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:


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.


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


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.


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