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BASKETBALL

Blue Star Report, a national recruiting publication based in Philadelphia, has ranked the San Diego State women’s basketball recruiting class for this year 11th in the nation. It is Coach Beth Burns’ first recruiting class for the Aztecs.

Burns signed a community college All-American and four high school players to national letters-of-intent and added transfers from UCLA and Oregon to the program.

The newcomers include Kieishsha Garnes, a 6-foot-3 center from Hilbert College (Hamburg, N.Y.) and member of the 1990 Kodak All-American team; Carmelia Bloodsaw, a 5-8 guard from J.O. Johnson High in Huntsville, Ala., a Converse All-American who had a 35-point average her senior year; Elisha Johns, a 6-0 forward who led Winslow High to two consecutive Arizona AAA state championships; Tameka McGlawn, a 5-11 forward from Wakefield High in Arlington, Va., who was included in Street & Smith’s best players in the Southeast, and Tammy Blackburn, a 5-8 guard who led Brea-Olinda to the state Division III championship in 1989 and a 55-game winning streak before a loss in this year’s state final. The transfers are Tori Baker, a 5-9 junior guard from Oregon, and Michelle Miles, a 5-7 junior guard from UCLA.

SURFING

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A pair of surfers from Huntington Beach--Mark Austin and Nea Post--won the men’s and women’s open divisions in the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. national championships Thursday at the Oceanside Pier.

Austin, a two-time California high school champion from Huntington Beach High, defeated Garvin Thorson of St. Augustine, Fla., Rob Machado of Cardiff and Doug Sommerville of Solana Beach. Machado had already claimed the national points title for the 1989-90 season.

Cardiff’s Ron Phillipy won the AAU master’s division, Carlsbad’s Banning Capps the AAU juniors and Carlsbad’s John Salas the AAU longboard.


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