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January 3, 1992
Cypress lost its opening game in the Rotary Shootout Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., falling, 81-56, to Kankakee, Ill., the top-ranked junior college team in the nation. Kankakee (13-0) led, 37-17, at halftime. Cypress (11-5) shot only 27% from the floor. Johnelle Sloane (21 points), Mark Atkins (17) and Josh Peters (12) scored in double figures for Kankakee. Cypress' David Boyle scored 15 points, all in the second half.
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March 4, 1995 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Sabbara didn't know what to expect when he landed at Concordia, his fourth college and third basketball team in four years. Most of his college basketball experiences had been positive, but one that went sour made him a bit wary. You never know how you're going to get along with a new group. Turns out, Sabbara made fast friends, and Concordia has made fast work of most of its opponents. "Stuff like this you can't explain," Sabbara said. "Chemistry is a toss-up; it all depends on the guys."
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December 26, 1989 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Sabbara did not polish his athletic ability on the basketball courts of Western High School, rather he honed his skills on the soccer fields in Jordan. "(In Jordan) basketball is nonexistent and everyone plays soccer," said Sabbara, a 6-foot-1 point guard at Western. Sabbara first played organized basketball in seventh grade, five years after his family moved from Jordan to the United States. "I was a pretty good soccer player," he said, "but basketball intrigued me more."
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March 5, 1992 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a car with too much horsepower, College of the Canyons' David Langley was running out of control during the first 10 minutes against visiting Cypress on Wednesday night. Langley, the Western State Conference South Division basketball player of the year, committed six turnovers in the first half of the Southern California regional second-round game of the state tournament, including three of the first four times he touched the ball.
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March 5, 1992 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a car with too much horsepower, College of the Canyons' David Langley was running out of control during the first 10 minutes against visiting Cypress on Wednesday night. Langley, the Western State Conference South Division basketball player of the year, committed six turnovers in the first half of the Southern California regional second-round game of the state tournament, including three of the first four times he touched the ball.
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March 4, 1995 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Sabbara didn't know what to expect when he landed at Concordia, his fourth college and third basketball team in four years. Most of his college basketball experiences had been positive, but one that went sour made him a bit wary. You never know how you're going to get along with a new group. Turns out, Sabbara made fast friends, and Concordia has made fast work of most of its opponents. "Stuff like this you can't explain," Sabbara said. "Chemistry is a toss-up; it all depends on the guys."
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December 6, 1990 | STEVE KRESAL
Sophomore center Eric Pauley scored 26 points to help Cypress College defeat San Diego Mesa, 78-69, in the first round of the Golden West men's basketball tournament Wednesday. Cypress (5-4) led, 40-33, at the half but San Diego Mesa cut the lead to four points before Pauley's layup with 2 minutes 9 seconds to play boosted the margin to 68-62. Sam Sabbara scored 14 for Cypress, which plays Riverside at 6 p.m. in Friday in one semifinal.
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March 3, 1991
Sam Sabbara and Brian Kenney each hit free throws in the final six seconds to give Cypress a 70-68 victory over Ventura in the final round of the Southern California Regional men's basketball playoffs Saturday night. Cypress (25-10) advances to the state tournament Thursday through Saturday at UC Irvine. Cypress was the 10th seeded team in Southern California and Ventura (30-5) was No. 2. "We played intense defense," Cypress Coach Don Johnson said. "Everything is so emotional right now . . .
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February 14, 1990 | KEN HILL
Western 76, Sonora 56--Sam Sabbara and Robbie Shelton combined for 38 points for host Western. Sabbara, a senior guard, had 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Shelton, a junior forward, had 19 points and nine rebounds. Western's full-court press caused Sonora to turn the ball over 20 times and helped Western to a 42-25 halftime lead. Western led, 22-18, but outscored Sonora, 20-7, in the second quarter.
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January 3, 1992
Cypress lost its opening game in the Rotary Shootout Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., falling, 81-56, to Kankakee, Ill., the top-ranked junior college team in the nation. Kankakee (13-0) led, 37-17, at halftime. Cypress (11-5) shot only 27% from the floor. Johnelle Sloane (21 points), Mark Atkins (17) and Josh Peters (12) scored in double figures for Kankakee. Cypress' David Boyle scored 15 points, all in the second half.
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December 26, 1989 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Sabbara did not polish his athletic ability on the basketball courts of Western High School, rather he honed his skills on the soccer fields in Jordan. "(In Jordan) basketball is nonexistent and everyone plays soccer," said Sabbara, a 6-foot-1 point guard at Western. Sabbara first played organized basketball in seventh grade, five years after his family moved from Jordan to the United States. "I was a pretty good soccer player," he said, "but basketball intrigued me more."
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February 20, 1992
In Orange Empire Conference men's basketball: Cypress 98, Golden West 80--Sophomore Sam Sabbara set a Cypress single-game record with 14 assists for the visiting Chargers (19-10, 6-5). Anthony Livingston and David Boyle had 19 points each for Cypress, which is in a three-way tie for second place with Riverside and Saddleback. Bret Lundeen had 17 for Golden West (14-17, 5-6). Rancho Santiago 86, Fullerton 78--Host Rancho Santiago (21-9, 9-3) opened a 46-28 lead at the half.
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December 31, 1994
Sam Sabbara led Concordia University (10-1) with 15 points and helped seal a 95-74 victory over Concordia (Minn.) College in nonconference men's basketball Friday at Concordia University. Hitting six for six from the field and three for three from the line, Sabbara led seven teammates in double figures. Concordia University's Tim Morris scored 13 points in 18 minutes. Teammate Jeff Putnam added 12 points and three blocks and Danny Barajas also scored 12, with four steals.
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