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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP : Rush Leads Valley to Title, 71-65

Tisa Rush scored 28 points, handed out six assists and had six steals as the Valley College women’s basketball team stormed to the Riverside tournament championship with a 71-65 victory over Riverside City College on Wednesday night.

Rush was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Claudia Rocha added 15 points for Valley (13-1) and was selected to the all-tournament team. Roz Linton grabbed 15 rebounds for the winners.

In other women’s games:

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Pasadena 66, Ventura 54--Nicole Ellis scored 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Ventura (8-5) in a third-place game of the Riverside tournament.

Vanessa Hackett scored a team-high 15 points for Ventura and teammate Lonnette Hall had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Cal State Northridge 69, Loyola Marymount 57--Joan Weinerth scored a game-high 19 points and 11 Matadors scored as Northridge romped to a nonconference win at Loyola Marymount.

Weinerth was the only Matador in double figures as Northridge (4-7) shot only 35% from the field. Loyola Marymount was no better, however, making 33.3% of its shots.

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Kristen Bruich led Loyola (4-4) with 14 points. Bridgette Ealy grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for Northridge.

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Occidental 73, Elmhurst (Ill.) 72--Freshman point guard Hung Duong made a free throw with 13 seconds left for the Tigers’ winning point at Occidental.

Junior forward Sandy Brown, a transfer from Cal State Northridge, came off the bench to lead the Tigers with 20 points. He hit 10 of 16 free throws.

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Senior guard Ryan Cartnal added 10 points and six rebounds for Occidental.


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