January 16, 1989 |
Gena Miller is one of those women for whom the world has two questions: Are you a model and do you play basketball? When you are 6-feet 3-inches, 145 pounds, and walk around in size 11 shoes--men's size 11s--that kind of attention is rather difficult to avoid. So, too, are the expectations. Miller, despite her stylish and graceful demeanor, is not a model, but the backbone of Cal State Fullerton's women's basketball team.
March 8, 1990 |
Simone Srubek is not used to what happened to her against Cal State Fullerton. Srubek is Fresno State's 6-foot-6 center, and one of the best shot blockers in the country. But against the Titans, Srubek the blocker became Srubek the blockee. Genia Miller, Fullerton's 6-3 center, can send a shot back at Srubek. "That's some kind of thrill to block a 6-6 player's shot," Miller said. Of course, that goes both ways. Srubek can also block Miller.
December 30, 1988
Gena Miller scored a game-high 23 points to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 72-63 nonconference victory over Western Illinois Thursday in Titan Gym. Miller, a center, was 8 of 14 from the field for the Titans (9-1). Jill Matyuch added 19 points and Stacey Hunt 12 for Fullerton. Center Gail Dlask had 18 points to lead Western Illinois (2-6).
November 26, 1988
Jill Matyuch scored 17 points and Gena Miller 15 to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 66-60 victory in the first round of the Converse women's basketball tournament Friday at Fullerton. It was the season opener for both teams. Matyuch was 7 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 5 3-pointers. Felicia Benson added 12 points for Fullerton. Tricia Gibson scored 22 for Loyola Marymount. Fullerton plays Cal Poly Pomona at 8 tonight in the championship game. Loyola Marymount plays St. Mary's at 6 p.m.
March 10, 1989
Cathy Werth scored 22 points, and Gena Miller had 19 points and 12 rebounds as Cal State Fullerton (21-7) beat San Diego State, 68-60, in the Big West Conference women's tournament Thursday at the Long Beach Arena. San Diego State (23-8) was led by Julie Evans, who had 16 points. The Aztecs' Chana Perry, who entered the tournament second in scoring in the Big West with an average of 23.7 points a game, was held to 10.
March 15, 1989
The Cal State Fullerton women's basketball team, making its first appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament, will play the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont., tonight at 6:30 p.m. in a first-round game. Sophomore center Gena Miller averaged 20.4 points and nine rebounds a game to lead Fullerton (21-8). Senior center Lisa McLeod averaged 14.3 points and eight rebounds to lead Montana (26-3).