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Wednesday, May 14, 1997

Junior girls end season in 6th place

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PECOS, May 14 -- The scores were a little bit higher for the Pecos
Eagles during the final round of the area junior high girls golf
tournament on Tuesday at Fort Stockton than they had been three days
earlier in Pecos, but the Eagles still finished well below their scores
during the first three rounds of play.

Pecos finished sixth after shooting a 231 Tuesday afternoon in Fort
Stockton, five strokes more than what they turned in on their home
course last Saturday. However, it was still 35 strokes better than any
of the rounds the Eagles managed at Kermit, Monahans or Andrews, and
they also had three players break 60 for the first time this season.

Sarah Flores followed up her 54 in Pecos with another round of 54 to
lead the Eagles, while Cindy Mauldin shot a 57 and Candace Hilliard had
a 58 over nine holes of the Pecos County Golf Course. Cassie Foster shot
a 62 and Tabitha Akins had a 69 for the Eagles' other `A' team scores.

Among the three of the Eagles competing, Ashlee Canon shot a 64, Brandi
Bradley a 67 and Sandy Belles had a 78.

Mauldin, who shot a 50 on Saturday, had a five-round total of 287.
Flores finished at 301 overall, while Foster shot a 341 over 45 holes of

Overall, the host Prowlers took first on their home course, shooting a
183 to a 200 by Andrews. Monahans was next at 217, followed by Andrews
`B' at 218, Fort Stockton `B' at 226 and the Eagles. Monahans `B' shot a
252 and Kermit shot a 256 on Tuesday.

The Eagles had shot a 1032 over the first 36 holes of the 45-hole
tournament, while Fort Stockton was at 840; Andrews was at 859; Monahans
was at 891; Andrews `B' was at 943; and Monahans `B' shot a 1070 over
the first four rounds of play.

Fort Stockton and Kermit did not field teams in all five rounds of the

Pecos' boys didn't make the trip to Fort Stockton because the
tournament, a make-up of the rained-out April 26 tournament, would have
forced the seventh and eighth graders to miss afternoon classes, coach
Kim Anderson said. The boys play 18 holes each round, double the junior
high girls rounds.

Youth swim lesson sign-up dates set

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PECOS, May 14 -- Registration for the two sessions of youth swimming
lessons are scheduled for the next two Mondays at the Pecos High School
swimming pool.

The first session of lessons will run from June 2-13 at the PHS pool,
while the second is scheduled for June 16-27, Pecos High School swimming
coach Terri Morse said. The sessions will be open for preschool
students, ages 3-4 and school-age boys and girls from age 5 and up.

Registration for both sessions will be on May 19 and May 26 from 4 to 6
p.m. in the lobby of the pool, with a registration cost of $23 per

For further information on either adult or youth swimming lessons, call
Morse at 447-7242.

Co-ed volleyball tournament
registration ends Thursday

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PECOS, May 14 -- Registration ends Thursday for a co-ed volleyball
tournament scheduled for be Saturday, May 24 at the new Pecos High
School gym.

The tournament will be held to raise funds for the Pecos Eagles' high
school girls basketball program, varsity coach Patty Hall said. The
one-day tournament has an entry fee of $75, and T-shirts and trophies
will be awarded to the top finishers in the tournament.

For further information, contact Hall at either 447-7248 during the
day, or evenings at 447-4058.

Sonics keep flying, Hawks' hopes crash

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HOUSTON, May 14 - The Seattle SuperSonics found a solution to the
Houston Rockets' sharpshooters just in time to stay alive in the NBA

Hersey Hawkins had 23 points, including four 3-pointers, and Gary
Payton did a defensive job on Matt Maloney to lead the Sonics to a
100-94 victory Tuesday night.

The Rockets still lead the series 3-2 and could end it in Seattle on
Thursday night, but the SuperSonics feel good about returning home for
Game 6.

``We did what we should have done at home,'' forward Terry Cummings
said. ``It was a gut-check. We did a good job defensively and
rebounding. For the first time this series, we concentrated on getting
Hersey the ball and making Maloney work.

``We don't think he works hard. He just runs around and shoots.''

Until Tuesday night, Maloney and Mario Elie hitting effectively from
3-point range was enough for the Rockets to take a 3-1 lead. But they
went cold on 3-pointers Tuesday night as Maloney was 0-for-6 and Elie
was 0-for-5.

``My intentions were just to make him (Maloney) drive the basketball,''
Payton said. ``He rushed a lot of shots and then he didn't take any
more. I was going to let him know that he wasn't going to get wide open
looks this time.''

Maloney said his shots just weren't falling.

``He did a good job, but they didn't do anything different,'' Maloney
said. ``Overall, they came out with a lot of energy. We just didn't do
what we had to do. I hit those shots before.''

Payton scored 21 points and Shawn Kemp added 20 for the Sonics, who are
seeking to become the sixth team in NBA history to successfully come
back from a 3-1 deficit.

If Houston wins Game 6, the Western Conference finals will begin
Saturday at Utah.

``When you're up 3-1, you ought to finish them off,'' Charles Barkley
said. ``But they came out like they were 3-1 trying to finish us off.
Now, even if we win up there, we have to go straight to Salt Lake City.
That's the worst part of it.''

Bulls 107, Hawks 92

Dennis Rodman was hit with tweo more technical fouls and was ejected
again, but that came in the closing minutes of a game in which the
Bulls' flamboyant forward sparked the defending NBA champions into the
Eastern Conference finals.

Rodman rebounded as usual, he characteristically bumped and jostled, he
even blocked a shot by 7-foot-2 Dikembe Mutombo. And surprisingly, he
made four shots from the perimeter, two 3-pointers, as the Bulls beat
the Hawks.

Shackled by fouls and technicals for most of the series, especially the
previous two games, Rodman still jawed with officials over perceived
slights, claiming as he always does that he is being singled out.

And finally, almost inevitably, he got his two technicals fouls after a
skirmish with Mutombo and was ejected with 2:44 to play.

``We knew that Dennis was going to have to be bigger than his taunts.
He's going to have to accept the first blow and play,'' Bulls coach Phil
Jackson said.

``He played very intense without the urge that retaliates and gets him
in trouble.''

Michael Jordan led the Bulls with 24 points, Pippen and Steve Kerr had
15 points each and Brian Williams 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Christian Laettner's 23 led the Hawks. Mookie Blaylock, whose shooting
tailed off dramatically in the final three games, scored 20 for Atlanta.

(Copyright 1997 by The Associated Press)

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