New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1995
■ To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24.
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IM strict 28-4A standing*
District 28-4A standings
George Gervin to visit New Braunfels for proclamation
San Antonio Spurs great George ’Ice Man’ Gervin will be in New Braunfels on Monday, Jan. 23 to accept a proclamation presented by the city mayor. The event will take place shortly before the city council. The proclamation will be on behalf of the city and appreciation for the Feb 4 Spurs Community Night in which New Braunfels will be the guest community.Local basketball contest
The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus council 4183 will be hosting its annual Free Throw Competition Saturday, Jan 28 The competition will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Church gym. Registration begins at 9 a rn and the contest starts at 10 a rn. All boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to compete. For more information, contact Tom San Miguel at 629-1051.NB Golf Clinic Scheduled
First Baptist Church of New Braunfels will sponsor a Golf Clinic and Par 3 Tournament, Jan. 21 The clinic will begin at 7:30 a m. with pancake breakfast in the Christian Life Center of the First Baptist Church. Terry Dill, a member of the Senior PGA Tour, will be the instructor for the clinic. Mr Dill will give a driving demonstration at 9 a rn at Lee's Par 3 Following his demonstration there will be a Par 3 tournament held with prizes. Cost for the tournament is $3.25
This clinic and tournament is for all ages, male and female Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by a supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Transportation to Lee's Par 3 will not be provided
For more information, call the First Baptist Church office at 625-9124 Registraton is required by Jan 18
Spurs nightSan Antonio Spurs to host Now Braunfels night at the Alamodome
The City of New Braunfels will be the featured community Feb 4 at the Alamodome when the San Antonio Spurs play the Sacramento Kings
Tickets sales for the event will benefit sidewalk improvements in downtown New Braunfels under the local Main Street Program.
Ticket prices range from $10.50 to $4550
Group and individual tickets are available at Hoffman Agencies, 447 Seguin Avenue Call 625-7502 for more information.
The shooting woes ended for the New Braunfels Unicorns at home Tuesday night, and the result was a 74-67 win over the Hays Rebels.
The victory evened the Unicorns' district record at 1-1 (8-14 overall), and halted a three-game losing streak in which the team was converting less than 40 percent from the field.
Hays fell to 0-2 in district, (8-15 overall).The Unicorns offensive resurgence came at a good time with eight district games left in the season.
"We shot better as a team than we have in a long time," said NB coach Cliff Wilkins. "In fact this may be one of our best overall efforts of the season as far as getting good contributions from several players."
The Unicorns made 25 of 50 shots _
from the floor and hit crucial free throws down the stretch to put away the Rebels who had rallied to within 68-63 with (0
less than three minutes left in the game. ' , HIGH SC0RERS: NB. Shae wi|kms 23;
Shac Wilkins got the Unicorns going Tony Canlll Davjd Simmonds. Hay,. with three 3-point baskets in the first Aaron Southerland. 27; Kels Farmer. 9 period . The senior guard finished five of ■ KEY MOMENT: Hays had railed to within
six from beyond the arc and led the 68-63 with under three minutesleft when Shat
team with 23 Doints Wilkins went the free throw line and converted
.it. ijr , both shots Johnny Reyes then made four out
I vc been cold from out there lately of four (r„ lhl0ws tht mmuK l0 „al
but tonight the shot was open and I felt the victory
good letting it go," Wilkins said. "We
had to win this one to give us a shot _ I
early in the district race. Everyone played hard and we got it."
Behind Wilkins' hot hand. New Braunfels jumped out to a 23-13 first-quarter lead. The Unicorns seemed in control until foul trouble set in mid-way through the second quarter and gave Hays the momentum. With 5:14 left before the half, both teams were in the penalty and Wilkins was on the bench with three fouls. Hays moved ahead 27-28 at 2:12 in the second.
Sid Gosa came off the bench and scored five points to spark the Unicorns and send them into the locker room with a 39-36 lead.
Tony Cantu, who finished with 19 points on nine of 11 shooting from the field and grabbed IO rebounds, started the scoring in the third as the the Unicorns built a 58-52 lead, then outscored Hays 16-12 in the final quarter.
Johnny Reyes had eight points on the night, including four of four three throws in the final minute. Brett Sweeney pitched in six points while bolstering the Unicom defense. David Simmonds, in his second start of the season, scored nine points and had seven rebounds.
New Braunfels next hosts Bastrop at 8 p.m. Friday.
■ RECORDS: New Braunfels (I -1,8-14) Hays
■ HIGH SCORERS: NB - Shae Wilkins. 23; Tony Cantu, 19; David Simmonds, 9; Hays -Aaron Southerland. 27; Kels Farmer, 9
■ KEY MOMENT: Hays had railed to within 68-63 with under three minutesleft when Shae Wilkins went the free throw line and convened both shots Johnny Reyes then made four out of four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.Unicorn girls fall to Hays
The New Braunfels Unicom girls came up against a lough Hays lady Rebel defense and suffered a 54-33 loss Tuesday night.
The Unicorns fell to 1-3 in distrct while Hays evened its record at 2-2.
New Braunfels was limited to 13 points in the first half and couldn't overcome the deficit despite a solid fourth quarter surge.
"I fell like we we're too inconsistent defensively," said NB coach Larry Schulte. "We have to be solid on defense if we expect to do well because our
BOSTON (AP) — It was a 4-point game and David Robinson, coming off a 43-point performance against Dallas, was on his way to another big night So why was San Antonio’s star on the bench? Because the Spurs didn’t need him.
Chuck Person scored 24 points and fellow sub solute Dennis Rodman had 18 rebounds Tuesday night as the Spurs’ second-stringers put together a 16-2 fourth quarter mn to beat Boston 101-92.
“T'he first team established a presence and then Chuck and Dennis came off the bench and did a great job,” said Robinson, who scored 18 points in 27 minutes.
With Rodman, Person, Terry Cummings and Doc Rivers on his bench, San Antonio coach Bob
offense has been struggling."
Kelly Werth led the Unicorn with 13 points. Shanna Webster added 11 points and seven rebounds.
The Unicorns cut the lead to six points midway through the second quarter but wer unable to stay close.
Hie Lady Rebels forced 21 turnovers in the game and led 41 -26going into the fourth quarter.
"We're just going to put this behind us and get ready for Bastrop," Schulte said.
Hill is able to change players more often than Rodman changes hair colors. Hill sat Robinson for the fourth quarter, allowing him to rest for tonight’s game against Charlotte.
But having Rodman at the ready also means that Robinson doesn’t need to do everything himself when he is in the game.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Burkeville running back Jeff Spikes and Iola linebacker Willie Bookman are sharing top honors iii the 1994 Texas Sports Writers Association All-Class A team.
Spikes, a 5-foot-8, 170-pound senior, collected the offensive player of the year award after his second consecutive 3,(XX)-yard rushing season.
The four year letterman totaled 3,033 yards.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Smithson Valley's Terina Friesenhahn looks to pass as Canyon s Jo Lyn Poenitzsch applies pressure!uesday night.Cougarettes top SY
By THOMAS GODLEY
The Canyon Cougarettes limited the Smithson Valley Rangereltes to just nine points in the first half enroute to a 49-36 win Tuesday night at Cougar Den Hie victory puts the Cougarettes record at 3-1 in district, one game behind the Bastrop Lady Bears who beat laickliart 77-41 last night.
The Rangereltes fell to 2-2 in district and 9-11 overall.
Elizabeth Weisman scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Cougarettes, Lindsay McNeil poured in 13 points Katie Sprencel and Kim Brunette
had seven and six points respectively The Cougarrettes applied aggressive defensive pressure to force 21 turnovers.
Stacy Pape and I KTX* Thomas came off the bench to buist Canyon's defense. Thomas had three assists and three steals.
Smithson Valley was led by Amy Brown who had nine points Kara War-chol and Dusti Daniel added six each.
The Cougarettes moved out to 25-9 half-time lead and kept up the defensive pressure to take a 34-22 at the end of the third period
"I felt like our defense wim die game for us," Canyon coach Tina Duncan said. "We snuggled some on offense but made up for it with good execution on defense."
‘'Our first district win is nice but I'm glad to get a win period. We finally got some balanced scoring and we needed it.”
- New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins after the Unicorns 74-67 win Tuesday night against Hays.Rangers stand atop district with victory over Canyon
By THOMAS GODLEY
Smithson Valley stayed unbeaten in district with a 64-50 win over the Canyon Cougars Tuesday night at Ranger gym.
The Rangers improved to 2-0 in district while Canyon fell to l l.
"It's still early in the race," Ranger coach John Valenzuela said'Anything can happerjtrom here on hut we're happy to be 2-0 right now. we considered Canyon lo be the toughest team in the district right now so we are feeling good."
Smithson Valley had four players in double figures.
Charlie Wood and Anthony Simpson led the Ranger attack with 16 and 17 points respectively. Mike Fleming had 12 and Brandon Pam ut scored ll.
The Cougars faced foul trouble early on and had difficulty handling the Ranger's defensive pressure. Even so the Cougars had opportunities to come
hack in the second half with the score 30-21.
"We fell alright going into the half down by only nine because we had three starters in foul trouble early on." Canyon coach Kenny Rot/ler said "But we stagnated in the third and they had a big third quarter that was hard to come back from. They outplayed us in every phase."
Marc Castalia was the games' leading scorer with 19 points. Corey Schwarz added 13 for the Cougars who shot 42 percent from the field and had 17 total rebounds.
Valenzuela said the key to the win was defense.
"We were stingy on defense," he said. "It may be that they just had a bad shooting night hut I feel gcxxl about the pressure we were able to put on them."
The Cougars were held to nine points in the third quarter as the Rangers built a 16 point lead heading into the fourth.
On a down note for the Rangers, Wood suffered a sprained ankle in the game and isn t expected to play Friday against Lockhart.New Braunfels controls Hays
Shooting slump ends as Unicorns fire away for first district win
By THOMAS GODLEY
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
New Braunfels in action Tuesday night against Hays.