UC San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene won their third- and seventh-place games in the final day of the UCSD Tournament at Triton Gym. The Tritons defeated Franklin & Marshall, 63-59, to finish third, while the Crusaders posted a 69-56 victory over Rochester for seventh.
Simpson defeated William Jewell in the championship game, 90-71. William Paterson defeated Occidental, 61-58, in the fifth-place game.
Bernadette Diepenbrock (17 points) and Kathleen Alvarez (11 points) lifted the Tritons, while Anne Krumrine’s 18 points and 11 rebounds led Franklin & Marshall. PLNC was paced by Shannon Abrams’ 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Camille Armijo added 17 points. For William Paterson, Jill Struble scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Texas San Antonio defeated San Diego State, 67-65, in the consolation championship of the Zuma Jay Lady Wave Classic at Pepperdine. The Aztecs dropped to 1-8. With 22 points, SDSU’s Julie Evans was the game’s leading scorer.
Will Cunningham pulled down eight rebounds to break Christian Heritage’s school career rebounding record in the Hawks 96-83 nonconference victory over Point Loma Nazarene at Grossmont College.
Cunningham was tied with Christian Heritage graduate assistant Dave Kirksey with 471, but now holds the record with 479. With 1:37 to play, the Hawk’s Brad Soucie hit a three-pointer that ended PLNC’s 7-2 scoring run, and Christian Heritage forced four turnovers in the next minute. Christian Heritage (8-3) has won five consecutive games.
Valhalla graduate Rich Bailey was handed his first defeat of the season by Brian Dolph of Michigan State in the 150-pound finals of the Midlands Wrestling Championships at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Bailey, seeded third and competing for Cal State Bakersfield, lost, 7-1.
La Jollan Ditta Huber, 13, won her girls’ 16s semifinal singles match in the Fiesta Bowl Junior Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. Huber, the eighth-seeded player, easily handled sixth-seeded Tracee Lee of Honolulu, 6-3, 6-4, and will play ninth-seeded Lindsey Davenport of Pacific Palisades in today’s final at 9:30 a.m. Davenport defeated San Diego Section champion Nikki Willette of Serra High School in the quarterfinals. Huber, the No. 1-ranked girls’ 18s player in the county, is San Diego’s remaining entrant in the tournament.