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Quinn, Ariza Earn Basketball Honors

March 27, 2003|From Staff Reports

Noelle Quinn, who helped Torrance Bishop Montgomery win its fourth consecutive state Division III championship Saturday, has been selected Gatorade's California high school girls' basketball player of the year.

This season, Quinn, a 6-foot guard who is headed to UCLA, averaged 21 points, 8.5 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocked shots. She also has a 4.0 grade-point average.

Trevor Ariza, who led Westchester to its fourth consecutive City Championship in boys' basketball, has been selected the City player of the year by a panel of sportswriters.

The 6-foot-8, UCLA-bound Ariza also led the Comets to the Division I state title.

Eric Olsson, who coached the Saugus girls' basketball team for four seasons and averaged 20 wins a year, has resigned to spend more time with his infant daughter and work on an administrative credential.

Saugus, which had never won a playoff game or a league title before Olsson arrived, reached the Southern Section quarterfinals the last three seasons and won two Foothill League championships. He was 81-32 over that span.

A pre-preliminary hearing scheduled on Wednesday for former Rialto Eisenhower football coach Glenn Thompkins has been delayed until May 7.

Thompkins, facing 14 felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, was granted a continuance when his attorney, David Goldstein, was unable to be attend the hearing, said San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Verna Carey. Thompkins, 27, has pleaded not guilty.

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