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January 21, 1993
Thelma Lillard, the mother of Oregon State basketball player Ernest Killum Jr., who died a year ago, filed suit in Los Angeles against the university, a Portland hospital and the state of Oregon for wrongful death and negligence. In a lawsuit reminiscent of those filed after the death of Loyola Marymount star Hank Gathers, Lillard claims her basketball-playing son's death at age 20 was hastened by his participation in college sports.
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January 21, 1993
Thelma Lillard, the mother of Oregon State basketball player Ernest Killum Jr., who died a year ago, filed suit in Los Angeles against the university, a Portland hospital and the state of Oregon for wrongful death and negligence. In a lawsuit reminiscent of those filed after the death of Loyola Marymount star Hank Gathers, Lillard claims her basketball-playing son's death at age 20 was hastened by his participation in college sports.
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March 1, 1996 | Associated Press
The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Thelma Lillard, mother of Oregon State basketball player Ernest Killum. Killum suffered an acute stroke after playing in a game at USC. He died Jan. 20, 1992. Killum had suffered a stroke 13 months earlier while participating in a summer playground game at his home in Los Angeles. He was cleared to play with the Beavers three weeks before the game against USC.
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July 16, 1989 | ROB FERNAS
Several of the South Bay's top high school basketball players will compete in the sixth annual Slam-n-Jam Invitational tournament starting Monday at Cal State Long Beach. The tournament, which runs through Saturday, includes prep all-star teams from 13 states as well as Washington and the Bahamas. Twelve Southern California teams are included in the 36-team field.
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May 12, 1990
All-American forward Ed O'Bannon of Artesia High School heads the list of selections for the South team that will participate in the "Fabulous 44" all-star basketball game scheduled for June 24 at UC Irvine's Bren Center. O'Bannon, who announced Thursday he will attend Nevada Las Vegas in the fall, led Artesia to the State Division II basketball title.
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July 28, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
Every time I would hear or read about Reggie Lewis and his refusal to quit playing basketball, my mind would return to that Broadway play, "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?" in which a sculptor no longer wishes to live because he no longer has the use of his hands. I did not know Reggie Lewis, but I kept wanting to pull him aside. I kept wanting to say: "Reggie, Reggie, Reggie. You're 27. You've got your whole life ahead of you. You've got friends, family, people who care about you.
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December 9, 1989 | STUART MATTHEWS
Lynwood High School's Ernest Killum put his personal punctuation marks on both ends of his team's semifinal game against Brea-Olinda in the Laguna Beach tournament Friday night, and he did it with his usual flair--way above the rim. Killum accented the opening minute of the game with a swat. He batted away the first shot attempted by Brea-Olinda's Keith Walker. Then with 2:24 left, Killum jammed home a two-handed slam off an alley-oop pass from point guard Mike Singleton to snap a 53-53 tie.
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April 1, 1990 | ROB FERNAS
Vince Combs, who 10 years ago guided Inglewood High School to a mythical national championship, has been fired as the Sentinels' basketball coach by Principal Lawrence Freeman, Combs said. Combs said he and the three other coaches in Inglewood's boys basketball program were sent letters of termination in late February. "(Freeman) said he was going to evaluate the personnel and program, and that we were welcome to re-apply and interviews would be conducted," Combs said.
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February 15, 1989 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Since 1984, the Southern Section's large-school division for boys' basketball has gone from calling itself the 4-A to the 5-A to this season's 5-AA. In this case, the name isn't the only thing that has been changed. The playoff bracket is twice as big--a product of the Southern Section's expanded playoff format--having gone from the usual 16-team bracket to this season's 32. Not only are there more teams, but many of them aren't familiar to the large-school division.
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March 6, 1992 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
UCLA basketball players Tracy Murray and Ed O'Bannon hoped Coach Jim Harrick would let them return to Los Angeles briefly this weekend before completing a two-game trip in the Northwest. The two Bruins wanted to be at the Sports Arena Saturday to watch their younger brothers play in the Southern Section Division II-AA championship game between Glendora and Lakewood Artesia high schools, but Harrick said no.
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December 5, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
If Mater Dei High School's 82-37 romp over Huntington Beach in the semifinals of the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor tournament Monday was any indication, the Monarchs not only have one of the best teams around but one of the deepest, too. Gary McKnight, Mater Dei coach, played all 15 players who suited up and 11 scored. The Monarchs (3-0) ran Huntington Beach (2-1) ragged with their fast break.
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