Fullerton College opened its own basketball tournament on a winning note Wednesday, beating Southwestern College, 78-67. Hornet sophomore guard Troy Joseph paced Fullerton with 26 points, and guard LaVon Ries led Southwestern with 13 points.
In the other tournament game, Saddleback came from behind to beat Grossmont, 70-53. John Waikle, a 6-foot 9-inch sophomore center, scored 16 points for the Gauchos. Grossmont's top scorer was guard Earnest Riggins with 14 points.
The eight-team tournament, held at Hornet Gym, will last through Sunday.
Golden West 121, East Los Angeles 86--Golden West opened its basketball season with a victory at home after ending last season with a 16-game losing streak. Sophomore guard Anthony Howard led the Rustlers with 26 points, followed by freshman forward Markus Muller-Stach with 20 and freshman guard Albert Davis with 19 points. Darryl Ford scored 18 points for East Los Angeles.
In women's volleyball:
Golden West 3, El Camino 0--Golden West, the top-ranked community college team in the state, clinched the South Coast Conference championship with a 15-5, 15-8, 15-7 victory over El Camino (4-10, 3-8). Laura Phillips led the Rustlers (22-1, 11-0) with 10 kills and 12 digs, and Dionne Powers had eight kills and four blocks.