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February 8, 1987
Yes, Lawrence Taylor is just as devastating on the basketball floor as he is on the football field. So testifies Cleveland Cavalier rookie Brad Daugherty who has played with the linebacker in summer pickup games at North Carolina, their alma mater. Daugherty told this story to The Sporting News: "We were playing--me, Al Wood and some of the guys we have there now, like Kenny Smith. It was 11-10 and we were playing to 15 when Lawrence walked in and said, 'I want to play.'
November 25, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
After opening on the road during his first two seasons at USC, Coach George Raveling scheduled four home basketball games at the start of the 1988-89 season, beginning with today's season-opener against the Delaware Blue Hens at 2 p.m. at the Sports Arena. Raveling admits, however, that the Trojans probably should have started this season on the road because most USC fans are focused upon the Trojan football team's quest for the national championship.
January 18, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD
The San Jose State basketball team, riding a 5-game losing streak, ended a 45-minute meeting with Coach Bill Berry Tuesday by refusing to practice. A group of players then sought a meeting with Athletic Director Randy Hoffman, who said he plans to meet with the team today. San Jose State is scheduled to play at Cal State Fullerton Thursday night. Responding to the rumored possibility of a player boycott of that game, Hoffman said there is "nothing to indicate it won't be played."
August 6, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Not all of the champions returning to California from the South this week are Olympians--at least not yet. On Saturday 11 young men from Southern California, including two from the San Fernando Valley, captured the Youth Basketball of America Championship for 9- and 10-year-olds in Orlando, Fla.
March 21, 1995
St. Margaret's Sr. - 6-3 - G A small-school player who got noticed and has signed with San Francisco. Was fifth in county in scoring (22.5 points) and averaged 8.4 rebounds. Shot 58% from the field. Helped Tartans reach Southern Section Division V-AA semifinals. A second-team selection last season.
The Jefferson High girls' and boys' basketball teams have dedicated their season to Demorrio Wright, a boys' assistant coach who died Nov. 11 after a 2 1/2-year battle with leukemia. Jefferson teachers, administrators and students were among the 600 mourners who crowded into Neighborhood Community Church Nov. 16 to remember the 32-year-old alumnus who played football and basketball at Jefferson. Wright, survived by a wife and two children, was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
November 19, 1992 | GARY KLEIN
The Cal Poly Pomona men's and women's basketball teams will begin their seasons Friday by playing host to four-team tournaments. The Pomona men, under Coach Kevin Patterson, will play Dominican College at 7:30 p.m., in a tournament that also includes Biola and California Christian. The Pomona women, under Coach Darlene May, open against Southern Colorado at 5:30 p.m. in a tournament that also includes Biola and Cal State Hayward.
December 7, 1995 | MARTIN BECK
Concordia and Chapman, the two strongest small college men's basketball teams in Orange County the last few seasons, have developed a decent rivalry. It was most recently renewed Saturday, when Concordia beat the Panthers, 68-58, for the championship of the Redlands tournament. "Any time we play an Orange County team we just assume there's going to be more interest in the game," Concordia Coach Greg Marshall said. "I think I try to pay extra attention to the game."
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