New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Houston tops Utah, Page 11ASports
Sunday March 31,1985 9ABig East reunion set for finals
Hoyas box Mullin, whip Redmen 77-59
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Top-ranked Georgetown, led by sophomore Reggie Williams and All-American Patrick Ewing, rolled into the NCAA championship game for the second straight year and the third time in four years with a 77-59 victory over No. 3 St. John’s Saturday night.
The defending champion Hoyas shut down the scoring and passing game of Redmen All-American Chris Mullin with a box-and-one defense. Mullin, St. John’s all-time leading scorer and the leading scorer rn the tournament, was held to eight points, ending his string of IOO consecutive games scoring double figures.
An All-Big East title game Monday night was assured earlier Saturday when unranked Villanova upset No. 5 Memphis State 52-15 in the other semifinal at Rupp Arena.
Williams, a slender 6-foot-7 swinginan, paced four Hoyas in double figures with 20 points, followed by Ewing with 16 and David Wingate and Bill Martin with 12 apiece.
The Hoyas, 35-2, broke the game open in the second half after leading 32-28 at halftime even though Ewing, a 7-foot, three-time All-America, played only 12 nunutes and was rested after he picked up two personal fouls.
En route to its 17th straight victory and seeking to become the first team to post consecutive NCAA titles since UCLA ended its string of seven in a row in 1973. Georgetown scored the first seven points of the second half with Williams contributing two field goals for a 39-28 advantage.
Georgetown then took off, and the Redmen never got any closer than nine points, the last time at 47-38 on a Mike Moses jumper.
With about 12 minutes to play, Ewing, operating against 7-foot Bill Wennington in the Redmen’s man-to-man defense, moved inside for a goal to make it 53-39.
The swarming Hoyas’ defense caused 18 Redmen turnovers while committing only seven, and Georgetown dominated the boards 29-24.
Wennington and Mullin each had four turnovers for the game — equaling their number of goals. Georgetown, the Big East tournament winner, shot 51 percent from the field, while the Redmen, the regular-season Big East champion, shot 55 percent.
A goal by Howard Broadnax gave Georgetown its biggest lead at the time, 62-46. The Redmen cut it back to 62-51 on two free throws by Walter Berry and Willie Glass’ three-point play.
Georgetown then went into a spread offense and St. John’s only hope to get back into the game was to foul. But the Hoyas cashed in on the free throw line to end St. John's season with a 31-4 mark — the last three losses to Georgetown following an early season 66-65 victory over the Hoyas.
St. John’s, which had won the West Regional, was appearing in its first Final Four since 1952, when it lost to Kansas in the championship game 80-63.
Glass, the 6-6 sophomore, paced St. John's with 13 points, while Wennington and Bern each had 12.
Georgetown ll St. John s 59
ST JOHN'S (59)
Berry 4 8 4 5 12, Glass 445713, Wennington 4 74 5 12, Mullin 4 8 0-0 8. Moses 3 7 0-0 6, Jackson 3 4 0 2 6. Jones I 4 0-0 2 Stewart 0-0 0-0 0, Bross 0-0 0-0 0, Shurina OO OO 0, Cornegv OO OO 0 Totals 2342 1319 59
Martin 4 8 4 4 12, Williams 8 15 4 4 20. Ewing 7 12 2 4 16 Wingate 3 8 6 8 12 Jackson 2 5 OO 4 Broadnax 3 4 3 4 9, Dalton 22004, McDonald 01 O O 0, Mateen 0 I OO 0, Lockhart OO OO 0 Highsmith O I OO 0, Floyd 0 0OOO Totals 2957 19 24 77
Halttime Georgetown 32, St John s 28 Fouled out None Rebounds St John's 24 Berry 6>. Georgetown 29 I Mar im 7! Assists St Johns 12 (Jackson 5) Georgetown 18 t Jackson 11 Total fouls St John $ 20 Georgetown 18 A 23,135
Villanova 52 Memphis St. 45
Pressley 18 12 3 McCla 9 12. Wilbur 0 2 OOO. Met 6 Piansky 1113 3 Everso 26 52
MEMPHIS ST 145)
Lee 3 9 44 IO Holmes 4 8 Askew 13 0 12 Turner 5 13 Becton 14 2 2 4 Boyd 0 2 0 Totals 19 50 7 9 45 Hath.me V I anova 23 V out Lee Holmes Rebounds 9> Memphis St 33 ‘Lee Bedfi Villanova 9 iMcLam 2 McCtaa St 12 Askew 7i Total fouls St 23 Technical Bedford
6 9 7 7 19 Pinckney 3 76 I 2 5 5 5 9, Jensen 3 6 OO OO OOO Totals 16 38 20
IO 8 Bedford 4 9 008 2 11 Bailey I I OO 2
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Patient Villanova upsets Memphis State, 52-45
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Little Villanova, cutting Memphis State down to size by driving its big men to the bench, took control of the boards and rode Dwayne McClain’s 19 points to a 52-45 victory over the Tigers Saturday to roar into the championship game of the NCAA basketball tournament.
The victory by the Wildcats of the Big East Conference set up the first all-conference final since Indiana beat fellow Big Ten team Michigan for the 1976 championship.
Villanova, the only unranked team to reach this year’s Final Four and far shorter than the Tigers, played their slowdown game to perfection and forced two of Memphis State’s big men — Keith Lee and William Bedford — into costly foul trouble by midway in the second half.
Lee, the Tigers’ 6-10, 220-pound senior forward who blew hot and cold throughout the tournament and had been in foul trouble all along the way, came into the second half with just two fouls.
But he picked up two more in a 1:33 span early in the second half and then, with 10:21 to play, fouled out on a foolish mistake — grabbing for a loose ball and hitting McClain instead.
That brought Bedford, Memphis State’s 7-foot sophomore center, back in. Bedford already had four fouls and, forced to play tentatively, was unable to control the area under the basket.
Ue left with just IO points, having shot 3-
for-9 from the field with four free throws. Bedford, who finished the game, scored just eight points.
Meanwhile, McClain was the driving force as Villanova charged down the stretch, surviving a cold spell of 9:46 without a field goal. He scored the Wildcats’ only four points on free throws in that stretch, while Memphis State was scoring eight points.
Then, McClain broke the Wildcats back into the field-goal column with a powerful slam dunk over Bedford. That gave Villanova a 45-41 lead with 2:04 to play.
McClain scored eight of nine Villanova points in one stretch and eight of the Wildcats’ final 13. The remaining four came on last-minute free throws by Gary McLain, Villanova’s 6-0 senior guard. McLain hit all five of his free throws and McClain hit all seven of his.
In all, Villanova hit 20 of 26 free throws, while Memphis State went to the foul line just nine times for seven points. And despite shooting mostly from the outside, Villanova hit 42.1 percent of its field goal attempts, while limiting Memphis State to just 38 percent.
Center Ed Pinckney finished with 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He also blocked three shots for Villanova.
Memphis State, unable to play its physical game inside through most of the second half, was forced to resort to long-range shooting. Andre Turner, a 5-10 junior guard, wound up as the Tigers’ leading scorer with ll points.
Despite not winning an event. New Braunfels showed solid performances throughout the day to capture second place at the Canyon Cougar Relays Saturday.
By the end of the day the Unicorns had not had a first place finish, yet had a top finisher in nearly every event in which they competed “We are solid,'* said New Braunfels Coach Ccw Simmonds. “It was a very competitive meet, and we’ve had some of our people get lost in the crowd, but I think we TI be in good shape when it conies time for district.”
The Unicorns finished second with 814 points, behind Westlake which won the meet with 158 points.
“Anytime you have a large meet such as this one and you score more than 80 points, you are doing a good job,” Sinunonds said Travis finished third in the 11-team event, while the host Cougars placed sixth.
Canyon relied on strong showings in the 1,600-meter relay and a one-two finish in the 400-meter dash to score 48 points.
The Unicorns had five second-place finishes, three in the field events.
Kenan Ikels took second place in the pole vault with a leap of 13-6 on the windy day. Kraig Krause took second in the shot put with a personal best effort of 55-8, while Brett Fey took second in the discus with a toss of 145-7, also his personal best Mike Sullivan finished sixth in the shot put while Krause finished fourth in the discus.
The Unicorns also took second in the 400-meter relay race, finishing with a time of 43.97.
David DeLemos ran a personal best in the 106-meter dash, finishing second with 10.87
i'm really proud of everyone,” Si mmonds said. “Our distance people did a good job and our sprinters did w ell.”
Other top performers for the Unicorns were Mike Payne, who finished third in tile 1.600-meter run with a time 4:37.83, and Steven Millett, who placed sixth in the 206-meter dash, behind Delemos who placed fifth.
Delemos ran the race in a tune of 22.39 while Millett finished in 22.63.
Canyon’s 1,600 relay team of Albert and Gilbert Natal, Ben Garcia and Brian Row won the race with a time of 3:26.06.
Garcia and row finished 1-2 in the 400-meter dash. Garcia won the race with a time of 52.39 while Row took second with a time of 52.69.
“The 400-meter race was a really big plus for us,’’ said Canyon Coach Dawid Simmons. “Ben and Brian just did a super job, especially with the problem of being rn front of the home crowd.”
The Cougars lost some points in the 406-meter relay when a dropped baton dropped the team from the race.
"The dropped stick in the sprint relay really hurt us point-wise,” Simmons said. “We had the fastest tune in the preliminaries which was their personal best, so we really lost a good opportunity.”
Garcia also bad a good show ing in the long jump, finishing fourth with a 19-54 efffort Other top Canyon performers were Todd Banks, who cleared 5-10 in the high jump to take fourth place, and Marc Heymann, who took seventh place in the discus with a 129-24 effort.
In addition, the Cougars’ 3,200-meter relay team finished sixth.
- TOM LABINSKI
Rangerettes improving, aiming for district meet
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
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Smithson Valley continued to gather momentum toward the District 27-3A meet as a pair of first-place finishes helped push the Rangerettes to sixth place in the Canyon Cougar Relays Saturday.
Carolyn Rice and Leslie McCoy registered personal best as the Rangerettes racked up 39 points in the 16-team meet.
“Those girls just continue to improve. I’m proud of them,” said Smithson Valley Coach Louise Davidson.
Rice won the 3,206-meter run with a time of 12:01.77, while McCoy won the high jump by clearing five feet.
“Those two girls are just starting to find out what they can do,” Davidson said. “I’m really happy with them.”
Other top performers for the Rangerettes were Kiln Huntsucker and Shalynn McCoy.
Huntsucker ran a 61.21 in the 406-meter dash, good for second place.
McCoy best effort in the triple jump was 334, good for third place.
Canyon finished ninth in the meet with 28 points
The Cougarettes took first place in Hie 1.660-meterResults, Page 12A
‘In the first meet of the year at Westlake, we ran the relay in 4:24. ‘Now three weeks later, we are running around 4:10. That is our goal now. On a beautiful day, we'll do it, too.’
Canyon coach Pete Rivas
relay, with a time of 4:10.68.
“In the first meet of the year at Westlake, we ran the relay in 4:24,” said Canyon Coach Pete Rivas. “Now
three weeks later, we are running around 4:10. That is our goal right now. On a beautiful day, we’ll do it, too.”
Nancy Tieken, a member of the relay team, also had a good showing in the 800-meter race, finishing second with a time of 2:21.67, less than half a second behind the
"Nancy had an outstanding day. I couldn’t ask more
from her,” Rivas said.
Because of the the number and quality of the teams at the Cougar Relays, Ulvas said he was happy with his team’s performance.
"There are some top quality girls’ teams here today. If you can run here, you can run anywhere,” he said.
New Braunfels, led by Usa McKinnis’ second in the shot put, finished 12th with 14 points.
McKinnis had a personal best with a throw of 36-11*4.
“She threw well today as she always does,” said Unicorn Coach Fred Pink.
Other top performers for New Braunfels were Virginia Hildebrand, who finished fourth in the 406-meter dash, and Jana Chafin, who placed sixth in the long jump.
Donna Winkler also placed sixth, with a throw of 34-1 in the shot put.
“We didn't score in the triple jump and the discus like I thought we might, but overall we are getting better,” Pink said. ‘‘Everyone is working hard.”
Fredericksburg upset Seguin to win the meet with 97 points. Seguin finished second with 73 ponts while Westlake placed third with 68 points.
Lockhart finished fourth with 52 points, followed by Travis, 45; Smithson Valley; Hays and Tivy, 32; Canyon; Austin High, 27; Gonzales, 26; New Braunfels; Alamo Heights, 12; Navarro, 6; Clemens, 4; and Crockett, I.
The local teams will run against each other this week in a triangular meet at Unicorn Stadium.
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New Braunfels' Stephen Millett takes off with the baton after the handoff from David
DeLemos during the 400-meter relay