SDSU Women Reach Final of Tournament
The San Diego State women’s basketball team routed Baylor, 85-40, Friday at Peterson Gym in the first round of the SDSU tournament.
The Aztecs (4-0) were led by center Chana Perry, who scored a game-high 29 points on 14-of-18 shooting. Perry also had 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Aztec guard Julie Evans scored 18 points.
Tonight at 8 in the championship game, SDSU will play Tennessee Tech (2-0), which defeated Monmouth College, 71-36.
Baylor (0-1) and Monmouth (0-3) will play in the consolation game at 6 p.m.
The UC San Diego women defeated Oregon Tech, 65-51, to advance to tonight’s championship game of the Cal State Stanislaus tournament. Tracy Ragatz led the Tritons with 18, and Bernadette Diepenbrock had 14.
Shannon Anderson scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Point Loma Nazarene (4-1) to a 75-67 victory at Occidental (1-4).
Barbara Mueller (Rancho Mirage), Diane Matzner (Austin, Tex.), Judy Louie (Corona Del Mar) and Sally Huss (Bonsall) all won in straight sets and advanced to the semifinals in the women’s 40 singles division of the National Hardcourt Tennis Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
In doubles, Kathy Willete of San Diego and Kathie Anderson of Rancho Santa Fe also won in straight sets to advance to the semifinals. Muellero also won in doubles and joined Thomas Somers of La Jolla to reach the semifinals in mixed doubles.
University of San Diego players won three of the four quarterfinal singles matches and six of eight doubles matches in the San Diego All College Tournament at USD’s west courts. San Diego State players won the other three singles matches.
Top-seeded Jose Luis Noriega defeated teammate Dan Mattera, 6-4, 6-2, and second-seeded David Stewart beat J.R. Edwards of USD, 7-5, 6-4. No. 3 Mark Farren (USD) and No. 4 Joe McDonough (SDSU) also advanced to today’s semifinals, which start at 9 a.m.
In the doubles, all four seeded teams won their matches, including top-seeded Noriega and Stewart.
UC San Diego shot 51% and Point Loma Nazarene College 34% in the first half as the Tritons opened a 20-point lead and coasted to a 114-85 victory at UCSD.
UCSD guard Tim Rapp led all scorers with 28 points. Greg Kund added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Rick Batt had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Mark Ryan led PLNC with 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Ball State (3-0) used second half scoring streaks of 12 and 7 points to defeat the U.S. International, 85-66, in the first round of the four-team Ball State tournament in Muncie, Ind.
USIU, which led only once and trailed by as many as 19 in the first half, scored nine points in a row in the second half and pulled within 54-51 on Steve Smith’s 3-pointer with 11:10 left in the game.
Ball State scored 12 in a row, then USIU rallied again to make it 71-62. A 7-point streak by Ball State put the Gulls away.
Demetrius Laffitte led USIU (2-2) with 18 points and 13 rebounds. USIU plays tonight against Tennessee State, which lost to Florida A&M; in the second game.
San Diego State University (25-11) split with San Jose State (21-13) in Big West play this season, and tonight’s rubber match at 7:30 at San Jose State is the first round of the NCAA National Playoffs.
The 13th-ranked Aztecs are seeded fourth in their bracket, which includes eight teams from the Big West Conference. No. 18 San Jose State is fifth.