December 29, 1990
C. J. Thompkins made a three-point basket with two seconds remaining to thwart a second-half comeback by North Hollywood High and give Campbell Hall a 48-47 victory in a semifinal game of the Bell-Jeff tournament Friday. The victory kept the Vikings (11-0) unbeaten and propelled them into the final tonight at 8 against Bell-Jeff. Campbell Hall led, 30-19, at halftime, but North Hollywood responded behind the shooting of guard Robert Hill, who led all scorers with 27 points.
February 27, 1991
Santa Barbara 50, Saugus 41--Matt Purdy scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, breaking what had been a 31-31 tie as Santa Barbara earned a spot in a championship game for the first time since 1935. Purdy, a 6-foot-8 forward who will play at Northwestern next year, opened the fourth quarter with two three-point shots and hit five of six free throws later in the quarter in the I-A game at Santa Barbara City College. Greg Yumbar topped Saugus (20-10) with 15.
December 19, 1992
Freshmen reserves Jessica Garcia and Tammy McCallum combined for 34 points to lead visiting Rice to a 72-63 victory over Cal State Northridge in a women's nonconference basketball game Friday night. Garcia, a point guard, had a game-high 19 points and five steals, and McCallum, a forward, had 15 points and nine rebounds. Rice is 4-1. The Matadors (2-4), who shot 38% from the field, got 14 points from forward Haily Griffith and 13 points and a personal-high 16 rebounds from guard Janel Vega.
January 25, 1991 |
Filling in for injured Notre Dame High star G.C. Marcaccini is no small task, but teammate Marcello Anderson-Tellez certainly made it look easy. Anderson-Tellez scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the second half to help the Knights defeat Alemany, 76-58, Thursday night in a Mission League game at Notre Dame.
February 2, 1991 |
St. Bernard High had been waiting three long weeks to exact revenge on Notre Dame. But Notre Dame made sure that revenge was not forthcoming. Notre Dame did not trail in the Mission League game Friday but had to pull a few tricks to eke out a 60-57 victory in the final minutes. The Knights (18-4, 9-1) now hold a two-game lead over St. Bernard (11-11, 7-3) and St. Paul with two games left. A victory against Bishop Montgomery or Crespi next week will clinch it for the Knights.
December 20, 1990
Junior guard Brandon Martin scored a game-high 25 points to pace Cleveland High to a 59-51 victory over Centennial on Wednesday in a second-round game of the L. A. Invitational tournament at Woodbury College. Cleveland (6-2) led at halftime, 34-16. Kenny Collins scored 15 points for the Cavaliers, and Levar Watson scored a game-high 16 points for Centennial (5-2).
December 31, 1992 |
A team that prides itself on playing fundamentally sound basketball made one too many mistakes down the stretch and it proved fatal to College of the Canyons in the championship game of its own tournament Wednesday night. Cypress defeated Canyons, 75-74, despite the fact that the Cougars had plenty of opportunities to pull ahead in the final two minutes.
June 5, 1996
Bill Sizemore, interim baseball coach at Thousand Oaks High, on Tuesday was hired as the school's permanent coach. Sizemore, 42, led the Lancers to a third-place finish in the Marmonte League. El Camino Real High junior Shaun Fishman was chosen player of the year in the West Valley League. Fishman had an 11-4 record as a pitcher with a 2.20 earned-run average. He also batted .415 with four homes runs for the league-champion Conquistadores.
January 14, 1993 |
The College of the Canyons men's basketball team appears to have received the message from Coach Lee Smelser. Either you play hard when you're on the court, or I'll find someone else who will. Smelser delivered that message in a loss to Oxnard last week when he yanked his starters midway through the second half because they weren't putting forth the required effort and it appears to have had a positive effect on his team.