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University City's Leading Scorer Is Ineligible

February 05, 1989

Jerome Price, University City's leading scorer, has been ruled ineligible for the remainder of the high school basketball season for participating in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament last weekend at Jack Murphy Stadium.

CIF rules state that a player cannot compete on an outside team during the high school season of his sport.

"I think the rule needs to be re-evaluated," University City Coach Tom Medigovich said. "The sentence is much too harsh. He did it innocently. He feels like he let the team down."

Medigovich said he had no knowledge that Price would play in the tournament.

Price, a 6-foot junior, was averaging 15.8 points a game this season. University City (14-7, 4-2) is tied for first place with La Jolla and Mission Bay in the City Western League.

"When you're fighting for a league championship, losing your best player takes a toll," Medigovich said.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Five players scored in double figures as host UC San Diego extended its school-record winning streak to nine games with an 85-61 nonconference victory over the University of Redlands.

Beth Koenig led UCSD (15-4) with 21 points, Jill Koster had 14, Nancy Caparaz and Kathy Fitzpatrick had 12 each and Tracy Ragatz had 11. Koster also had a game-high 16 rebounds and Ragatz had 9 assists.

Tina Petersen scored 30 points for Redlands (5-11).

Camille Armijo scored 23 points and Shannon Anderson had 16 as Point Loma Nazarene overcame a 12-point halftime deficit and defeated host Biola, 66-57, in a nonconference game. It was the first time in 17 years Point Loma Nazarene (14-9) had won at Biola (17-5).

Trailing, 40-28, at halftime, Point Loma Nazarene outscored Biola, 38-17, in the second half, making 18 of 18 free throw attempts and holding Biola scoreless through the first 4 1/2 minutes.

All-American Mary Beth Nelson led Biola with 22 points but was held to four in the second half.

Tanja Brungard made two free throws with 6 seconds left to lift Northern Arizona to a 63-61 nonconference victory over host U.S. International University.

Vanessa Johnson led USIU (7-14) with 15 points, Yvonne Sanchez had 11 and Sonya Carter 10.

Tori Sargent scored 16 points for Northern Arizona (7-10) and Shelly Clayton had 15.

Paula Mascari and Candida Echeverria scored 15 points each, but the University of San Diego lost to Loyola Marymount, 73-60, in a West Coast Athletic Conference game.

Tricia Gibson led Loyola Marymount (14-8, 6-2) with 23 points. USD is 7-11 and 3-5.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Mark Kraatz had 19 points to lead Christian Heritage, but the Warhawks lost to Grand Canyon of Arizona, 115-90, in Arizona.

Brad Soucie added 18 points and William Cunningham 16 for Christian Heritage. Kraatz had 12 assists. Grand Canyon led, 57-46, at the half. The Warhawks dropped to 19-5.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

Mike Schlegel had 20 kills to lead San Diego State to a 3-1 victory over Cal State Northridge in a Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. match at Peterson Gym.

The 10th-ranked Aztecs defeated the 11th-ranked Matadors, 15-11, 15-9, 9-15, 15-5, in front of 248 and improved to 2-1, 2-0. Northridge dropped to 2-3, 0-3.

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