December 27, 2002 |
ESPN2 will provide live coverage when LeBron James and Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary plays Santa Ana Mater Dei in the Dream Classic boys' basketball event at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Pauley Pavilion. When James, a 6-7 swingman who is expected to be a lottery pick during the NBA draft in June, played Dec. 12 against Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy, it was ESPN2's highest-rated show in nearly two years. It went to 1.67 million homes. Mater Dei, ranked No.
March 12, 2007 |
That tired old West Coast reputation for too much offense and not enough defense is taking a beating, and not only because of the style of play coaches Ben Howland and Tim Floyd have brought to UCLA and USC. Two of the five players named to the Atlantic Coast Conference all-defensive team are Maryland teammates from Southern California: D.J. Strawberry, who played at Santa Ana Mater Dei, and Ekene Ibekwe from Carson High.
January 19, 2003
BOYS' BASKETBALL Dreshawn Vance, Walnut: Had 21 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for Walnut (14-1), the No. 18-ranked team in the Southland by The Times, in a 76-57 victory against La Puente Bishop Amat in the Southern California Shootout at Azusa Pacific. D.J. Strawberry, Santa Ana Mater Dei: Had 14 points, five assists and four steals in top-ranked Mater Dei's 80-63 victory against No. 21 Diamond Bar in the Southern California Shootout.
December 16, 2001 |
This could be the start of something big for Mylo Brisman and Corona Centennial High. With the demeanor of a cool-headed veteran, the largely untested Brisman made two free throws with three seconds remaining to lift the Huskies over Santa Ana Mater Dei, 65-63, Saturday night in the title game of the Huntington Beach Ocean View tournament. The senior reserve forward was one of the least likely players to take the final shot for Centennial (5-0), No. 15 in The Times' rankings. But after guard J.
December 15, 2003 |
John Gilchrist scored a career-high 24 points to lead five players in double figures as Maryland routed Pepperdine, 96-72, Sunday. The Terrapins started the second half with an 11-2 run and pulled away despite an impressive performance by Glen McGowan, who scored a career-high 36 points for Pepperdine (3-5). McGowan, who made 11 of 21 shots and 12 of 15 free throws, set a scoring record at the 2-year-old Comcast Center.
March 15, 2007 |
This morning in Southern California, the members of the tight-knit Ibekwe family will gather at their home in Carson if they can, or pause wherever they are. Ekene Ibekwe, the second of four basketball-playing siblings, is in the NCAA tournament here with Maryland in a game that starts shortly after 9 a.m. in California, and they all want to watch on the family's satellite TV. The four Ibekwes -- born in Los Angeles to Nigerian parents -- are one player short of a Division-I starting five.