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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Tuesday, February 10,1987 Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas Page 5A Unicorns fighting for playoff berths N B's Mager TLC-bound Chris Mager becomes the fifth member of New Braunfels High School’s State semifinalist football team to make a verbal agreement to continue his playing career in col lege Mager, a 255 pound guard for the Unicorns, will attend Texas Lutheran College in Seguin in the fall At TLC, Mager will join New Braunfels graduates Kenan Ikels. Stephen Hanz and Damon Millett The national signing day is Wednesday. Also signing letters of intent will be Unicorns Brad Grant, Ryan Purdy, Joe Vasquez and Paul Braize. Vasquez and Purdy will attend Southwest Texas State while Vasquez will has commited to Rice and Grant to Lamar University Both basketball teams from New Braunfels High School are fighting for playoff spots, with only two games remaining for the girls team and four games left for the boys. The Unicorn boys remain a half game out of first place with a 10-2 record. Only Fredericksburg and Kerrville Tivy have better marks at 11-2 each The Unicorns travel to Smithson Valley tonight, then host Hays on Friday Kerrville Tivy hosts Hays tonight then plays at Canyon on Friday, while Fredericksburg hosts Lockhart tonight and is idle on Friday The Unicorns close the season next week with a home game against Canyon on Feb 17 and at Tivy on Feb. 20 Fredericksburg ends the season with games against Samuel Gemens •and Smithson Valley, while Tivy has the night off on Feb 17 before hosting the Unicorns. New Braunfels won the only cartier meeting between the Unicorns and Tivy this season, while Fredericksburg and New Braunfels splits its two games. District 13-4 A Basketball Standings BOYS Team    Won    Lost Fredericksburg    ll    2 Kerrville Tivy    ll    2 New Braunfels    IO    2 Gemens    9    4 Hays    4    8 Lockhart    5    7 Smithson Valley    3    9 Canyon    I    ii Boerne    I    ll Today's Games New Braunfels at Smithson Valley Kerrville Tivy vs Hays Fredericksburg vs Lockhart Boerne vs. Gemens Canyon idle GIRLS Fredericksburg    13    2 Boerne    lo    4 New Braunfels    lo    4 Hays    IO    4 Kerrville Tivy    9    5 Canyon    7    8 Gemens    3    ll Smithson Valley    2    12 Lockhart    0    14 Today's Games Smithson Valley at New Braunfels Kerrville Tivy vs Hays Fredericksburg vs Lockhart Boerne vs Gemens Canyon idle Canyon, which has won its last two district games, is idle tonight. On the girls’ side, New Braunfels finds itself in a three-way tie for second place with two games remaining Fredericksburg has the District 13-4A title wrapped up with a 13-2 record and only tonight's game at Lockhart remaining Tied with the Unicorns at 10-4 are Boerne and Hays. The Unicorns can help its playoff chances with a win at home against Smithson Valley tonight. New Braunfels will meet head-to-head with the Lady Rebels in Hays on Friday in the district finale The Unicorns split its two gamed with Boerne and enter Friday's contest in Hays trailing in the series with the Lady Rebels. Hays hosts Kerrville Tivy tonight. Boerne finishes the season with a game at Samuel Gemens tonight and at home against Smithson Valley on Friday. Pittsburgh takes Big East lead By The Associated Press Jerome Lane was ready, and Pittsburgh now sits atop the Big East. The 6-foot-6 sophomore, who leads the nation in rebounding, scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Monday night as the lOth-ranked Panthers beat No. 9 Syracuse 63-61 to take sole possession of first place in the conference “It was the biggest game we’ve played here, and I love big games," Lane, who scored 16 of his points in the second half, said "I was so pumped up I wanted the ball every time down the court in the second half . " Pitt's final shot did not come from Lane, however. Lane made one free throw with 1:23 to play to tie the score at 61. Syracuse's Sherman Douglas threw up an airball on a jumper with 58 seconds to play. The Panthers, 20-4 overall and 9-2 in the conference. worked the shot clock until three seconds remained on it. Freshman Rod Brookins missed a baseline jumper, but Charles Smith grabbed the rebound and was fouled He made both free throws and Syracuse's Grog Monroe missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Panthers their biggest victory since joining the Big East five years acoin other games involving ranked teams Monday night, No. I Nevada Las Vegas beat Pacific 73-59; [sports World No. 6 Temple defeated Penn State 73-70 in overtime. No. 13 Georgetown beat Boston College 78-56; and Auburn defeated No 19 Florida 84-70. No. I UNLV 73# Pacific 59 Hie Runnin’ Rebels overcame their worst offensive half of the season to remain unbeaten in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association Jarvis Basnight scored ll of his 13 points in the decisive second-half burst as Nevada Las Vegas broke from a 50-48 lead with a 23-6 burst Gerald Paddio scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Runnin’ Rebels improved to 24-1 overall and 12-0 in the conference. Pacific, 9-12 and 5-7, led 37-34 early in the second half, but the Runnin’ Rebels, the nation's highest scoring team at 96.6 points per game, were able to pull away in the final minutes No. 6 Temple 73# Penn St. 70# OT Temple was forced to go with long jumpers against Penn State, and Mike Vreeswyk and Nate Blackwell came through. Vreeswyk made two 3-pointers and Blackwell one in the final 1:18 of regulation to erase a nine-point deficit. Vreeswyk. who made four of seven from 3-point range, tied the game 61-61 with 18 seconds left on a 3-pointer. Penn State had a chance for victory in regulation, but Wes Jones missed a shot with three seconds left. Vreeswyk. who finished with 18 points, gave the Owls. 24-2 overall and 13-0 in the Atlantic IO, a 72-68 lead with two free throws with 13 seconds left in the overtime. No. 13 G'town 78# Boston Col. 56 The Hoy as' last five games had been decided by three points or less. This one was never in doubt. Reggie Williams scored u of Georgetown’s first 15 points and the Hoyas coasted to a 36-21 halftime lead, the closest the Eagles could get over the final 20 minutes as they lost for the sixth time in seven games. The Hoyas improved to 17-4 overall and 7-4 in the Big East, while Boston College dropped to 9-13 and 2 IO Auburn 84# No. 19 Florida 70 Auburn used a balanced scoring attack and strong rebounding to beat the Gators for the second time in IO days Jeff Moore scored 20 points and Chris Morris and Mike Jones added 18 each as the Tigers ended a three-game losing streak Auburn. 13-8 and 6-6, took its first lead of the game at 41-40 on a tip-in by Frank Ford with 15:51 to play and was never headed USUI KRIS WALDT/staff I Rangers honored are from left to right: Fred Elbel# Mike Echt, Steve Smith# Brian Markham and Kevin Burdin. Not pictured is Brett Trull ender Rangers award six for off season work Six participants in Smithson Valley's off-season football program received T-shirts for most points scored in various drills The athletes competed in offseason drills for six weeks to determine their top performance. The drills include weight lifting, mat drills, quickness and agility drilling and upright running skills. These athletes proved to be the highest point producers out of approximately 50 athletes in the varsity off-season program The varsity winners included: Mike Echt for most total points; Steve Smith for most improved from previous test period; Brett Trullender for most quickness points; Brian Markham for most total points. Fred Elbel for most improved from previous test; and Kevin Burden for most quickness pointe Freshman winners were Kevin Cole and John Reeves for most total points. Jay Steindle and Grog I’m-phrey for most improved, and Brad Sitton and John DeLarosa for most quickness points Kings face LA again with new coach McVea arrested for second time HOUSTON (AP) - Former pro football standout Warren McVea was arrested a second time in a raid at a southwest Houston apartment complex, but authorities say he will probably be released today without charges. Three other men and a woman were arrested Monday afternoon in the raid, police said But only one of those arrested, a man living in the apartment, faces cocaine possession charges, police said. The apartment complex was the site of McVea’s Dec. 18 arrest on a cocaine possession charge McVea was taken to the city jail while police investigated a packet containing a small amount of cocaine that was hurled onto the roof of the complex, Houston Police Sgt. J.W. Collins said. "We found no prints on the bag and decidto release McVea and three other people who were inside the apartment," Collins said. Authorities said McVea probably would be released today unless it was determined he violated the terms of his probation from the earlier cocaine charge-On Friday, McVea pleaded guilty to the cocaine possession charge stemming from his December arrest. He was placed on eight years’ probation and fined 84,000. Ailing NHL stars btgin Russian sarias QUEBEC (AP) - The NKL Auster team due to face off against the Soviet Union on Wednesday has summoned a back-up defenseman from the ski slopes because of a mounting injury toll Normand Rochefort of the Quebec Nordiques was vacationing in the Laurent tan Mountains when NHI* team coach Jean Perron gave him the eau on Monday. Of the original starting lineup by North American hockey fans, three won't play because of back injuries: right winger Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders and defensemen Paul Coffey of Edmonton and Mark Howe of PhUadelphia. Top vote-get ter Mario Lemieux of Pittsburgh said he is only 80 percent fit because of a nagging knee strain, and two other members of the original 27-man roster are nursing injuries. "You’re scared to make plays because your knee’s not solid,” said Lemieux. who outpolled Wayne Gretzky for the starting slot at center. "I guess I'm just going to have to play and do my best and get out of here without any injuries," said the Montreal native, criticized in the past for opting out of international hockey when he was slightly injured. Perron, who led the Montreal Canadians to the Stanley Cup last year, said defenseman Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins has a 50-50 chance of appearing because of a back injury, while New York Rangers winger Tomas Sandstrom was a late arrival after treatment for bruised ribs. White Sox may bt in same boat as Cubs SPRINGFIELD, DI. (AP) - Tile same state law that bars the Chicago Cubs from playing night games may extend to the new Chicago White Sox stadium, legislators say. Sen. Doris Karplel, R-Roselle, has introduced a bill in the Illinois Senate to exempt pro baseball teams from the state’s nighttime noise law. The bill is designed to help clear the way for night games at the White Sox stadium and at the Gibs’ Wrigley Field. Sen. William Marovitz, D-Chicago, whose district Includes Wrigley Field, is opposed to the btu. saying the two stadiums should not be linked. Complicating the situation is a city of Chicago ordinance that also pro-titbits some night SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -Jerry Reynolds' debut tonight as a National Basketball Association head coach will put his Sacramento Kings up against a team that broke a fistful of NBA records when they crushed the Kings last week “Why not (make it against) the Lakers?" Reynolds asked rhetorically when reminded that the last time the Kings took the court last Wednesday before the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Lakers took a 29-0 lead, held them to O-for-18 from the field in the first quarter, and ended the quarter ahead by an astonishing 40-4 on their way to a 128-92 victory The Kings meet the Lakers again tonight in Sacramento, and Reynolds promised a new attitude, but no miracles "The people we’ve got are the people we’ve got," Reynolds said of the team. "I can’t make any promises ... The record speaks for itself — 14 and 32, and probably the easiest part of our schedule is behind us." The Kings, owners of the third-worst record in the NBA. fired Coach Phil Johnson on Monday and replac NBA Denver San Antonio 22 26 18 29 458 383 9 124 Bv The Associated Press Sacramento 14 32 304 16 EASTERN CONFERENCE Fee Hic Division Atlantic Division w L FCL OE L A Lakers 36 12 .745 — Boston 34 12 .739 — Portland 30 19 612 6 Philadelphia 28 19 596 64 Seattle 25 22 532 IO Washington 24 22 522 IO Golden State 25 24 510 ll New York 15 32 319 194 Phoenix 39 28 417 154 New Jersey ll 36 234 234 L A Gippers 7 39 152 274 Control Division MgntfAy's Oamw Atlanta 9 ii .644 — No games scheduled Detroit 28 16 644 — Today's Domes Milwaukee 29 21 580 24 New York et Cleveland Chicago 22 23 489 7 Philadelphia at Chicago Indiana 21 25 457 94 Portland at Dallas Cleveland IS 29 383 12 San Antonio at Houston WESTERN CONFERENCE Boston at Denver Midwest Division Phoenix at Utah Dallas 30 IS 662 — L A Lakers at Sacramento Utah 29 18 609 2 Indiana at Golden State Houston 24 22 522 9 Atlanta at Seattle ed him with Reynolds, who has been an assistant coach for the past 14 years after IO years as head coach at Rockhurst College in Missouri and Pittsburg State in Kansas. The Kings also fired assistant coach Frank Hamblen and replaced him with Don Buse, a former NBA player who had been a scout for the San Antonio Spurs since his retirement as a player two years ago It was the second time the Kings had fired Johnson as head coach He coached the club, then in Kansas Ci ty, from 1973 through 1978, and returned to the head coaching post in 1984 after working as an assistant in Chicago and Utah. Kings Managing General Partner Gregg Lukenbill said Johnson and Hamblen were fired because "we need a new direction" and that the team was not playing up to its potential under Johnson The team currently has a five-game losing streak Kings President Joe Axelson. who jointly announced the coaching change with Lukenbill. said the change was made because "the psychology, the chemistry’, the mix ... is wrong <under Johnson). As a team, we're not equalling the sum of the parts " Axelson said Reynolds was picked as interim coach to "provide us with valuable continuity while the search for a permanent head coach goes on.” but that with only 14 years with the club Reynolds "has not been directly involved in the decline of the francise ” Axelson refused to say how long Reynolds would be the coach, adding that a permanent replacement could be named before the end of the season Neither Johnson nor Hamblen was available for comment. Scoreboard On the air TUBiOAV 8pm — Basketball: Oaorigla Tech at Maryland, ESPN. 9:01 p m — Basketball: L A. Lakers at Sacramento, WTB8. IO p.m. — Basketball: DDPaul at Marquette. USA. WEDNESDAY §:» pm - Mackay: NKL All-Stars ve. Soviet Union, Game I. ESPN. 9p m — Basketball: Houston at Arkansas, KRET 19 p m. — Soccer . M18L All-Star Gam*, ESPN. Local sports TU18DAV _    .    .. 4 pm - Boloball: its. A. MAdiaon (scrimmage). 4:99 pm - Soccer: New Braunfels et Smithson Valley 4:30 p m — Soccer: Canyon at Kerrville Tivy 9 pm — Boys Basketball: New Braunfels at Smithson Valley, freshmen, JV, varsity 9 p m - Girls Basketball: Smithson Valley at New Braunfels, freshman, JV, varsity. PRIDAY 4:» pm. — Baseball: SeuUDlde af Smithaon Valley (scrimmage) I pre- Boys Basketball: Hays at New Braunfels, frartimen, JV, varsity. 9 pm. — Girts Basketball: New Braunfels at Hays, frertmwn. JV, varsity. I p m - Boys Basketball: Smttbaon Valley et Boone, trashman, JV, varsity » p m - Girts Basketball: Boerne et Smithaon Valley, trashman. JV. varsity I pm - Boys Basketball: Canyon et KenvUieTtvyJrartiaen, JV, vanity. • p m - Girts Basketball: Kerrville Tivy et Canyon, freshman. JV, varsity SATURDAY 19 em — Baseball: Canyon et South San West (scimmage) 2 p m - Soccer: Smithaon Valley at Canyon. 2 pm — Soccer; Hays at New Braunfels. College scores College scares by The Associated Froes ■AST Georgrtown 78, Barton OotlM Navy ll, George Meson 94 Pittsburgh 63, Syracuse 61 SI. Joseph's 64, George Washington 76 Temple 73, Penn St. TO, OT SOUTH Ashen 86, Florida TS Louisiana St 70,N. Arizona se N. Carolina St. as, Winthrop 56 NE Louisiana76, NicboUsSt 70 NW Louisiana 77, Centenary 63 • St . 76. SE Louisiana 51 MIOWBST Ohio St. IO, Michigan St 72 Xavier. Ohio SO. Loyola, III 72 SOUTHWEST 5l??,vtU?f7’ Oral *Wbwt»« N W Louisiana 15,    73 lfmJlol5lon st 7S- Texas-Arling Stephen F^ Austin 64. Pan Amene W Yexae St 94. Abilene Christian PAR WIST Nev.-Las Vegas 73, Pacific IS Transactions Bv Tho Associates Frets ■AIDBALL American Lase*** ■    gapw "VDfVV NEW YORK YANKEES—Stew Ameburg. pitcher, end MttehCyd one-year contracts OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Signs Davis, outfielder, to a one-year cor MAGER ;