December 9, 1999 |
Hi, I'm Marek Ondera. I play on the UC Irvine men's basketball team. Yes, we have a team. Please come watch us tonight. I can leap with the best of them and I will jump through hoops to get you to come see us play. Seems a power forward's work is never done. It was the day before Irvine played St. Mary's, not that many students were aware of the game. Ondera was doing his best to enlighten them. He was cruising the campus in a golf cart with teammate J.R.
January 30, 1999 |
* UC IRVINE (5-12, 1-6) at UC SANTA BARBARA (7-10, 5-2), 7, KUCI-FM (88.9)--Santa Barbara, last in the Big West's Western Division a year ago, lost its first eight games, but since has won seven of nine and stand in first place. Marek Ondera, Irvine's second-leading scorer, has a sprained right ankle but probably will play.
February 28, 1999 |
UC Irvine 92, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 73--Jerry Green scored 18 points and Marek Ondera had 16 points and 11 rebounds at Irvine as the Anteaters (6-20, 2-14) ended a 14-game losing streak with their first victory since Jan. 7. The loss kept San Luis Obispo (11-16, 6-10) out of the Big West tournament. Irvine made 12 of 13 free throws in the last five minutes and 25 of 27 overall.
December 1, 1999 |
UC IRVINE (1-2) at LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (1-2), 7, KUCI (88.9 FM)--Irvine has injury problems up front. Power forward Marek Ondera is nursing a sore back. Adam Stetson, his backup, is out at least three weeks after suffering a partially collapsed lung. Freshman Matt Okoro, who was expecting to redshirt, may have to suit up. Guard Jerry Green is the team leader, averaging 19 points. Loyola Marymount has been fodder for Big West Conference schools, losing to Boise State, 70-50, and Pacific, 78-46.
November 25, 1998 |
UC Irvine 63, Cal State Stanislaus 52--The Division I Anteaters played well in spurts, including a 13-0 run midway through the first half, en route to the victory over Division II Stanislaus before 1,402 at Irvine. Marek Ondera, a 6-foot-6 transfer from MiraCosta College who finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds, and walk-on Brian Scoggin triggered the big run for Irvine (1-1). Stanislaus (2-3) never got closer than eight points in the second half.