COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Moorpark Wins Title in Wrestling

Neal Mason of Moorpark College, voted the meet’s outstanding wrestler, led the Raiders to the championship of the South-Central regional Saturday at Moorpark.

Moorpark outpointed Cerritos, 107 3/4-78.

Mason, the winner in the 158-pound class, was one of six Raider individual champions.

All 10 of Moorpark’s wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, to be held this weekend at West Valley College in San Jose.


Other winners for the defending state champion Raiders included Valo Barajas (118 pounds), Walter Muirhead (167), Todd Hoult (177), Phil Guerrero (190) and Adam Flores (heavyweight).

Four Moorpark wrestlers placed second in their weight categories: Brad Miya (126), Luis De La Selva (134), Chris Cameron (142) and Robert Favre (150).


Cal Lutheran 67, UC Santa Cruz 48--Jeff deLaveaga scored 31 points and Simon O’Donnell, the tournament’s most valuable player, had 15 to lead the Kingsmen in the championship game of the UC Santa Cruz tournament.



Idaho 97, Cal State Northridge 46--The Vandals dominated from the start and coasted in the third-place game of the Freedom Bowl Classic at UC Irvine.

Center Kelly Moeller connected on 14 of 18 shots to pace Idaho (5-2) with 31 points. The Matadors (0-7) were led by center Sandi Olson with 10 points.

Point Loma 106, Cal Lutheran 46--Six players scored in double figures for the Crusaders (4-1) as host Point Loma routed the winless Regals (0-4) in a nonconference game.


Chaffey 81, Ventura 74 (OT)--Four Ventura players fouled out and the Pirates were outscored, 15-8, in overtime, in the championship game of the Cypress tournament.

Ventura’s Cori Herman sank a three-point basket at the buzzer in regulation to send the game into overtime. Herman, who fouled out early in the overtime period, finished with a team-high 19 points.

Golden West 93, Valley 87--Stacie Toon set a College of the Sequoias tournament record with 13 free throws made, but it wasn’t enough to save the Monarchs from falling in a semifinal game.