New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995
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■ Page 9ASports Day
The Day s Quote
“We didn't come in ready and New Braunfels was on fire. We learned that you can't take anything for granted in this district, especially in an emotional rivalry like this.”
- Canyon coach Tina Duncan after the 4-1 Cougarettes fell to the 1-4 Unicorns.
Canyon 7th grade A-team finishes in first place
The Canyon 7th grade A team went undefeated with an 8-0 mark and a first place finish at the Alamo Heights tournament Coach Mark McLean led the Cougars to wins over San Marcos 42-40 and Corbett to end the season Michaeal Jost and Joshua Farrimond were top scorers.
NB Junior League Basketball Girls Standings
4th grade W L
Centex Office Supply 2 0
Vivroux 2 0
KC Plumbing 0 2
Guada-Coma Mechanical 0 2
Insco Distributing 2 0
RRC Rentals 2 0
Texas Heritage Construction 2 0
N.B Air Conditioning 0 2
Texas Commerce Bank 0 2
Rocky Hill Equip Rentals 0 2
Chiropractic Associates 2 0
Ruffles and Ruffstuff 2 0
Texas Commerce Bank 1 1
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Eberhard Lumber Co 1 1
Victoria Bank and Trust 1 1
Jak's Drive Thru 0 2
Typographic Solutions 0 2
San Antonio Spurs to host New 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
Group and individual tickets are available at Hoffman Agencies, 447 Seguin Avenue Call 625-7502 for more information.
New Braunfels Elks hoops contest scheduled Jan. 28
The New Braunfels Elks are sponsoring a basketball free throw contest Saturday, Jan 28 at lite New Braunfels High School Gym.
Age categories for boys and girls are 8-9, loll and 12-13.
The annual "Elks Hixtps Shoot," an national contest, is one of the most important youth programs iii recent years for the fraternal organization. More than 3 million youngsters from all 50 states participated in last year's event, from local contests to national finals where six champions were named.
Hie winners each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The program, now in its 23rd year nationally, provides spirited competition and the chance for youngsters to develop new friendships. Winners and their parents also travel to state, regional and national competition, amnesty of the Elks.
Local basketball contest sponsored by NB Knights
The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus council 4183 will be hosting its annual Free Throw Competition Saturday, Jan 28. Ttie competition will be field 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 lorn San Miguel at 629-1051.
Canyon takes it
Cougars hold off New Braunfels for district lead with Smithson Valley
By THOMAS GODLEY
Tile rivalry lived up to its billing, and when it was over, Canyon dealt New Braunfels its second loss in district and second defeat by the Cougars this season.
Canyon came away with a 55-43 w in Tuesday night, improving to 3-1 in district and earning a tie with Smithson Valley for the 28-4A lead.
New Braunfels goes to 2-2 and is still alive in the playoff hunt but has a tough road ahead.
"This puts us in a must-win situation," New Braunfels coach Cliff Wilkins said. "Its too bad Canyon and New Braunfels didn't come into this game at 3-0.
That would leave either team in g(xxi shape. This loss puts a lot of pressure on us to win Friday."
The Unicorns next host Smithson Valley which beat Bastrop 62-44 Tuesday night.
Canyon can celebrate for a moment before focusing on its next challenge in Lockhart.
Cougar coach Kenny Rot/ler
AT A GLANCE
■ RECORDS: Canyon ( I I. 14- IO); New Braunfels (2-2, 10-14)
■ HIGH SCORERS: NB - Shoe Wilkins, 20. Johnny Reyes. 0; Tony Cantu 8. David Stm-inonds. 4; Aaron Payne. 2 Canyon - Corey Schwar/. 17; Marc Castijelh. 12; Ricky Bochle 8; Bernard Hildebrand. 7. Mike Castoff Jiminy Kcresztury. 5;
■ KEY MOMENT: The Unicorns cut the lead to 4148 with just more than three minutes left in the game when Corey Schwarz scored off an offensive rebound and was fouled He made the free throw to put Cany on up by IO
said getting past New Braunfels was a major step. but he's not thinking playoffs just yet.
"This was a huge win for us because we have a two-game road trip next." he said. "You have to be pleased anytime you come away with a win against New Braunfels. They arc a tough ball club and they showed that tonight But we've got another huge game coming up on Friday, and it's important to end the first half of district on a high note."
New Braunfels w as larking to send lite Gxigars off on a low note. Guard Shae Wilkins continued w here he left last week as the hot hand, anti the Unicorns matched Canyon point for point in the opening quarter. Wilkins scored nine points as the Unicorns took an 18-17 first-quarter lead.
Needing a defensive baret. Rot/ler inserted Mike Caste into the game, and the move proved effective. Wilkins, who would still finish with 20 points, was held in check in the second and third quarter.
"I can’t say enough about Shae." said Rot/ler. "We tried every thing we could to contain him. bul he's just so quick He can penetrate for a bucket or pass it off. lf you lay off. he ll hit a jumper. He's just extremely tough to guard. But Mike came in a did a great job for us."
The Cougars shot 62 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Unicorns. Still the game stood at 41-48 after Wilkins sank a 3-pointer and a jumper from the key with 3:05 left.
On the next series dow ncourt. Corey Schw arz grabbed a rebound off a missed layup and drew a foul as he scored the basket His free throw made it a 10-point margin w ith just under two minutes
The Unicorns continued pressuring the ball but picked fouls in the the penalty. For the night. Canyon was solid from the line. hitting 15 of 22 free throws.
Coach Wilkins, who said before the game that the Unicorns would have to play their best game of the season to win. gave credit to the
"We had some turnovers that we didn t convert into points, but overall they outplayed us in every phase of the game," he said.
At least until Feb. IO when the teams meet again in district. Canyon can stake claim to the local basketball reign.
District 28-4A standings
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels guard Johnny Reyes reaches to pull loose the ball from Canyon's Mike Casto. The Cougars built a 10-point lead late in the fourth quarter and held off a Unicorn surge to take the win. Canyon is now locked in a tie for first with Smithson Valley. Lockhart lost 81-70 to Hays.
Unicorns prove too tough at home for Cougarett
I f WMimmm Wu\By thomas Godley tm) much different tonight. We had
By THOMAS GODLEY
New Braunfels' 63-57 win over Canyon was evidence (fiat records mean little when these two teams meet on tin.* basketball axin
Canyon came in w ith the second best mark in district but left know ing thai tile fifth--place Unicorns shouldn't be taken lightly.
"We didn t come in ready and New Braunfels was on Fire." said Canyon coach Tina Duncan. "We learned that you can't take anything for granted in this district, especially in an emotional rivalry like this."
New Biaunfels led 29-26 at halttime but came out scorching in the third period, outscoring Canyon 24-8 for a 53 34 lead.
I'he Cougarettes cut the margin to five with about a minute left, but Nola Muir, who finished with six points, sank two clutch free throws late to hold off the rally.
"Canyon made a nice run in the fourth bul our girls showed a lot of poise,' said New Braunfels coach (.any Schulte. "We didn t do
Ux> much different tonight. We had great pressure, our shots were falling and we converted on break opportunities."
Emilie Wotipka led the charge with 17, including eight in the third quarter. Kim Kastein added 15 and Shanna Webster had 14 Hie I tricorn defense, holstered by Kelly Wenh, Mcagan Schwab and Amber Wenzel, made 13 steals and forced several turnovers that led to baskets.
The Unicorns made 13 of 17 free throws.
Lindsay McNeil scored 20 points to lead tire Cougarettes. Elizabeth Weisman ansi Rim Brunette had 15 points each.
District 28-4A standings
SV Rangers gun down Bastrop Bears to stay atop district
By THOMAS GODLEY
Freshman Jason Ivey came oft the bench lo score a season-high 15 points as the Smithson Valley Rangers coasted past the Bastrop Bears 62-44 Tuesday night at home.
The Rangers moved lo 3-1 and stayed atop tile district in a tie with Canyon.
Smithson Valley led al halftime 30 18 bul poured it on in the third quarter wlten they went on a 23-4 run to break open the game.
James Bohner, Anthony Simpson and Ivey each connected on 3-point shots during the rah
ly, pushing the margin to 53-22 "Most of our |x>ints iii that big thud quarter came oil turnovers and opportunities created by oui defense," Ranger coach John Valet) zuela said. "We're the kind of team that has to wink baal on defense if we w ant to beat people. That s just a fact We know this, and we've got to be relentless"
The Ranger shot 43 percent from the field iii lite first half but increased it to 61 percent in the third
Though picked to finish at the bottom of the district, Smithson Valley has been the surprise oft I ie season thus far Ihey lv.it a tough Canyon
team two weeks ago before losing tor the first time iii district last week against Lockhart, a game in w hich the Rangers were missing their scoring leader Charlie Wax!.
The Rangers next lake on New Braunfels 8 p.m. Friday at Unicom gym ■Bastrop 57, SV Runge rid (es 41
Hie Bastrop Lady Betis slayed unbeaten iii district with a rough victory over the Smithson Valley Rangerettes.
Coach Carolyn Ckodre said the Lady Bears played and dominated (he
Blere were a lot of Ixxhes hitting the Dix*,' Ckodre said. We expected a rough game but
mn that rough"
Kara Warchol led tire Rangerettes with IO points Amy Brown poured iii nine.
The Rangerettes shot under 40 percent from the field and were trull by turnovers as the l ady Bears pressured the ball iii the first half.
"We did a better job of controlling the ball in the second half, but by that time we had spited them 20 points and that s just much lo make up," Ckodre said Bastrop led 33-21 at halttimc and ran away with game in the third w ith a 47-29 lead.
Cry slat I lower stored 20 for tire I ady Bears. The Rangerettes next lace New Braunfels.