December 12, 2000 |
The troubled UCLA's women's basketball season grew more troublesome Monday. Coach Kathy Olivier announced that Nicole Kaczmarski, a member of the Pacific 10 Conference all-freshman team last season, had been granted a letter of release so that she can transfer. Kaczmarski, once described by Olivier as a potential "Michael Jordan of women's basketball," had been out of school for the fall quarter while being treated at her home in Middle Island, N.Y.
December 7, 2000 |
Big things are expected of Kristi Rose this season at Cal State Northridge. But such is life for the 6-foot-4 Rose, a transfer from Utah and post player the likes of which the Matador women's basketball team has never seen. Rose, a Times' All-Valley selection as a senior at Palmdale High, played three seasons for the Utes, leading the Western Athletic Conference in blocked shots as a sophomore.
November 18, 2000 |
If the UCLA women's basketball team loses any more guards, Coach Kathy Olivier may have to start scouting the intramural leagues. The Bruins were already missing returning starters Nicole Kaczmarski (foot, Lyme disease) and LaCresha Flannigan (grades), and top scorer Michelle Greco turned an ankle last weekend in Albuquerque.
November 10, 2000
ANTELOPE VALLEY COACH: John Taylor, first season LAST SEASON: 16-15; third in Foothill Conference at 10-6 OUTLOOK: Taylor built a strong program in seven seasons at Valley and now tries to work some magic with the Marauders. Guard Ebony Sullivan, the team's leading scorer at 13.1 points per game, returns. Guard Tina Carrillo averaged 2.6 assists. The Marauders have five players 6 feet or taller. OPENER: Today, vs. Irvine Valley at Santa Barbara tournament, 8 p.m.
September 23, 2000 |
Chamique Holdsclaw has gotten the boot in these Olympics. The contraption she wears to protect and support her injured right foot is the emblem of her troubles. She has yet to play because of a preliminary stress fracture diagnosed after she arrived in Australia, and though she'll try to play in the medal round, it's not certain she'll be able. A couple of games ago, Holdsclaw wasn't even introduced with the rest of the U.S. women's basketball team: It was that darned boot.
September 22, 2000 |
The rest of the world might be catching up to American basketball. But the bottom of the world, as New Zealanders sometimes call their little corner of the earth, has not. The U.S. women took a 30-point halftime lead today in a 93-42 victory, leading by as many as 52 and setting a U.S. Olympic record for fewest points allowed. The previous mark was 47, set three times.
September 19, 2000 |
Sheryl Swoopes' WNBA season ended on Aug. 26 with another championship for the Houston Comets. The season ended Aug. 20 for Lisa Leslie and DeLisha Milton--with the Sparks' devastating playoff loss to Swoopes and the Comets, a team they had beaten three times during the regular season. Only a month later, the three plan to stand together on the medal stand Sept. 30 at the Olympics.
July 18, 2000 |
So you expected a basketball game at a lovefest? No one at America West Arena saw one Monday, but that wasn't why 17,717 came to see the WNBA's second All-Star game. They came for laughs, they came to cheer their heroine, Brandy Reed (who responded with a one-for-11 shooting night), and they came because they love these players and never mind that the teams combined for 38 turnovers.
July 13, 2000 |
The Sparks' DeLisha Milton and Mwadi Mabika were added to the WNBA's West All-Star team Wednesday. Milton is averaging 11.4 points and 5.6 rebounds, Mabika 14.3 and 5.4. They join teammate Lisa Leslie, voted a starter in fan balloting. The All-Star game is Monday in Phoenix, but there will be no Mercury representatives on the West team. "It's an absolute travesty," Phoenix Coach Cheryl Miller told the Associated Press. "How do you not vote in a Brandy Reed?