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Presenting the 1986 Basketball All-Stars : San Gabriel Valley Team Has All-American Flavor

Times Staff Writer

A pair of prep All-Americans share the spotlight on the 1986 Los Angeles Times All-San Gabriel Valley boys and girls high school basketball teams.

The boys team features 6-10 senior center Scott Williams from Wilson High of Hacienda Heights and the girls squad is headed by 6-3 senior center Pauline Jordan from Muir of Pasadena, both consensus high school All-Americans.

Both are repeaters from last year’s teams. This is the third year in a row that Jordan has received the honor, and she is the first girl to accomplish that feat.

Three other repeaters, all on the girls team, are Kristy Greenberg of Walnut, Judy Mosley of La Puente and Geannine Jordan of Muir--Pauline’s twin.

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Other members of the girls team are Kelly Collins of Marshall Fundamental, Stephanie Coons of Wilson, Monrovia’s Lisa Crosskey, Rachonne Jones of Pasadena, Rachel Norris of San Gabriel and Arroyo’s Missy Phillips.

Besides Williams, the boys team has Stacey Augmon of Muir, Ken Boldt of South Pasadena, Pomona’s Derwin Collins, Kevin Cutler of Ganesha, Teddy Jones of Blair, Eric McArthur of South Pasadena, Kevin Partington of Damien, Claremont’s Travis Watkins and Charles White of Monrovia.

Selection was based primarily on voting by coaches and Times sports reporters. The Times also conferred with high school and college coaches and with prep basketball rating services.

All-stars from 10 circulation areas will be honored at the Times High School Basketball Brunch and Awards Presentation at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Disneyland Hotel, 1150 W. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim. The program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Times Fund.

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The other all-star teams are from The Times’ South Bay, San Fernando Valley, Glendale, Southeast, Westside, Central City, South Coast, Orange County and San Diego circulation areas.

A player of the year and a coach of the year for each area will be named. Each player will receive a trophy and a certificate. Pepperdine University Coach Jim Harrick, who guided his team to the West Coast Athletic Conference title and a berth in the NCAA playoffs, will speak.

The Boys Team:

Augmon, a 6-8 forward, did not receive as much acclaim as Williams but has caught the eye of college recruiters. One of the most dominant inside players in the valley, he averaged 21.5 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked shots a game to lead Muir to its first CIF 4-A Division championship.

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Augmon, a pre-season selection on the Sporting News All-American squad, played with many of the top preps in the nation in the annual Dapper Dan Roundball Classic last Sunday in Pittsburgh. He has narrowed an impressive list of colleges recruiting him to Kansas, Nevada-Las Vegas, Texas-El Paso and Washington.

Boldt, a 6-7 forward, was one of the premier offensive players in the valley. An All-CIF 2-A selection for the last two years, Boldt had the statistics to match that billing.

He averaged 24.3 points and 9 rebounds this year to help South Pasadena reach the 2-A quarterfinals, where the Tigers lost to eventual 2-A champion Murphy.

Collins of Pomona is the only junior on the team, but he is not a typical junior. One of the better all-around players in the valley, he averaged 19.2 points, 11.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.5 steals playing mostly at guard.

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At 6-5 and 205 pounds, Collins also has the size to post up on opponents under the basket. He has attracted interest from UCLA, USC, Purdue, Washington, UC Berkeley and Washington State.

Cutler, a 6-7 center, is another in a steady stream of outstanding players from the Pomona area. One of the most dominating players in the valley, Cutler was perhaps the biggest factor in Ganesha’s finishing 28-2 overall and reaching the 3-A finals.

Bound for Cal State Fullerton, Cutler averaged 18.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 4 blocked shots to lead the Giants in those departments.

Jones is another strong inside player. The 6-6 center played the biggest role in Blair’s reaching the 2-A quarterfinals. A three-time All-Rio Hondo League selection, he averaged 19 points and 13.5 rebounds.

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Jones, a 2-A All-CIF selection this season, has been recruited by New Mexico State, UC Davis and Azusa Pacific.

McArthur, 6-6, 185 pounds and possibly the best of an unusually good grop of big men in the Rio Hondo League, combined with Boldt to form one of the top one-two scoring punches in the valley.

McArthur, league co-player of the year, averaged 21.2 points, 18.3 rebounds, 6 assists and 5.1 blocked shots to establish himself as one of the most active front-line players in the valley. The leading rebounder in the valley, the South Pasadena star is being recruited by Loyola-Marymount and UC Santa Barbara.

Partington, a 6-2, 185-pound forward for Damien, is a pure shooter who made 53% of his field-goal attempts and 77% of his free throws to finish with a 22-point scoring average.

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The leading scorer in Damien history, he also averaged 7 rebounds and 4 assists. He is being recruited by UC Riverside and UC San Diego.

Watkins of Claremont is another pure shooter who averaged 21.6 points, mostly on long-range jumpers. The 6-1 Watkins also averaged 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

Considered one of the best all-around athletes in the valley, Watkins also made the all-valley football team last season. An excellent wide receiver, he will attend Iowa on a football scholarship, but he was also recruited by several Division I schools for basketball.

White, a 6-6, 188-pound forward, is another outstanding front-line player from the Rio Hondo League and was co-player of the year with McArthur.

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One of the top Monrovia players in recent years, White finished in the top 10 in scoring in the valley with 21.5 a game and was second to McArthur in rebounding with a 15.8 average.

Williams, the most recruited player in the valley, was wooed by many of the top teams in the nation before signing with North Carolina last November.

Williams, who led Wilson to its first state title as the Wildcats rolled to a 72-46 triumph over Aptos, was described as “dominating” and “awesome” by several coaches on The Times’ all-star ballots. One opposing coach called him the best player he has ever seen.

Williams was named the state player of the year by Gatorade and an All-American by Parade magazine and McDonald’s. He averaged 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. a game

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Honorable mention:

Tim Wells of Nogales, Jeff Lucas of Los Altos, Mario Diaz of Bosco Tech, Keppel’s Dave Kuresa, Mike McDonald of Rosemead, Jim Farris of Charter Oak, Pomona’s Tyrone Greer, Duron Dorton of Edgewood, Jesse San Roman of El Monte, Tim La Kose of Northview, Claremont’s Dan McGwire, Jim Skinner of San Dimas, David Whitmore of Marshall Fundamental, Scott Mena of Alhambra and Wayne Womak of Muir.

The Girls Team:

Collins, a 5-9 junior forward from Marshall Fundamental, is one of the best offensive players on the all-star squad. She was No. 2 in the valley in scoring. Collins took over where Cherie Nelson (now a star freshman at USC) left off.

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Collins was easily the top player in the Alpha League, averaging 28.6 points, 13 rebounds, 9.7 steals and 3.2 assists to earn the league most valuable player honor. She scored the most points in a game this season by a valley player, 59 against Webb.

Coons, Wilson’s 5-10 junior center, was named the Sierra League’s most valuable player. She averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats to the league title.

Coons has attracted Division I schools Washington State, UC Irvine and the University of San Diego and Division II powerhouse Cal Poly Pomona.

Crosskey is the shortest member of the all-star squad at 5-4, but she more than makes up for that with quickness.

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Crosskey, who led Monrovia to the Rio Hondo League title and was selected the league player of the year, averaged 19.1 points, 4.7 assists, 4.6 steals and 4.2 rebounds.

Greenberg, Walnut’s 5-9 senior forward, is a two-time selection to the All-San Gabriel Valley team and a three-time All-Sierra League choice. She averaged 18.8 points and 8.3 rebounds.

A big factor as Walnut reached the 3-A semifinals, she was also acclaimed as a team player and defender. Greenberg said she will probably play for Chapman College in Orange.

Jones of Pasadena, a 5-6 junior guard, is one of the top offensive players in the valley, averaging 20.6 points.

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An All-CIF performer who averaged 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists, she has taken a back seat at Pasadena to the Jordan sisters but has caught the eyes of Washington and Oregon State.

Geannine Jordan, a 6-2 senior forward, has not received as much recognition as twin Pauline but contributed greatly to Muir’s phenomenal success. With the twins in the lineup, the Mustangs went 102-6 during the last four seasons.

Geannine, an All-CIF 4-A performer, averaged 15.7 points and 12.4 rebounds to help the Mustangs reach the division finals. Muir, ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today for most of the season, lost to Lynwood (54-52 in double overtime) in the title game.

Pauline Jordan, a 6-3 senior center who was selected the Times San Gabriel Valley player of the year as a junior, has established herself as one of the top players ever in the valley. A three-time All-CIF performer, she averaged 24 points and 13.5 rebounds to lead the Mustangs in both departments. With figures like those, it was no surprise that she was named to the Parade All-American squad.

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The Jordan sisters are being recruited by many of the top college teams. Nationally ranked Cal State Long Beach, Division I runner-up USC and Nevada-Las Vegas are considered the front-runners in the recruiting battle for the Jordans, who are expected to attend the same college.

Mosley of La Puente, a 6-1 senior center, had figures even better than Pauline Jordan. Another dominant inside player, she was the leading scorer in the valley with a 29.4 average and among the rebounding leaders at 15.5. She also averaged 5 assists and 4 blocked shots.

Not only is this her second straight year on the All-San Gabriel Valley team, but Mosley also was named Valle Vista League most valuable player the last two seasons.

Rrecruited by many Division I schools, she has made a verbal commitment to Hawaii.

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Norris is without doubt the most imposing player in the valley. The 6-4 1/2, 180-pound sophomore center is the latest--and possibly the best--in a long line of excellent post players from San Gabriel High.

Norris, who started as a freshman, was an honorable mention All-American selection by Street & Smith magazine and had been selected freshman of the year in the nation by Women’s Basketball News Service of New York.

Only the second sophomore ever to make the All-San Gabriel Valley team (the other was Pauline Jordan), Norris averaged 23.6 points and 11.2 rebounds to earn the Foothill League most valuable player award. Although she cannot be recruited yet by NCAA schools, she said she has received letters from most of the top teams in the East.

Phillips, a 5-10 junior center from Arroyo, was one of the scoring leaders in the valley. The top player in the Mission Valley League, she averaged 23.6 points and 13.3 rebounds to lead the Knights to the league title.

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Honorable mention: Tasha Bradley of Muir, Kathy Deeney of Temple City, Eular Carlyle of Monrovia, San Marino’s Caryn Cranston, Charleen James of San Dimas, Julie Smith and Gina Karpinski of Charter Oak, Heather Johnson of Bassett, Nogales’ Vivian Perez and Julie Garcia of Rowland.

GIRLS ALL-STAR PREP TEAM

NAME, SCHOOL YEAR HT. WT. AVG. KELLY COLLINS, Marshall Fundamental Junior 5-9 150 28.6 STEPHANIE COONS, Wilson Junior 5-10 130 22.0 LISA CROSSKEY, Monrovia Jonior 5-4 108 19.1 KRISTY GREENBERG, Walnut Senior 5-9 145 18.8 RACHONNE JONES, Pasadena Junior 5-6 120 20.6 GEANNINE JORDAN, Muir Senior 6-2 165 15.7 PAULINE JORDAN, Muir Senior 6-3 175 22.5 JUDY MOSLEY, La Puente Senior 6-1 150 29.4 RACHEL NORRIS, San Gabriel Sophomore 6-4 180 23.6 MISSY PHILLIPS, Arroyo Junior 5-10 140 23.6

BOYS ALL-STAR PREP TEAM

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NAME, SCHOOL YEAR HT. WT. AVG. STACEY AUGMON, Muir Senior 6-8 192 21.5 KEN BOLDT, South Pasadena Senior 6-7 175 24.3 DERWIN COLLINS, Pomona Junior 6-5 205 19.2 KEVIN CUTLER, Ganesha Senior 6-7 190 19.8 TEDDY JONES, Blair Senior 6-6 185 19.0 ERIC McARTHUR, South Pasadena Senior 6-6 185 21.2 KEVIN PARTINGTON, Damien Senior 6-2 185 22.0 TRAVIS WATKINS, Claremont Senior 6-1 170 21.6 CHARLES WHITE, Monrovia Senior 6-6 188 21.5 SCOTT WILLIAMS, Wilson Senior 6-10 215 20.0


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