UC San Diego entered the Thursday’s first round of the Lee Fulmer Tournament at the University of Redlands with a 4-0 record. The Tritons won, 87-69.
And they still carry a 4-0 record into a semifinal at 6 tonight against Menlo.
What’s going on here?
The Tritons’ victory came against Norton Air Force Base, a tournament fill-in for Pacific Christian, which withdrew at the last minute. The game, considered an exhibition in the school record books, counted only on the tournament bracket.
The victory, keyed by 17 points from guard Tim Rapp and 14 from forward Gordon McNeill, put UCSD into a game against its NCAA Division III rival Menlo (4-0), against whom the Tritons already play a home-and-home series. Menlo advanced with a 72-69 victory over Cal Baptist. It is the second consecutive season UCSD and Menlo have met in the Redlands’ tournament.
Rusty Fallen had 25 points and Donnie Buettner finished with 19 to lead Point Loma Nazarene to a 87-74 victory over Christian Heritage. PLNC improved to 3-1; Christian Heritage, which got 17 points from Vernaldo Butler, dropped to 2-5.
Top-seeded Carol Baily of Steamboat Springs, Colo. advanced through the third round of the National Hardcourt Championships Women’s 40 singles division by defeating Dee Williams-Horne of Pasadena, 6-2, 6-4, at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.
No. 6 Hilary Marold of Glen Ellyn, Ill. was the only seeded player to lose. She fell to Suella Bowden of La Jolla, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. In women’s doubles, the top-seeded team of Rosie Casals (Sausalito) and Raquel Giscafre (La Jolla) defeated Pat Brown (La Jolla) and Kitty Dugan (San Diego), 6-0, 6-0, in a second-round match.
Casals and Gordon Smith of Mill Valley also won a quarterfinal match against Maricaye Daniels (Encinitas) and Bill Bond (La Jolla) in the senior mixed doubles division. Casals and Smith are seeded third.
Sixth-seeded Hunter Gallaway of UC San Diego upset top-seeded Joe McDonough of San Diego State, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, to advance to today’s semifinals of the San Diego All-College Tournament at USD. No. 7 Thomas Simonsen of USD also upended No. 3 Chris Numbers of SDSU, 6-3, 6-2. Other seeded players to advance were No. 2 Kerry Safdie and No. 5 Michael Sass of SDSU.
Former SDSU standout Craig Ellis was named to the Canadian Football League’s 1990 All-Star team announced Thursday.
A slotback with the Edmonton Eskimos, Ellis made a league-leading 106 receptions and 17 touchdowns. Ellis earlier had been named as the Most Valuable Player for the CFL’s Western Division.
SDSU Coach Jim Dietz was named NCAA Division I Region 7 Coach of the Year by Diamond Baseball. Dietz led the Aztecs to a 49-22 finish in 1990, including Western Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships.
Jess Stayrook of San Diego maintained his big lead through six rounds of the Professional Bowlers Association $150,000 Budweiser Touring Players Championship at Taylor, Mich.