March 6, 1999
With its offense struggling, No. 17 UC Santa Barbara relied on its defense to keep winning. Erin Buescher scored 18 points and the Gauchos extended their school-record winning streak to 20 by defeating Idaho, 78-59, Friday in the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament at Reno. The Gauchos (25-3), bidding for their third consecutive tournament championship, advanced to today's final at noon against Long Beach State, which beat North Texas, 88-68.
March 18, 2000 |
UC Santa Barbara has been in this position before. The Gauchos are making their fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament and sixth since 1992. But this is the first time they will be the host team for the first two rounds. Fourth-seeded Santa Barbara (30-3) plays 13th-seeded Rice (21-9) at 9 tonight in a West Region first-round game at the Thunderdome.
April 7, 2001 |
Westlake High and Santa Maria St. Joseph have agreed to open the football season on Aug. 31 at St. Joseph, pending approval of the Southern Section. The regular season is not scheduled to begin until Sept. 6, but both schools were having difficulty finding a 10th game and have sought approval from Commissioner Jim Staunton to begin their seasons a week early. Approval is expected.
May 6, 2000
Anthony Marciano and Paul D'Ambra will lead the Cal State Northridge men's golf team into the NCAA regionals May 18-20 at River Bend Golf Course in Madera, Calif. The regional is hosted by Fresno State. Marciano won the individual title by two strokes and the Matadors won the Big Sky Conference tournament Wednesday at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. The victory earned Northridge a bid in the regional. Marciano shot a three-under-par 213 in the three-round event.
November 26, 2000
Michael Schnyder, who was chosen most valuable player, had 16 points and seven rebounds to help Glendale College defeat Moorpark, 79-76, Saturday in the championship game of the Moorpark tournament. Marc Walters had 15 points and Nathaniel Johnson had 14 for Glendale (4-2). The Vaqueros made 11 of 23 three-point shots and connected on 56% of their field goals in the second half.
February 16, 2001 |
The Master's College will need a miracle to qualify for its eighth consecutive NAIA men's basketball tournament. The Mustangs, 16-11 heading into a game Thursday night against No. 9-ranked Christian Heritage College, gave the selection committee food for thought Saturday night when they took No. 4-ranked College of West Virginia into overtime before losing, 120-117, at Newhall. But Master's is only the fifth-best California school and is 1-8 against ranked opponents.
March 11, 1999 |
UCLA Coach Kathy Olivier said her team's task in Saturday's NCAA tournament opener against Wisconsin Green Bay at Pauley Pavilion is to contain the nation's sixth-best shooter, Chari Nordgaard. The 6-foot-2 Phoenix center is shooting 64.2% from the floor and scoring 22.4 points a game, 11th in the NCAA. "They look to get the ball inside to her a lot, and they also set screens and shoot threes well, so they'll probably keep us honest defensively," Olivier said.
December 30, 2000
Glendale College went on a 10-0 run to start the second half and cruised past Sierra, 91-69, Friday night in a semifinal game of the San Diego Mesa men's basketball tournament. Tim Taylor scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half for Glendale (12-5), which won its sixth consecutive game. Canyons 78, Antelope Valley 71--Nicolas Echevestre and Dax Grooms each scored 15 points to help the Cougars finish third in the Canyons tournament.
December 21, 2000
Simi Valley High positioned itself for its first Marmonte League wrestling title since 1997 on Wednesday, defeating Thousand Oaks, 45-31, at Simi Valley. The Pioneers (3-0) surged in the heavier weights, getting pins from 215-pounder Ryan Matheson and heavyweight Dan Kunkes to win five of the final six matches. Kunkes, who is unbeaten this season, pinned Greg Brockert in 56 seconds, capping a rally from a 25-18 deficit.