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Youth basketball: Bulls take fourth grade title

May 17, 2000

COSTA MESA - The fourth grade Costa Mesa Bulls from the Harbor Area

Boys and Girls Club of Costa Mesa charged through the opposition en route

to the league championship.

Not bad for a team that had a regular season record of 2-8.

After upsets over the No. 4 and No. 2 seeded teams in the first two

rounds of the playoffs, the Bulls stunned the No. 1 ranked and undefeated

team in the third round and gained a bye in the fourth round.

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In the championship game, the Bulls trailed early, 19-2, before

outscoring their foes, 32-12, the rest of the way.

Bucko Theriot led the Bulls with 23 points in the title game, while

strong play was turned in by Scott Vackar and Justin Bailey.

THE BULLS - Bottom row, from left: Justin Alexson, Kurt Newmeyer, Justin

Bailey, Gabriel Santos and Dane Butera. Top row, from left: Bucko

Theriot, Scott Vackar, Brandon Whitfield, Coach Brian Theriot and

assistant Coach "Mike".

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