The all-star boys and girls teams, each consisting of 10 members, their coaches and parents will be guests of the Times at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 1, at the annual Times High School Basketball Awards Brunch where all-star teams from 12 circulation areas will be honored at the Anaheim Hilton. The featured Speaker will be Loyola Coach Paul Westhead. The players and coaches of the year from each area will be announced.
The teams were chosen on the basis of a poll of area coaches, who are asked to fill out ballots nominating their own players and opponents, plus the observations of college scouts and sportswriters. Each player will receive the traditional Times golden basketball plaque and award certificate.
Pius X of Downey dominates the 1988 Times' All-Southeast High School Basketball Teams, with three players.
John Finau and Lamont Hollinquest, both Times all-stars in football last fall, are on the 10-member boys team and Patrice Hall, a Pius X junior, is on the 10-member girls team.
Big-time colleges have signed Finau, Hollinquest and Whittier Christian's Erik Martin, another player who made Times all-star in basketball. Finau is going to San Jose State, Hollinquest to USC and Martin to Texas Christian University. The scholarship for Hollinquest to USC is for football.
Schurr High of Montebello and St. Paul High of Santa Fe Springs each landed two players on the honor squads. On the teams from Schurr are Paul Chavez and Kris Ballesteros. From St. Paul are John Guerrero and Shannon Gray.
Guerrero, like Finau and Hollinquest, also earned Times all-star status in football last fall.
The 1988 Times' All-Southeast teams:
BOYS--Tyler Austin (La Serna High School), 6-foot-4 senior, 24-point scoring average; John Brown (Montebello), 6-2 junior, 18.2; Paul Chavez (Schurr), 6-1 senior, 23.4; John Finau (Pius X), 6-6 senior, 21.3; John Guerrero (St. Paul), 6-0 senior, 17.5; Lamont Hollinquest (Pius X), 6-4 senior, 21.6; Hank McMahon (Norwalk), 6-4 senior, 25.8; Erik Martin (Whittier Christian), 6-4 senior, 24.1; Scott Roczey (Santa Fe), 6-8 senior, 19; and Johnny Salas (Huntington Park), 6-2 senior, 24.8.
GIRLS--Jeanne Amos (Bell Gardens High School), 5-foot-8 junior, 14.5 scoring average; Kris Ballesteros (Schurr), 5-7 senior, 14; Bridgette Eaves (South Gate), 5-10 1/2 senior, 19.3; Apryl Garnett (Gahr), 5-11 junior, 13; Shannon Gray (St. Paul), 5-9 junior, 20.1; Patrice Hall (Pius X), 5-8 junior, 17.1; Francine La Vogue (El Rancho), 5-6 senior, 23; Nena Leyva (Pioneer), 5-9 senior, 16.1; Taikeasha Williams (Bellflower), 6-0 sophomore, 11; and Tonya Zwagerman (Valley Christian), 5-9 senior, 18.