HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL '94-95 : Mission League

Alemany

1994 OVERALL LEAGUE PLACE 3-20 0-14 8th

COACH YR. RECORD AT SCHOOL Robert Webb 2nd

TOP RETURNEES POS HT YR Adrian Pantoja F 6-2 Jr. Tim Nelson G 6-1 Jr.

TOP NEWCOMERS POS HT YR Mario Thompson G 5-8 Jr. Kris Kuhn G 6-0 Jr. Jesus Castillon F 6-3 So. Gary Nieto G 6-0 So. Delmont Neal G 6-1 So. Byron Patin F 6-2 Jr.

OUTLOOK

No seniors, no player taller than 6-3 and only three victories a year ago. Could be another long season. But Webb is confident his teachings are taking hold and insists the team will show improvement. "It's a tough league to be short in," Webb said. "But we'll surprise a few people with our quickness." Alemany lost 16 games in a row last season. Pantoja, who started part-time last season, averaged six points a game.

Chaminade

1994 OVERALL LEAGUE PLACE 8-15 4-10 7th

COACH YR. RECORD AT SCHOOL Jeff Young 1st

TOP RETURNEES POS HT YR Mike Yang G 5-10 Sr. Carmine Rossi F 6-2 Sr. Torey Ellis G 6-0 Jr. Andy Liu F 6-2 Jr. Tony Castleberry G 6-0 Sr. Lamin Seisay F 6-1 Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS POS HT YR Matt Jewett G 6-0 Jr. Arash Safaei F 6-4 Jr. Mark Delfin G 5-8 Sr.

OUTLOOK

Young makes his varsity head-coaching debut after a two-year stint as an assistant at Cal Lutheran, where he played two seasons. He picked a difficult league to enter. "There won't be an easy game on the schedule," he said. Experience is limited. Yang is a returning starter who averaged 13 points a game. Ellis averaged 4.1 points.

Crespi

1994 OVERALL LEAGUE PLACE 9-15 5-9 6th

COACH YR. RECORD AT SCHOOL Pat Yerina 2nd

TOP RETURNEES POS HT YR Gianandrea Marcaccini F 6-4 Sr. Mike Jacques G 6-1 Sr. Marc Lubaszka G 6-0 Sr. Eric Hammerschmitt F 6-2 Sr. Bryan Spaulding F 6-2 Sr. Rob Poyer G 6-0 Sr. Pete Soule G 6-1 Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS POS HT YR Conor O'Neal G 5-10 Jr. Bryan Auchterlonie F 6-3 Jr. Brian Casella G 5-8 Jr. Pat Malone F 6-1 So. Ron Quarterman F 6-2 So.

OUTLOOK

Marcaccini, who averaged 17 points a game last season, is among the area's top forwards and the Celts have a talented enough supporting cast to contend for league supremacy. Yerina, who became coach at midseason last January following the death of Coach Paul Muff, scheduled 30 summer-league games. Crespi lost the first six but won 11 of the last 13. "A lot of things are looking positive," Yerina said.

Harvard-Westlake

1994 OVERALL LEAGUE PLACE 24-3 12-2 2nd

COACH YR. RECORD AT SCHOOL Greg Hilliard 10th

TOP RETURNEES POS HT YR Jarron Collins F 6-9 So. Jason Collins C 6-10 So. Ben Robbins G 6-1 Sr. Ari Isaacson G 6-5 Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS POS HT YR Jason Levin F 6-5 Sr. Abed Abusaleh G 6-2 Jr. Merlin DeMartinis F 6-2 Jr. Kadar Lewis G 5-10 Sr.

OUTLOOK

The Wolverines, who advanced to the Division III-A semifinals last season, are ranked second in the state in Division III by Cal-Hi Sports and are a consensus pick to win the league championship. The Collins twins have each grown an inch and gotten stronger. Jason is among the area's best big men. Seems almost unfair that league opponents will have to deal with them for another three seasons. Robbins is another returning starter and Isaacson saw considerable action off the bench.

Notre Dame

1994 OVERALL LEAGUE PLACE 12-14 7-7 4th

COACH YR. RECORD AT SCHOOL Chris Perez 1st

TOP RETURNEES POS HT YR Tom Zapata G 6-3 Sr. John Garcia G 5-11 Sr. Oscar Soltero F 6-3 Sr. David Sobel F 6-5 Sr. Gabe Paez F 6-3 Sr. Collin Plume F 6-2 Sr. Greg Morgan F 6-3 Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS POS HT YR Tyler Murphy G 6-3 Sr. Ryan Bowne G 6-1 Jr. Tim Anderson F 6-6 Jr. Jared Coller G 5-10 Sr. Bret Williams G 5-10 Jr. Troy Garner F 6-3 Jr.

OUTLOOK

Zapata, who averaged 18.2 points last season, is headed to Nevada Reno, but the team's destination is uncertain. The Knights lost a Divsion III-A wild-card game against Moorpark last season. There's not much size, and Notre Dame could be in deep against teams like Harvard-Westlake. But the players can play defense and shoot from the outside, Perez said.

St. Francis

1994 OVERALL LEAGUE PLACE 19-7 10-2-1 2nd

COACH YR. RECORD AT SCHOOL John Jordan 8th

TOP RETURNEES POS HT YR Mihail Papadopulos G 5-9 Sr. Raul Lepe G 5-11 Sr. Ted Steben F 6-3 Sr.

TOP NEWCOMERS POS HT YR Ray Khatchourian G 6-0 Sr. John Carnevali G 6-1 Jr. Mike Silva G 5-11 Jr.

OUTLOOK

St. Francis moves from the Del Rey League to the Mission League this season with little experience or size. Papadopulos is the only returning starter. He averaged nine points and six assists last season. Lepe averaged four points. Long-distance shooting is a strength. Khatchourian, who averaged 14 points to lead the junior varsity, is the best of several long-range specialists.

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