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UT shakeup continues, Page 13A Sports Herald-Ztltimg Sunday, January 5,1986 Page 11A Rams boot Cowboys, 20-0 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eric Dickerson ran for a playoff-record 248 yards, including second-half touchdowns of 40 and 55 yards, as the Los Angeles Rams shut down the Dallas Cowboys 20-0 and moved within one step of their second Super Bowl. "Not a shabby day, is it?" Dickerson said. "I think we got some respect today." Dickerson, limited to 1,234 yards this season after a National Football League record 2,105 in 1984, broke open a tight game with his 55-yard burst up the middle on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. That was part of a 10-point Los Angeles burst in the first 88 seconds after intermission. He shattered the record en route to a 40-yard TD sweep around right end 56 seconds into the fourth period, surpassing the single-game playoff mark of 206 yards, set by Keith Lincoln of the San Diego Chargers in the 1963 AFL Championship Game. "We said we were going to go at Dallas' strength, and that was running the ball," Dickerson said. "Everybody said we couldn't run against Dallas, but we did. We looked, I think, pretty impressive today." Dickerson, who carried 34 times and outgained the Cowboys all by himself, had to share top billing with Statistics 00-0 10 7-20 Dallas 0 0 Los Angeles 3 0 First Quarter LA~FGLansford33, 5:19. Third Quarter LA — Dickerson 55 run (Lansford kick), :21. LA-FGLansford34,1:28. Fourth Quarter LA — Dickerson 40 run (Lanslord kick), :56. A-68,576 Dal LA First downs 15 15 Rushes-yards 18-61 41-269 Passing 182 47 Return Yards 50 103 Comp-Att 24-43-3 6-22-1 Sacks by 1-3 5-35 Punts 7-47 7-41 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 3-1 Penalties-Yards 5-30 4-29 Time of Possession 30:45 29:15 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Dallas, Dorsett 17-58, .Newsome 13. Los Angeles, Dickerson 34-248, Redden 6-21, Brock 1-0. PASSING-Dallas, White 24-43-3-217. Los Angeles, Brock 6-22-1-50. RECEIVING-Dallas, Dorset! 8-80, Cosbie 6-61, T.Hill 5-41, Newsome3-10, Powe 1-19, J.Jones 16. Los Angeles, Ellard 2-33, Redden 1-15, D.Hill 13, Hunter 1 -3, Dickerson 1 -(minus 4). MISSED FIELD GOALS-None. an unyielding Los Angeles defense that handed Dallas Its first shutout in 36 playoff games, registering five sacks and forcing six turnovers. The defensive effort, which held Dallas to 243 total yards, was led by defensive end Gary Jeter, who had three sacks, drew two holding calls and forced one of the Dallas turnovers. He was aided by LeRoy Irvin, who intercepted one pass, deflected another in the end zone, knocked down a fourth-down pass and three times dropped Cowboys ballcarriers for losses. The Rams led just 3-0 at halftime on Mike Lansford's 33-yard field goal 5:19 into the game. But Rafael Septien, trying to keep the ball away from Ron Brown on the second-half kickoff, squibbed the ball out of bounds and pulled a muscle in the process. Punter Mike Saxon replaced him and Charlie White returned his squib kick 14 yards to the 45. On the first play, Dickerson took a pitchout from Dieter Brock, started right, then cut back up the middle behind a block from center Tony Slaton and ran away from the Cowboys secondary. Kenny Duckett fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Vince Newsome recovered for Los Angeles, setting up a 34-yard field goal by Lansford. Then, early in the fourth quarter, Dickerson sealed It, skirting right end into the end zone to cap by far his best day of the season. His previous high was 150 in the season's third game and his first after a 47-day holdout. It was the eighth playoff contest between Los Angeles and Dallas since 1973, with the series now even at 4-4. Dickerson's 248 yards was the most ever gained against the Cowboys. It also broke Willie Ellison's single- game rushing mark of 247 and represented 78 percent of the Rams' 316 total yards. Brock completed just six of 22 passes for 50 yards and was minus-4 in the second half. Cowboys quarterback Danny White, meanwhile, was 24 of 43 for 217 with three interceptions. Tony Dorsett was limited to 58 yards in 17 carries as the Cowboys never got inside the Rams' 20. Lansford's first-period field goal that gave the Rams a lead they held for the rest of the half was largely due to the work of Henry Ellard. First Ellard returned Saxon's 53- yard punt 21 yards to the Cowboys 38. Then, on first down, he caught a short sideline pass from Brock at the 31, spun away from Everson Walls, and continued down to the Dallas 17 to set up the kick three plays later. Cougars bite Greyhounds, 71-40 DbrmCLARK/HEHALD-ZEITUNG Canyon's Ted Fleener puts up a shot Friday Thanks, we needed that. The Canyon Cougars, reeling from four straight losses, jumped on the Boerne Greyhounds for a 7140 victory Friday night at the Canyon gym. Canyon got off to a quick start, using its full- court press to cause a flurry of Boerne turnovers early in the game. The Cougars led 25-9 in the second quarter, and the Greyhounds were never closer than 15 points again. "We had everybody in the ballgame midway through the second quarter," Canyon Coach David Taylor said. "They closed it to 32-17 at the half, but we outscored them 20-8 in the third quarter when I put the first team back in." Todd Banks led the Cougars with 31 points, while Danny Hernandez had 11 assists. Ted Fleener added 10 points for the Cougars. "We played with good intensity the whole way," Taylor said. "It took us a while to get untracked; the kids missed some early shots, and we had some go in and out. "It was a matter of the kids playing so hard; the kids worked the ball well." Boerne played a man-to-man defense despite a big size disadvantage, and the Cougars took advantage of it by spreading out and "picking them Statistics Canyon 71, Boerne 40 Todd Banks 151-131, Ted Fleener 5 0-3 10, David Hays 4 0-0 8, Ben Garcia 31-1 7, Danny Hernandez 2 0-1 4, Curtis Johnson 2 0-0 4, PaulHutchinson 1 0-02, Jimmy Wilson 1 0-02, Marc Heymann 1 0-0 2, Scott Rowe 01-21. Totals 34 3-8 71. Boerne 5 12 8 15-40 Canyon 16 16 20 19-71 Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Canyon 16, Boerne 15. JV score — Canyon 62, Boerne 45. to death," Taylor said. On defense, Canyon's zone limited the Greyhounds to one shot each time down the floor. "They couldn't penetrate the zone and they don't have the outside shooters like Smithson Valley," Taylor said. "We stayed in the 2-3 zone most of the game, forced them to shoot outside and outrebounded them." The Cougars return to action Tuesday for a home game with Kenedy, then travel to Dripping Springs on Friday. "It was nice to win one after the last week or so," Taylor said. "The kids really needed it to get some confidence going again." Canyon won the junior varsity game 62-45 as Jamie Johnson scored 20 points, James Hansen 14 and Kelly Prade 11. Not too charming Clemens finally beats Unicorns, 50-45 •yTOMUIIHSKI Staff *rit*r The third time proved to be the charm of Schertz Clemens Friday night, as the Buffaloes came from behind, for a 50-45 non-district basketball victory over New Braunfels at Unicorn gym. It was the first loss in eight games for New Braunfels and the first loss in three games with Clemens. Unicorn Coach Cliff Wilkins said his team had problems getting emotionally charged for the contest. "It's hard to beat a team three straight times, especially a good one like Clemens. We just weren't crisp tonight," Wilkins said. "In the past, we've always come up with the big play to win the game, but we couldn't do it tonight. We had our chances, though," he said. The Unicorns' biggest missed opportunities came from the free throw line. While the Buffaloes sank 12 of 15 free throws, New Braunfels converted just five of 16. Clemens did a good job in containig Unicorn post Tilo Schmidt. The 6-7 senior led all scorers with 15 points, but every time he stepped on the painted portion pf the floor, he was double teamed. "They did a good job of covering Tilo. He wasn't able to dominate the baskets like he usually does," Statistics The offense suffered other problems as well, he said, especially scoring on the fast break. "When we did push the ball upcourt quickly, we CLEMENS ISO) Ruben Mendez4 2-4 10, Micky White 5 0-0 10, Robert Hamog 5 1-2 11, Bill Courtney 3 0-0 6, Craig Corporon 1 7-8 9, Bruce Rea 1 01 2, Patrick Haruog 1 0-0 2. Total* 20 10-16 60. NEW BRAUNFELS 145) Claude Porterie 4 2-2 10, Alan Walker 3 0-0 6, Victor Sierra 0 02 0, Leon Sneed 00-00, Tilo Schmidt 7 1-4 15, Damon Millet! 6 2-6 14. Totals 20 6-16 45. Clemens 12 9 15 14-50 New Braunfels 13 14 6 12-45 Fouled out - White. Technical foul - White. Total fouls Clemens 12, New Braunfels 13. didn't convert. We had a lot of missed opportunities," he said. The Buffaloes trailed throughout the first half, but tied the score at 31 midway through the third quarter and took a 36-33 lead at the end of the quarter, which saw the Unicorns score six points. "1 don't know what happened to our shooting in the second half. We shot well in the first half, and then all of a sudden, it was gone," Wilkins said. New Braunfels pulled within one at 40-39 with 4:25 to play and threatend to take the lead when Schmidt was called for an offensive foul. Craig Corporan sank two free throws for Clems and following a missed shot by New Braunfels' Damon Millett, an easy basket by Micky White gave the Buffaloes a 44-39 lead with 3:11 to play. Clemens led 46-40 two minutes later when the Unicorns' Claude Porterie was called for a charg- DERYL CLARK/HERALD-ZErrUNG Smithson Valley's Laurie Hughes goes up for a layup against Cole SV outruns Cole in 27-3A opener ing foul on a layup. "Damon had come up with a key steal and Claude made the basket, but it was disallowed. That really hurt us," Wilkins said. As it stood, Clemens was given back the ball and the opportunity to run down the time. Even the clock worked against New Braunfels as the Scoreboard went black with 54 seconds to play. The game was concluded with a Christmas- present watch to Wilkins' son as the official timepiece. New Braunfels missed three of four free throws in the final minute, killing any chance for a comeback. Schmidt opened the game with six points in the first quarter to give New Braunfels a 13-12 lead. The Unicorns built up a 27-21 halftime lead by hitting seven cf 13 shots from the floor. Alan Walker came off the bench to hit three of four shots to extend the lead to 19-12 while Porterie kept up his torrid shooting pace to score eight first-half points. Wilkins said the loss, which drops New Braunfels to 7-8 on the season, was a disappointment, but added he is not worried about his club. "We missed some offensive chances but I though we played adequate defense. We have been playing very well lately and have come up with some big efforts. We just couldn't do it again tonight, "he said. The Unicorns have one more non-district game on Monday at home against Del Valie before the first district game on Jan. 14 at Kerrville Tivy. By DAVID KING Sports editor Smithson Valley literally ran the legs out from under the Cole Cougars Friday night. The Rangerettes, playing a fast- break, quick-paced offense and a pressing defense, raced to an 81-29 victory over the outmanned Cougars in the District 27-3A basketball opener for both teams. Cole brought only seven players, and they simply couldn't keep up with the Rangerettes. It didn't help that Smithson Valley played one of its better games of the season, either. "We've done a lot of good things in practice and then couldn't do them in a game," Rangerettes Coach Keith Sullivan said. "But we had one of those games tonight. We had a great workout Thursday, and it showed in the game." The Rangerettes scooted to an 18-9 lead in the first quarter and stretched the advantage to 24-8 midway through the second period. Smithson Valley pounded the boards, getting several shots every time down the floor, and then rebounded Cole misses at the other end and worked the fast break. In the last minute and a half of the second quarter, Tiffany Beene ripped a 10-footer, Michelle Hennigar hit a layup on the fast break, Karen Allbright buried a 16-footer and Wendy Gentry sank an eight-footer to give the Rangerettes a 40-15 lead Beene scored 12 of her 16 points in the first half, penetrating the Cole zone and then dropping in jump shots from 10 feet away As Cole wore down in the second Statistics SMITHSON VALLEY 181) '•..a,'-: H ,:)•;.•!, ; , • 2 ' ' 5'iaiynr. McCoy 50-1 ' '. *,**• A :.• y 8 'j 0 li T.'fan* Beene 8 0-0 16 ?/ -:rf- f "« - -:.h-. 6 2 2 1 4 Brennar. Hardy 1 0 0 2 '//-."•.•;. G~- ••. 4008 Mary Bruce 2 0-2 4, S r v rf,- n.e-:'e. '. Ci-'.'O Aiissa Heatncock 0 0-0 . Totals 39 3-7 81 COL£i29i V- i- - -. v ' '{ '.' J ft rier.netta Wngnt 5 0-3 '. '. LJ i- -> V.'va'rs 0 J 0 0 Tracey ^oung 24-48. Car-, jen-.,-.g4 2^25 Lai.ra Gonzales 0 0-0 0, t/.-:-.-.-:-. b,'.. "A*.- '.000 Totals 11 7-1229. Cole S 6 8 6-29 Smithson Valley 18 22 18 23-81 rou ea v.' \v? Totai fouls - Cote 9, S" *<• s-r r * i e, '4 T e' rr :ca!s -• Hennigar. JV score Smithson Valley 59. Cole 8. half, the Rangerettes sped up. Late in game. Laurie Hughes went on a tear that led her to 11 points, while Michelle Hennigar broke loose for 14. Allbright and Shalynn McCoy also scored in double figures, with Allbright hitting 16 and McCoy 10 in the team's biggest output of the season The Rangerettes scored 23 points in the fourth period, their biggest quarter of the season. Sullivan cleared the bench, and eight of 10 Smithson Valley played scored. "I felt they gave a good effort the whole game," Sullivan said. "It's easy to quit when you're ahead at the half like we were. But they came out and played tough, and I'm pleased with that." Smithson Valley won the junior varsity game 59-8 The Rangerettes meet pre-season favorite and defending district champion Boerne Tuesday in Boerne.

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