February 3, 1989 |
High Noon comes to Loyola Marymount at 7:30 tonight when this town won't be big enough for both Loyola and St. Mary's. There aren't really bad guys in this plot, because it's more a conflict of philosophies than right vs. wrong. Would Gary Cooper be Paul Westhead, the erudite ringleader of the hell-bent-for-leather Loyola scoring machine, or would he be St. Mary's Lynn Nance, a ruddy Texan who favors Alamo-style defense?
December 30, 1988 |
While Loyola Marymount has been running and pressing its way to fame, St. Mary's has been playing the best basketball in the West Coast Athletic Conference with an altogether different game. Let Loyola try to lead the nation in scoring offense. St. Mary's would rather lead in scoring defense. So far, Loyola is averaging 112 points a game--and allowing 112 points a game. The Lions are 3-4, but, in fairness, have been slowed by Bo Kimble's knee injury. St.
February 21, 1988 |
Jens Gordon had 11 points and 8 rebounds to lead Santa Clara to a 40-33 victory over St. Mary's Saturday night in a West Coast Athletic Conference game at Santa Clara. Santa Clara (17-8, 8-4) trailed most of the second half until center Dan Weiss scored to give the Broncos a 34-33 lead with 1:43 left. St. Mary's (17-7, 8-4) didn't score in the final 4 minutes 39 seconds and had its seven-game winning streak snapped. Eric Newman scored 11 points for the Gaels.
January 16, 1988 |
Good defense and little offense can make dull basketball, and Friday night's game between St. Mary's and Pepperdine was drab most of the way. St. Mary's matchup zone defense puzzled the Waves and kept Pepperdine from scoring in its accustomed manner. So it was a ho-hum game--until the last four minutes of regulation, when the Gaels rallied to force an overtime. But Pepperdine survived to win its West Coast Athletic Conference opener, 67-61, at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.
October 2, 1987
The University of San Diego women's volleyball team defeated St. Mary's College, 15-8, 19-17, 15-11, in the West Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball opener for both schools at Moraga, Calif., Thursday night. The Toreras (3-7 overall) were led by Jody Conner, who had 11 kills and 5 digs. Carrie Sullivan had 15 kills and 11 digs for the Gaels (3-8).
January 25, 1987 |
Paul Leonard and Mark Manor scored 17 points each Saturday night, and the University of San Diego maintained its grip on the West Coast Athletic Conference lead with an 80-61 victory over Santa Clara on the losers' court. The Toreros (14-4 overall, 5-1 in the WCAC) made 68% of their shots in the second half and increased a 36-34 halftime lead to as many as 25 points in the final minutes. Scott Thompson added 12 points, and Nils Madden had 11 for San Diego.
February 16, 1986 |
Scott Thompson scored 17 points, and Mark Bostic added 16 Saturday night to lift the University of San Diego to a 70-61 West Coast Athletic Conference victory over St. Mary's at San Diego. The Toreros (15-8 overall and 5-4 in the WCAC) trailed at halftime, 33-26, but scored the first seven points of the second half to pull even. Paul Robertson scored 20 points for the Gaels (9-13, 2-7), and Keith Martin added 14.
November 17, 1985
Don Schoenhofer rushed for 142 yards and had three touchdowns--two in the second half--to help St. Mary's rally for a 21-20 victory over the University of San Diego in a nonconference college football game Saturday at St. Mary's. St. Mary's, a Division II school, finished with a 2-8 record. USD, a Division III school, finished 5-5.
November 8, 1985 |
Judge William P. Clark, a close friend of President Reagan, a California rancher and former secretary of the Interior, is in for a good time and some soft Gaelic ribbing when the American-Irish Foundation honors him with its Distinguished Leadership Award at a dinner Thursday at the Beverly Wilshire. Last year was the first time the foundation did its celebrating in Los Angeles and then it was Dr. Franklin Murphy who received the award.
October 23, 1985
I don't know how you writers do it. Steve Springer's article today, "Those Gaels, What Tales," was tops. It sure brought back memories of those great St. Mary's teams. Slip Madigan was a big name then, and Herman Wedemeyer was one of the great backs of all time. I liked your story about the plow, but I heard it first about Minnesota recruiting around 1930. About the time of Bronko Nagurski. It still is a good story, whoever originated it. Just for the record, I played football in 1932, and was awed by the power of such a small college as St. Mary's.