Toro Men Get Shot at No. 1 Team

The Cal State Dominguez Hills men’s basketball team will play undefeated Cal State Bakersfield, the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division II, in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. postseason tournament at 8 tonight in Bakersfield.

Bakersfield (26-0) won the CCAA with a 14-0 record. Dominguez Hills (16-9, 7-7) tied with Cal Poly Pomona for third place in the conference, but was seeded fourth in the four-team tournament. The winner will advance to the tournament final at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Dominguez Hills has lost twice to Bakersfield this season but managed to keep the score close in both games, losing 73-69 and 62-60.


Bakersfield has been led by forward Roheen Oats and guard Kenny Warren. Oats is averaging 14 points and 6.7 rebounds and leads the CCAA in field-goal percentage and blocked shots. Warren ranks among the conference leaders in three-point baskets, assists and steals.

Dominguez Hills has been led by seniors Vincent Washington at forward and Raymond Bennett at guard. Washington averages 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds and Bennett 13.4 points.

The Loyola Marymount baseball team will open its West Coast Conference season Sunday with a doubleheader at noon at the University of San Francisco.

On Monday, the teams are scheduled to play a 1 p.m. game.

San Francisco (3-9, 0-3 in league play) was swept by the University of San Diego in a WCC series last week.

The Lions (6-10) have been led by catcher Andy Biaggi, who tops the conference in batting with a .386 average. Second baseman Greg Carl is at .333 and outfielder Mike Peters is at .327.

Mimi McKinney, a junior forward for Peninsula High girls’ basketball team, has been selected to the Parade All-American third team.

McKinney led the Panthers (17-9) to the Bay League title and the second round of the Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs.

Alonzo Monk of Palos Verdes Estates will run in his 100th marathon when he competes in Sunday’s City of Los Angeles Marathon.

Monk, 68, has run in the previous seven L.A. Marathons.

Monk and his son, Alonzo, took first place in the father-son category at the Honolulu Marathon in December.

The United States Baseball Ambassadors will conduct tryouts for players ages 11 to 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Cal State Long Beach baseball field.

USBA youth teams will tour Europe, Australia and Asia in the summer. The international trips will be preceded by a training camp at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla.

The cost of the tryout is $10 and players must bring their own equipment. Information: Bill Fisher at (805) 522-5977.

Boys in grades 7 to 12 are eligible to join the L.A. Gear/American Roundball Corp.'s Future Stars Basketball League that starts play March 24 at South Torrance High and March 25 at Inglewood High.

Registration is at 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 17 at South Torrance and 7 p.m. Thursday and March 18 at Inglewood.

The cost is $115 cash or $130 check and includes a T-shirt, jersey, shorts and basketball shoes.

Top players from each league will also have an opportunity to play on a touring team after the season.

Information: Rich Goldberg at (818) 995-3761.

Children ages 7 to 12 can compete in the annual Hawthorne Parks and Recreation Department/Kiwanis Youth Track Meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawthorne High.

There is no charge.

There will be divisions for children ages 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

Forms are available at the department office in the Hawthorne Medical Center, 3901 El Segundo Blvd.

Information: Robert Klein at (310) 970-7230.

Registration for the Torrance Parks and Recreation Department’s co-ed youth volleyball program for boys and girls in grades two through eight is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 and 20 at the department office, 3031 Torrance Blvd.

Players in grades two through four can participate in a six-week clinic that will stress fundamentals. Players in grades five through eight will play in leagues.

The cost is $35. Information: (310) 618-2930.