin averages 20.9 (No. 5 in San Antonio).
Wilkins said Gavin reminded him of former NBA player “Downtown” Freddie Brown — “He doesn’t hesitate to pull up and fire away.”
Robertson, who will play wing and occasionally point guard as well as post, can handle the ball and can run the Southwest fast break.
The game with Southwest wasn’t exactly a surprise for the Unicorns, since they had been preparing for the Dragons since clinching the district title more than a week ago.
“We've had them in the back of our minds,” Wilkins said. “We figured they’d be the people we'd play.”
New Braunfels’ fifth-year coach said he didn’t plan any major changes in strategy for the bidistrict game, the school’s first in seven years.
“We’re not going to try and slow things down," he said. “You can’t do that against a team like that; they're so aggressive and so quick. The pace will be very fast.
“We feel we have to run, because that’s our game, too. But we feel we can control the tempo as far as their racing up and down the court. We feel we can run a much more controlled break.” The Unicorns will have to cone out and be aggressive from the start as well.
“We have to take it right at them; we can’t be intimidated at all,” Wilkins said. "If we come out and play with the type of concentration and efficiency we had in the first Canyon ballgame, we'U do all right.”
Local boxer wins at Gloves; soccer team recognized
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Randy Galindo of New Braunfels won his first match at the Regional Golden Gloves tournament in San Antonio last night, beating Ricky Calderon of the I»pez Boxing Club in Crystal City.
Galindo, who has been trained by another local boxer, George Carrera, beat Calderon by decision. Galindo is a bantamweight.
The victory sets up a second fight for Galindo either today or Friday at the HemisFair Arena.
“I did OK — well enough to win,” Galindo said. “I’m pretty sure I can win the cham-David King
Belated congratulations to the E Division Pantera’s Panthers soccer team, which finished second at the state tournament.
The Panthers, who won the New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association’s E Division with an 11-0 record, lost by one goal in the finals of
the state tournament.
Members of the team were Heath Purvis, Jamie Klabunde, Brad York, Matt Krauel, Alexander Raring, Albert Ozuna, Tim Puls, Stephen Tilly, Darsham Taylor, Erie Burse >. Bart Baker, Gerard Howard, Jeff Hammond and Gabe Gonzales.
Coaches were Gene Bursey, Juan Oz una, Charley Puls and David Gonzales.
Spring fun It’s that time of year again, as the spring
sports leagues are setting registration dates.
— The National and American Little leagues are holding registration Saturday from I p m. to 4 p.m. at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church.
In case you miss that one, another registration will be held March 2, same times, same place.
little League baseball is for boys and girls ages 8-12.
— The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association will have preregistration and its awards ceremony March 12 at 7 p.m. at the
Carl Schurz Elementary School cafeteria.Wrapping up
The New Braunfels Junior League Basketball is having its end-of-sea&un tournament this weekend, with games beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the New Braunfels Middle School gym.
The championship games will be Saturday, with action beginning at I p.m. Award ceremonies will follow the game.
Brown free on bail after arrest
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pro Football Hall of Fainer Jim Brown is free on bail after being booked for investigation of rape and sexual battery while a “complete investigation” is conducted, police say.
Brown, 49, was arrested at his home in the Hollywood Hills Wednesday morning after an alleged incident late Tuesday night, said Sgt. Richard Beardslee, reading a statement prepared by the police.
Arrested along with Brown was a woman identified as Carol Moses, 22. She was booked for sexual battery, Sgt. Charles McTageart said.
The police statement said the arrests stemmed from the complaint of a 33-year-old woman, who was not identified. She alleged that Brown, with Moses, raped her after Brown had struck her several times. Police declined to elaborate on Moses’ allseed involvement.
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squad back from last year ss well ss row. Davidson about twice ss many
several talented new people,” said Smithson Valley features a strong people to work with as last year.
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the aute meet in Austin, her personal handle the long lumping chores. She said the team is confident and
best. Delly and Fox will throw the shot has set high goals for itself, including
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