After a strong performance in a one-point loss to powerful Grand Canyon College last Friday, The Master's basketball Coach Mel Hankinson figured his team was a lock for a spot in the NAIA District 3 playoffs. Sunday, Hankinson returned from a recruiting trip to Kansas to find the lock had broken and his team's season was over.
Tournament entries for the seven-team field were chosen partly on the basis of two complicated scoring systems--the Dunkle and Semper systems--combined with a vote of 13 coaches. Master's (15-14, 5-9 in District 3 play) finished eighth in the final tabulation.
Valley 8-8, Ventura 5-7: E. J. Pape hit a pair of home runs to cap Valley's sweep in the title round of the San Bernardino tournament.
Central Arizona 2-4, Moorpark 0-0: Moorpark College was shut out twice by the defending national junior college champion in the title round of the Fullerton tournament.