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NOTEBOOK : Ineligible Basketball Player May Cost Roosevelt 9 Wins

January 16, 1994

Jennifer Brambila of Roosevelt High's girls' basketball team was declared ineligible Tuesday by City Section Commissioner Barbara Fiege.

An appeal is pending, but if the decision is upheld, Roosevelt (10-1) may be required to forfeit its first nine victories. Brambila did not play in Roosevelt's 60-55 victory over Jefferson on Friday.

Brambila, a junior who lives in the Wilson High attendance area, was granted an opportunity transfer in July by Wilson principal Ramon Castillo based on her mother's request for a "change of environment."

Fiege said Brambila's transfer did not meet the criteria for a hardship waiver, which allows participation in varsity competition without sitting out the 12 months mandated by the California Interscholastic Federation.

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Back in action--Six Washington High players, including four starters, are expected to be reinstated Wednesday when the Generals play at Narbonne. The players were suspended for three games for unspecified reasons.

The Generals lost three games, including a 39-36 loss to Gardena on Jan. 7 at Washington High.

"That was an important game for us, as (are) all of our other conference games," Washington Coach Andy Davis said. "Gardena played a good game."

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Bright lights--The Los Angeles Community College basketball team will play the first televised game in school history Wednesday versus Compton College. The Cubs' television debut will be broadcast by Continental Cablevision on Channel 28.

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Signing--Loyola running back Kadar Hamilton has made an unwritten commitment to play football at Stanford in the fall.

Hamilton is the son of Ray Hamilton, the Los Angeles Raiders assistant coach and former National Football League star.

Hamilton, who also considered USC, gained 987 yards after starting the first five games as a defensive back. He made his decision after visiting the campus last weekend.

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AAF awards--The Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles has awarded $1,049,956 in grants to 22 youth sports organizations throughout Southern California.

"As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the foundation, we are proud of the $60 million which we have already invested in providing sports opportunities for youngsters," said David L. Wolper, chairman of the AAF board of directors. "With these grants, we are not only assisting organizations that service thousands of youngsters, but we are also creating a new institution--Kids in Sports Inc."

Kids in Sports Inc., awarded a grant for $555,000, will take over operation of the AAF's 10 chartered sports clubs in Central Los Angeles. The clubs provide more than 5,000 youngsters with a variety of sports activities.

The Southern California Tennis Assn.'s National Junior Tennis League was awarded $125,000. The league oversees instruction of more than 5,600 youngsters at 115 sites throughout the region.

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Dynamic trio--Cal State Dominguez Hills basketball stars Sal Serrano and Alex Del Hierro, both graduates of Bell High, and Ricky Bell, formerly a student at East Los Angeles College, have helped the team match its best start in school history. The Toros are 11-3 overall and 2-0 in California Collegiate Athletic Assn. play.

Serrano, a 5-10 senior guard, had a career-high 21 points in Dominguez Hills' 90-63 victory over Cal Poly Pomona on Jan. 8. Serrano hit all six of his shots from the field, including four three-point baskets.

Times correspondents Sean Waters, Kirby Lee and Charles Smith contributed to this report.

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