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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS Wednesday November 2001 7A Ma Longhorns remember lessons learned UT not taking rematch lightly BY JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN Texas knows about And how to lose Two years the Longhorns played in the Big 12 title game against a Nebraska team they beat six weeks earlier in The Cornhuskers returned to Texas and won the sec ond meeting 226 in the The 3 Long horns vow not to make the same mistake Saturday when they play 9 Colorado in the Big 12 title BROWN game at Texas Six weeks Texas beat the Buffaloes 417 in Senior guard Antwan KirkHugh one of six starters remaining from the 99 Nebraska remembers the Longhorns being too confident going into that title Although Nebraska had just one loss that Texas had beaten the Huskers three straight since UT was the only team to beat Nebraska three times in the We were saying we beat them once and the team was walking with big chests acting like it was going to happen KirkHughes They came out fired up because they remembered their last loss and it knocked them out of a lot of We didnt come prepared to play and we cant afford to do that this Texas coach Mack Brown said he knew the Huskers were ready for Nebraska might have been the best team in the country that I thought Nebraska was a better team than we were when we beat them Brown I knew Nebraska would be Colorado will be mad on Satur said Texas quarterback Chris who watched the 99 title game from the The Buffaloes 92 won four in a row before losing to the Longhorns 101 and lost CHRIS New Braunfels guard Chase Taylor looks to pass in the first quarter of Tuesday nights game against Alamo The Unicorns lost to the Mule iioHO IJCo Unicorns let one slip away 6055 Mules rally in fourth period BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor The New Braunfels Uni corns grabbed a 135 lead to start Tuesday nights game against Alamo led 2520 at halftime and was out in front 4137 at the end of three Alamo Heights Colin Merritt scored 13 of his gamehigh 18 points in the fourth period as the 40 Mules escaped New Braunfels 23 with a 6055 who was Oof3 from the field in the first connected on 7of12 in the second half and buried four out of five free He Merritt kept us in the game and got us a couple of much needed Alamo Heights head coach Charlie Boggers When Merritt started doing we started to post up Emil Boehm and he came through for us Boehm finished with 14 seven rebounds and two blocked In the beginning it was all New Ben who was 4of7 from the field in the first scored nine of his teamhigh 14 points in the first period and grabbed five He led the Unicorns with 10 rebounds in the NBs defense forced Alamo Heights to turn the ball over eight times in the first including steals by Chase Tay lor and Jackie The Unicorns also outrebounded the Mules 85 in the first eight minutes of Alamo Heights hit three threepointers in the second but was just 4of13 from the field and still trailed NB by five at even after Johnny Ramirez nailed a threepointer with five sec onds left in the At one point in the second the Mules had more turnovers 17 than they had points Our strength right now is inside with intermediate We werent taking those shots in the first Bog gers We started cram ming the boards in the sec ond half and we got some put which we had zeix of in the first New Braunfels took us out of game Marion tops Navarro Newlook Lady Bulldogs beat Lady Panthers 4136 BY BRETT BACA Staff Writer MAKION The Marion Lady Bulldogs 32 lost all five starters from this past seasons playoff team but they do not seem to Starting five new players with no varsity Marion defeated the Navar ro Lady Panthers 22 Tues day night at Marion Gym by a final score of Marion took the early lead in the contest on a Jes sica Lackey but Navarro quickly tied the game when Kylie Neigh who led the team with 16 four rebounds and two converted a Neighbors then made a turnaround jump shot in the lane to tie the game at 44 before Navarro took its first lead of the game on two free threows by Both tough defense in the first but Marion caused more turnovers and led 108 after one period of For a team with no starters returning and only three lettermen I think we are doing pretty well so far this Marion head coach Tim Klucinec Some of the girls played limited minutes last year on but not enough to really get any so I am just tickled that we are doing so well so In the second Navarro ran into foul trou The Lady cut into Marions slim lead on a Kristy Hilde brand free throw to start the Michelle Miles added See JESSIE Marions Jessica Rutledge lunges for a loose ball during Tuesday nights high school bas ketball game between the Marion Lady Bulldogs and the Navarro Lady Marion defeated Navarro Redskins going in opposite directions BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer IRVING When the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins were prepar ing to play each other six weeks both teams were still without a The Cowboys won on a field goal as time expired that Monday night in a game dubbed by many as the Gutter But Dallas 28 goes to Wash ington on Sunday with another four game losing and the Redskins 55 havent lost Theyve gone from a turnoverfilled group in the first half of the to a very good turnover team in the second Cowboys coach Dave Campo said I really see a mirror image of us when I look at Wash The mirror image is what kind of team it and a mirror image in everything but the one category that is the most important In the five games the Cowboys offense has scored just nine touchdowns and committed 14 CAMPO In the beginning it Theyve gone from a turnovertilled ottense nas scored just nine roucnaowns wi was all New Ben See group in the first half of the to a and committed 14 Canyon boys basketball team captures first victory of the season fc Panunn Rfl Mflrfllp Falk 47 Leading by 10 points with just the first half against San Antonio was averaging 12 points a W tidllJfUII Ifiai me raiia tl under two mimites to plaV Canyon Alamo Heights Tueday night and Smithson Valleys next game will MARBLE FALLS The Canyon surrendered a couple of tlrree point could not recover in the second be at Friday at the Manor The Cowboys hope playing the Red a team theyve beaten eight straight can start thenown turn Dallas plays just one team with a winning record San Francisco the last six games and also plays again against which lost 173 at Dal las on Looking at them Washington inspires said linebacker Dexter If we take that same approach and have that same attitude and refuse to throw in the then we can run the win these last six and who knows See MARBLE FALLS The Canyon Cougars 13 won their first game of the season Tuesday night against Marble Canyon led most of game and held as Marble Falls lastsecond threepoint attempt did not fall to give Canyon the Jason Grohman led the way for the Cougars with 18 points and 12 Dylan Marten chipped in nine points in the Leading by 10 points with just under two minutes to Canyon surrendered a couple of tlrree point ers and failed to make free Marble Falls had a chance to tie the game with three seconds remain ing but failed to Canyons next plays at 8 Fri day against Lockhart at San Marcos NB giris 56 SAN ANONIO The Smithson Valley Ranger girls basketball team 25 shot 30 percent from the field in the first half against San Antonio Alamo Heights Tueday night and could not recover in the second The Rangers eventually lost the game 4839 Alamo Heights was red hot from the threepoint hitting 1521 shots Harmony Schwethelm was the only Smithson Valley playor to score in double had Over all the team had difficulty Smithson Valley was without senior post player Brittany O who has a sprained left O Brian was averaging 12 points a Smithson Valleys next game will be at Friday at the Manor Tournament in Manor against Alamo Heights SV giris 39 SAN MARCOS After falling behind by 20 points early in the New Braunfels Unicorn girls basketball team made a valiant but finally folded to San Marcos Tuesday 6656 at at Marble Falls In the fourth period New Braun fels cut San Marcos lead to but that was as close as the Unicorns would Erica Wendell scored 14 for the Unicorns while Claire Buck chipped in with 12 and Brynna Monk had 11 in the losing New Braunfels next game will be at the Del Valle Tournament where they will play defending regional champions Corpus Christi The game is scheduled to tip off at 4 ;