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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page SA    Herald-Zettung,    New    Braunfels.    Texas    Friday.    March    20,1967Big East teams, NC reach regional finals By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS After a year’s hiatus from the Final Four, the Big East Conference is back in business. Twelve teams still remain from the 64 that began the NCAA Basketball Tournament last week, but the Big East already is assured of having at least one team — and possibly two in the Final Four, lf the latter happens, one of them will be in the championship game because of this year’s draw Georgetown won the tournament in 1984 and Yillanova beat the Hoyas for the 1985 title. the year St, John’s gave the Big East three members of the Final Four Georgetown. Syracuse and Providence are still alive this year atter impressive victories in Thursday night s regional semifinals And if the Big East doesn't turn out to be the best conference in the country, at least there wont be any argument from the Southeastern Conference In the Southeast Regional at Louisville. Providence rolled to a 103-82 upset of ninth-ranked Alabama as guards Billy Donovan and Delray Brooks bombed away for five 3-point goals apiece. In the second game. Reggie Williams scored 34 points and C harles Smith s seven consecutive points erased a two-point second-half deficit as fourth-ranked Georgetown downed No 20 Kansas 70-57 for its 14th straight victory Georgetown and Providence will meet Saturday for the fourth time this season Georgetown has won tw ice with the w inner advancing to the Final Four In the East Regional at East Rutherford. NJ. center Rom Seikalv scored a career-high 33 points and led No IO Syracuse to an 87-81 victory over Florida Then. in Thursday’s only game that didn't involve a team from the Big East, freshman sensation J R Reid scored 31 points and personally held off No 18 Notre Dame down the stretch as second-ranked North Carolina avenged a regular-season loss by defeating the Irish 74 08 If Syracuse beats North Carolina on Saturday, the Orangemen will play the Georgetown-Providence winner in the na tional semifinals The other two regionals resume tonight In the West Regional at Seattle. No Pranked Nevada-Las Vegas plays Wyoming and 1087 FINAL FOUR* sixth ranked Iowa faces Oklahoma In the Midwest at Cincinnati, third ranked Indiana goes against No 17 Duke and fifth ranked DePaul meets LSC Georgetown lost a 39-31 advantage before Smith erased a 41-39 Kansas lead with a 3-point shot with 13:17 remaining He then add ed another basket off a fast break and hit two free throws to stretch the Hoyas lead to 46 41 Smith finished with 13 points and Perry McDonald had loProvidence 103, Ala. 82 Providence sank 14 of 22 shots from 3-point range the Friars shot 69 percent all-told to Alabama’s seven for 23 Donovan, who had 26 points, got all five of his 3-point goals in the first half as the Friars took a 49-41 lead Brooks, who had 23 points, continued the assault in the second half with four 3 pointers A 3-pointer by Brooks ignited a 12-2 run that ended with Darryl Wright s 3 pointer and gave Providence a 35-24 lead with 6 27 left in the first half After Alabama pulled within 58 34. Providence scored nine straight points Alabama, which lost for the third year in a row in the regional semifinals could get no closer than seven points in the second half Jim Farmer topped the Crimson Tide with 24 pointsSyracuse 87, Florida 81 Snracuso erased a 69 04 deficit and took tin* lead for good 77-75 on freshman Derrick Col email s dunk with I 49 left However both coaches agreed that Coleman s block on \n drew Moten s shot w ith 5 Hi to go and Florida leading by five was the turning point, since the Orangemen promptly cut the deficit to 69-67 on How ard Inches three point play The expected battle of big men never materialized The 6-foot IO Seikalv scored 23 points in the first half while Florida's 7-2 freshman Dw ayne Schmo ms had only six points before fouling out with 3 37 left Vernon Maxwell led the Gators w itll 25 pointsN.C. 74, Notre Dame 68 Reid was the North Carolina offense in the final 7 45 The t« toot * forward scored 16 of the Tar Heels final 17 points w uh a variety of turnaround jumpers and run shaking dunks Notre Dame which had won ll games in a row got within three points twice in the final four minutes Both tunes Retd countered w uh baskets North i 'anilino took control in the first half with a in 4 run Reid scoi ed seven points for a 28 19 lead The Tar Heels never trailed again David Rivers topped Notre Dame with 23 points Unicorns, Cougars in uphill district battles Both Canyon and New Braunfels face stern tests today in District 13-4A baseball games Canyon, which is 1-2 following losses in its last two outings, travels to Fredericksburg to meet the league-leading Billies New Braunfels hosts up-and-down Hays Consolidated while Smithson Valley will travel to Southside for a non district game Fredericksburg whipped Hays 13-1 in five innings on Tuesday to notch a perfect 3-o record in district play and is gunning tor its fourth victory against visiting Canyon After defeating Samuel Clemens in their 13 4A opener, the Cougars have lost to two of the better teams in the district Boerne and Lockhart Tonight. Canyon might be facing the best all-around team in the district in the Billies New Braunfels got on the winning track earlier this week against Smithson Valley behind the pitching of Ricky Gome/ Tonight the Unicorns host Hays Although they were blow nout bv F redericksburg on w GB District 13-4A Baseball standings Team Fredericksburg Boerne lax'khan New Braunfels Clemens Smithson V alley    I    2 Canyon    i Hays kerr\ lite Tivy Tuesda, s Games Lockhart}! Canyon2 New Braunfels i, Smithson \ alley » Fredericksburg I Hays! ftv - • ng-Boerne 13 KerrvilleTivy ll Today s Games Hays at New Braunfels Cany on at Fredericksburg Lockhart at Kerrville rive Clemens at Boerne Smithson \ .tiles at Southside Tuesday the Rebels can be explosive offensively Two new editions to the district Clemens and Boerne will square of! tonight in Boerne Boerne was one of the pre season favorites in the district and has won two of its first three games < *n rues day the Greyhounds held oft a furious Kerrville Tivy rally for a 13 ll decision Clemens was off on Tuesday but downed Tivy last week to notch its first vactory Lockhart travels to Kerrville today in a meeting of the the two teams at the top and the bottom of the 13-4A standings The Lions made it three in a row by downing C anyon on l'uesday while the Antlers lost their second game of the season to Boerne on Tuesday I’iv y did manage some offensive firepower in that contest scoring IO runs in the fifth inning to take an ll 7 lead before the Greyhounds scored four runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to win the nearly tour hour game All of today > district games ttegin at 7 3o p m Smithson V alley which has drop ped games to Fredericksburg and New Braunfels after opening district play with .» stunning victory over Lockhart plays old District 27 \ nemesis Southside at 4 iii p rn Lady Longhorns reach East finals by toppling James Madison, 91-57 FAYETTEVILLE. N C AP Top-ranked Texas used hot shooting from the floor and an edge on the boards to move into the finals of the women s V A A East Regional basketball tournament, while sixth ranked Rutgers held off a late rally to w in its ticket to the finals Longhorn center Clarissa Davis scored 18 of her game-high 26 points in the first half Thursday as top seeded Texas defeated 12th ranked James Madison 91-57 Sue Wicks scored 33 points and grabbed 13 rebound to lead Rutgers' Lady Knights to a 75-60 victory over No 13 North Carolina State Texas and Rutgers meet in the finals Saturday Texas UM. never trailed as it scored the game s first seven points .James Madison trimmed til* margin to three several times Indore trailing 20 18 w itll 9 44 remaining in the first hall A series of turnovers plagued the Dukes from that point arid the Longhorns scored 22 of the next 30 points to grab a 42-26 halftime lead The Longhorns continued their surge in the second half leading 75 42 with 6 25 left A final basket at the buzzer gave the Longhorns their largest lead of tin game Texas outshot James Madison 64 percent to 44 per cent from the field and was 25-31 trom the free throw line Texas held a 12 23 rebounding edge The longhorns got 2o points from Andrea Lloyd and 17 from Beverly W llliams Davis added Id refunds The Dukes 27 4 wore led t»y Floretta Jackson and Missy Dudley with 12 points cai h In the other semifinal game atter grabbing a <6 24 halftime lead, Rutgers outscored the Wolfpuck 2o over a six minute stretch in the second half and then held off a late rally with some clutch free throws to seal the victory Rutgers held its largest advantage at 63 42 with 7 »* remaining when the Wolpack made a run Fight straight points cut the lead *>4 >2 with J <8 remaining ,md N C state eventually pulled to within eight at 68 tin with I 15 remaining but could get no closer Regina Howard added 16 points and nine rebounds for Rutgers while Kristin F Oley added Id points Annemarie Treadway led N ( State 24 7 va itll 15 points while Debbie Bertrand and Mary Lindsay add ed Id each Track and field teams get serious in Kerrville spring break has ended and it s time for the local track and field teams to get down to some serious competition in the middle i»( their schedule All three lot al (toys and girls tr.u *. and field teams will tx* among I fie IS f*>ys and lo girls teams at the Ken Ville I ivy Antler Relays Saturday Besides the New Braunfels ^ any<>r and Smithson Valley squads a I Ms! net I . 4 \ lineup of Tiv v Boerne Hays Fredericksburg and Lockhart w ill Im* there learns outside of the district in elude Luling Medina \ allev » enter Point Comfort Mason and I vuidt Boys and girls teams are identical except that laxkhati s girls will not Im* at the meet New Braunfels txiys champions of the Smithton Valley Relays two weeks ago witti a numUi til athletes missing are nearly at full tilt for this week By the way (the athletes) are practicing I don t think it had an adverse effect it cer tainly put some fuel in their tank NB Coach Lew Simmonds concerning Spring Break Coach la*w Simmonds win t> a it flout injured distance runner Dai re! Hunter and brother Is,ok is que* turnable due to an ankle injury su; fered a month ago V for the wee* said It s hard t< Hie athlete" are think it had an a<b I.univ put some Ha I louk Hunter full Riva* se his I avoff simmonds .iv Bv the a av i act ii mg I don t se effect It cer n their tank « «mc1i Pete >p sp! inter Lodi el s to Hi#. ( oma! good strength said Simmonds explain    smith and a tew others mg that Hunter will see ,t doctor to    County stock Mio* day simmonds said fit* expects    Kivas said tlit-    .avo! Hunter to get the go ahead and that ai d at* had serin fur Hut now ae it* Hie t lass 2A State champion Boo ar I getting <iown to business Field events fiegin at '* rn a rn and the running preliminaries start at 9 I > a rn and finals start at < 45 pm I meter runner would probably I* given an abbreviated runnin schedule to break turn iiiBlackman's clutch FT's give Dallas win SACRAMENTO Calif AP Dallas coach flick Motta knows toex ped trouble whenever the Midwest Div ision leaders take on a team with a losing record, such as the Sacramento Kings The Kings staged a 14 2 run in the final five minutes to throw a scare into the Mavericks before guard Rolando Blackman hit two free throws with 23 seconds remaining to enable the Mavericks to pull out a 105-104 NBA victory Thursday night Me just went cold Motta said "I expected a lot more trouble from Sacramento than we ended up giving us Everyone is gunning for ut, Forward Mark Aguirre scored a game high 28 points for Dallas hut had just seven in the second half “Sacramento did a good job double teaming Mark in the second half.’’ Motta said Mark wasn’t feeling good before the game ” Blackman added 24 jxnnts as Dallas improved to 43 23 Guard Rolando Blackman Derek Harper managed 15 assists Guard Reggie Theus led the Kings now 20 46, with 18 points Center LaSalle Thompson added 18 Sacramento s 14 2 run started with 5:13 remaining and ended when rookie forward Johnny Rogers hit a jumper to give the Kings a 104 101 lead But Dallas center James Donaldson hit two free throws with 56 seconds left to cut the deficit to one point setting up Blackman s game winning foul shots Rogers scored a career high 12 points in his first game as an NBA starterBullets 110, Sonics 106 Without Moses Malone in the lineup, the Washington Bullets simp ly aren t the same club They're still a winning team, however thanks to the recent pick me up provided by Terry Cat ledge and Jay Vincent "Everybody has to pick up the slack offensively,” Washington Coach Kevin laughers said after the Bullets defeated the Seattle Super Sonics Vincent scored a season high 29NBA National Basketball Anociation Br The Associated Press E ASTE MN CONF* HENCE Atlantic Division w L Pct GB x Boston 48 18 727 Philadelphia iii 29 ,;i4 DG W arlington 35 in 148 12 New 5 iii k 21 4 • 318 27 New .Jersey 20 4t, 303 28 Central Division x I let roll 44 21 677 x Atlanta 44 22 667 x Milwaukee 42 26 618 Chicago 33 33 500 IP Indiana 31 13 470 13' Cleveland 25 42 373 20 WESTERN CONF ERE NCI Midwest Division x Dallas 43 23 652 t tail Ui IO >43 7 Houston 33 31 530 8 Denver 28 38 424 15 San Antonio 24 42 (*>4 19 sacramento 2u 46 <03 23 Pacific Division x L A bakers 32 14 788 Portland 40 26 606 12 Seattle <4 14 VOO 19 Golden state 33 (4 493 19 Phoenix 24 41 169 27{ I. A »'lipjiei s ll 53 172 441 x c linc hed playoff * Thursday s Games New 5 (irk 111 bidi ana 105 (TI Washington I lo seattle lot Chicago 114 L A Clipper*, 9? Golden State 12., Portland 1/4 Dallas lur, Sacramento im T odd r v Games Seattle at Boston Denver at Philadelphia Milwaukee al Atlanta New Jersey al Cleveland I. A Clippers at Houston San Antonio at I. A bakers Phoenix at Portland against and Cat ledge had 25 for the Bullets who have lost Malone to a neck injuryKnicks ill, Pacers 105 Trent Tucker scored six of his 22 I*,nits and made a key steal in over time to help New York snap a four game losing streak I tie Paters whose last road vie lory was on Feb 2u against Atlanta missed a chant e to add an extra half game to then lead n their race with the Cleveland » availers for the final playoff Im itll in the F astern Con ference Bulls 114, Clippers 97 Michael Jordan scored 4o points and Cl enc Banks added 24 to help Chicago end a six game losing streak Charles Oakley addl'd ll for Hie Bulls who evened their record at 33 ■ I and equalled their road victory total of last season w ith their ninthWarriors 125, Blazers 124 Joe Bar ry Carroll scored IU of his d points in Hit* final 4 minutes and made a big defensive play with three "♦s olids remaining, leading Golden St11' I IV I I *1 ut I _i ■ ut local track teams Aid be chee aturcJay (Photo by Leslie Kne ;