New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Clemens tops CHS
SCHERTZ — Canyon played one of its best games of the season Tuesday night, but came up short in the game’s final seconds and lost to Clemens 56-54.
“We had four shots at the basket in the final eight seconds, but we couldn’t get one to fall," Coach David Taylor noted.
The difference in the game was at the free throw line, although it wasn’t because of poor shooting — the Cougars converted six of their eight attempts, while the Buffaloes hit 13 (rf 20. All six of Clemens' points in the slow-paced fourth quarter came on free throws.
“I don’t know what to say (about the lack of foul calls); we laid back rn a 2-3 zone and they were pressing all over the court.” Taylor said.
Todd Banks led Canyon with 23 points despite drawing special attention from the Clemens defense. Banks added 13 rebounds and Rodney Hansen ll.
Point guard Ronnie Rittimann had another good game. Taylor noted
“Ronnie does things for our team that don’t show up in the score book.” he said. “When they’re trapping and putting WI pressure, he stays cool and keeps us going."
Overall, the Cougars played well, Taylor said.
“This is the best game we’ve played this year; in fact, we’ve played well in three straight ballgames. And we’re getting better every time," he noted.
Gemens used its press to take a 10-point lead in the first quarter, but Canyon rallied with a 21-point second quarter to trail only 31-30 at the half. The game was tied at 50 going into
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Canyon, which fell to 7-11 on the season, wraps up its non-distnct schedule with a trip to Luling on
• Friday. The Cougars open district play Tuesday at Hays.
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Unicorns knock off Gonzales
By DAVID KINO Sports editor For most (rf the season, the New Braunfels Unicorns have been wilting in the fourth quarter But Tuesday night, the Unicorn were fresh as a daisy in the final eight minutes — and it showed New Braunfels outscored state-ranked Gonzales 23-14 in the final period and romped to a 59-45 upset victory at the Unicom gym The victory over the state's sixth-ranked Gass 3A team gives the Unicorns an 6-10 record in nan-district games and momemtum heading into next week’s District 13-4A opener with Kerrville Tivy.
It also gives Coach Cliff Wilkins cause few optimism.
"We've lost several games this season in the fourth quarter, but in the last two ballgames they've decided to play the whole way.'* Wilkins said “You've got to go out and earn that kind "
The Unicorns earned Tuesday's victory with bull's-eye shooting from both the field and free throw line in the final eight minutes They hit five of eight from the field and 13 of 15 from the line in the quarter while holding Gonzales to six-of-ll from the field.
Victor Sierra, who led all scorers with 16 points, hit three of three free throws rn the final period, while David Caddell. who scored 12. converted all four of his fourth-quarter attempts
New Braunfels led only 36-31 going into the final period, but a three-point
play by Sierra — who worked open under the basket, then faked Horace Greathouse out of his shorts - got the Unicorns rolling.
The Unicorns stretched their lead to nine points at 46-37 seconds later on a turnaround shot by Damon Millett Gonzales rallied briefly, but New Braunfels then hit seven of their next eight free throws to seal the victory
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We followed him all over the court, first with Icon (Sneed* and then with Barn Baker." Wilkins said He (Hanaford* was so frustrated at the end that when he did get open at the end he fired up a 39-footer."
New Braunfels' full-court pressure on the rest of the team threw (yon zales (Hit of its offense ami came up with an occasional steal.
"Our press was real efective,” Wilkins noted "There weren’t a kit of, turnovers, but we slowed them up and forced them to set up and eat some time off the clock "
New Braunfels’ offense was flexible, setting up and running its offense when necessary and also running when the opportunity was available ‘ That comes with experience" Wilkins said ‘ F.ven though we're young (only one senior started', we have a lot if court experience They're getting to where they knew when they can run and when th* > need to set up and get a good shot ” Gonzales led 24-22 at the half in the rough, erratically officiated game as leaping forward Darin Nelson scored IO of hts 16 points.
Gonzales won the junior va lefts game 54-51 in overtime
Lockhart trips nb Antlers down Cougarettes
• IDCKHART — An "awful" second
LOCKHART — An "awful” second t half led to a New Braunfels defeat in :the Unicorns’ district-opening game with l>ockhart Tuesday night.
The Unicorns led 22-14 at the half, but could only score seven points in the second half as the Lady Uons breezed to a 39-29 win.
“We didn’t play well at all," said New Braunfels Coach Patsy Davis (rf the Unicorns second half performance. “It was an awful night."
Free throw shooting was a big reason for the Unicorns downfall, as New Braunfels went 1-12 from the charity line.
Rim Wright was the only New Braunfels player to break the double-digit mark, scoring 12 points. Ten Sides was the Unicorns’ next high scorer with six points
The loss snapped a two-game New Braunfels winning streak. The
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Unicorns are 7-11 on the season.
New Braunfels plays at Canyon on Friday for three games. The freshman game will begin at 4.30 p.m.
New Braunfels won the junior varsity game 47-19
Rozier gets freedom
LINCOLN, Neb (AP) - Mike Rozier, having cut his ties to the Baltimore Stars, soon will be free to make a deal with any other United States Football League team or the Houston Oilers of the National Football League, his agent predicts.
Rozier, a Heisman Trophy winner at Nebraska in 1963, on Tuesday was bought out of the remaining two years of his estimated 63.1 million personal service contract with Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., who owned the defunct Pittsburgh Maulers and now is part owner of the Stars.
The league said the next step would be for Rosier to be put on waivers, allowing any of the other 13 teams to claim him, but Art Wilkinson. Rader’* agent, said because of the back’s $750,000 annual ‘I don’t see anyone making a
Should Rozier clear waivers he would be free to make a deal for himself, but his NFL prospects would be limited to the Oilers, who have his rights in that league.
At a news conference in Uncoln, Brendan Moynihan, an associate of Wilkmson s, declined to disclose the amount Rozier had received from the DeBartolo interests as a settlement Both sides were pleased with the agreement, Moyruhan said.
Attempts to reach a spokesman for DeBartolo in Pittsburgh were unsuccessful.
Wilkinson, in a telephone interview from his Philadelphia office, said he didn’t believe that Rozier had to go through the waiver process, but he said since it appeared to be a moot point, he would not challenge the league on that
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Canyon's Lauren Burch puts up a shot in front of Tivy's Lisa Hudson
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
Matched against the tallest team it had seen all season. Canyon played a solid game for three quarters against Kernville Tivy Tuesday night.
The Cougarettes scored only three points in the third quarter however, allowing the lady Antlers to take a 12-point lead at the quarter's end and coast to a 47-39 victory
It was the District 13-4A opener for both teams
The two teams were tied at 19-19 at the half when Tivy came out to score the first IO points of the quarter.
"They just got fired up and got mad," said Canyon Coach Joy Scharf of the lady Antlers. “I think maybe we got a little too settled in We were happy to be tied at Hie half and just got a little overconfident."
In spite of Tivy's height ad vantage, Scharf said she was flappy with the way Canyon rebounded.
"Nancy (Tieken) and I eon a (Soechting) did a good job under the boards. They kept up with them.'' she said.
“Of course, we didn’t get as many rebounds as we should have, hut we haven't played agamist this tali a team before," Scharf said
Hie I .ady Antlers wer led by Usa Hudson, who scored 17 points Debra Mourer and Darey Rogers addes 12 points apiece for Tivy.
Sherry Wood paced Canyon with eight points Tieken, Soechting and Lauren Burch all had seven points for the Cougarettes.
Scharf said Canyon’s low score did not indicate a poor offensive performance.
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Canyon fell behind early, trailing5 6-1 with three minutes left in the third quarter, before trimming V a margin to 8-5 at the end cf the quarter.
The Cougarettes battled bai k 3 take a 10-9 lead with 4:20 left in the half on Wood’s steal and layup.
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