New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, Jan. 12,1994
H o r a I cl - Z e i t ii n g
ON TY TOPAL.
Chicago Buds at Atlanta Hawks, 6:35 p.m.. TBS.
77 Bullets 115. Nsts IOO jefe Pacers Attacks 76
Nuggets 9*. Pistons 66 Paosfi 82. Bucks 76 Spurs 106, Wolves 96 Hornell frj Sira 93
Blamers 106. Sonics ^ KhOlltt.HS* 95 Warriors 122. Lakers 117
■ MAXWELL REJOINS ROCKETS: Houston Bocks ta guard Vernon Msxwel, hospitalized with an irregular hearths* last week, left Tuesday id rejoin tie team tor Wednesday right's game in Boston.
District 28-4A standings. Boys
Clemens 4-0 17-2
New Braunfels 4-0 13-6
Alamo Heights 3-0 15-3
Boerne 2-2 18-4
Canyon 1 -3 10-9
Smithson Valley 1-3 6-15
Kerrville Tivy 0-3 13-7
Uvalde 0-4 9-10
Tuesday s Results
■ New Braunfels 67, Uvalde 48
■ Clemens 55. Canyon
■ Boerne 87, Smithson
Canyon at Smithton Valley, 7:30 p.m.. Ranger Gym New Braunfels et Alamo Heights, 7:30 p.m. Muledome
District 28-4A standings.
■ Clemens 62. Canyon
■ New Braunfels 42,
■ Boerne 54, Smithson
■ Boerne 77, Demens
Alamo Heights ai New Braunfels, 7:30 p m., Unicorn Gym.
Canyon at Smith son Valley. 7:30 pm.. Ranger Gym
This weok'a playoff schedule
Saturday: AFC: LA Raiders at Bu flak)
Bills. 11 GO a.rn. (MBC); NFC: NY Giants at San Francisco 49ers, 3p.m. (CBS); Sunday: NFC: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys, 11 30 a m. (CBS); AFC: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Oilers, 3 pm (NBO).
■ CARO MALS MAY TRY FOR ERICKSON: Phoenix Carinate owner BMI BidwtN lr av ated to the American Coachee Association convention in Anusim, Calif Monday, fueling speculation that ha Is pursuing Dennis Erickson as Ste team s next coach Erickson, in his Aff) season aa coach of tie Miami Hurricanes, also ta In Anaheim for the annual convention Accosting to published report* In Arizona. BidwtN mat Erickaon In West Palm Beach on Friday to ctecuss tie possibly of Erickaon taking over in PhoenixSOCCER
■ Ceeyse Bays I. Im Marses 1. Calyon improved to 1-0 aa Vino* Bueno and Seen Mea scored goals for tis Cougars
M New Brasiisis Girts I. Ksasstfy I.
Jennifer Ntckaraorfs lour gods sparked Vie Unicorns in tie* 8-0 win to go to 1-0
This weak ti b-varsity section, will an indepth look al New Braun leis junior varsity player Ka8y Garza
■ Itta: The Mew York Jew Ase* Me Bestows Cele Im tup* Bomi Mi "It
remained tor Nwnati. natural, to make tie most celebrated statement of aN when he said .. The Jets WM win. I guarantee it
- Edwin Shrake Jan 27. it
NB sends Coyotes howling
Unicorns heat up in second half, bum by Uvalde to move to 4-0
Herald-Zeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH
New Braunfels forward Mika Sierra grimaces after being fouled hard with under a minute to play In Tuesday's 67-48 win over Uvalde. Sierra lad the Unicorns with 20 points, and New Braunfels moved to 4-0 In district play.
By fVCHARDTUEMNA Sports Editor__
The first period score was alarming enough: Uvalde 20, New Braunfels 9. Fortunately for the Unicorns, the next three quarters belonged to them.
Mike Sierra scored 20 points for New Braunfels, and point guard Shae Wilkins' 13 prints and offensive leadership pushed the Unicorns (13-6,4-0) peat Uvalde (9-10,04) to move into a two-way tie for first place in District 28-4 A.
Coupled with Clemens' six-point win at Canyon, the Unicorns and Buffaloes sit atop the district standings with 4-0 maria. But New Braunfels feces a major test on Friday, when the Unicorns travel to Alamo Heights, still perfect in District 284A st 3-0.
Friday's fight for district perfection almost became moot for New Braunfels, which struggled through a first half mired by missed shots and turnovers.
Still, the Unicorns took heart after two periods. In a first half in which the Unicorns shot just 1-11 from three-point range, they found themselves just down by four at halftime.
"We felt confident at halftime even though we shot poorly," New Braunfels coach Qiff Wilkins said "We felt rebounding would be one of the keys, and getting the balls in Shoe's hands on the trtnsition after a defensive rebound."
That all played out perfectly for the Unicorns, who started the second half on a 7-2 run to overtake the lead for good at the 5:18 mark in the third when Sierra converted from the left po*.
Tony Cantu received the outlet pass from Albert Muniz on a Uvalde turnover and hit the fest break layup and got the foul on Griffin. Cantu's free throw made it 33-30.
Uvalde answered with another basket to cut the New Braunfels lead to 33-32, but the Unicorns' strength down low would prove to be too much for the Coyotes, playing without star player Abe Gonzales.
Sierra's three-point attempt dom the right wing felled, but Muniz went high for the rebound, then converted the short shot from the left po* to make it 35-32. Sierra followed th* up on New Braunfels' next possession with an
New Braunfels 67, Uvalda 46 New Braunfels: Mike Sierra 20, Shat Wilkins IS. Albert Muniz 11, David Gomez ll, Tony Cantu 6, Brant Pow*!
3, Jests Morales I, Dave Clnotto, Glenn Pfair.
Uvalda: Ban Crain 10, Patino 0, Trevino 9, Ruiz 7, Griffin 7, Garza 3, Stainbuck 2, Wards* I.
Halftime: Uvalda 30, Naw Braunfels 26. Raoords: Naw Braunfels 13-6,4-0; * Uvalda 9-10,04.
offensive rebound and a put-back to make it 37-32.
Cartu then made back-to-back big plays for New Braunfels; coming off the bench, the junior forward had a one-handed tip-in rebound offs Muniz miss to make it 39-34.
After a Coyote basket, Cantu was left open on die left wing, and hit a long-range three-point shot to put New Braunfels up42-36 and force a Uvalde timeout.
Joe Dean Trevino's three-print shot cut the lead to three, but his bucket came after a no-call when he traveled to get fiee. Wilkins made up for it when he made a nice underhanded dish on a drive to the basket to Muniz, who made the shot from his right po* position to end the third period, 44-39.
Ricky Rufti three-point play after a basket and a Dave anotto foul made it 4642 with 6:46 left to got bit the Coyotes would get no doter. Wilkins keg* the ball on a thiee-on-two fe* break and hit from the flee throw line, and Muniz hit a short jumpshot from the right baseline to make it 5042 with ju* under six mins*** to play.
Uvalde then hit the wall. After a Ben Crain jumpshot, the Coyotes committed two straight offensive turnovers over the next two minutes to take them out of the game. In the meantime, the Unicorns were converting.
David Gomez got it into Sierra, who made the shot from the right po* and was fouled by Grain. Sierra* flee throw made it 52-44, and after a Uvalde turnover, Wilkins hit a flee throw to make it 5344 when Crain fouled cut on a backcourt trap.
New Braunfels outscored Uvalde 14-4 down the stretch.
"We got a big lift from Tony and Shae tan a good second half offense," Wilkins said. "This was a good win."
This is the column head to Richard Tijerina's job
Cougars bitten, 55-49
The official count at the scorer’s table was New Braunfels 67, Uvalde 48.
There also, unofficially, were 17 No ways.
That seemed to be the usual reaction to a Uvalde jumpshot in the fir* half, as Coyote guards Joe Dean Trevino and Antilift) Patino tried a series of wild, almost desperate ventures from three-print land. They often were off-balance, usually too far away to be in the safe percentage range, but, unfortunately for the Unicorns, usually successful.
Uvalde's 20-9 fir* period lead was largely due to the two guards' unconsciousness. At one print, five of six Uvalde possessions ended with a three-print attempt, and th* was with the Coyotes having a double
digit lead. No way.
Still, it did work to the Unicorns' advantage. Without Abe Gonzales, the Coyotes couldn't do much to stop a New Braunfels inside game that was dominating the offensive and defensive boards all night.
A 20-9 lead over a team like New Braunfels shouldn't be squandered; yet Uvalde's three-point bombs did nothing but rink the Coyotes' hopes. A wild moon shot would be rebounded by a Unicom, which ju* gave point guard Shae Wilkins another chance to settle down an offense which was slightly off a beat in the fir* half.
Come midway through the third period, the Coyotes mu* have been wishing they had a few of those offensive possessions back. This time, maybe they’d try something a bit more safer.
I doubt the No way category will ever make its way into the official statisticians' book, but Tuesday night, it may have been the biggest stat you didn't hear about.
By RICHARD TIJERINA
Kenny Rotzlcr strode into the locker room, picked up a piece of chalk, and slowly scrawled the number 13.
"Thirteen turnovers," Rotzlcr said to the Canyon boys' basketball team. "Who are we going to beat when we give them the ball on turnovers 13 times?"
Don't count Clemens in that Ii*. The Buffaloes used a 17-print night from Jim Clark and 14 points from Chris Mood to hold off Canyon, 5549, Tuesday night * Cougar Den.
It was another game in which the Cougars (10-9, 1-3) fell behind early and straggled the re* of the game ju* to get back into contention; it also was another game in which Canyon lost, yet still won the second half.
The Cougars, down by 14 * halftime, cut the Clemens lead to two pointe with 30 seconds to go when Marc Cesti I kj a found John Wheelock on the po*. Wheelock squared and hit the basket. But Clemens would make all of its free throws down the
Hounds down Rangers
From ttfeff reporta
BOERNE - Boerne received 20 prints from both Johnny McDowell and Stephen Ford as the Greyhounds beat Smithson Valley 87-71 Tuesday night.
The win evened Boeme's district record to 2-2 overall. The Rangers, who recorded their fir* district win la* Friday, dropped to 1-3 in district play.
Mike Telftr had 18 pointe and Jeff Maynard added 15, but Smithson Valley couldn't overcome a hot
shooting fir* period from Boerne.
"They ju* shot the eyes out of the ball carty," Smithson Valley coach BUI MacLeay said. "We knew they could Bhoot, but they ju* lit it up."
The Rwi|jus were plagued by only turnover problems as they fell behind md trailed it halftime, 59* 33. Point guard Charlie Wood taxed I! poto*md Altitay Simpson had 12, bra foe Rangers ran out of time in the second half, even though they outscored Boerne 23-14 in the Brei period.
Smithson Valley boats Canyon Friday.
stretch, and Canyon fell ju* a bit short in its bid for fourth place in District 28-4A.
"If we take care of business and do the things we do be* and not help the other team out, we can compete with anybody in this district," Canyon coach Kenny Rotzler said. "We've got some
wins down the toad. We ju* cant get ourselves into holes we cant dig out of."
The Cougars will try to get back on track rn dirtrict play when ti*y travel to Smithson Valley, for a 7:30 p m. showdown Friday night between Comal County rivals.
SPORTS BULLET IfJS
The New Braunfels Girl* Softball Association will be offering T-Ball to girls ages 5 and 6. Other divirions will be divided into Preemies 7-8, Pee Wees 9-10, Minors 11-12, Juniors 13-14, Seniors »5-16 and older Seniors 17-18. Qualifying age will be birthdays as of Sept. 1,1994.
Registration will take place * Vivroux Sporting good* located next to K-Mait. Co* will be $20 from Jan. 5-Feb. 6. From Feb. 7-18 the co* will be
‘^formation, call Dennis Haiborth * 625-7912 or 629-5305.LL registration
Registration for all categories of play for New Braunfels Little League will be Jan. 18 and 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. * Seek School Cafeteria.
Categories include Tee-Baseball, Pee Wee minor and major league baieball, American League, National League, Junior League, Senior League and Big League.
League age is players age as July 31,1994.
For more information, call Laurie Herring at
625-4620 or Mark Mendenhall * 620-6171.Frelhelt bowling mooting
The semi-annual meeting of Freiheit Bowling Clinic will be held Jan. 12,1994 * 7:30 pm. * the club. Business will include the election of officers. Interested members should mend. For more information, call David Domsch * 620-1703.Open basketball
Men's open play basketball is being offered * Canyon High School's old gymnasium on Mondays from 7-9 pm There is a $4 onetime fee, and SIio
for each game thereafter.
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— NBA rtf ere# Earl Strom, In answer to th# complaint tat ha was aaaaaring too many touts agrin* tbs complaining team.