New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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All Tim« COT EAST REGIONAL S* cond Round Thursday, March 17 At St Pata Times Forum, Tampa, Ra.
West Virginia 84, Clamson 76 Kentucky 59, Princeton 57
Friday, March 18 At Tima Wamar Cable Arana, Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 102, Long Island University 87 Washington 68, Georgia 65
At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland George Mason 61, Villanova 57 Ohio State 75, Texas-San Antonio 46 Marquette 66, Xavier 55 Syracuse 77, Indiana State 60 Third Round Saturday, March 19 At St Pete Tanas Forum, Tampa, Ra. Kentucky 71, West Virginia 63
Sunday, March 20 At Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 86, Washington 83
At Quicken Loans Arana, Cleveland Ohio State 98, George Mason 66 Marquette 66, Syracuse 62
At The Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. Regional Semifinals Friday, March 25 UNC (28-7) vs Marquette (22-14), 6 p.m.
Ohio State (34-2) vs Kentucky (27-81,8:30 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 27 Semifinal winners
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 17 At The Verizon Center, Washington
Butler 60, Old Dominion 58 Pittsburgh 74, UNC Asheville 51
At St Pate Times Forum, Tampa, Ra. Florida 79, UC Santa Barbara 51 UCLA 78, Michigan State 76
At The Pepsi Center, Denver BYU 74, Wofford 66 Gonzaga 86, St. John's 71
At The McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. Wisconsin 72, Belmont 58 Kansas State 73, Utah State 68 Third Round Saturday, March 19 At The Verizon Center, Washington Butler 71, Pittsburgh 70
At St Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Ra. Florida 73, UCLA 65
At The Pepsi Center, Denver BYU 89, Gonzaga 67
At The McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. Wisconsin 70, Kansas State 65
At New Orleans Arena Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 24 Florida (28-7) vs. BYU (32-4), 6:15 p.m.
Butler (25-9) vs Wisconsin (25-8), 8:55 p.m Regional Championship Saturday, March 26 Semifinal winners
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 17 At The Pepsi Center, Denver
Morehead State 62, Louisville 61 Richmond 69, Vanderbilt 66
Friday, March 18 At The United Center, Chicago Notre Dame 69, Akron 56 Florida State 57, Texas A&M 50 Purdue 65, St. Peter's 43 Virginia Commonwealth 74, Georgetown 56 At The BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Kansas 72, Boston University 53 Illinois 73, UNLV 62
Third Round Saturday, March 19 At The Pepsi Center, Denver Richmond 65, Morehead State 48 Sunday, March 20 At The United Center, Chicago Virginia Commonwealth 94, Purdue 76 Florida State 71, Notre Dame 57
At The BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Kansas 73, Illinois 59
At The Alamodome, San Antonio Regional Semifinals Friday, March 25 Kansas (34-2) vs. Richmond (29-7), 6:15 p.m. Florida State (23-10) vs. VCU (26-11), 8:55 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 27 Semifinal winners
WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 17 At The McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz. Temple 66, Penn State 64 San Diego State 68, Northern Colorado 50 At The Verizon Center, Washington Connecticut 81, Bucknell 52 Cincinnati 78, Missouri 63
Friday, March 18 At The BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Texas 85, Oakland, Mich. 81 Arizona 77, Memphis 75 At Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C. Michigan 75, Tennessee 45 Duke 87, Hampton 45
Third Round Saturday, March 19 At The Verizon Center, Washington Connecticut 69, Cincinnati 58
At The McKale Center, Tucson, Ariz.
San Oiego State 71, Temple 64,20T Sunday, March 20 At Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C. Duke 73, Michigan 71
At The BOK Center, Tulsa, Olda.
Arizona 70, Texas 69
At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 24 San Diego State (34-2) vs. UConn(28-9), 6 p.m. Duke (32-4) vs. Arizona (29-7), 8:30 p.m.
Regional Championship Saturday, March 26 Semifinal winners
FINAL FOUR At Reliant Stadium, Houston National Semifinals Saturday, April 2
East champion vs. West champion Southeast champion vs. Southwest champion National Championship Monday, April 4
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Duncan’s recovery still unknown after ankle sprain
By Paul J. Weber
SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan is on crutches and the San Antonio Spurs don't know when he'll be back.
Duncan passed an MRI test Tuesday with no signs of structural damage in his sprained left ankle. The Spurs won't know how long the 34-year-old might be out until later this week, but Duncan will miss at least the next three games as the NBA's winningest team tries to clinch the West's No. 1 seed.
"It structurally looks good,” general manager R.C. Buford said TUesday. “We will have a better idea of what the timeline is in the next 48 hours.”
Duncan sprained the ankle Monday night in a win over Golden State. Four minutes had barely passed in the game when Duncan, after making a short jumper, landed awkwardly on
■ his left foot and collapsed beneath the basket.
The two-time MVP lay clutching the foot for more than a minute in the scariest moment for
Duncan t^le ^Purs ^ season. San Antonio has reclaimed its place atop the NBA behind the durability of Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili after injuries derailed the four-time champions the last few years.
Duncan will not travel with the Spurs on a three-game road trip that begins Wednesday in Denver. The Spurs (57-13) have a seven-game lead over the Los Angeles Lakers for the top seed in the West with 12 games remaining.
Only one of San Antonio's remaining dozen opponents — Sacramento — are out of the playoff chase.
Buford said Duncan's ankle is between a grade 1 and 2 sprain. He said team doctors are waiting for the swelling to subside to see how the ankle responds to early treatment.
Duncan is averaging career lows (13.3 points, 9 rebounds) and the Spurs no longer revolve their offense around the two-time MVP. But the
Spurs are quick to say Duncan is still what makes them tick.
After stumbling into the playoffs as the No. 7 seed a year ago, San Antonio is on pace to surpass its franchise-record 63 wins set in 2005-06. Observers have chalked up the surprise resurgence on everything from pushing a faster tempo to a deeper bench.
But Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has said it just boils down to health. Ginobili missed the 2009 postseason with a bad right ankle. Last season, the Spurs upset Dallas in the first round, but withered against Phoenix in the semifinals as Duncan wore down and Parker recovered from a broken hand.
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New Braunfels John O Bnen (6) is congratulated after scoring his second goal in leading the Unicorns to a 4-0 win over Converse Judson.
UNICORNS BEAT JUDSON, CROWNED 25-5A CHAMPS
Sophomore John O Brien scores 2 goals, leads NB to 1st district title in 6 years
By Chris Hoffman
Sophomore John O’Brien scored two goals during a three-goal outburst late in the first half to lead New Braunfels to a 4-0 win over Converse Judson on Tuesday night.
With the win, the Unicorns (13-2-4, 8-0-2) capture the District 25-5A regular season championship — their first in six years.
“It never gets old,” New Braunfels coach Larry Schaffer said about winning the district title. “I’m really proud for the boys. They came out tonight and we wore them down.”
The Unicorns wore down Judson by keeping the action in front of their god with the New Braunfels defenders not letting many shots get past them, which limited the Rockets’ scoring chances.
Judson managed just two shots on goal the entire game.
All three first half goals by New Braunfels came on throw-ins by Taylor Leeder, and all three were put into the net by headers.
After battling Judson for position for most of the first half, Sergio Mendez put a header in the top right comer of the net at the 43-minute mark for a 1-0 lead.
Less than two minutes later, O'Brien duplicated Mendez’s goal with a header of his own.
Not to be outdone, the Unicorn sophomore used his height against
SMITHSON VALLEY 13, ALAMO HEIGHTS 2: Whitney Repole went 3 for 3, scored three runs hit a home run and drove in five RBIs to lead Smithson Valley to a 13-2 win over Alamo Heights in a District 27-4A game on Hiesday night.
Kat Massey gave up two runs on four hits and struck out seven, as the Lady Rangers improved their record to 15-8 overall and a perfect 4-0 in district.
NEW BRAUNFELS 10, C1BOLO STTEELE 4: New Braunfels routed Cibo-lo Steele 10-4 in a District 25-5A game on Tuesday.
FREDERICKSBURG 1, CANYON LAKE 0: Canyon Lake lost 1-0 to Fredericksburg in a District 26-3A road game on Tuesday.
SMITHSON VALLEY 6, ALAMO HEIGHTS 4: Connor Snoga hit a game-winning two-run single to rally Smithson Valley to a 6-4 comeback win against Alamo Heights in a 27-4A showdown Tuesday.
NEW BRAUNFELS 6, AUSTIN HIGH 2: Drew Studdard went 2 for 3 and drove in two runs to lead New Braunfels to a 6-2 win over Austin High on Tuesday.
NBCA 28, SAN JUAN DIEGO 3: Jesse Pipkin scored four runs to lead New Braunfels Christian Academy to a 28-3 rout of San Juan Diego on TUesday.
SCHERTZ CLEMENS 2, CANYON Is Canyon lost 2-1 to Schertz Clemens in a 27-4A game on Hiesday.
New Braunfels' Sergio Mendez (4) tries to get past Judson's Willie Lopez (2) during Tuesday's district showdown.
the Judson defense to put another header in to give New Braunfels a 3-0 lead.
“We did what we had to do tonight,” O’Brien said. “It feels good to win the district title in front of the home crowd.”
New Braunfels will flip for home field with San Antonio Roosevelt on Thursday to see who will host next week’s Class 5A bi-district playoff.
Schaffer said he'd love to host the playoff game, but his team has shown that they can win on the road as well.
“This group plays very well as a team,” Schaffer said. “We are still going to play defense, and we’re still sound in
the back. It is a neat mixture up front. There isn’t anyone that is a standout. They share the ball and there is no egos out there.”
Cesar Hernandez scored on a rebound shot at the 60-minute mark for the margin of victory.
NOTES: The Unicorns will host San Antonio Southwest at 7 p.m. Friday in a playoff warmup game.
GIRLS SOCCER NEW BRAUNFELS 2, CONVERSE JUDSON 2: Rachel Archuletta and Laura Caldwell .both scored in a 2-2 draw with Converse Judson in the regular season finale on Hiesday night.