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March 03, 1994|GARY KLEIN

PREPS

The Southern Section boys' and girls' basketball playoffs enter the final stages this weekend with a few San Gabriel Valley schools in contention for division championships.

The Glendora boys were defeated by J.W. North, 66-63, Tuesday at Cal Poly Pomona in a Division II-AA semifinal game.

San Dimas will play Pacifica for the III-A championship at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Anaheim Arena.

Bassett will play St. Paul for the IV-AA title at 8 p.m. Friday at UC Irvine.

Pasadena Poly beat Ambassador Christian, 76-69, Tuesday and will play Pasadena Poly for the V-AA title.

The Rio Hondo Prep girls will play San Bernardino Christian for the V-A title on Friday night.

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The Claremont and El Monte boys and the Los Altos and Pasadena Poly girls participated in Southern Section semifinal soccer matches on Tuesday.

Claremont beat Santa Monica, 2-1, in a Division I semifinal and will play Upland for the championship.

El Monte defeated La Habra, 4-1, in Division IV. They will play Riverside Poly for the title.

Riverside Poly beat Los Altos, 2-1 in sudden death, to advance to the girls' Division III title match.

Defending Division IV champion Pasadena Poly beat Marymount, 3-0, and will play Chadwick in the championship match.

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Rosemead wrestler Mike Kawamura continued his impressive season last weekend with a victory in the 112-pound division at the Masters tournament at Fountain Valley.

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Boys' and girls' soccer players are eligible to apply for $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded by the County of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the Ford Motor Co.

Fifteen scholarships will be awarded during the spring. Criteria includes diligence and commitment to soccer, financial need, grade-point average, soccer proficiency and community service.

Application deadline is March 25. Information: (818) 369-8693 or (818) 443-0017.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

The Pasadena City College men's basketball team and the Citrus women's team were eliminated in the first round of the Southern California regional.

Pasadena suffered a 104-82 loss to Antelope Valley. The Lancers finished 15-16.

Citrus lost to Ventura, 50-34. The Owls, who had not won a game in two seasons, finished 14-8.

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Citrus freshmen Peter Bjornlund and Ricard Carsting of Sweden won individual titles and combined for a doubles championship last weekend at the Irvine Valley tennis tournament.

Bjornlund won the No. 1 flight, Carsting won the No. 2 flight. The players combined for the No. 1 doubles title.

Citrus plays defending state champion College of the Desert today in a Foothill Conference match.

COLLEGES

The Pomona-Pitzer men's and women's basketball teams advanced to the NCAA Division III basketball tournaments, the first time that both Sagehen teams qualified for postseason play since 1985-86.

The women's team, under Coach Barbara Krieger, played at St. Thomas (Minn.) Wednesday night. Results were not available at press time. The winner was to play St. Benedictine (Minn.) on Saturday.

Pomona-Pitzer tied Claremont for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, then beat the Stags in a playoff to gain an automatic berth in the Division III tournament.

Junior guard Shannon Osborne scored 21 points in Pomona-Pitzer's 77-71 victory over Claremont. Sakati Morrison added 17, Tisa Read 16 and Kristin McOwen 11.

The Pomona-Pitzer men, under Coach Charlie Katsiaficas, play UC San Diego tonight. The winner plays Cal Lutheran for the West region championship on Saturday. Pomona-Pitzer tied Cal Lutheran for the SCIAC title, but lost a playoff for the automatic berth.

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The Cal Poly Pomona women's basketball team, which shared the California Collegiate Athletic Conference title with Cal State San Bernardino, opens play in the CCAC tournament against Cal State Dominguez Hills tonight at 8 at Pomona.

San Bernardino plays UC Riverside in the other semifinal. The winners will play for the championship Saturday night at UC Riverside. The winner of the championship advances to the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Pomona, under Coach Darlene May, is 16-0 in CCAC tournament play.

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Cal Poly Pomona will play host to the Bronco Invitational track meet Saturday at Pomona. The meet includes athletes from NCAA Division II, Division III, National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics, community colleges and open competitors.

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Aaron Courseault and Joe Gonzalez of La Verne were selected to the SCIAC all-conference basketball team.

Courseault, a 6-1 senior guard from Los Angeles, averaged 22.6 points a game. Gonzalez, a 6-4 senior forward, averaged 18.2 points.

PREP ATHLETE OF WEEK

Alex Lemus, El Monte--Lemus, a senior, scored two goals and assisted on another for the Lions in their 4-0 victory over J.W. North in the quarterfinals of the Division IV soccer playoffs.

Lemus has helped the Lions compile a 23-0-2 record heading into the title match against Riverside Poly.

COLLEGE ATHLETE OF WEEK

Shannon Osborne, Pomona-Pitzer--Osborne, a junior guard, made eight of 10 shots and finished with 21 points to lead the Sagehens to a 77-71 victory over Claremont that gave Pomona-Pitzer an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III women's basketball playoffs.

Pomona-Pitzer played The University of St. Thomas (Minn.) on Wednesday night.

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