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THURSDAY December 5, 2013


Lady Tigers get defensive in 55-45 win over Lampasas By Tony Adams Sports Editor

In front of nearly 700 at Tiger Gym last Wednesday, the Belton Lady Tigers hosted the Lampasas Lady Badgers in a pre-Thanksgiving match-up. Belton took several doubledigit leads and held on for a 55-45 win to give the Lady Tigers their first home win of the season and improve their record to 3-6 on the season. Emily Hugo hit two field goals, one of the three-point variety, to slingshot Belton into 9-7 lead. The Lady Badgers tied Photo by Tony Adams the game with 2:04 remaining in the first quarter. Jhynae Belton Lady Tigers’ Blair Gilbert (left) cuts off a Lampsas defender to break Cammie Moore McCray regained the lead for (Belton, 11) free in Belton’s 55-45 win.

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Belton with a follow-up layup with 12 seconds remaining and Blair Gilbert hit a buzzerbeating pull-up jumper off of an Emily Del Real assist to give the Lady Tigers a 13-9 lead at the end of the quarter. Aubrianna Garcia stole the show in the latter part of the second quarter on the scoreboard, with a little help from her friends. With the score 15-11 out of a Belton timeout, Garcia’s jumper increased the lead to six points. Kinsey Williams’ steal-and-feed to Garcia increased the lead to eight points. Cameron Jackson’s block of a Lady Badgers’ shot led to a fast break bucket for Garcia. Fouled on

the play, Garcia completed the three-point play the oldfashioned way to give Belton a 22-13 lead. The Lady Tigers led 28-19 at halftime. It took three minutes for Belton to get their first field goal of the second half, as Gilbert followed her own missed shot into the paint and banked the rebound off the glass. Williams followed up with three-pointer to regain Belton’s double-digit lead 34-23. Tina Jones received a beautiful in-lane assist from Gilbert for perfect lay-up and Del Real’s floater in the lane gave the Lady Tigers a 40-28 lead at the end of the third See LADY TIGERS, C2

Outsmarting the profs

UMHB wins 58-7, advances to NCAA Quarters

By Tony Adams Sports Editor

Belton High School Swimming coach Mike Burt always puts his swimmers in the most challenging meets. The Texas Interscholastic Swimming C oaches Association (TISCA) Zone Meet in Corpus Christi is one of the most competitive on the Belton schedule annually. The 2013 meet met the billing. The Lady Tigers’ swim team took 11th with 74.50 points. The Tigers’ swim team placed 19th with 34 points, tied with Pasadena Dobie. Four school records were set in the meet. Freshman Margaret Murphy set the girls’ individual school record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:08.89. The girls’ relay team of Murphy, Samantha Pentico, Megan Nitcher and Carissa Basaldua finished the 200 medley relay with a new school record-time of 1:56.42, See SWIMMING, C2

By Tony Adams Sports Editor

From the looks of the first Rowan Profs’ drive, the casual observer would have thought that the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team met their match Saturday afternoon at Crusader Stadium. Fifteen minutes later, it looked like another game that the Cru utterly dominated and kept the afterburners burning on. UMHB answered Rowan’s opening touchdown with a point-after block and 35 first-half points to row past Rowan 59-8 victory in an NCAA Division III National Championships Second Round game. UMHB improved to 12-0 on the sea-

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See CRU, C2 UMHB’s Brodrick Crain (15), Tedrick Smith (90) and Tim Bower (93) block a Rowan kick in the Cru’s 59-8, second-round win.

Evans’ hot shooting helps Trojans down Belton By Tony Adams Sports Editor

The Belton Tigers hosted the Waco University Trojans Tuesday night at Tiger Gym looking for their first win of the season. Belton came out swinging, but were met head on by a hotshooting Jordan Evans. Evans, a junior guard, had 21 points in the first half in helping guide University to a 58-50 win over Belton. Braden Hammond’s five points and Andre Ewing and Calvin Johnson chipping in Photo by Tony Adams two points each jetted the Belton’s Coby Potvin dribbles into the teeth of a stong Waco University defense in the Tigers’ 58-50 loss. Tigers out to 9-4 lead with

3:44 to go in the first quarter. Evans hit four consecutive shots, including a pair of three-point baskets with one of them beating the first quarter-ending buzzer to give University a 12-9 lead. The Trojans continued to pace the game, opening the lead to nine points at 23-14 with 3:11. Arrellano Concepcion and Justin McGowan hit field goals to keep the Tigers in the game at the halftime horn, with the deficit at eight points, 26-18. Belton came out of the halftime locker room on a mission to tie the game. They nearly did just that, as the Tigers went

on a 8-1 run to make the score 27-26 with 4:55 to play in the third quarter. Deon Parker’s three-point basket sparked a 9-0 run. The end of the run included controversial foul call, in which Evans launched a three-point shot and fell on the floor in the vicinity of Johnson. The referee called a foul on Johnson in the act of shooting, to the shock and dismay of the Belton faithful. Evans sunk his three free throws Hammond hit another five points to briefly interrupt the University streak, but Davon See TIGERS, C3


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UMHB running back Elijah Hudson (with ball) blasts through the Rowan Profs’ defense en route to a 59-8 victory last Saturday at Crusader Stadium. The Cru hosts St. John Fisher at noon Saturday.


Rowan drove into the red zone and was poised for payturf. Cody Jones intercepted a CONTINUED FROM C1 pass and returned it 51 yards to set up Anderson’s 6-yard son and advances to the NCAA scoring touchdown strike to Quarterfinals for the fourth Keith Reineke with 16 seconds straight year. remaining in the first half. The The Profs took the opening Cru led 35-6 at halftime. kickoff and marched 51 yards Rowan blocked a UMHB in eight plays before Withler punt early in the third quarter Marcelin scored on a 4-yard to cut the gap to 35-8. The run just 3:43 into the game. Cru fought back, with Chad Belton’s Timmy Bower blocked Peevey’s 23-yard field goal to the extra point, leaving Rowan extended the lead back to 30 with a 6-0 lead. at 38-8. “They did a good job with With the score 38-8 at the their cutbacks,” said UMHB start of the fourth quarter, head coach Pete Fredenburg. a Cru punt bounced off the “We got caught over pursuing. heel of Rowan returner Jared We made the adjustments and Sanchez. UMHB’s Glen Gilliam shut it down.” pounced on it in the back of The Cru answered emphati- the end zone to give UMHB a cally on its second possession 45-8 lead. as Elijah Hudson scored on a Following another stalled 7-yard run to put UMHB up Profs’ drive, Jones returned a 7-6 with 3:28 left in the first punt for a 71-yard TD to extend quarter. the lead to 44 points at 52-8. Following a Rowan threeUMHB inserted their second and-out drive, Zach Anderson string into the game. Reserve hit Wykeyhe Walker with a quarterback Brian Gallagher 41-yard scoring strike to go up closed out the scoring with a 14-6 UMHB with :53 seconds 37-yard touchdown run with to go in the first quarter. 10:11 left to play. Michael Carpenter scored on Hudson ran for 136 yards on a 13-yard pass from Anderson 23 carries. The Albany native and his own 6-yard run moved into seventh-place on stretched out the UMHB lead the Cru career rushing list. to 28-6. Anderson was 12-of-18 for 168

Swimming CONTINUED FROM C1 good for ninth place overall. The relay team of Murphy, Basaldua, Nitcher and Katherine Hennessee set the school record in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:44.41, good for 10th place overall. The relay team of Murphy, Basaldua, Nitcher and Margaret Montgomery set a new school record in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:48.12, good for a ninth place finish overall. Girls’ division top 20 finishers at TISCA were: 100 fly-Nitcher (ninth place, 1:01.06), 500 free-Montgomery (17th place, 5:40.66), 100 back-Pentico (17th place, 1:06.73) and100 breast-Murphy (third place, 1:06.73). Boys’ division top 20 finishers at TISCA were: 200 medley relay-team of Eric Belcher, Andrew Alas, Jake Fitzwater and Troy Morrow (10th place, 1:46.86), 200 free-Drew Fitzwater (15th place, 1:55.31), 100 fly-Jake Fitzwater (11th

place, 55.74), 200 free relayteam of Morrow, Alas, Drew Fitzwater and Brandon Smith (18th place, 1:37.78) and 400 free relay-team of Morrow, Smith, Drew Fitzwater and Tristan Boss (11th place, 3:30.30). Next up for the Tigers’ swim teams is hosting the Belton End of Year Meet at Roy and Jean Potts Swim Center on the campus of Belton High School on Saturday. Meet preliminaries start at 9:30 a.m. with the finals starting at 5 p.m. “After taking some time off for Thanksgiving, I am not looking forward to records being broken but still looking for them to stand up and compete,” said Burt. “Swimming a prelim/final meet gives me a chance to have them swim at race speed twice a day, which in itself will be a great workout for them.” Prelimary participants in the meet are Belton, Austin St. Michael’s, Georetown Gateway, St. Dominic Savio, Awty International, Leander, Round Rock, Pflugerville and Round Rock Stony Point.

and three TDs, while gaining 116 rushing yards on the ground. Jones finished with 10 tackles, an interception and punt return for a score. Silvio Diaz added two sacks for the UMHB defense. Khalil Pierce topped Rowan with 43 rushing yards and Marcelin ground out 41 yards. Bill McCarty was 9-of-15 passing for 105 yards UMHB outgained Rowan 525-209 on the game. “We had an incredible team effort,” said Fredenburg. “What makes me most proud was guys stepped up from the injuries we had last week. Cody Jones had to step in to play both safety spots.” The Cru moves on to the NCAA Division Championship quarterfinals to take on St. John Fisher. Quarterback Tyler Fenti’s 244 yards passing and two TD passes helped the Cardinals knock off Hobart 27-6 in the snow up in Geneva, NY. St. John Fisher will make the second consecutive opponent that UMHB will see for the first time in the history of the program.

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Belton senior guard Kinsey Williams (far above) blocks the passing lane. On the next drive down the floor, senior wing Emily Hugo (above) drives to the basket in Lady Tigers’ 55-45 win.

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attempts in the final stanza, which Belton took advantage of 12 times, led by Garcia’s CONTINUED FROM C1 6-for-6 free-throw conversions. Cammie Moore’s ballquarter. Solid fourth quarter free- handing, aggressive defense throw shooting was the and three-point shooting order of the quarter for range helped the Lady Tigers Belton. Lampasas put the keep their their distance. Lady Tigers on the line for 14 The Lady Tigers staved off Lampasas to win by 10.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013



Shutting down St. John Fisher offense major key for Cru in NCAA Quarters

Transfer Graham instrumental in Cru’s first home win By Tony Adams Sports Editor

UMHB’s men’s basketball team built a double-digit lead and then held on with timely free-throw shooting in the latter stages as the Cru posted a 73-67 victory over Trinity University Saturday evening in Belton. UMHB improved to 2-1 on the season with the victory, while the loss drops the Tigers to 2-4 on the year. The two teams traded the lead throughout the early going with six ties and six lead changes in the first half. UMHB opened up a 38-26 lead on Jerard Graham’s threepointer with 3:03 left in the half. Trinity closed the half with an 8-1 run to cut it the lead to five points, 39-34, at the break. The Tigers closed to the deficit to within two at 53-51 midway through the second half. Graham and Antonie Chaney caught fire and extended the lead to back to 12 points at 66-54 with 5:04 remaining. Two Trinity free throws cut the gap to 66-56, but Layton Zinsmeister threepoint basket stretched the lead to a game-high 13 points at 69-56. The Tigers went on a 9-0 run, with four points from Jonathan Wilt, a three-pointer from Robert Kitzinger and a William Young lay-up to pull to within four points, 69-65, with 1:41 left to play. UMHB then iced the game with clutch free throws from James Allen, Graham and Russell Green to preserve the victory. Graham topped the Cru

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The tenacious defense of UMHB in 2013 has stopped offenses cold. The Cru have only allowed 12.3 points-per-game, 63 yards on the ground per game, forced 25 interceptions and 15 fumbles.

never faced St. John Fisher, Fredenburg said the Cardinals are somewhat similar to Rowan. “They are similar in that they have big guys, but they run a little more of the option and they have some good receivers,” Fredenburg said. During their recent win streak the Cardinals are averaging 30.4 points per game and allowing just 13.6 points

per game. The St. John Fisher offense is led by quarterback Tyler Fenti (2,804 yards, 23 TDs) and running back Cody Miller (1.066 yards, 16 TDs. Receiver Kevin Francis has hauled in 62 passes for 984 yards and nine touchdowns. The Cardinal defense has forced 36 turnovers and is allowing just 116 yards rushing per game. So far in the playoffs the Crusaders have been getting in done on the ground, averaging 320.5 yards rushing per game and are averaging 47 points per game. The defense is allowing 266.5 yards of total offense per game, but is allowing just 7.5 points per game. Since 2010, UMHB is averaging 53.4 points per game through the first two rounds of the playoffs and is beating opponents by an average of 41 points. The Crusaders are 4-3 alltime in the quarterfinals of the playoffs and are looking to advance to the Semifinal round in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 2007-08 seasons.

to extend their lead out to 15 points at 52-37 with 4:11 remaining. Belton was able to CONTINUED FROM C1 go on a 13-4 run over the next 3:50, led by eight more Cunningham hit a pair of field Hammond points. The Tigers goals to round out the third were not able to retrieve the quarter with the Trojans lead- ball back and fell by eight ing 43-33. points. University used a 9-0 run Evans led all scorers with 30

points for University, scoring 21 in the first half. Hammond led the Tigers with 20 points. Belton will travel to San Angelo to participate in the 2013 Douglas McCutcheon Memorial Lions Club Tournament today through Saturday.

By Matthew Girard Associate Editor

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team continued their tradition of dominance in the first two rounds of the NCAA Division III National Championship playoffs with a 59-8 win against Rowan University last Saturday and advanced to the “Elite Eight” for the fourth consecutive year with the victory. The win also marked the fourth consecutive season the No. 3-ranked Crusaders have entered the Quarterfinals with a 12-0 record, but it’s business as usual for coach Pete Fredenburg and his team. “We’re just making progress and we are continuing to grow,” Fredenburg said. This week, UMHB will face another new opponent as the Crusaders look to advance to the Semifinals for the second straight season when they take on the St. John Fisher Cardinals (Pittsford, N.Y.) (10-2) at noon on Saturday at Crusader Stadium. The Cardinals advanced to

the Quarterfinals for the second time in the past three years with a 27-6 win against Hobart College last week. St. John Fisher is also riding a five-game winning streak coming into Saturday’s game. Although UMHB has



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Cru guard Jerrard Graham (3) knocks down a three-point basket during UMHB’s 73-67 victory over Trinity last Saturday. The Cru will take on Sul Ross on Thursday and Howard Payne on Saturday.

Christmas Ace Race coming up Saturday Special to the Journal

The City of Belton is hosting a Disc Golf Tournament on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. This Christmas Ace Race that will take place along the beautiful Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail. Each player will be provided with two LED light strips that can be placed on the players choice of Discs. With the tournament being played in the dark, all baskets along the creek will be illuminated with lights, making for a truly unique view from each teebox.


with 21 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Allen had 19 points and five rebounds, Kitrick Bell chipped in 12 points and Chaney scored 11. The Cru shot 44 per cent from the field and out rebounded Trinity 38-31 in the win. Kitzinger topped the Tigers with 20 points and Wilt added 12 points and five rebounds. The Cru opens American Southwest Conference play with another home game tonight, as UMHB hosts Sul Ross State University to the Mayborn Campus Center for

a 7:30 PM tip-off in the second half of a women’s-men’s doubleheader. The start times for Saturday’s UMHB basketball home doubleheader have been pushed back. The women’s game will now start at 4:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 6:30 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled times of 1:00 and 3:00. The doubleheader versus Howard Payne University has been moved back to avoid a conflict with Cru football’s home NCAA Division III National Quarterfinal Game against St. John Fisher College.

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UMHB Womens’ Hoops drop decision at Trinity 91-75

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UMHB’s Macy Moore scored eight points Sunday night against Trinity University. The Cru fell to the Tigers 91-75. Special to the Journal

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball team trailed for all but 22 seconds of the game as the Cru women fell to Trinity University 91-75 Sunday afternoon in San Antonio. The loss drops the UMHB women to 0-3 on the season. The Tigers

improve to 6-1 on the year with the victory. UMHB took an early 3-2 lead on Macy Moore’s threepoint play 25 seconds into the game, but Trinity answered with a 22-4 run to take a 24-7 lead with 14:02 left in the first half. The Cru would not get closer than eight points the rest of the way and trailed by

as many as 19 points in the second half to a Trinity team that is receiving votes in the national Top 25 Polls. Jonelle Smith came off the bench to lead UMHB with 17 points on 7-11 shooting. Bridjai Chaney added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cru. Jovana Miles added 16 points and Alyssa Dean scored 11 for the Cru. UMHB shot 46 per cent from the field and out rebounded the Tigers 37-34 in the game. The Cru turned the ball over 29 times in the loss. Hannah Coley led Trinity with 23 points and Murphy Burns pitched in 22 with both players hitting 3-7 from three-point range. The Tigers shot 53 per cent from the field to help overcome 28 turnovers. The UMHB women will now return home to open American Southwest Conference play with a pair of game this week. The Cru will face Sul Ross State University for a 5:30 p.m tip-off on Thursday before welcoming Howard Payne University to the Mayborn Campus Center on Saturday afternoon.

New UIL enrollment numbers show Belton in Class 6A classification By Tony Adams Sports Editor

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) released the enrollment cutoff numbers in determining member schools’ classifications on Monday. The announcement comes two month prior to the UIL’s biennial realignment. The 2014-2015 school year will the first year that that UIL will incorporate a Class 6A. Here are the new classifications and divisions, as set forth by the UIL: Class 6A (2,100 students and above), Class 5A (1,060-2,099), Class 4A Division I (686-1,059), Class 4A Division II (465-685), Class 3A Division I (315-464), Class 3A Division II (220-314), Class 2A Division I (158-219), Class 2A Division II

(105-157), Class A Division I (55104.9) and Class A Division II (54 and below). The Division I and II splits are for football only. Sixman football schools fall under the new Class A. What does that mean for Belton? Belton’s enrollment numbers lift them to Class 6A with a reported enrollment number of 2,916 students, tops in Bell County. What does that mean for the current District 8-5A? Belton, the four Killeen schools, Copperas Cove and Waco Midway all fall in the new Class 6A range. Temple, however, does not fall in the Class 6A range, reporting 2,039 students. Their reporting falls in the higher part of the new Class 5A, which is the first time in over 50 years that the school district will not be partici-

pating in the largest classification under the UIL. It brings about the question on where Temple could play. With the Wildcats being the only area Class 5A with the new classification regulations, rumors have floated around from a district featuring Waco High and Waco University to another with Bryan and College Stationarea schools to yet another with Georgetown-area schools. So with Temple staying in Class 5A and others moving up to the classification, will the seven new Class 6A teams be there own seven-team district? What region will they be in? The Metroplex, Houston-area or Austin-area? That will be the Christmas dinner table and watercooler debate until realignment day, which is Feb. 3.

Former Cru standouts Jones, Maldonado sign pro contracts

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Former UMHB LB Javicz Jones (23) signed with the Allen Wranglers in the Indoor Football League. Special to the Journal

Former UMHB football player Javicz Jones will get another shot at a professional career after signing a free agent deal with the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League. Jones will report to the Allen-based team in February with the IFL season scheduled to run through June. Jones had a rookie freeagent tryout with the Houston Texans shortly before NFL training camps opened earlier this year. He continued to work out and was weighing a couple of other offers before deciding to sign with the Revolution. The Revolution went 5-9 last season. “It feels great to have this opportunity,” Jones said. “I want a chance to show what I can do at this level. I’m really excited and it’s hard to have to wait until February to go out and play.” Jones was a four-year letterman at linebacker for the Cru and capped his senior season by being named National Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. Jones was also an AFCA and D3football. com All-American and took South Region Defensive Player of the Year honors as a junior

and a senior. The Katy Morton Ranch product led the Cru with 131 tackles and also set a school record with eight interceptions as a senior. He added 12.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, six pass break-ups and two blocked kicks while scoring four defensive touchdowns and a safety. Jones became the UMHB and American Southwest Conference record holder for career tackles in 2012 and finished his career as the leading active tackler in NCAA Division III. He was also a two-time ASC Defensive Player of the Year and threetime ASC All-Conference selection. He posted the three highest single-season tackle totals in Cru football history and also set a new ASC singleseason tackle record during his career. The Revolution will kick off the 2014 season on Saturday, February 15, with a home game against the North Texas Crunch. There are 15 regular season games on the schedule and the team plays its home games in the Allen Event Center. Former UMHB football player Mike Maldonado has signed a contract with the Amarillo Venom of the Lone Star Football League. Maldonado will play safety for the Venom, the two-time defending LSFL champions. He will report

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Thursday, December 5, 2013



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Thursday, December 5, 2013


FRiday night High School Football Playoff action at Crusader Stadium

Photos by Tony Adams

Crusader Stadium is getting quite the workout this Fall. Between UMHB Crusader Football and the UIL High School Football Playoffs, many visitors have had the opportunity to see the area’s latest work of art. The Cameron Yoemen took on the Troy Trojans last Friday night in the Class 2A Quarterfinals. Here are just a few pictures from the game, that Cameron won 47-13.

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