Senior guard Steve deLaveaga scored a game-high 26 points but missed a 3-point shot attempt as time ran out in Cal Lutheran’s 71-70 defeat Friday to Claremont-Mudd in the first round of the Triton Tip-Off Tournament at UC San Diego.
With Cal Lutheran (2-2) trailing by a point, deLaveaga was fouled in the final 7 seconds on an apparent 3-point shot. But the officials ruled that he was passing the ball when he was fouled.
Instead of getting the opportunity to tie or win the game at the free-throw line, Cal Lutheran was forced to inbound the ball. DeLaveaga received the inbound pass but missed with the final shot of the game.
Moorpark 66, Saddleback 62--Sophomore forward Steve Murphy scored 16 points and had 7 rebounds and Roger Thomas added 15 points to lead Moorpark in the first round of the PONY Tournament at Saddleback College.
The Raiders (4-0) play Pasadena City College in tonight’s championship game.
The Raiders shot 50% from the field and made 20 of 24 free throws.
Moorpark 61, Cypress 50--Forward Cindy Wiley scored 22 points and Kristie Sterbens added 12 points and 6 rebounds to lead Moorpark in the first round of the Palm Desert tournament at the College of the Desert.