New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tuesday, March 5,198E 0Unicorns shut out McCallum
AUSTIN — Armando Martinez struck out 17 betters, allowed only one hit and hit a solo home run to lead the New Braunfels Unicorns to a 4-0 victory over Hie McCallum Knights Monday at Nelson Field.
Martinez, a senior, improved his record to 2-0 with a complete-game victory. McCallum's Sato Nishimura, who had the only hit off Martinez, was the losing pitcher.
The game was scoreless until the fourth inning, when Martinez hit his solo homer.
New Braunfels, 2-1 on the season, scored its other three runs in the fifth.
Magdelino Medellin reached on an error to lead off the inning, and then Ricky Gomez sacrificed him to second.
Catcher Erie Rivers walked and Eddie Cantu, who was 2-for4, singled to score Medellin. Tomas Juarez walked, and then Martinez singled to score Rivers and Cantu and make it 4-0.
The Unicorns wound up the game with seven hits. Juarez went 2-for-3 and Martinez 2-for-4.
McCallum had only one runner reach third base, as Nishimura moved up to third on a balk after his seeond-mning double.
New Braunfels plays again Friday, taking on Judson in the first round of the Judson-Clemens tournament. Judson won the North l>oop tournament last weekend.
Canyon, which moved up to eighth in the latest statewide Class 4A poll, plays its only game this week on Thursday. The 3-1 Cougars travel to San Marcos for a 4 p m game with the San Marcos Rattlers.
Smithson Valley is playing in its own tournament this week, a round-robin that begins Wednesday and runs through noon Saturday.
’Hie Rangers meet St. Anthony's at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Blanco at 4:15 p m. Fnday and Cole at noon Saturday. St. Anthony's, Blanco and Cole will play each other during the week.
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Red Raiders control
DALLAS (AP) — To the Southwest Conference basketball victors, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, go the spoils.
Texas Tech's Gerald Myers is The Associated Press Southwest Conference Coach of the Year and senior guard Bubba Jennings of the champion Red Raiders made the first-team honor roll.
In balloting by the SWC’s coaches, Jennings, Arkansas' Joe Kleine, Southern Methodist’s Jon Koncak, Texas Christian guard Dennis Nutt and Texas’ Mike Wacker were selected to the first team.
Kleine was named the AP’s Offensive Player of the Year and Koncak was Defensive Player of the Year.
Texas A&M’s Don Marbury was picked as Newcomer of the Year, while Baylor's Michael Williams made Freshman of the Year.
The AP’s second team all-conference included Houston guard Alvin Franklin, Texas A&M’s Kenny Brown and Marbury, TCU’s Carven Holcombe, and a tie for the other spot between Houston’s Rickie Winslow and Arkansas’ Charles Balentine.
The All-Newcomer team was headed by Marbury auld included Baylor’s Carlos Briggs and Michael Williams, Texas’ John Brownlee, and Arkansas’ William Mills.
Myers’ outright SWC title was his since he became the Red Haiders’ coach. The other was in 1973.
Myers has become the winningest coach in Tech basketball history, surpassing Polk Robison with 255 career victories. Tech, picked to finish fourth in the SWC, won the title with a 124 record. The Red Raiders are 30-7 going into the SWC Post-Season Classic beginning in Dallas on Friday.
The 20-victory season was only the 30th in the school’s history.
“I feel good about the honor because we had some kids who worked their tails off for four years and really went through some hard times,'’said Myers.
Kleine was the SWC’s leading scoreer and was in fourth place on Arkansas’ all-time scoring list.
Koncak led the SWC in blocked shots and became the all-time leading rebounder in league history.
about the honor because we had some kids who worked their tails off for four years and really went through some hard times.’
Tech Coach Gerald Myers
Here's how the SWC All-Star team looks:
FIRST TEAM-Bubba Jennings, Texas Tech, Sr., 3-10, Clovis, N.M.; Jon Koncak, SMU, Sr., 7-0, Kansas City, Mo; Joe Kleine, Arkansas, Sr., 6-11, Slater, Mo; Dennis Nutt, TCU, Sr. 6-2, little Rock, Ark; Mike Wacker, Texas, Sr., 6-9, San Marcos, Texas.
SECOND TEAM-Alvin Franklin, Houston, Jr., 6-2, LaMarque, Texas; Kenny Brown, Texas AAM, Jr., 6-4, Memphis, Term; Don Marbury, Texas AAM, Jr., 6-3, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Carven Holcombe, TCU, Soph, 6-5, Houston; (tie), Rickie Winslow, Houston, Soph, 6-8, Houston and Charles Balentine, Arkansas, Sr., 6-6, Newport, Ark.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kleine.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Koncak.
COACH OF THE YEAR-Myers.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR-Marbury.
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR-Michael Williams.
ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM-Marb-ury, Briggs, Mills, Michael Williams, Brownlee.
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Tickets on sale Wednesday
Tickets for Thursday’s New Braunfels-Lamesa Class 4A state semifinal game at Austin’s Special Events Center will be on sale locally on Wednesday.
The single-game reserved tickets, which are $3 for students and $4 for all others, will be available from 4 p.m. to I p.m. at the high school.
New Braunfels fans are encouraged to buy tickets then, since it will be the only opportunity to buy tickets in the section reserved for Unicom fans.
Tickets for the 8:30 p.m. game will also be available at the gate. They will be 04 for students and |5 for all others.
Because of the restrictions on after-school practice time, the Unicorns will not be allowed to work oat in the Special Events Center before the tournament.
However, they will practice in the HomiaFair Arena for an hour Wednesday.
New Braunfels is making its first appearance in he final four. Lamesa is returning to Austin after a 19-year absence.
The Golden Tornadoes are the only team in the final four to have ever won a state championship. Their last Mia was in 1978.
CERYL CLARX MERALDZEITUNG
Aitis Gilmore puts up a shot in an earlier game
Spurs trip reeling 76ers
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Texas hasn’t been too kind to the Philadelphia 76ers, and a miffed head Coach Billy Cunningham promises some big changes in the wake of hie team’s three losses in the Lone Star State.
"There definitely will be some changes in our starting lineup,” he said after the San Antonio Spurs edged past the cold-shooting Sixers 109-103 Monday night.
"We have not boon consistent on offense or defense," he said. "Western Conference teams usually get up tor us because we only play them once. We went 93 on our Texas trip, and it’s been s long time since we’ve done that.’’
Philadelphia has dropped five of IU last IO games, two of them to the Dallas Mavericks end the Houston Rockets.
The Spurs, now 31-31, Jumped out to a 134 lead early in the game, due in part to poor 78ere shooting. And by keeping Moses Malone off the defensive board, San Antonio was out front 31-27 at the end of tho first period.
“Our club played extremely hard with pretty good defense," Spur* Coach Cotton Fltxaimmons said. "We are keeping teams in the half-court game and playing with a lot of intensity every night."
San Antonio cruised to Us third win in a row even though guard Goorge Garvin was benched with a bruised shoulder. The Spurs were 94 in games without him last season.
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"We can’t go too long without Ice because we have to work too hard to score,” he stid. "But Artis (Gilmore) has been a horse for us, scoring, rebounding and blocking shots."
Gilmore was high scorer for the Spurs with 23 points, while Malone took that honor for the Sixer* with IS points.
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Aguirre poured in 27 points, 10 coming in s lopsided first half, ss the Dallas Mavericks beat the injury-riddled Suns.
"Nance being out hurt them a lot," said Aguirre. "They didn't play well and they were outmanned. But they’ll be beck. I’m just glad they’ll be back after we leave."
It was the final regular-staaon meeting between the two teams and Phoenix Coach John Mac! sod said he was thankful to aaa Ilia and af Aguirre, who averaged 24 points in the first four meetings.
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