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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Hwrald-Ztitung Friday, January 20,1964    6 Balanced NB knocks off CHS Start photo by John N Sanmr New Braunfels' Heather Seay fights for a loose ball with Canyon's Nancy Tieken By DAVIO KING Sports editor Thursday night's Canyon-New Braunfels game was a match to write home about. The Unicorns, who won the District 13-4A girls’ basketball game 44-26, could write about their aggressive defense, improved shooting and nifty ballhandling. The Cigarettes could probably write a long letter about what went wrong. “This was (me of those games where we were flat at the wrong time,” Canyon Coach Philip Endicott said. “It’s like when you jump out of a plane thinking you have two parachutes, and you have to pull the ripcord and see the first one doesn’t work to realize you don’t have a second one. “We were flat. We didn’t hit our shots, Leona Soechting got into foul trouble, Stephanie Burch twisted her ankle. We never got cranked up.” The same couldn’t be said for the Unicorns, who came out fired up and stayed that way from beginning to end in the rough-and-tumble struggle. New Braunfels Coach Patsy Davis gave credit to everything from a new defense to a new starting lineup to better shooting. But it may have been the aggressive play of the Unicorns’ presses and 2-1-2 zone defense that made the difference. The Cougarettes could not get the ball inside consistently, and their outside shooting failed them. And there were few chances for followups. “We did a better job of defense,” Davis said. “And we did a lot better job of blocking out than we’ve been doing. They’ve been strung up in practice a lot about that.” Canyon managed only four points in the first quarter and trailed 23-14 at the half. And New Braunfels’ defensive efforts got even better in the third period, when the Cougarettes scored only one field goal and two free throws. New Braunfels was almost as aggressive at the other end of the court. “We used a different starting lineup tonight because my sophomores, most of the time, are a lot more aggressive,” Davis said. “And we shot the ball pretty good tonight.” New Braunfels lineup of sophomores Jana Chafin and Ten Sides, juniors Kim Wright and Sabrina Sanchez and senior Teresa Thomas played almost the entire game, and Sanchez came through with a season-high 16 points. Thomas had 14, but only four in the second half. “We’ve got to learn that T (Thomas) is not going to New Braunfels 44, Canyon 26 Canyon: Stephanie Burch 4-05-8; Kim Rittimann 303 6; Carol Friedel 002-0; Suzie Cuddy 0-2-2 2; Leona Soechting 1-04 2; Nancy Tieken I -2-2-4; Lauren Burch OOI -0; Patty Still 1 -0-0 2; Kelly Landrum OOOO; Sherry Wood 02-1 2. Totals 10021 26. New Braunfels: Teresa Thomas 5-4-2-14; Kim Wright 114-3; Jana Chafin I-I-I-3; Heather Seay 0-000. Debbie Smith 00-1-0; Sabrina Sanchez 044-16; Teri Sides 301 6; Rhonda Reed 0 0-00; Janice Borgfeld 1-002; Dana MillsOOOO. Totals 17 101344. Score by quarters: Canyon    4    10    4    8 — 26 New Braunfels    9    14    14    7-44 JV score — New Braunfels 37, Canyon 34 Smithson Valley 52, Southside 48 Smithson Valley: Julie Cappel 9-3-21; Terri Mooney 2-04; Sandi Bell 2-04; Shatynn McCoy 4-2-10; Tiffany Beene 03-13. Totals 22-8-62. Score by quarters: Smithson Valley    12    16    12    10-52 Southside    13    12    10    13-48 be able to take all the shots because people key on her,” Davis said. “Ten Sides can shoot the ball; Sabrina can shoot it; Jana can shoot those little shots on the side. And that helps our post people.” Burch was Canyon’s leading scorer with eight points, despite limping off the floor with a twisted ankle late in the second quarter. She was back in the second half, but her shot — along with most of the Cougarettes’ shots — were off. Endicott tried just about everything to get Canyon back into the game, including shuffling guards in and out for offensive and defensive situations. But nothing seemed to work for the Cougarettes, who lost to New Braunfels in a district game for the first time since 1982. New Braunfels also won the junior varsity game, 37-34. Rangerettes trimuph SAN ANTONIO — Smithson Valley overcame early foul trouble and held on to defeat Southside 52-48 in a District 26-3A girls’ basketball game Thursday. Julie Cappel, the Rangerettes’ leading scorer, and guard Tiffany Beene both had three fouls in the first quarter, forcing Smithson Valley to abandon its full-court press. Smithson Valley took control of the game in the third quarter, expanding a 28-25 halftime lead to 42-35. Cappel led the Rangerettes with 21 points, while Beene had 13 andShalynn McCoy IO.Longhorns come up short against Razorbacks AUSTIN (AP) — Arkansas Coach Eddie Sutton says he saw two Razorback teams on the basketball court against Texas, one that should have blown the Ixmghorns out and another that kept turning the ball over to them. “Texas deserves a great deal of credit,” said Sutton after Arkansas edged Texas 70-66 Thursday night. “We were hot in the first half and probably should have put the game away. We helped with 14 turnovers in the last 15 minutes. That many turnovers is asking for trouble.” Scott Rose sank two free throws with five seconds left to secure Arkansas’ win in the regionally televised Southwest Conference game. The Razorbacks, now 14-2 for the season and 54) in the conference, quickly overcame an early 5-4 Texas lead, scoring eight points on five Longhorn turnovers and building a 19-5 lead with ll:40 left. The Longhorns, 4-11 for the season and 0*4 in the SWC, missed five straight shots at one point during the Razorback rally. Midway through the period, Texas was able to match Arkansas’ shooting, but could draw no closer than 15 points and trailed at intermission 45-27. An inspired Texas defense held Arkansas to six field goals in the second half, as the ’Horns rallied behind forward Carlton Cooper, who blocked four shots and scored 16 points in the half. But Texas coach Bob Weltlich said he wasn’t happy about the outcome despite the second-half rally. “We didn’t win. But I’m proud of the way we played in the second half. It’s a shame we didn’t do that in the first half,” Weltlich said. “I guess in the second half we just decided to grow up and get more physical,” he said. “This is the best I’ve seen us rebound against a good rebounding team. I sensed in our locker room that our guys were genuinely sorry they didn’t win the game. They felt they could have done some things to win it.” Alvin Robertson led Arkansas scorers with 23 points, all but five of them in the first half. Joe Kleine, the Razorbacks’ leading scorer and rebounder, was held to 15 points and eight rebounds, below his average of 20.5 points a game and IO rebounds. Cooper led Texas with 23 points and Kart Willock added 18.Super Bowl Mad-bomber Raiders face grind-it-out Redskins Plunkett battling back from adversity — again TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Security has been routinely thick around the training sites of the Washington Redskins and lx>s Angeles Haiders as they prepare for Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown. Officials went so far as to drape the cyclone fence around the Redskins’ practice field with heavy material to discourage intruding eyes, a move    that pleased Washington Coach Joe Gibbs. He’s no more paranoid than any football coach, but Gibbs prefers privacy as he prepares for the big game. If an interloper could peek into their playbooks,    though, there would not be any great surprises in the basic approaches of these two teams. The Redskins    will use the straight-ahead power plunges of 1,006-yard running back John Riggins to take them down the field. That is their style. The Raiders, almost certainly, will use long passes by Jim Plunkett to explore the leaky condition of the Washington secondary, which finished last in the league, allowing more yards through the air than any other team. “We pass before we run,” said Plunkett. “Everytime I drop back, I’m looking for the long pass. ” Plunkett threw for 232 yards against Pittsburgh and 214 against Seattle in LA’s first two playoff victories. The Redskins, although perfectly capable of passing, prefer the ground control game that Riggins can supply. Washington quarterback Joe Theisrnann, the league’s most valuable player and second in passing ratings, said the formula for winning the National Football league championship game is relatively simple. “Every team that wins the Super Bowl has a great running game and a great defense stopping people,” he said. “You control the game with your defense and by running the football." The Redskins’ strategy, then, is simple. Their defense, best in the league against the run, must take the ball away from I ais Angeles and then Riggins must advance it down the field. Riggins comments: “I’m in the perfect situation. I don’t have to block. I don’t have to catch the football. All I have to do is run with it.” And all the Raiders have to do is stop him. But Riggins isn t the only 1,000-yard rusher in this game. LA’s Marcus Allen carried for 1,014 yards and his presence in the backfield could keep the Redskins’ defense honest. And Allen is not a one-dimensional threat. He also caught 68 passes for 590 yards in 15 games.Facts and figures Sop«f Bowl Facts and Figures By The Associated Press AT ST AK I National Football League Championship lo* die Vinca Lombatdi Trophy PARTICIPANTS Los Angeles Ft aiders tAFCi and Washington Redeems INFO This will ba the tool th appearance lot Ilia Fielders in the Soper Bowl and the thud tut Washington SITE Tampa Stadium. Tampa Fla SEATING CAPACITY ll .886 KICKOFF 3 40pm CST NETWORK COVERAGE Radio CBS Radio network over 300 stations Television CBS on 200 stations nationwide, includuig Hawaii arid Alaska, as well as Canada and Medico The American Forces Television Network will beam CBS s signal to military bases in Korea, West Germany. Spam. Italy. Panama, die PhtUtptnes. and Belgium The NFL's international distributor. Trans World Internnational. will supply die game eight countries live and 13 countries un a delayed basis PLAYERS SHARE    Winners $36000 pet man Losers $18,000 per man SUDDEN DEATH    H the game is tied at ■egualtion nine 60 minutes, it will continue in sodden death overtime The team scoring first thy safely held goal, or touchdown! will win Al the end ut regulation playing time, die referee will immediately toss a corn at center field, m accordance with lutes pertaining to die usual pre game toes Ttie captain of Washington (the visiting team! will call the tews Following a three minute intermission adet the end of the regular game, play will continue by 15mmute periods with a two minute intermission bet ween each such overtime period with no tiatftime intermission The teams will change goals between each period, and there will be a two minute warning at the end of each period OFFICIALS There will be seven officials and two alternates apointed by die Com missioner s office TROPHY — The winning team receives permanent possession of die Vince Lombardi Trophy. « sterling silver trophy created bt Tiffany ft Company and presented anually to the winner of the Super Bowl The trophy was named after the late coach Vinca Lombardi of th# two-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers prior to Super Bowl V ATTENDANCE To date 1,400,480 have attended Super Bowl games The largest crowd was 103.985 at Super Bowl XIV. Pasadena CaliforniaPrevious winners Super Bowl Champions By The Associated Press 1967 Green Bay INFU 35. Kansas City tAFL) IO 196B Green Bay (NFL! 33. Oakland (AFL) 14 1969 - New York (AFL) 16 BaKirnote (NFL) 7 1970 - Kansas Cay (AFU 23. Minnesota INFU 7 1971 - Baltimore (AFC! 16. Deltas (NFC) 13 1972    Dallas (NFC! 24. Miami (AFCl 3 1973    Miami (AFC) 14. Washington (NFO 7 1974    Marni (AFCl 24 Minnesota (NFC) 7 1975 Pittsburgh (AFCl 16. Minnesota (NFC) 6 1976    Pittsburgh (AFC) 21 Dallas (NFO 17 1977 - Oakland (AFC) 32. Minnesota INFO 14 1978 Dellas (NFC! 27. Denver (AFC) IO 1979 Pittsburgh (AFC) 36 Dellas (NFC) 31 1980 Pittsburgh I AFG 31. Los Angeles (NFC) 19 1981 Oakland (AFC) 27. Philadelphia (NFC) IO 1982 Sen Francisco (NFC) 26. Cincinnati (AFCl 21 1983 - Washington (NFC) 27. Miami (AFC)MVP's Supai Bowl MVP's By The Associated Press The Most Valuable Players of die 17 Soper Bowl games, as selected by Sport Magazine 1967    Bart Starr, Green Bay 1968    Bart Starr. Green Bay 1969    Joe Nemeth New York    Jets 1970    Leo Dawson. Kansas City 1971 Chuck How ley Danas 1972 Roger Steubach, Dallas 1973 - Jake Scott. Washington 1974 Larry Caonka. Miami 1975 Franco Harris. Pittsburgh 1976 Lynn Swann. Pittsburgh 1977 - Fred BUetmkotf, Oakland 1979 Randy White and Harvey Martin. Danes 1979 Terry Bradshaw. Pittsburgh 1980 - Terry Bradshaw. Pittsburgh 1981 - Jim Plunkett. Oakland 1982 - Joe Montana. San Francisco 1983 - John Riggins. Washington By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent TAMPA, Fie. — Jim Plunkett is, above all else, a survivor. No one perhaps recognizes this more than Plunkett’s opposing field general in the Super Bowl Sunday between the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Raiders. “When the smoke clears,” said the Redskins* quarterback Joe Theisrnann, “there is Plunkett still standing.” Told of this tribute Thursday, Plunkett was asked what had been his secret for bouncing back so repeatedly after endless setbacks and frustrations. The Raider signal caller’s dark, sphinx-like face hardly changed expression. “I guess,” he replied in almost a muffled whisper, “it’s the way I’ve lived. Nothing has come easy for me. It seems I am always fighting to try to prove myself. “Even now. I feel proud that I have lumped bring the team this far. But that’s not enough. I have to win again. My job is always on the line.” Plunkett began battling the odds ss a youth, his mother blind and his father legally blind but able to grub out a meager existence ss a newspaper stand attendant in a post office. Although he made his way to Stanford University, quar terbacked the football team to a Rose Bowl victory and won the Heisman Trophy, his professional career became a roller coaster of highs and lows. Signed by the New England Patriots as first pick in the 1971 draft, he made Rookie of the Year by throwing a record 19 touchdown passes but, after five knee operations and shoulder injuries, he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers In 1976. There he found he had suddenly lost his passing rhythm. “I was off target completely,” he said, inconsistent.” The 49ers released him in the spring exhibition season in 1978. “I was an ugly mess,” he said. “I couldn’t stand any more heartbreak. I had to get out (rf the game.” Then came the call from the Raiders. For two years he warmed the bench behind Ken Stabler. When Stabler lost favor, the Raiders brought in Dan Pastorini. Plunkett was still a stand-in. They said he had lost the zing in his arm. He wasn’t mobile. He couldn’t gain the confidence of his coaches. Then, in 1980, the big break came.. Pastorini was injured. Plunkett was summoned to cover the emergency. He proceeded to carry the team to the Super Bowl, throw three touchdown passes to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 and win MYP honors. ;