January 24, 2001 |
Where was the last women's Final Four basketball tournament that did not sell out? Los Angeles, 1992. Since then, when a Stanford-Western Kentucky championship game was played before 12,072 at the 15,800-seat Sports Arena, every Final Four has sold out, the last seven years in advance. Los Angeles may get a chance at redemption. USC wants to host a Staples Center Final Four in 2005, the first year for which no site has been designated.
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.