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Upon Further Review, Philman Hit 2,000 Even Quicker

February 06, 1996|MARTIN HENDERSON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

The pen had already been passed, the ball had already been signed and dated, then Edison Coach Dave White added up Marie Philman's career points just to be sure.

And they didn't add up.

Instead of surpassing 2,000 points Thursday against Huntington Beach, Philman had done it two games earlier, on Jan. 27, in a 51-36 victory over Capistrano Valley in which Philman scored 21 and surpassed 2,000 sometime in the second quarter.

"I told her we might have to go to Capo and steal a game ball," White said. Apparently, there was a three-game discrepancy during her freshman season, when she missed nine games because of a knee injury; White became the coach last season. In the totals that were passed on in the school records, she got credit for only 15 games instead of 18.

She now has 2,063 points.

Only three Orange County girls have scored more, Costa Mesa's Olivia DiCamilli (2,301), La Habra's Paula Tezak (2,276) and La Quinta's Amy Jalewalia (2,205).

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Two Garden Grove League boys' basketball teams have had to forfeit a total of 12 victories because of mistakes made when students transferred into league schools.

In the latest incident, Garden Grove forfeited eight league and two nonleague victories after an administrator failed to properly file change of residency papers for a transfer student, a procedure that should have been done last spring when the student transferred. Garden Grove fell from first place to last place because of the mistake.

Two weeks ago, La Quinta forfeited four league victories and fell out of championship contention because school administrators failed to verify the residency of a reserve who was at another league school last season.

Garden Grove Principal Gene Campbell said the Argos' forfeits were a result of an "adult" error.

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The athletic fields at Ocean View High are in for a major face lift if an agreement between Home Depot and the Huntington Beach Union High School District is completed.

Home Depot wants to purchase 56 acres of land at the corner of Golden West Street and Warner Avenue to build a store and possibly a strip mall. The site contains a continuation school that is closed and all or part of the Seahawks' varsity soccer field, track, football field and several baseball backstops. The fields are heavily used by youth groups.

According to school district spokesperson Patricia Koch, construction could begin as early as this summer if details between the school district and Home Depot go as planned. Koch said she expects the sale to be completed in the next few weeks.

With less space available, it is believed at least some or all of the softball and baseball fields, to the west and south of the proposed development, will have to be rearranged.

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Sonora can put itself in position to win its first girls' basketball league title tonight when the Raiders (17-5, 7-1) host Troy (15-6, 7-1) in a Freeway League showdown.

Laguna Hills (20-2, 8-0) already has won the Pacific Coast League title, its first girls' basketball title. Century (20-2, 8-0) can win its first outright league title with two victories this week, including one against second-place El Dorado (15-5, 7-1) on Thursday.

The Cypress boys' basketball team (20-4, 7-1) can clinch a share of the Empire title with a victory over Century (15-8, 6-2) on Wednesday, giving the Centurions their first back-to-back titles.

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For those trying to make sense of who qualifies for the upcoming basketball playoffs, remember this: The first three finishers in a league automatically qualify. Those who don't finish among the top three must have 10 overall victories to qualify for an at-large berth.

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Rick Buonarigo, who was going to take a year's sabbatical to finish his teaching credential then return as coach of the Costa Mesa softball team, probably will not be back. Buonarigo indicated to Athletic Director Jerry Howell that he has some teaching leads and would pursue those when he finishes his education.

Jim Weeks was going to fill in while Buonarigo is out, but said told Howell it would be wise to begin a search for a full-time replacement immediately.

On Monday, Howell opened up the position. Practices begin Feb. 17.

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Cypress has named Charles Hamberlin as its boys' track and field coach, and Sylvia Salcido the girls' coach, girls' Athletic Director Kathy Maier said Monday.

She also announced Karen Kough as the girls' swimming coach, and Hai Pham as badminton coach.

* Staff writer Paul McLeod contributed to this story.

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