Christian Heritage Advances to NCCAA Quarterfinals

Christian Heritage reached the National Christian College Athletic Assn. quarterfinals with a 75-61 victory over visiting Masters College Saturday night.

The Hawks (30-6) will be seeded No. 1 in the NCCAA tournament, which begins Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Brad Soucie led Christian Heritage with 24 points, and Rundy Foster added 19, but it was two-time All-American Mark Kraatz who broke the Hawks out of their early lethargy.

Kraatz had only nine points but had nine assists, including six during a 35-16 run late in the first half. A 6-foot-2 point guard, Kraatz did not start because of a foot injury.


San Diego State couldn’t hold on to a 13-10 lead going into the bottom of the ninth and wound up walking in the winning run in a 14-13, 10-inning loss at Nevada Las Vegas.


With SDSU leading, 13-10, UNLV (12-7) scored three runs to tie and had the bases loaded and no outs. The Aztecs (13-7) got out of the jam, but with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Rusty Filter walked Mike Strobel for the winning run.

Bill Dunkel, Brad Gennaro and Jeff Barry had home runs for the Aztecs.

A nine-run seventh carried USD to a 14-7 victory over Nevada Reno and a sweep of a West Coast Conference doubleheader. USD sent 14 men to the plate in the seventh and made a winner of Tom Cheek (6-2). Kevin Herde hit a two-run homer and finished with three hits and four RBIs.

The Toreros (9-12, 6-6) won the first game, 3-2. Cheek came on in relief of Lou Skertich (2-2) to earn his second save. Dave Purgee’s one-out double in the bottom of the sixth scored Herde with the winning run. Neveda Reno is 8-7, 1-2.

Kyle Sebach was four for five with a two-run homer and three RBIs but couldn’t get the victory for U.S. International (6-13-1), allowing the winning run in relief during a 10-9 nonconference loss to visiting UC Riverside (18-7).

UC San Diego pounded out 22 hits in the second game to beat Whittier, 21-4, for a doubleheader sweep after taking the first game, 10-1. The Tritons were led by Eric Judson, who went four for six on the day, and J.J. Fisher, who went three for four with a double, two triples and three RBIs.

UCSD is 8-7, 5-1 against other Division III teams.

Point Loma Nazarene College needed 16 innings to score against Southern California College in Costa Mesa, dropping both ends of a doubleheader, 8-0 and 5-1.

The Crusaders (8-7-1, 0-2 in the Golden State Athletic Conference) broke up Raphael Garcia’s no-hit bid in the final inning with three hits and a run in the top of the seventh.


Ricardo Herrera defeated Mark Agah, 6-3, 7-6 and then teamed with Tole Marinkovic to defeat Agah and Chip Stearns, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in doubles as San Diego State swept visiting Vanderbilt, 9-0.

No. 25 University of San Diego beat New Mexico, 7-2, to improve to 9-2. The Toreros got victories from Chris Toomey, who defeated Mt. Carmel graduate Gene Carswell, Dan Mattera, J.R. Edwards, Kevin Bradley and Thomas Simonson in singles.


Playing for the first time in 10 days, 16th-ranked USD dropped a 5-4 decision to visiting Clemson. The Toreros’ No. 1 and 2 singles players, Tonya Fuller and Aby Brayton, both won, as did Christy Drage at No. 4. But USD lost two of three doubles matches.


Vanessa Couch broke the school record in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:36.4 as the Point Loma Nazarene women defeated Westmont, 98-34. PLNC’s Shawndel Reddic won the high jump and the low hurdles. The PLNC men took 15 of 18 events to beat Westmont, 97-46. PLNC’s Dan Raatjes qualified for the NAIA nationals with a high jump of 7-feet-1.

UC San Diego ran away with the first meet at its new all-weather facility. The men beat Cal State Fullerton, 88-62, and the women beat second-place Redlands, 140-32 1/2, in a five-way meet.

Scott Sargeant was a dual winner for UCSD, winning shot put (45-8 1/2) and the hammer throw (183-9). Matt Pizza won the 400 hurdles in 55.59 seconds, and helped the 4 X 400 relay to victory in 3:21.79.

Defending national Division III champion Shannon Quigley won the discus (158-7) and shot put (43-11 1/2). Second-place Rachel Beerman set a personal best of 156-0 as UCSD swept the first five paces in the discus. Denise McFayden won the 1,500 (4:48.25) and the 800 (2:21.3).


The Police Athletic League youth basketball championships will be played in eight age brackets today beginning at 9 a.m. at the Colina del Sol Recreation Center. For specific starting times, call 583-0303.


UCSD’s Dana Chaiken had four hits, including a homer and triple, but the Tritons (6-8) lost two nonconference games to host Cal State San Bernardino, 3-1 and 2-0.


San Diego State swept three matches from LaVerne, 15-13, 15-11, 15-4. Mark Winkler led the Aztecs (13-9) with 10 kills, and Dennis Smith added nine.