New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
10A New Braunfels Herald-Ziitung Sunday, March 10,1986
New Braunfels' David Cadded (24), Leon Sneed (40) and Damon Millett put pressure on Lamesa's Chris Mason.
Bay City takes 4A title
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN - LaBradford
Smith and Hart Lee Dykes combined for 43 points to lead Bay City to a 65-63 victory over Lamesa and its first Gass 4A title game victory after four shots in the UIL Boy’s State High School Basketball Tournament Saturday.
The Blackcats lost in the championship game in 1979,1980 and 1982 before capping this season with a 35-1 record and their first title.
Jerry Mason paced Lamesa, which finished the season at 28-6, with 25 points and IO rebounds. Smith led Bay City with 23 points and Dykes added 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Bay City fell behind early, then outscored the Golden Tornadoes 15-1 in the final 3:02 of the first period.
Houston Madison 89, Conroe 69
Led by Sean Gay’s 21 points, Houston Madison rolled to an 89-69 victory over Conroe to complete its undefeated season and take its first Class 5A title.
Gay was a perfect seven-for-seven from the floor to lead the 40-0 Marlins, while Cedric Brown and Patrick Crocklin added 14 points apiece.
Sweeny, paced by 16 first-half points from senior Kent Baugh, won its first state basketball championship since 1954 with a 55-43 over Brownsboro in the Class 3A finals Saturday.
Baugh finished with 18 points, followed by Bennett Fields with 15.Grapeland 63, Morton 56
Tony Jones scored 27 points to lead Grapeland to its first-ever state basketball title with a 63-56 victory over Morton in the 2A final.
Jones, a 5-foot-8 University of Texas football recruit, dominated play all over the court, adding eight rebounds, five assists and two steals to his game-high point total.La Poynor 47, Nazareth 43 (OT)
La Poynor’s Daryl Street scored a three-point play with 25 seconds left in overtime to clinch a 47-43 win over Nazareth in the Class A final at the state boys high school basketball tournament.
Unicorns hold heads high
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
AUSTIN — Depsite losing 67-64 to Lamesa in the state Class 4A semifinals Thursday night, the mood in the New Braunfels locker room was surprisingly upbeat.
No, the team wasn’t celebrating as if it had won the game to advance to the finals, and yes there were only a few dry eyes after the contest.
No one had expected New Braunfels to ever come close to making it to Austin, and even among the final four, the Unicorns were the underdogs.
And when the Unicorns fell behind 7-2 just two minutes into the contest, it looked like the New Braunfels bubble might bust.
But the team fought back and took the lead before the first quarter was overn, and by halftime led 38-30.
“I would say tonight was one of our best efforts of the season,” said guard David Caddell. “The only possible game where we played better than tonight is against Southwest.”
“I think we did a great job. Everyone gave it there best,” he said.
Lamesa had gone into the game averaging more than 80 points per game. The Tors featured a wide open offense, utilizing the teams quickness and heigth.
“We knew we could run with them,” said tilo Schmidt, who led the Unicorns with 22 points and 8 rebounds.
“Our game plan was to just take the ball and run right
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at them. That’s what we did and it worked,” he said.
The Unicorns lead stood at 42-36 with 5:11 left in the third quarter when Victor Sierra, who had been all over the court for New Braunfels up until then, twisted his left ankle, forcing him out of the contest.
It was the turning point of the ball game as the Golden Tornadoes took a 49-46 lead at the end of the quarter and stretched it to 65-56 with 1:25 to play.
“No doubt about it,” Victor’s leaving the ball game was the turning point,” said David Caddell’s, Sierra's backcourt teammate. “It was the big one."
Sierra went down with a Lamesa player on top of him.
“He didn’t land on me or anything,” Sierra explained. “I had just made a cut to my left and my ankle just busted. It’s not the worst twist Ive had, but it was enought to keep me out,” he said, with what looked like half of a baseball protruding out of his foot.
Despite trailing by eight points with a little more than a minute to play, New Braunfels fought back to cut the deficit to 65-62 with 29 seconds remaining.
But Keneth Williams fielded a long pass for the Tors and converted a layup to put the game away.
“We started putting it back together at the end of the game, but it was just a little too late," Schmidt said
Sierra, a junior, looked at the Unicorns’ rally as a sign of things to come.
“I have a feeling these guys are going to be getting after it between now and next year,” he said. “Hopefully we’U be back again."
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Georgetown had to play more than half the game without All-America center Patrick Ewing because of foul trouble, but his teammates had plenty of skill left over to defeat second-ranked St. John’s 92-80 Saturday night in the championship game of the Big East Conference basketball tournament.
The defending NCAA champion Hoyas will carry a 12-game winning streak and a 30-2 record into the NCAA basketball playoffs, which start Thursday with a 64-team field.
St. John’s, 27-3, the regular-season Big East winners, lost their second game in three meetings with Georgetown this season.
The game was marred by five technical fouls, two each against the head coaches, John Thompson of Georgetown and Lou Carnesecca of St. John’s — all in the first half. With 7:16 remaining in the second half, reserve Hon Rowan of St. John’s and Reggie Williams of Georgetown were ejected for scuffling.
Michael Jackson led five Georgetown players in double figures with 19 points, followed by Bill
Martin with 18 and David Wingate with 17.
Ralph Dalton had nine points and eight rebounds as Ewing’s backup at center. Chris Mullin led the Redmen with 25 points, but only six after halftime.
"I’m not the only good player on this team,” said Ewing, who scored ll points and grabbed seven rebounds in playing less than half the game. “I think they showed it today. Ralph Dalton had some clutch rebounds and Bill Martin shot well.”
The Hoyas, who never trailed, extended a seven-point halftime lead to as much as 78-64 in the second half. The closest St. John’s could get after that was eight points.
The Oklahoma Sooners and Memphis State Tigers each struggled to win their tournament’s championship game while the Tulsa Hurricanes, another Top Twenty team, were bounced out of theirs in college basketball action Saturday.
Tim McCalister and Anthony Bowie kept Oklahoma together while All-America Wayman Tisdale sat out most of the second half, and the fourth-ranked Sooners withstood a furious upset bid by Iowa State to beat the Cyclones 73-71 in the title game of the Big Eight postseason tournament.
Tisdale, the three-time Big Eight player of the year, scored 14 points in the first half to help the Sooners to a 34-33 lead, but went to the bench when he collected his fourth foul less than 90 seconds into the second half. But McAllister and Bowie continously hit key baskets in the second half to keep the upstart Cyclones at bay.
It was just as difficult for Memphis State to win the Metro Conference tournament, as the fifth-ranked Tigers struggled to beat Florida State 90-86 in overtime.
Baskerville Holmes scored 24 points, including a basket off a missed shot at the end of regulation, to lead the the Tigers.
The 15th-ranked Tulsa team, meanwhile, was not as fortunate. With Xavier McDaniel powering in 34 points and pulling down 13 rebounds, Wichita State outlasted a furious Hurricane rally to win the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.
Among other afternoon winners of conference championships were Auburn, Temple and Navy.
Gerald White hit two free throws with IO seconds remaining in overtime and Frank Ford had a dunk at the buzzer as Auburn edged Alabama 53-49 to capture the Southeastern Conference tournament.
MPM closes in on idle Eliminators
MPM moved to within a game the Eliminators . the league leaders, in New Braunfels Basketball League action this week.
MPM defeated White’s 69-59 to up its record to 7-1. MPM was led by Ken Feland’s 20 points, while Vernon Klar led White’s with 17 points.
The Eliminators, who were idle, are 8-0.
The Herald won two games to increase its record to 6-2. The Herald
defeated Russell’s 75-32 and Schlotzky’s 74-71.
Against Russell’s, Wayne Hildebrand paced the Herald with 24 points, while Ken Brazle scored 26 against Schlotzky’s.
Todd Dever led Schlotzky’s with 23 points while Mark Zier scored ll points for Russell’s.
Earlier in the week, Schlotzsky’s lost to SMI 76-64. SMI was led by Scott Lucas who scored 33 points.
Todd Dever scored 37 in a losing effort.
Schlotzky’s record is now 5-4 while SMI is 2-7.
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Rockets whip Spurs
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANTONIO - Lewis Uoyd and Rodney McCray led a spirited Houston scoring drive with 24 points each to power the Rockets past the San Antonio Spurs 123-117 in National Basketball Association play Saturday night.
Tile Rockets had six players in double figures as they registered their third win in four tries against San Antonio. Houston improved its record to 38-26, while the loss dropped the Spurs to 32-33
San Antonio had the game's top two scorers, Mike Mitchell with 39 and Artis Gilmore with 35, but they were the only Spurs in double figures.
Joining Uoyd and McCray in double-figure scoring, Ralph Sampson scored 20 points, Akeem Olajuwon 18, Robert Reid 12 and Mitchell Wiggins IO.
Spurs bench Gervin
SAN ANTONIO - George Gervin, the San Antonio Spurs’ longtime leading scorer, has been benched and may not return to the starting lineup this season, Coach Cotton Fitzsimmons says.
Fitzsimmons won't give a reason for sidelining Gervin, but has indicated an arm injury is at least part of the reason.
Gervin bruised a bone in his
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