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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 11, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, March 11, 2011 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 7GOODSPORTS Photo submitted The Sts. Peter and Paul CYOTornadoes girls mite division 1 basketball team finished the season with a 14-3 record and advanced to the recent city championship game. TheTornadoes fell 15-10 in the championship game.This was the first time this group of girls had advanced further than the first round of the playoffs. Pictured are: front row from left, Avery Looney, Lauren Calvert, Karah McGlothlin, Sami Wellborn, Sammie Gillas, Brynna Gardner; back row, assistant coach Jim Van Geffen, Hannah Jacobs, and Grace Gettys. Not pictured is coach Joe Wellborn.HOOPS CONTINUED FROM Page 6 combined for 31 points in a first half that ended with A&M leading 46*33 over a team it squeaked past 91-89 in overtime on Jan. 15. They each finished with 20. TheTigers (23-10), who have lost eight in a row to A&M, will nervously await Sunday’s announcement by the NCAA tournament selection committee. Hanked as high as ninth earlier this season, they’ve dropped three ol their last four and fallen completely out of the poll. In Friday night’s semifinals, the third-seeded Aggies (24-7) will hook up with ancient enemy and second-seeded Texas in the 220th game between the two, the most-played rivalry in Texas A&M history. The No. 101 jonghorns swept the season series this year in convincing fashion, winning by 21 at home and by 20 at Texas A&M. Marcus Denmon had 22 points, Laurence Bowers 13 and Kim Lnglish 12 for Missouri. The Tigers tried to slow the Aggies with full-court pressure but nothing worked. A&M outrebounded Missouri 35-27 and beld tbem to 34 percent shooting. I he Aggies also got 1 6 points from Nathan Walkup. SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE UTSA 79, SAM HOUSTON STATE 70: Devin Gibson scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists to push No. 7 seed Texas-San Antonio to a 79-70 win over No. 3 seed Sam Houston State on Thursday night, sending the Hoadrunners to the Southland Conference title game. Melvin Johnson III added 14 points and Sei Paye scored 12 for T exas-San Antonio (18-13), which was 9 of 15 on 3-pointers and outrebounded Sam Houston State 42-35. Southland player of the year Gilberto Clavell led Sam Houston State (18-13) with 25 points, 19 in the second half. Josten (Tow added 12 points for the Bearkats, who were 8 of 36 on 3-pointers. Gibson, who scored 28 points in the Roadrunners’ first-round comeback win over No. 2 seed Northwestern State on Wednesday, was 6 of 12 from the field and 11 of 15 from the free-throw line. MCNEESE STATE 91, TEXAS STATE 83: PJ.AIawoya scored 18 points as No. 1 seed McNeese State advanced to the Southland Conference tournament championship game with a 91-83 decision over No. 4 seed Texas State on T hursday night. The Cowboys (21-10) built a 37-29 halftime lead and kept the Bobcats (16-16) at bay in the second half. McNeese State was 31 of 42 from the free-throw line, including 29 of 39 in the second half. Diego Kapelan added 17 points and I’atrick Richard and C.J. Collins scored 16 each for the Cowboys, who will play No. 7 seed Texas-San Antonio, a 79-70 winner over Sam Houston State earlier Thursday, in the title game on Saturday. Texas State's Tony Bishop scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. April 2nd Landa Golf Course, 1:00 pm Golf, Dinner and Prizes! $1,000 cash to the putt-off winner! For more information contact: Ron Brandenburger at [email protected] or 830.481.4014 young www.newbraunfefe.yiHt NBA CONTINUED FROM Page 6 Wade scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and James finished with 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Miami, which secured a postseason bid with 17 games left — the earliest that's happened in franchise history. That was an ancillary point: Winning again was all that mattered. Bryant scored 24 points for the Lakers, who got 20 from Pau Gasol. Andrew Bynum finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds for Los Angeles. Bryant and Wade tangled again after the steal led to the go-ahead basket, when Bryant tried a 3-pointer with 1:06 left. Wade was credited with a block, and Bryant said afterward he was fouled. “It's clearly evident,” Bryant said. Said Wade: “1 didn't.” That wasn't the lone bit of verbal jousting the teams engaged in Thursday. T he final minutes hardly seemed like a team with an eight-game winning streak facing a team on a five-game losing streak. It was theater, the out-of-your-seat, roaring-after-every-play variety. Start with 4:42 left in the fourth quarter, when the game was tied for the 17th time by Gasol making two free throws, knotting things at 82-82. Wade changed speeds for separation and drove past Bryant, putting Miami hack on top, so Bryant — who had missed 9 of his last 11 shots — came down on the ensuing possession and hit a 3-pointer from near the Heat bench. T hey were just getting started. Bryant made another 3-pointer — officially, it went into the books as 28 feet, though it seemed longer — with 2:26 left to tie the game at 88. A minute later, Wade got his steal, lames got his dunk, and Miami wouldn't trail again. “D-Wade accepted the challenge,” James said. Miami went up four when lames freed Wade with a screen against Bryant for a layup with 46.0 seconds left. Bryant lost the ball under the Lakers' basket five seconds later, and then James put it away with two free throws with 19.2 vSeconds remaining. James went nearly 19 minutes without scoring in one stretch, until a layup with 5:20 left in the third gave Miami a 62-59 lead. When his drought ended, the entire Heat team started one. The Lakers had a 9-0 spurt, capped by a 3-pointer from Derek Fisher. But Miami answered, scoring six of the final eight points of the period and getting within 70-68 when James stepped back and hit a 20-footer over Ron Artest with 0.2 seconds remaining. So with that, Miami got a buzzer-beater to end the first quarter, the last basket of the second, and another beat-the-clock score to close the third. The Heat have lost 11 times this season when having a chance to take the lead or tie the game in the final 12 seconds. This one didn't go down to the absolute wire, though. Miami took care of it before the final moments. RIVALRY CONTINUED FROM Page 6 to compete at the highest level.” The Cougarettes (13-8) and Lady Rangers (11-8) have been through rough times, as they’ve compiled more losses during this season as they both have in the previous two seasons combined. “Its been frustrating for us as coaches,” Daigle said. “We are not use to this. It has been a slower progression than we anticipated. That is due to some young kids with little varsity experience. It has been a difficult year so far.” With Smithson Valley and Lockhart entering his district this season, Randle made sure to increase the level of difficulty in his non-district schedule to make sure his team was battle-tested. “We’ve played some of the best teams in the state in nondistrict, and that has really helped prepare this group for Jerheme Urban ide Receiver Camp Saturday, March 26th New Braunfels High School Get hands on training and insight from a current NFL Wide Receiver! 8 year NFL veteran and current Kansas City Chiefs WR 2x NFC Champion (Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals) Three year starter/AII-American at Trinity University in San Antonio This camp is limited to only ten athletes per group. Middle School (9am-11am) • High School (1pm-3pm) $100 ($50 deposit)    $200    ($100    deposit) Email: [email protected] or Contact Aldo De La Garza at 830-237-5702 a really tough district,” Randle said. “ Smithson Valley’s Kat Massey and Canyon’s Sara Mireies will go head-to-head in what could be the best softball showdown of the season. “Kat is a solid pitcher," Randle said. “She keeps you off balance and trusts her defense to make plays behind her if you do make contact.” Daigle said Mireies is “very crafty” on the mound. “Sara knows how to throw inside and outside, while keeping you guessing at what she’ll throw next,” she said. “We’re going to have to take advantage of any scoring chances we get against her.” It has been a cakewalk for Canyon over the last two seasons, as the Cougarettes have gone undefeated over that span in 27-4A. Smithson Valley has had a 13-year stranglehold in district titles in both 4A and 5A, but No. 14 could be the hardest and it all begins tonight against rival Canyon. rTEXRS—B Lottery WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot: $31 million 2-6-28-29-46-53(3/9) TEXAS POWERBALL (3/9) 12-20-28-40-48 PB: 8 POWER PLAY: 2 PICK 3 Day (3/10)    3-8-5 Night (3/10) 2-2-9 DAILY 4 Day (3/10)    7-8-3-8 Night (3/10)    5-1-4-4 TEXAS TWO-STEP (3/10) 6-9-32-34 BB: 17 CASH FIVE 1-4-7-20-33(3/10) MEGA MILLIONS (3/8) 3-17-19-41-55 MB: 24 MEGAPUER: 4 CREEKside CINEMAS Shows before 6pm / Child & Su Anytime CREEKSIDE CINEMAS RANG0 [PG] 1110135410 635905 JUST GO WITH IT [PG-13] 1125200435 7151010 THE KINGS SPEECH [R] 1105 145945 HALL PASS TR] 1145 210 440 «UNKNOWN (PG-13] 705935 BIG MOMMAS [PG-131 1115 140405735955 •BIASllY [PG-131 1130145400705915 •TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT [Rill 35 155 425 700 920 *RH) RID4NG H000 [PG-13] 420710 ¡♦MARS NEIDS MOMS 20 [PGj 1100 115 330610 8251 ■MARS NEEDS MOMS 30 [PG] 1200 220 430 710 925 ■ADJUSTMENT BUREAU jPG-13] 1120150 415 720 9S0| FRED RIDING HOODPH 1155 225 520800 10151 I AM NUMBER FOUR 1 [PG-13] 725 1005    i ¡♦RANGOfPG] 1205 235 >00 730 1000 I ♦BATTU LA. 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CANYON 14, SAN ANTONIO LEE 6: Canyon exploded for nine runs in the fifth to beat San Antonio Lee 14-6 in the South San LSD Tournament on Thursday. Corey Skinner, Austin Decker, Austin Day, Fanner Hill and Chris Rodriguez each drove in runs for the Cougars. In the early game, Canyon lost 8-4 to San Antonio Reagan. The tournament continues at 8:45 a.m. today. NFL CONTINUED FROM Page 6 parking, souvenirs), especially in newer stadiums designed to maximize their haul. Local tax districts would suffer, too, most of all in places where there are tariffs on tickets or parking spots to repay stadium costs. The way things are set up in Foxborough, Mass., revenue from the Patriots’ stadium pays for big-ticket item^ such as school buses, school computers, highway trucks and fire engines. The town’s capital budget —- the line item that would be hit — already has been “starved out” for several years, skimping on all but the school buses, said Randy Scollins, Foxborough’s finance director. With just eight home games per regular season, game days are only a part of a worker’s income — extra hours or a second job for stadium types, a busy day at the office for the waiter at a nearby sports bar. However, it’s still money they are counting on. Overall, local economies would not see money so much lost as spent elsewhere. Fans would look to entertain themselves some other way on Sunday afternoons. No calculation exists for the total number of people who would be affected by an NFL work stoppage, though it’s certainly enough to fill a few stadiums. The NFLPA’s estimates there are an average of 3,739 workers at each game, and that does not include jobs at places near the stadium that are at least partly dependent on games, such as bars, restaurants, hotels and gas stations. I low many dollars are connected to those people also is tough to determine. The figure thrown around most is $160 million per market over the regular season. It comes from the NFLPA, which arrived at that by using estimates teams relied on to win public funding for stadium construction. Several economists — though not the league — have said those estimates are overblown and it’s also worth noting the figures include player salaries. Still, a work stoppage would “hurt the people who can afford it least,” Cochran said. “Nobody is looking out for their concerns.” The 100 or so kids in the hand at South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C., also would lose out. Their booster club has a budget of around $80,000 to pay for everything from travel expenses to customized music and drills. About one- fourth of that budget comes from running a concession stand at Panthers games. In their best season, they raked in nearly $26,000. Last season wasn’t as profitable, so the boosters already have scaled hack. Taking away all their Panthers-generated dollars would cripple the program. Dave Gibson wishes he had such a safety net. Gibson is sales director for a 1 loliday Inn located one block from Reliant Stadium in Houston. Here is how heavily his hotel’s bottom line is tied to the NFL: The food and drink tab on a typical weekend is $2,000: it’s close to $12,000 on a weekend when the Texans are home. There's also a bump in occupancy. All 238 rooms were rented for both preseason games last year and they sold out for a Monday night game lV months in advance, “which never happens,” he said. “If the season doesn’t happen, you’re looking at least $100,000-$120,000 out of our pocket. Gone. Irreplaceable,” lie said. Mike’s Handy Man Service Home Improvements Yard Maintenance Fencing Welding Tree Trimming Shed & Deck Building Phone: 830-372-9041 Free Estimates No Job to Big or to Small Michael Niles 2948 FM 775 Seguin, TX 78155 Cell: 830-305-5944 ;