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Bradley of CdM leaving UC Irvine

Marcus Bradley, the 2010-11 Newport-Mesa Dream Team Player of the Year as a senior at Corona del Mar High, will leave the UC Irvine men’s basketball program after one year, Anteaters Coach Russell Turner said Thursday.

Bradley, a 6-foot-5 forward, played in 23 games for UCI, totaling 90 minutes. He scored 15 points and collected 22 rebounds.

He averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game as a Sea Kings senior.

Bradley is expected to pursue opportunities elsewhere.


— Barry Faulkner


UCI’s Warde lauded

UC Irvine sophomore attacker Danielle Warde was named Big West Conference Player of the Week in women’s water polo on Thursday.


Warde took control on offense and defense in weekend wins over UC Davis and Pacific to clinch at least a share of the conference regular-season crown.

She had five goals in seven shots in the two matches and added one assist against UC Davis, a 10-4 victory on Saturday.

Warde was a much larger presence on the defensive end. In addition to one field block, she made four steals against the Aggies and five more against the Tigers (a 14-2 win on Sunday). She leads the team with 60 steals, 11 more than any one player had in 2011. Warde also filled in and won all eight sprints for the No. 6-ranked Anteaters (21-5, 4-0 in conference).

UCI plays host to No. 2-ranked UCLA on Saturday at 1 p.m.

— From staff reports