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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas best AVA&WJ GOW Page 2B — Herald-Zeitung — Thursday, January 23, 2003Sports Shorts►No. 17 Texas 69, No. 7 Texas Tech 58 AUSTIN (AP) — Tfexas' Jody Conradt became just the second women’s basketball coach to win 800 games, reaching that milestone Wednesday night when the 17th-ranked longhorns beat No. 7 Texas Tech 69-58. Stacy Stephens had 16 of her 20 points in the second half, and Heather Schreiber had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as Texas (12-4, 5-0 Big 12) snapped Tech’s 15-game winning streak and stayed in first place in the conference. Jia Perkins and Plenette Pierson led Tfexas Tech (15-2, 4-1) with 16 points each. Conradt joined Tennessee’s Pat Summitt (802) as the only women’s coaches in the 800-victory club. Summitt got in Jan. 14 with a win over DePaul. The 61-year-old Conradt is 800-262 in 34 seasons, with one national championship. She and Summitt started the season tied at 788 wins. After the final buzzer sounded, Stephens dumped a bucket of confetti on her coach’s head, the crowd chanted “Jody, Jody, Jody,” and Longhorns players mugged for courtside television cameras. Only three Division I men’s coaches — North Carolina’s Dean Smith, Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp and Jim Phelan of Mount St. Mary’s — have 800 or more wins. Texas Tech coach Bob Knight is close with 798.►Baylor 66, Texas A&M 49 WACO (AP) — Steffanie Blackmon scored 17 points and grabbed IO rebounds to lead Baylor to a 66-49 victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday. Sophia Young and Dionne Brown added 14 and 13 points in the Lady Bear victory. Baylor (13-3, 2-2 Big 12) opened the second half with a 13-4 run to take a 42-22 lead and put the game out of reach. Tbccara Williams led Texas A&M (8-8, 1-4) with 13 points. Janae Derrick added ll points.►Marlins, Rodriguez agree to contract ARLINGTON (AP) — Fans savored the moment when Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, one of their favorite Texas Rangers for more than ll years, played his final game with the Rangers on Sept. 29. All four times he came to the plate, fans greeted Rodriguez with long, loud standing ovations. He said he would never forget the fans and that game. “I know the fans are in my corner. Tfeday, tfrey showed me how much they appreciated me,” he said. • Wednesday, Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey liOria showed how much he appreciates Rodriguez, 31, by signing the 10-time All-Star catcher to a $10 million, one-year contract. !“It was clear to me that this was a special opportunity. It was close to being a no-brain-er," Loria said. “When you’re dealing with a great and special opportunity and a special player, there are no parameters.”Game lime► On TVMen s College Basketball Wake Forest at Virginia, 6 p.m. on ESPN2. Southern Methodist at Rice, 7 p.m. on FXSN. UCLA at Stanford, 9:30 pm on FXSN. Pro Basketball Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers, 6:30 p.m. on TNT. New Jersey Nets at Golden State Warriors, 9 p.m. on TNT.Boxing Sunday Night Fights, Jason Robinson vs. James Toney, 1 p.m. on FXSN.Golf European PGA Singapore Masters, first round, 8 a.m. on GOLF. PGA Phoenix Open, first round, 2 p.m. on USA. College Hockey New Hampshire at Boston University, 6 p.m. on FXSN.Pro Hockey Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. on ESPN..Tennis 2003 Australian Open, men’s first semifinal, 1 p.m. on ESPN, 2003 Australian Open, women’s semifinal, 8 p.m. on ESPN2. 2003 Australian Open, women’s doubles final, IO p.m. on ESPN2.Sports Calendar CLARK/From 1B Clark ran a 5.04 40-yard dash, benched 380 pounds, squatted 545 pounds and recorded a 23-inch vertical leap at his most recent camp. “He is a guy that will be playing football for a very, very long time,” stated Rivals IOO recruiting expert Bobby Burton. “Every year there are around IO linemen in Tfexas that can go anywhere in the nation and this year he is one of those guys. You can look at him and just know that he is big-time. He is a very good player that is a tremendous run blocker.” ranks Clark as the 26th best offensive lineman prospect in the country and the 62nd best player in the state. Approximately 280 high school football players from Tfexas sign national letters of intent to play at a Division I-A school each year. After attending the Elite camp at Colorado, Alberto Garcia of BuffStampede said, “One player who impressed me was Corey Clark. He showed great speed for a player his size and displayed exceptional footwork.” Tfexas A&M University President Robert Gates and newly-appointed Director of Athletics Bill Byrne introduced Dennis Fran-chione as the Aggies’ 26th head football coach Dec. 6. “When the new staff arrived at A&M, of course they had to honor the commitments given to the previous staff, but they felt like Corey was a good enough lineman that they needed to re-recruit,” Hill said. “Knowing the FRANCHIONE cabber of player Corey is, it wasn’t a shock to me. I knew Corey’s folks wanted, if possible, for him to stay in state and be closer to him.” Franchione assumed ll leadership the Texas Sp A&M football program from former head coach R.C. Slocum, who coached the Aggies for 14 seasons before stepping down Dec. 2. “I certainly think he was going to play for a good program and a good staff (at Colorado), and with his change, I still think that’s going to happen (at Tfexas A&M),” Hill said. Franchione, 51, has coached football for 30 years, including 20 seasons as a head coach. Franchione has compiled a 155-73-2 record (.678 percent) as a head coach. He ranks as the No. 8 winningest active head coach in NCAA Division I-A in terms of winning percentage (minimum — five years). His 155 career victories stand No. 7 among active Division I-A head coaches. The Kansas native came to Aggieland from the University of Alabama where he served as head coach for the past two seasons. Franchione also served head coaching stints at Tfexas Christian (1998-2000), New Mexico (1992-97), Southwest Texas State (1990-91), Pittsburg (Kan.) State (1985-89), and Southwestern (Kan.) College (1981-82). “They (A&M coaching staff) are really great people. They really know what they’re doing,” Clark said. ‘You can tell just by looking at the past and the schools they’ve turned around. They always done a good job, and hopefully they keep on doing it.” Clark joins two other Comal County offensive linemen at Tfexas A&M, including junior starting center Geoff Hangartner (New Braunfels HS) and sophomore reserve tackle Aldo De La Garza (New Braunfels HS). The Aggies graduated two of their 15 offensive bnemen from last season’s roster and have commitments from three other high school offensive bnemen, including Kirk Elder (6-4, 295) from Klein, Cody Wallace (6-4, 295) from Cuero and Chris Yoder (6-3, 280) from Kingwood. ‘lf I’m good enough to start, then they said they’ll start me,” Clark said. “If I end up being better than other people they already have, then I have a chance to start. Whatever helps them to win games is what they’re going to do.” Hill said the interest in Clark’s official visit to Texas A&M this past weekend had the phone ringing off the hook. “There hadn’t been a lot of ‘recruiting’ up untb this because I think everybody pretty much thought he was off the market,” Hill said. “I think A&M was one that he had set his heart on from way back when and it didn’t look bke that was going to possibibty last June.”Scoreboard ►College basketball San Francisco 55, Santa Clara 52 Milwaukee 20 21 488 91/2 WEDNESDAY'S WOMEN S COLLEGE Chicago Atlanta 16 14 27 28 357 333 15 16 WEDNESDAY’S MEN S COLLEGE BASKETBALL MAJOR SCORES Toronto 10 33 233 20 1/2 BASKETBALL MAJOR SCORES EAST Cleveland 8 35 .186 22 1/2 EAST Albany, N.Y. 75, Binghamton 62 WESTERN CONFERENCE Boston U. 94, New Hampshire 64 Boston College 72, Georgetown 60 Midwest Division La Salle 78, Massachusetts 57 Boston U. 59, New Hampshire 47 W L Pct GB Saint Joseph's 79, Fordham 46 Maine 64, Vermont 38 Dallas 32 8 800 _ Stony Brook 72, Northeastern 67 Manhattan 68, Fairfield 43 San Antonio 26 15 634 61/2 Syracuse 83, Seton Hail 65 Miami 79, Pittsburgh 76 Utah 25 15 625 7 Temple 71, Rhode Island 68 Northeastern 73, Stony Brook 70 Houston 23 17 575 9 Vermont 65, Maine 59 St. John's 67, Providence 62 Minnesota 24 18 .571 9 Villenova 94, Boston College 83 West Virginia 67, Marshall 63 Memphis 13 28 .317 191/2 West Virginia 65, Marshall 61 SOUTH Denver 10 31 244 22 1/2 SOUTH Coastal Carolina 64, N.C -Asheville 49 Pacific Division Cincinnati 59, East Carolina 53 Liberty 71, High Point 53 W L Pct GB Florida 87. Vanderbilt 75 Virginia Tech 66, Rutgers 64, OT Sacramento 31 11 .738 Georgia 81, Tennessee 76, OT Winthrop 74, Savannah St. 61 Portland 25 15 .625 5 Georgia Tech 66, Eton 47 MIDWEST Phoenix 25 18 581 61/2 Hofstra 66, William & Mary 64 Ball St. 96, Bowling Green 71 L A Lakers 19 21 475 11 Kentucky 67, Auburn 51 Cleveland St. BO, Irxl.-Pur.-Ft. Wayne 65 Seattle 18 22 450 12 Louisville 71, DePaul 43 E. Michigan 67, Ohio 49 Golden State 17 23 425 13 Maryland 81, North Carolina 66 Indiana St. 87, Evansville 70 L A Clippers 15 25 .375 15 Memphis 77, Houston 66 Kent St. 78, Akron 66 Mississippi St. 64, South Carolina 48 Missoun 65, Nebraska 53 Tuesday's Games N C. State 80, Duke 71 N. Illinois 49, Cent. Michigan 43 Orlando 103, Cleveland 94 NC-Wilmington 85, Towson 53 Oklahoma 61, Kansas 49 Dallas 107, Houston 86 OW Dominion 59, George Mason 46 Savannah St. 60, Bethune-Cookman 50 UNC-Greensboro 83, Guilford 71 Va Commonwealth 65. James Madison 58 MIDWEST Bradley 63, Indiana St. 45 Cent Michigan 83, Toledo 74 IH.-Chicago 81, Loyola of Chicago 77 Illinois 75, Purdue 62 Kansas St. 77, Nebraska 53 Michigan 75, Minnesota 63 Michigan St 70, Penn St. 36 S. Illinois 88, N. Iowa 78, OT Toledo 71, Buffalo 56 SOUTHWEST Baylor 66, Texas A&M 49 Colorado 64, Oklahoma St. 50 Texas 69, Texas Tech 58 Texas-San Antonio 64, Stephen F.Austin 50 ►NBA NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION All Times CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division SW Missoun St 78, UMKC 65 W L Pct GB W Michigan 76, Bowling Green 58 New Jersey 28 13 683 — Wisconsin 74, Iowa 61 Boston 24 18 .571 4 1/2 SOUTHWEST Philadelphia 22 20 .524 6 1/2 Arkansas 73, LSU 65 Orlando 23 21 .523 6 1/2 Stephen F Austin 77, Texas-San Antonio 66 Washington 21 20 .512 7 TOU 93, Tulane 84 New York 17 23 .425 10 1/2 Texas-Pan American 71, Southern U. 61 Miami 15 27 .357 13 1/2 FAR WEST Central Dlvlaion Anzona 71, Anzona St 63 W L Pct GB CS Northridge 85, Long Beach St. 77 Indiana 30 12 .714 Colorado 60, Kansas 59 Detroit 27 14 659 2 1/2 New Mexico 107, W New Mexico 49 New Orleans 22 20 .524 8 Sacramento 109, New Jersey 102 Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee 106, Boston 97 Indiana 101, Toronto 98 Orlando 94, Chicago 91 Philadelphia 92, Detroit 83 Miami 92, Phoenix 85 New York 97, Denver 88 Minnesota 96, Seattle 91 Portland 112, Atlanta 110, 20T Memphis 98, San Antonio 93 L.A Clippers at Utah Washington at New Orleans Golden State at L A Lakers Thursday's Games Dallas at Philadelphia, 6:30 p m Sacramento at Memphis, 7 p m New Jersey at Golden State, 9 p.m. Friday's Games Phoenix at Orlando, 6 p.m. Seattle at Indiana, 6 p m Denver at Boston, 6:30 p m Sacramento at Atlanta, 6 30 p m Dallas at New York, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 7 p m L A Clippers at Minnesota, 7 p m Detroit at Houston, 7:30 p m, Portland at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8 p m. New Jersey at L A. Lakers, 9:30 p m.►Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Presa American League BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with IB David Ortiz on a one-year contract CHICAGO WHITE SOX-Agreed to terms with RHP Rick White on a one-year contract, NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with RHP Jon Lieber on a two-year contract TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS—Agreed to terms with C Jorge Fabregas on a minor league contract National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with RHP Roberto Hernandez on a one-year contract COLORADO ROCKIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Rich Ga roes on a minor league contract. FLORIDA MARLINS—Agreed to terms with C Ivan Rodriguez on a one-year contract National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS—Signed G Corey Benjamin to a 10-day contract. MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Placed C Joel Przybilla on the injured list Activated C-F Jamal Sampson from the injured list ORLANDO MAGIC—Activated F Ryan Humphrey from the injured list. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS-Activated C Chns Dudley from the injured list Placed C Ruben Boumtje Boumtje on the injured list National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Signed CB Ronald Hardge, TE Ryan Neufield, RB De'Mond Parker and LB Josh Stamer DENVER BRONCOS—Signed CB Jeff Brunson JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Named Ken Anderson quarterbacks coach, Alvin Reynolds defensive backs coach, and Mike Haluchak linebackers coact! OAKLAND RAIDERS - Placed TE Marcus Williams on injured resen/e Signed KR Ronald Curry, S Keyon Nash, TE Ben Steel and TE David Lucas to the practice squad WASHINGTON REDSKINS- Named Robert Nunn defensive ends coach,►CHS Athletic Booster Club meeting The Canyon High School Athletic Booster Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at Ben Hardy Cougar Den. For information, cab 606-1850.►SVHS Al-Sports Gala The second annual Smithson Vabey High School “AU Sports Gala” takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. I at Anhalt DaneehaU. There wiU be bve entertainment, an auction, raffle, dancing and dinner by Outback Stcakhouse, Tickets are $50 per person iii advance, For information, cab Sheri Kitchen at (830) 885-2905 or Laurie Johnson at (830) 980-9493.►NB free throw competition The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus CouncU No. 4183 conducts its annual free throw competition Feb. I at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church Gymnasium (386 N. CasteU Ave). The competition is for boys and girls ages 10-14. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and participants must bring proof of age. Winners advance to the district tournament Feb. 8 in New Braunfels. For information, caff Ibm San Miguel at 629-1051.►The Minnow Pond at Troutiest The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department offers special activities for children from I p.m. to 5 p.m. at the “Minnow Pond” during both weekends of Troutfest, which takes place Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 8-9. The Minnow Pond, located next to the spring-fed pool in the Aquatic Center, features “fish-y” games and arts and crafts for children under 12. For information, call Landa Pork Recreation Center at 608-2167. Temperatures Are Falling, and So Are Our Prices.CHEVY NEW BRAUNFELS 725 IH 35 S Exit 186 New Braunfels, TX 78130-4836 (830)606-3451 Find us on the web at: GET 10 GoodwrenchOFF Owner's Choice Special Good on Any Service or Part I    EEI    Not    valid    wtf)    any    otter    ofter I _    . Sea daaler for details lOooctwwidh    _Sports Too To report scores and highlights, call 625-9144 ext. 223 or e-mail [email protected] or fax to 606-3413 K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Smithson Valley’s Michael Bailey (3) drives to the basket during Wednesday’s game against East Central in San Antonio. RANGERS/From 1B on the floor, find the open man and make shots — simple.” Chase Johnson, who finished with 14 points, hit 2-of-4 fourth quarter shots from 3-point range. His first came with 4:50 remaining in the game and cut the lead to 51-46. The Hornets, who struggled to get the ball inside to Mulkey after the first quarter, held on by hitting their first 9-of-ll free throws in the final period. Smithson Valley post Josh Gregory recorded four of his five blocked shots in the second half. He also had ll rebounds. “We were fortunate that we got a couple of free throws,” said Bonewitz, who notched his 500th career victory as a head coach earlier this season. “They (Smithson Valley) gave us some problems inside. They changed up defensively on us and we ended up working the ball on the perimeter. We could not get the ball inside effectively because their big fellow (Gregory) caused some problems for us.” Michael Bailey also came off the bench to give the Rangers eight points and five rebounds. Hank Schoggin grabbed all four of his rebounds in the second quarter, Brian Tollman finished with five points, two steals and two rebounds. Justin Hughes added three points and Ryan Slattery hauled in two rebounds and blocked a shot. Smithson Valley plays San Antonio Southwest (17-8, 3-1) at 7:45 p.m. Friday at home. East Central, which was in a four-way tie for first place heading into Tuesday’s games, plays Harlandale Friday on the road. ;