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March 09, 1995|GARY KLEIN

PREPS

Boys basketball teams from Pasadena and Pasadena Poly won Southern Section championships last week and the Nogales boys and the Muir and Pasadena Poly girls lost in section finals.

Pasadena defeated J.W. North, 60-58, in overtime on two free throws by Gordon Scott to win the Division II-AA title. Pasadena Poly's boys defeated Montclair Prep, 59-53, in Division V-AA.

Mater Dei defeated Nogales, 83-33, in the Division I-A final, the largest victory margin in Southern Section finals history.

Brea Olinda defeated Muir, 55-43, for the girls' Division II-A championship and Mission Prep defeated Pasadena Poly, 41-34, for the Division V-AA title.

* All of the San Gabriel Valley area teams that competed in Southern Section finals played Tuesday night in the first round of the Southern California regional of the state tournament.

Nogales lost to City Section champion Crenshaw, 79-69, in Division I. Other boys' games included Pasadena defeating Scripps Ranch, 59-49, in Division II and Pasadena Poly beating La Jolla Country Day, 56-37, in Division V.

Muir's girls defeated North Bakersfield, 72-52, in Division II and Pasadena Poly lost to El Cajon Christian, 77-33, in Division V.

* The Rowland High girls' soccer team finished the season as co- champion of Southern Section Division III.

The Raiders and Ayala played to a scoreless tie Saturday.

Bosco Tech became co-championship of boys' Division V after scoreless tie against Morro Bay.

The Claremont girls lost to Marina, 2-0, in a Division I final.

* Michael Kawamura of Rosemead won the 119-pound division and and Tony Fukuma won the 171-pound title at the state wrestling championships last weekend in Stockton.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Bill Genian has been hired as men's basketball coach at Citrus College, replacing Tom Dudgeon.

Genian, 41, was head coach at Chaffey College from 1989-93. He also has worked as an assitant at Nevada La Vegas and Cal State Fullerton.

Citrus was 28-55 in three seasons under Dudgeon. The Owls finished 8-21 and 1-7 in the Foothill Conference last season.

COLLEGES

Rondie Gibbs of Cal Poly Pomona, a freshman who graduated from Rowland High, qualified for the NCAA Division II track and field championships with his performance last weekend at the Bronco Invitational.

Gibbs finished the men's 5,000 meters in 14 minutes, 29 seconds. Gibbs finished behind Brigham Young's Wes Ashford (14:15) and Wake Forest's Jon Russell (14:28).

* The Azusa Pacific men's and women's basketball teams ended their seasons last week with losses in the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament.

The Azusa men's team lost to Concordia, 92-75, to finish the season 23-10. Sophomore Raymond Tutt was named GSAC player of the year after averaging 26.1 points a game.

Azusa's women lost to Biola, 75-69. The Cougars finished 14-16.

* La Verne University's baseball team entered the week 11-3 and 8-0 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after winning two games against Pomona-Pitzer last weekend.

Greg Vargas (2-0) and J.D. Romero (2-1) earned complete-game victories for the Leopards.

* Azusa Pacific's baseball team travels to Cal Baptist in Riverside this weekend for a series between the GSAC's top two teams.

Azusa Pacific entered the week 13-4-1 (5-0 in the GSAC) and are riding a seven-game winning streak after sweeping a doubleheader against Point Loma last weekend.

Brian Hagerty improved his record to 5-0 with a complete-game victory in the first game and Ruben Niebla improved to 5-1 with a win in the nightcap.

PREP OF THE WEEK

Gordon Scott, Pasadena--Scott, a senior, made two free throws with 16 seconds left in overtime to give the Bulldogs a 60-58 victory over J.W. North in the Southern Section Division II-AA championship game.

COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Rondie Gibbs, Cal Poly Pomona--Gibbs, a freshman, finished the men's 5,000 meters at the Bronco Invitational in 14:29 to qualify for the NCAA Division II track and field championships.

MISCELLANY

The 29th annual Mt. Wilson trail run will be held May 27, beginning in Sierra Madre. The 8.6-mile race features an elevation gain of nearly 2,100 feet. Entry is limited to 300 competitors. Information: (818) 355-2355.

* Applications are being accepted for the Crown Valley Senior Games for athletes 50 and older as of May 6. Information: (818) 397-4062.

* The Pomona-based Puno de Oro boxing program, for youths ages 8 to 17, is accepting registration. The gym is located at 850 East Grand Ave. in Pomona. Information: (909) 629-5494.

* The American Roundball Corp. will sponsor registration for girls' and boys' varsity and junior varsity basketball leagues on Tuesday and March 21 at 7 p.m. at Nogales High.

Information: (818) 995-3761.

* The city of Covina is accepting registration for roller hockey and pee-wee and youth track programs.

The roller hockey program is for ages 6 to 15 and will consist of five practice sessions and nine games plus playoffs for qualified teams. Play begins in April.

The pee-wee program is for ages 5 to 7 and the youth program is for ages 8-11. Youngsters will learn fundamentals of the sports and will participate in the Mt. San Antonio College invitational youth days and Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation meets.

Information: (818) 858-7271.

* A golf tournament sponsored by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for June 19 at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena.

Players of all ability levels are welcome to participate. Cost is $125 an individual or $400 for a foursome. Information: (818) 795-3355.

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