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March 7, 1995 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Koko Lahanas begins the Big West Conference women's basketball tournament and the final stage of her college career this week as the nation's leading scorer. If the Cal State Fullerton center wins the scoring championship, it will be a nice reward for a player who didn't give up. And the trophy will be an interesting conversation piece on the mantel a dozen years down the road. And the recognition always will be a source of pride.
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March 7, 1995 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Koko Lahanas begins the Big West Conference women's basketball tournament and the final stage of her college career this week as the nation's leading scorer. If the Cal State Fullerton center wins the scoring championship, it will be a nice reward for a player who didn't give up. And the trophy will be an interesting conversation piece on the mantel a dozen years down the road. And the recognition always will be a source of pride.
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January 26, 1996 | LON EUBANKS
Koko Lahanas, the national women's basketball scoring leader last season at Cal State Fullerton, has signed to play professionally in the Australian women's league, according to her agent, William McCallister. Lahanas will be playing for the Hobart Islanders, who were sixth in the 12-team Australian league last season. "She'll be the highest-paid player in that league and also will have free housing and expenses," McCallister said. He declined to elaborate on the contract. Lahanas averaged 26.
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January 5, 1995
Jinelle Williams scored 18 points as UC Irvine opened Big West Conference play with an 82-73 overtime victory over Cal State Fullerton Wednesday night at Fullerton. Williams made eight of 14 shots and had eight rebounds before fouling out. Michelle Kahler scored 17 points and had four assists for Irvine (4-4, 1-0). Fullerton, which shot 27% in the first half and trailed, 33-28, at halftime, rallied in the second half.
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December 30, 1994
Tara Nowling's jumper from the free-throw line with seven seconds remaining gave Cal State Fullerton a 61-59 victory over Pepperdine in a nonconference women's basketball game Thursday in Malibu. Pepperdine (4-3), which rallied after trailing by nine points at halftime, missed a shot at the buzzer. Koko Lahanas had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Shayla Bradshaw scored 18 points for the Titans (3-4).
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December 2, 1994
Eric Diehl, former Mission Viejo High star who now swims for Stanford, won the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes 30.63 seconds, beating teammate Joe Hudepohl by more than a second Thursday at the UC Irvine Speedo Cup at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. Stanford's men also won the 200 free relay (1:22.54) and the 400 medley relay (3:17.22). In the 50 free, world record-holder Tom Jager was beaten by University of the Pacific's Brad Schumacher, who won in 20.31.
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March 8, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time the San Jose State women's basketball team faced Cal State Fullerton, Koko Lahanas scored 39 points and the Titans rolled up a 13-point victory. So Tuesday when the teams met in the opening round of the Big West tournament, the Spartans packed it in around the nation's top scorer, surrounding her with three and sometimes four defenders. San Jose's sagging defense had the desired effect . . . on Lahanas. She had only seven points at halftime.
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December 9, 1994
Pharoh Jones scored 16 points to lead five Concordia players in double figures as the Eagles, who compete in NAIA, defeated host Northern Arizona, a Division I team, 73-67, in a men's basketball game Thursday. Jeff Putnam and Sam Sabbara each scored 14 points, and Craig Martin and Tarik James each scored 13 for Concordia (5-1). John Rondeno led Northern Arizona (1-4) with 16 points.
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February 13, 1995
Ted Silva won his third consecutive game, pitching a seven-hitter, as visiting Cal State Fullerton beat Arizona, 6-1, in a nonconference baseball game Sunday in Tucson. Silva, a junior right-hander, had 11 strikeouts and walked one. Mark Kotsay had four hits and drove in a run and Brian Loyd had three hits, including a triple, and drove in two for the Titans (7-1), who swept the three-game series.
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February 27, 1995
Koko Lahanas scored a game-high 31 points as Cal State Fullerton upset UC Santa Barbara, 89-86, in a Big West Conference women's basketball game Sunday at Fullerton. The loss drops UC Santa Barbara (16-7, 12-4 in conference) out of a first-place tie with New Mexico State. Lahanas broke an 83-83 tie with two free throws with 1 minute 15 seconds left. She added a basket with 28 seconds left and the Titans' Shayla Bradshaw made two free throws with 16 seconds left to put Fullerton ahead, 89-83.
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February 1, 1995
Despite shooting only 38 percent from the field and 47 percent from the line, Concordia defeated Southern California College 75-67 in Golden State Athletic Conference women's basketball. The Eagles (14-9, 4-2) were led Kara Stephens and Audre Moss, who each scored 12 points. Stephens added eight rebounds and five assists and Moss had two three-pointers. Heather Woodruff had 16 rebounds and a game-high 18 points for Southern California (12-9, 4-2).
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