PREP BASKETBALL ’91-'92 ORANGE LEAGUE : Western
1990-91 RECORDS OVERALL LEAGUE 7-17 2-8
COACH RECORD AT SCHOOL Ron Flores 7-17
RETURNING STARTERS YR. HGT. P Thuy Tran Sr. 5-9 F Linda Kaneko Sr. 5-1 G Kwanzaa Gibson Jr. 5-8 C Christine Collins Jr. 5-11 F
TOP RETURNERS YR. HGT. P Bradie Scholz Jr. 5-10 G Carmen Hunt Sr. 5-8 C Charlotte Watley Jr. 5-11 F
TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Tracy Gallagher Jr. 5-9 C-F Dionne Jackson Jr. 5-6 G
Second-year coach Flores has worked his team hard to turn the program around; he hopes the effort will pay off this season with some positive results. Stricter discipline, weight training, basketball camp and more emphasis on conditioning are several of the key ingredients he hopes can finally produce the aggressive play and winning attitude needed to succeed at Western. The Pioneers return seven lettermen, including four starters from last season’s 7-17 team. Included in that group are several outstanding athletes. Tran (9.3 points per game) was the Orange League long jump champion last spring and Gibson (7.6 points) won the 100-meter dash at the league meet, so the Pioneers should have enough speed to match anyone. Collins and Watley, both 5-11, and Gallagher (5-9), up from the junior varsity, are being counted on for improved rebounding. Flores says discipline is slowly taking hold, but the Pioneers still need to learn how to win, especially in the close games. As usual, he expects the Orange League race to be a contest for second place behind Brea-Olinda, with his Pioneers in contention with Valencia and Savanna.