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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas District standings mm a©** Bastrop Smithson Valley Hays Lockhart Canyon New Braunfels Overall District 14-8    3-0 16-7    3-1 11-13    2-2 13-10    1-3 13-10    1-3 9-12    1-3Sports Day Last-second free throws propel Canyon past New Braunfels BY THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor With their backs to the wall and New Braunfels seizing the momentum {ate in the fourth quarter, Canyon dug deep and kept its season alive at the free throw line. Sinking four shots from die stripe in the final 30 seconds, the Cougars emerged with gut-wrenching 55-51 win Tuesday night at Unicom Gym and ended a three-game skid. “It’s about time,” said an exhausted but pleased Jimmy Keresztury, who led Canyon with 18 points and 12 rebounds. “We needed something to lift us out of this slump. The only place we could go was up. We’re just glad to finally pull one out Now we’ve got to try and win the rest of them. Six in a row. That’s what we’re aiming for now.” New Braunfels, which currently finds itself in a three-game skid, dropped to 1-3 and into a fourth-place tie with Canyon and the Lockhart Lions in tire 284A standings. The Lions topped Hays 68-65 in overtime. The Unicorns trailed 43-33 early in the fourth quarter but brake away os a W 4 run that brought the raucous home fans to their feet Senior guard Mark Phair’s layup, after a steal and pass by Tony Bradford, tied the game at 47-47 with 3:54 remaining. Keresztury hit a free throw to put Canyon back in front, but Bradford — who scored 13 of his team-high 18 points in the final stanza — answered at the other end by grabbing an offensive rebound and putting it back in a single mid-air stroke. The basket gave the Unicorns their first lead at 49-48. Thirty seconds later, Bradford drained two free throws to stretch the lead to 51-48 with 2:03 left. The Cougars’ season was slipping away when Keresztury found position inside, made a spin move and layed in a shot with 1:05 on the clock, making it 51-50. The Unicorns, who were in the penalty, went cold on their next two possessions and immediately fouled after each miss. Rocky Johnson canned a free throw to make it 51-51. Kereztury then hit the first of two attempts. The second shot bounced off the rim and into the hands of Travis Wommack who passed to Boehle. Boehle was fouled and made another free throw to give Canyon a 53-51 lead with 26 seconds on the clock. Aaron Moore, who had seven points, missed the mark un a three-pointer with under 10 seconds. Early on it was the fast-breaking heels of Boehle and Hector Torres that pushed Canyon out to a 16-10 first quarter lead. Torres scored all IO of his points in the first half. New Braunfels, which made 20 of 56 shots in the game, stayed within striking distance and trailed 29-23 at halftime. “We felt we had them in the last two minutes,” said Bradford. “We were thinking, ‘Play good defense and try not to foul their best shooters. But they got to the line and got those rebounds.” In the newsB^HeraldkZejtun^ Sports Day ■To talk with Sports Editor Thomas Godley 4 about Sports Day, call 625-9144. ext. 24. Cougars stay alive in 28-4A New Braunfels girls top Canyon 5345 By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The New Braunfels Lady Unicorns unleashed their fast break game in the fourth quaiter and raced off with a 53-45 victory over the Canyon Cougarettes at Cougar Den on Tuesday night. “I am proud of our team, we hung in there real tough,” Unicom Coach Larry Schulte said. “We were able to get the rebounds and get the quick outlet passes needed to set the pace of the game.” The win by the Unicorns evened their District 28-4A record al 3-3, IO-13 overall. Canyon falls 7-17,0-6 in district. New Braunfels broke open a close game early in the fourth quarter to go on a 15-7 run in the last seven minutes. Paced by Elizabeth Weisman’s four straight baskets, the Cougarettes erased an eight point deficit in the third quarter to go on a 16-8 run. The run ended when Tanya Castille-ja nailed a three pointer to tie the game at 38-38 with 6:50 left. But then the Unicorns went to work. Emilie Wotipka hit a layup to put New Braunfels up for good at 40-38. The Unicorns got most of their points cm easy transition baskets and were able to penetrate the Cougarette defense Unicom guards Kelly Werth and Melinda Aguirre will able to find wide open scorers down low for uncontested layups and shots, much to the dismay of canyon Coach Tina Duncan. When the Unicom lead got up to seven points (46-39), Duncan called timeout with over four minutes left. “We had too many turnovers down the stretch and they got to many easy layups,” Duncan said. ‘They ran us off the floor. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the reason why they were uncovered is because for some reason, the girls were not getting their matchups right. But later on in the game, our girls were not moving well on defense.” Unicom guards combined for 35 points during the game. Kelly Werth led the way with 12 points, three steals and seven rebounds. Melinda Aguirre scored ll points, nabbed four “New Braunfels had a chance to stick the dagger in us. But we hung in there. Now we have to try to win the next six. Who knows what can happen.” — Canyon basketball coach Kenny Rotzler after the Cougars 54-51 win Tuesday night. CMS 7th grade teams secure district championships The Canyon Middle School seventh grade A and B teams recently captured district championships with victories over Smithson Valley in the conference tournament at Alamo Heights on Jan. 19-20. In a breathtaking 54-53 win over Smithson Valley, the CMS Jaguars A team rallied from a seven-point deficit with only 47 seconds left in the game and no time outs. Canyon hit two three pointers in less than 30 seconds to pull to within a point. Smithson Valley then missed two sets of free throws, and Canyon grabbed the final rebound, drove the length of the court and drew a foul at the other end. The Jaguars hit both shots to win the game and the championship. They finished the season at 12-1. The final game was set up after the Jaguars topped New Braunfels 58-37 on Friday.' The CMS seventh grade B team defeated Alamo Heights on Friday night 55-24, then handled Smithson Valley 41-30 in the championship. The CMS B team finished 12-1 on the season. Benefit golf tournament to aid Children’s Diagnostic Center A golf tournament, which will support the Children's Diagnostic Center, is scheduled for Feb. 20. The event will consist of two-person teams (male-female) with flighted competition determined by handicaps. The entry donation of $75 per couple should be sent to Alice Simpson, 728 Summerwood Drive, New Braunfels, TX. Please include proof of handicap. The event will include prizes and a barbecue dinner. For more information, call 620-5917. New Braunfels CYO to hold youth baseball registration Players interested in signing up for baseball, fast-pitched softball and tee ball can register Sunday, Feb. 4 from 10 a m. to 1 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Local youth ages four to 18 are invited to compete in the Christian Youth Organization league. A fee of $45 will include a T-shirt and cap. Discounts will be given to families registering three or more children. Teams are encouraged to find sponsors although it is not mandatory. Teams will be divided into age groups. For more information, call Anthony Klar at 609-1694. Survey lo help identify local youth sports facility needs Parents and guardians of students in the New Braunfels and Comal school districts will be receiving a questionaire concerning the need for additional youth sports facilities locally. The questionaire form will be handed out to students beginning Monday, Jan. 22. Parents should fill out and return the form to New Braunfels Youth Sports Inc. The survey is designed to help officials determine the need for a new youth sports complex. Land* Park Golf to host banofit tourney tor Hummel The second annual golf tournament benefitting the Hummel Museum is scheduled for March 29 at Landa Park Golf Course in New Braunfels. The competition will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m with a four-person-per-team (one best ball). Entry fee is $50 per player — which includes green fee, 1 cart, goodie bag, food and refreshments and mulligans will be sold. The field is limit ad to the first 21 paid teams.The Hummel Museum Inc. is a non-profit organization. / proceeds benefit the museum. For more information, call Frank Schaeffer, tournament chairman, at 609-3151 or 625-5636 „ Ladtos golf results , ™^'f0«owir)g are top scores at Landa Lottos Golf Association weekly tourname Fir# flightM. Acheson, 30; S. Hoover, 3VC. Beebe, 32; Second flight — A Rockford. 32, J, Dilly. 33. Marge Kirk; M. Bay.. J. Lee (tie) 32, A. Sir IvRiirtL R. Langford, (tie) 33. IL Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Keresztury releases a shot past the defense of BJ. Wenzel in the second half Tuesday night Unicorns prevail in soccer showdown From staff reports The New Braunfels Unicorns claimed early bragging rights over the Canyon Cougars with wins by the varsity 4-1 and junior varsity l-O on Tuesday night at Cougar Stadium. The Unicom J.V. won on a goal by Eugenio Arregum off an assist from Erin Wong. The Unicom varsity, which improved its record to 6-1, came out shooting and applied early pressure that led to the first score. Freshman Joe Burke took the ball through the middle passed to Kyle Reneau who scored lo make it 1-0- At 12:00 Reneau took a pass from Clif Steagall and sent it through to Marco Sanchez who beal a diving Canyon goal keeper and made it 2-0. Hie Cougars, 3-3, came roaring back when Paul Paniagua beat three Unicom defenders and rifled a 20-yard rocket past Bradley Brandenburg to make the score 2-1. At the 30-minute mark, Joe Burke beat the Cougars' left fullback and hit the back post to make it 3-1. The Cougars had two other opportunities to score. Paniagua and Adrian Armendariz narrowly missed the the mark with two shots on goal in the first half. The second hall started when Reneau took a pass from Sid Gosa carried it at 30 yards and passed to charging Gilbert Morales who nailed the upper comer of the net to make it 4-1. The Unicom defense anchored by Gosa, Michael Kawozoe, Steagall, Michael Dischinger and Travis Baker shut down the Cougars in the second half. With Sanchez, Andy Hoitman, Reneau and Josh Motz applying consistent pressure, the Cougars played a defensive second half, taking four shots on goal the the Unicorns’ IO. New Braunfels coach Bob Rodriguez said the team performed solidly on offense and defense. The ball movement was crisp and balanced, he said. The Unicorns next opponent is Kerrville on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at NBHS. Tire Cougars travel to Boerne for a Friday game at 7:30 p.m. neraio-zenung pnoto by MICHAEL DARNALL Travis Bater, loft, goos hoods up for tho ball. Bastrop claims 284A lead By THOMAS GOOLEY Sports Editor BASTROP—The Bastrop Bears put to rest any questions about who deserves No. I billing at this point in the District 28-4A race. In a clash of unbeaten teams, the Bears (14-6, 4-0) ran away with a 76-56 win over Smithson Valley and claimed sole possession of the district lead on Tuesday night. “TU say it, Bastrop is the best team in this district," SVHS coach John Valenzuela said. ‘They took it to us. No doubt about it. There’s no one who can beat them.” Behind a patented fuU-couit attack, the Bears went to the free throw line 48 times and made 28 shots, while the Rangers shot only eight of 17 from the stripe and committed 28 turnovers, which tainted a solid 48 percent shooting night from the field. Bastrop opened with a 10-0 run and led 33-25 at halftime. The gap stretched to 47-36 at the start of the fourth quarter and the Rangers were unable to get closer than five points after a layup by Brad Triesch at the 3:50 mark in the third. Anthony Simpson and James Bohner led the Rangers’ attack with 16 and 14 points respectively. Clint Mabry, who came off the bench to run the point guard spot, had five points. R.J. Strauch ar-I Bill Sturgis also scored five each. Chris Tale and Matt Palmquist led Bastrop with 20 and 18 points respectively. Her^kJ-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon's Elizabeth Weisman, (50) attempts to mova past Melinda Aguirra’a defense. steals, including seven points during the fourth quarter run. Emilie Wotipka came off the bench to add IO points and Valerie Bangle added two points. Forwards Joy Caddell, Nola Muir and Katie Hudgins each produced six points each, with Muir getting eight boards. “Kelly, Joy and Melinda did a nice job of running the floor for us,” Schulte said. Weisman lei Canyon with 21 points and IO rebounds. Katie Sprencel scored seven points and nabbed IO boards. Castilleja provided outside shooting support for the Cougarettes scoring IO points and nailing three three pointers. NB girls fall to Incarnate Word From staff reports Under a wind-swept field at Unicom Stadium, the Incarnate Word Shamrocks blew past the New Braunfels Unicorns girls soccer team 1-0 on Tuesday night. The Unicorns took seven shots on goal in the first half were unable to score as both defense dominated lbs contest ^ IHC iMUuiiiwitil WdC IwCICu ■ penalty kick but the wind forced it wide in first half. With 30 seconds left until intermission, the Shamrocks scored on a throw-in which was headed for the box and inadvertently deflected by a Unicom player into the goal. New Braunfels dominated the second half but continued to have trouble converting any of 12 shots on goal. The Unicom junior varsity, however, came through with a 4-2 victory over the Incarnate Word junior varsity. Valerie Steagall had two goals. Brady Bray and Adrienne Pierce had one each. New Braunfels take to the road on Friday to for a difficult three-game stretch. ;