Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Junior high boys get 3rd in tourney
PECOS, May 19 -- The Pecos Eagles' junior high boys golf team finished
third overall in the four-round area tournament, after a fourth place finish
on Saturday in the final round at the Ward County Golf Course in Monahans.
The Eagles shot a 383 in Monahans, finishing behind the host Loboes,
who shot 344, Andrews `A', which had a 348, and Andrews `B' which shot
a 378. Overall, the Eagles' 1302 score for 63 holes was third, behind the
Loboes (1219) and Mustangs (1234) but 25 shots up on Andrews `B' team.
"Trey Perkins, Jack Stickels and Casey Breiten all finished in the Top
10," said boys' coach Wayman Holland. Perkins shot a 91 and was fifth overall
with a 308 score, while Stickels was ninth at 323 and Breiten 10th with
a 327 following rounds of 100 and 97 on Saturday.
Jake McKinney shot a 95 and David Bradley had a 99 in Monahans to finish
13th and 14th overall, with 330 and 333 totals over the 63 holes of play.
The final round was a little rougher on the Eagles' `B' team, which
shot a 457 to drop from fifth to eighth place in the final standings, with
a 1458 total. The `B' team was passed by Fort Stockton `A' (388-1422),
Monahans `B' (399-1425) and Kermit `A' (404-1438). Kermit `B' was ninth,
shooting 481 for a 1610 total.
Chase Laurence was the only `B' team golfer to play all four rounds
and finished 18th overall with a 344 score, after a round of 105 on Saturday.
Scores for Bubba Foster, Sal Nichols and Will Armstrong were not available.
Andrews' Paul Slaughter won medalist honors with a 286 score, after
shooting 79 on Saturday. Monahans' Derek Jordan shot an 82 and was second,
LCU coach holds Monahans volleyball clinic
PECOS, May 19 -- Lubbock Christian University will be holding a volleyball
clinch this summer for junior high and high school students at Monahans
High School, MHS volleyball coach Patty Hall said Tuesday.
Lubbock Christian coach Steven McRoberts and three LCU players will
conduct the clinics on June 22-24 at the Monahans High School gym. McRoberts'
team was ranked No. 6 in the nation among NAIA teams last year, and has
a 91-26 record in his three seasons as head coach.
Students entering grades 7-9 in August will attend from 9 a.m. to 12
noon and those students going into grades 10-12 will have their clinic
from 5 to 9 p.m. The cost for the three-day clinic is $60 per player at
the junior high level and $70 for high school players, and includes a T-shirt.
Players are asked to bring kneepads and water bottles for the clinics.
For further information and registration form information, call Monahans
High School at either 1-915-943-2519 or 1-915-943-3421. Forms should be
sent to Linda Wilson, 804 S. Harry St., Monahans, Tx., 79756.
Blazers burn out in final quarter against Jazz
By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
SALT LAKE CITY, May 19 -- The Portland Trail Blazers started something
they couldn't finish.
For three quarters in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the
Blazers looked younger, tougher and more rested than the Utah Jazz. They
led 78-74 entering the fourth, and the sold-out Delta Center was buzzing
That's when Portland's wheels fell off -- no, make that the wheels,
the doors, the bumpers and the windshield wipers. The Blazers scored five
points in the fourth quarter, the fewest in NBA history, on the way to
a 93-83 loss Tuesday night.
``We just did everything wrong,'' Portland guard Damon Stoudamire said.
``I guarantee it won't happen again, but we have to execute down the stretch
if we're going to go further.''
The Blazers have the league's deepest roster, so fittingly, their fourth-quarter
collapse was a team effort. Some of the lowlights:
--The Blazers missed their first eight shots and 12 of their first 13
in the period. Portland was 2-of-16 from the field, including 0-of-7 on
--Stoudamire, who outplayed John Stockton during the first three quarters
and finished with 15 points, made four turnovers and missed two shots.
--Seven Blazers missed shots in the quarter, and layups by Stoudamire
and Brian Grant were the only field goals. Even in the final minute, when
Utah had the game in hand, Stoudamire and Arvydas Sabonis missed wide-open
shots that could have saved the Blazers from infamy.
--With 10:35 to play, Rasheed Wallace clobbered Bryon Russell on a layup
attempt and then drew a technical foul for arguing the flagrant foul called
against him. Utah scored four points on the possession, tying the game
at 78-78 and shifting the momentum back to the Jazz.
Though the Jazz played solid defense in the fourth quarter, they did
little else to deserve the unexpectedly easy win. Utah was 4-of-15 from
the field in the fourth, and just 11-of-19 on free throws after the Blazers
began fouling intentionally.
``We'll take it. I don't know if we earned it,'' Stockton said. ``I
think you'll see both of these teams play better basketball in this series
than they did tonight. We can't take a whole lot from this game, because
both teams didn't play too well down the stretch.''
In Tuesday night's other playoff game, New York beat Atlanta 100-92
in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The other conference semifinals resume tonight with Philadelphia at
Indiana in the East and the Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio in the West.
Both home teams won the opening games of the series.
The Blazers' five points were one fewer than the Atlanta Hawks scored
in the third quarter of a 1986 playoff game against Boston. They also were
fewer than in any regular-season fourth quarter, the previous low being
six by Detroit against Orlando in 1993.
The low for fourth-quarter points in a playoff game was eight, by New
Jersey in 1993 and Houston in 1994. Portland's previous franchise-low in
the fourth quarter was 13, in 1993 against San Antonio, and its low in
any quarter was 12 in the second period against Houston in 1987.
``Their defense was excellent,'' Portland coach Mike Dunleavy said.
``They defended well and made it tough for us to get good shots and looks
at the basket.''
Karl Malone had 25 points and 12 rebounds for Utah. The Jazz won the
opening game in their fifth straight series, a streak that dates back to
last year's conference semifinals against San Antonio.
The Blazers played their first game in a week after sweeping Phoenix
in the first round. The Jazz eliminated Sacramento in Game 5 on Sunday.
Portland's rest advantage was obvious in the first half, as the Blazers
took a 15-point lead and threatened to blow the game open.
But Malone and Russell, who had 18 points, kept the Jazz close. Utah
took the lead with eight minutes left and then watched the Blazers self-destruct.
``They missed a lot of shots. I don't think it was our defense,'' Utah
coach Jerry Sloan said. ``They were taking it to us until they started
Grant finished with 19 points, while Stoudamire added 15.
Knicks 100, Hawks 91.
At Atlanta, Allan Houston set a career playoff-high with 34 points and
Latrell Sprewell did the same by scoring 31, propelling the surprising
New York Knicks to a 100-92 victory Tuesday night over Atlanta in Game
1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
After struggling during the regular season, Houston hit a last-second
basket that gave New York an upset of Miami in the first round. He burned
the Hawks by going 13-of-20 from the field, with three of his misses coming
beyond the 3-point line.
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