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SPORTSCOPE : Peninsula Girls Are Defeated in San Diego Tournament

Zakiya Pressley scored 16 points Thursday night to lead the Lakeside High of Washington girls’ basketball team to a 68-61 victory over Peninsula in the championship game of the Surf ‘N Slam tournament in San Diego.

The Panthers (8-2) trailed 23-11, but rallied to take two leads in the fourth quarter.

Mimi McKinney lead Peninsula with 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists.

The Panthers resume play at 7:30 p.m. Monday against Niddrie High of Australia at Peninsula. Niddrie is coached by Sandra Tomlinson, who played in two World Championship tournaments with the Australian women’s national team.

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Niddrie will play St. Bernard later in the week.

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Black Issues in Higher Education magazine has named 13 Loyola Marymount athletes sports-scholars for the 1992-93 school year.

Nominations came from 301 Division I schools and 57 historically black colleges not competing at the Division I level. The nominees were African American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American student-athletes with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

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The Loyola athletes who made the magazine’s first team are: senior Cory Puentes (water polo), senior Hai-Van Sponholtz (swimming), junior Patricia McBride (softball) and sophomores Alvaro Estrada and Miguel Oportot (water polo).

Senior Sheri Brown (basketball), senior Angela Young (tennis), sophomore Marisa Mora (volleyball), junior Jose Quinonez, sophomore Jose Pedroza and senior Elsa Sanchez (cross-country) and sophomores Gina Castaneda and Rashmi Vittal (softball) were named honorable mention.

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The 16th annual Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10-K run and 5-K walk will be staged Jan. 30.

The race starts at Hermosa Avenue and 8th Street in Hermosa Beach and ends at Harbor Drive and Beryl Street in Redondo Beach.

The winner of the 10-K men’s and women’s divisions earn $1,500 and the winners of the 5-K get $1,000. There is also a wheelchair, baby buggy and costume division. The race starts at 7 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. After Jan. 14, the race entry is $16.

Two South Bay high school athletes have been invited to compete in the girls’ 500-yard race at the 35th Sunkist Invitational indoor track meet on Feb. 19 at the L.A. Sports Arena.

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St. Bernard’s Malika Edmonson is the early favorite in the event and Morningside High’s Jeronda White, who finished second in the state, is also a strong contender.

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The South Bay Sport and Social Club is accepting applications for its co-ed volleyball, football and softball leagues. The organization brings together young professionals on an informal basis through sports participation and special events. The league begins Jan. 16 and ends March 20.

Information: (310) 374-7272.

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The city of Torrance Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to coach youth basketball. The program is for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Information: (310) 618-2930.

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Florida Marlin pitcher Charlie Hough and former Angel manager Gene Mauch will be among the sports celebrities participating in the American Red Cross South Bay District’s Celebrity Golf Classic at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24 at Cypress Golf Club in Los Alamitos.

The cost is $200 a player, including refreshments, lunch and dinner.

Former major league pitcher Ken Brett, an Angel broadcaster, is honorary chairman. Proceeds will go toward Red Cross programs and services in the South Bay.

Information: (310) 831-0751.

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Registration is under way for the Hawthorne Parks and Recreation youth basketball league. Open play for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders begins in January at parks throughout the city.

Participants can register at the Hawthorne Parks and Recreation Department office and the Hawthorne Memorial Center, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on weekdays. The fee is $5 a player and includes a team jersey.

Information: (310) 970-7230.


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