January 27, 1990
El Dorado 111, Cypress 63--El Dorado broke a three-game losing streak by setting a school scoring record, breaking the mark set in a 106-61 victory over Chino in 1985. It was 53-19 at the half. Forward Jerome Facione scored 14 points in the third quarter en route to a 25-point, 12-rebound night. El Dorado, playing mostly reserves in the fourth quarter, scored 23 points to break the record.
December 3, 1988 |
Rob Johnson scored 23 points and Khari Johnson added 21 Friday to lead El Toro High School to an 86-51 nonleague victory over Los Alamitos and a berth in the semifinals of the Newport-Mesa tournament at Costa Mesa. The Chargers face Saddleback tonight. Rob Johnson, a sophomore, made 4 3-point baskets in the game. His second, from the corner with 4:18 to play in the first half, started a 20-10 run that gave the Chargers (2-0) a 42-22 halftime lead.
February 16, 1989 |
Los Alamitos High School rallied to defeat visiting El Toro, 72-71, in a first-round Southern Section 5-A playoff game Wednesday. Los Alamitos (12-14) allowed El Toro to race to a 27-17 first-quarter lead, but started to play better defense and capitalized on El Toro turnovers the rest of the way. "We turned the ball over six straight times to start the second quarter and that let them back in it," El Toro Coach Tim Travers said. "(Mike) Wilson hit that big three that hurt us a lot."
December 9, 1992 |
Stevin Smith banked in a three-point shot at the buzzer to give Arizona State, which staged a furious late run, a 67-64 victory over bumbling San Diego State on Tuesday night. The shot by Smith capped a 16-3 run over the last 5:57 for the Sun Devils (1-1), who shot only 32% (23 of 72) and missed 28 of 30 three-point attempts at one stage.
March 13, 1994 |
On the day Arizona State saluted its seniors, sophomore forward Ron Riley stole the show. Riley scored a career-high points 27 points Saturday to lead Arizona State to a 94-87 victory over No. 7 Arizona at Tempe. Despite the loss, which ended an eight-game winning streak, Arizona (25-5, 14-4) won the Pac-10 championship. Riley, who made nine of 14 shots, said the team dedicated the game to its seniors: Stevin Smith, Dwayne Fontana and Robert Conlisk.
December 27, 1990 |
10 YEARS AGO A baskaholic. That's the word Orange High School Coach Don Frank came up with when asked to describe his high-scoring guard, Todd Mezzulo. "Todd spends six to seven hours a day working on his shooting," Frank said. And the practice paid off. Mezzulo scored 37 points in Orange's 82-57 victory over Chaffey in the opening round of the Orange Optimist Tournament.
March 21, 1990 |
Three talented centers and two prolific scorers head the 16th Times' All-Orange County boys' basketball team. Cherokee Parks, a 6-foot-11 junior at Marina High School, and seniors Robert Conlisk of Los Alamitos and Bill Martineau of Edison drew the interest of college coaches and scouts with their play this season. Parks, the county's most publicized big man since Stanford's Adam Keefe played at Woodbridge two years ago, has been compared to former UCLA standout Bill Walton.
February 14, 1990 |
Capistrano Valley 96, Corona 72--The Cougars used a dominating third quarter to defeat visiting Corona. The Cougars (18-8), the county's second-ranked team, could not shake Corona (15-9) in the first half. Corona trailed by just six points, 47-41, at halftime. But in the third quarter, the Cougars outscored Corona, 28-11, to take a 75-52 lead. Capistrano Valley was led by forward Scott McCorkle and guard Chris Kostoff.
February 10, 1990 |
It was only fitting that Los Alamitos center Robert Conlisk stood at the free-throw line with five seconds remaining and his team trailing Esperanza by one point Friday night. The 6-foot-10 senior already had done everything and then some, scoring 28 points and playing dominating defense, to give the sixth-ranked Griffins a chance to win the regular-season finale for both teams.
April 13, 1991 |
Tes Whitlock, the Loara High School guard who led Orange County in scoring last season with a 33.5-point average, signed a letter of intent Friday to play basketball at Arizona State. "I'm very excited. I didn't know I was going to make the decision as soon as I did," Whitlock said. "I think (ASU Coach) Bill Frieder knows how to bring people in and make them fit." Whitlock signed the letter in a brief ceremony at his home.