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Matadors Sign Thomas

April 20, 2001|From Staff Reports

Armand Thomas, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Compton College and Crenshaw High, has signed to play basketball for Cal State Northridge, the school announced Thursday.

Thomas, who will be a junior next season, averaged 14 points and nine rebounds for Compton last season, leading the team to a 23-14 record and a berth in the state playoffs.

"Armand is a perfect fit for us and our system now that we are moving to the Big West Conference," Northridge Coach Bobby Braswell said. "The Big West is a tougher conference with bigger and more physical athletes [than the Big Sky Conference]. He is exactly what we need."

Thomas selected the Matadors over Pepperdine, Long Beach State and San Diego State.


* Cousins Prakash Amritraj of Encino and Stephen Amritraj of Calabasas, the No. 5-seeded team, beat second-seeded Drew Hoskins of Los Alamitos and Roger Gubser of Laredo, Texas, 6-2, 6-4, to win the boys' 18 doubles championship of the USTA Easter Bowl Super National Spring Championships in Palm Springs.

It was the first major national title for the Amritrajes, who won an International Tennis Federation tournament in Singapore last month.


* Steve Blum, who guided the Buena High girls' team to seven Channel League titles in 18 years as coach, will resign at the end of the season.


* A coed slow-pitch tournament will be held April 28-29 at Saticoy County Softball Park to raise funds for the Ventura Surf Softball Club.

Information: (805) 647-3254.


* The Malibu Baseball School is conducting sign-ups for summer camps.

There will be a skills camp, a games camp, a girls' camp, high school showcase and junior varsity camps, and a parent-child camp.

The camps at Pepperdine will be taught by the Waves' baseball staff.

Information: (310) 506-7665.

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