February 15, 1997 |
A high school guard who loves to slash and drive with the ball, twisting for layups and drawing fouls, might be someone expected to appreciate referees. Perhaps that's why Elan Buller, an El Camino Real High senior averaging 21.7 points, drapes a whistle around his neck on Saturdays and officiates youth games in the Woodland Hills Recreation Center league. That makes him something of a kindred spirit with the guys in striped shirts who call fouls on him during Conquistadore games.
March 26, 1997 |
Carloes Harper of Canoga Park High, Donald Holt of Cleveland and Michael Callaway of Kennedy were among 16 players chosen to the All-City 4-A Division basketball team. Kevin Bradley of Crenshaw, a 6-foot-1 senior, was selected the division's most valuable player. Four other players from the region also were selected to the All-City team by a panel of sportswriters. Harper, a 6-4 swingman bound for Cal State Northridge, led all City players from the region with an average of 28.6 points a game.
August 28, 1999 |
* Blaine Bussey, who won the boys' 400 meters for Taft High in the state championships in June, began school at Long Beach City College last week. Bussey, a two-time City Section champion in the 400, set a region record of 46.3 in the Northwest Valley Conference finals in May. He has a best of 21.56 in the 200 and finished second in the City championships in May.
January 30, 1997 |
Several members of the Birmingham High boys' basketball team were feeling the effects of flu as they headed into Wednesday's Northwest Valley Conference game against El Camino Real. But the Braves felt much better after they turned back a fourth-quarter rally to beat El Camino Real, 61-57, at Birmingham. Birmingham (14-6, 4-1) was led by guard Fahim Hassankhail, forward Stanley Fletcher and center Raymond Kizzee, all of whom have been ill this week.
January 23, 1997 |
To make a long story short, it was a standoff for nearly half of the fourth quarter and Cleveland High, without two of its top six players, escaped with another victory on Wednesday. Cleveland's Daniel Yang held the ball near the bench at midcourt for more than 3 1/2 minutes in the fourth quarter and Donald Holt made five of seven free throws after the stall to help the Cavaliers beat El Camino Real, 59-54, in a Northwest Valley Conference boys' basketball game at Cleveland.