Record-Setting Efforts Lead Christian Heritage

Two records fell, and the Christian Heritage men’s basketball team scored 21 points in overtime to defeat Point Loma Nazarene College, 123-114, Saturday night at Granite Hills High.

In his first game for Christian Heritage, junior forward Brad Soucie, a transfer from Eastern Michigan, scored 46 points and broke the single-game school record (33) set last year by his brother, senior forward Bill. Brad Soucie, who also holds the NCAA Division I playoff record for the most 3-point goals in a game (8) had six 3-pointers against the Crusaders.

Mark Kraatz had 19 assists to break the school record he set last year.

Christian Heritage (10-2) now has the best record in NAIA District 3 after its second victory this year over Point Loma Nazarene (2-8). Christian Heritage evened its all-time mark against PLNC at 2-2.


Regulation ended at 102-102.

Will Cunningham had 20 points and Kraatz added 17 for the winning Hawks. Mark Ryan and Mark Bulgin led Point Loma Nazarene with 35 and 26 points. Bulgin had four 3-pointers.

The Hawks were 43 of 67 from the field and 28 of 37 from the foul line. Point Loma Nazarene was 44 of 82 from the field, 15 of 22 in free throws.


U.S. International University (2-10) lost its ninth in a row, 84-74, to Missouri at the Larry Lawrence Community Center in La Jolla. USIU had an 18-10 lead early but was tied at 31-31 on a 16-foot shot by Missouri’s Marcia Brooks.

Sonia Carter scored 30 points for USIU.

The University of San Diego lost, 73-59, to Murray State at the USD Sports Center. Rochelle Lightner and Paula Mascari each scored 12 points for USD (3-5). Sheila Smith scored 24 for Murray State (9-1).


UC San Diego seniors Laurie Bertanyi and Ellen Chi were named to the college division first team of the 1988 GTE Academic All-Americans.

Bertanyi and Chi were among 39 athletes named to the three academic teams in university and college divisions. To qualify, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative 3.2 grade point average.

Bertanyi, a setter from Santa Barbara, is a biochemistry major and has a 3.74 GPA. Chi, also a biochemistry major, is from Downey and maintains a 3.84 GPA.