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Vanguard ekes out victory

November 06, 2004

The Vanguard University men's basketball team begins its season 2-0

after knocking off No. 12-ranked Lubbock Christian University, 68-67,

Friday night in the round-robin Golden State Athletic Conference

Classic at Vanguard.

Vanguard took the lead and never trailed in the opening 20

minutes, and the Lions went into halftime up, 39-27. Eight Lions

combined to shoot 55.2 percent from the field (16-29) and Vanguard

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outrebounded the Chaparrals, 25-11.

The Chaparrals made a slow but steady comeback and came to within

one point with 58 seconds remaining, but Vanguard held on in the

final seconds as the clock ran out.

Brian Kim led the Lions with 18 points, while Tim Burnette, Kevin

Dalafu and Antquon James had 12 each.

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Golden State Athletic Conference Classic

Vanguard 68, Lubbock Christian 67

Lubbock Christian -- Jar. Fears 8, Horner 11, Muzurovic 12, Jones 12, Hughes 3, Jam. Fears 11, Patterson 4, Nunley 2, Sheets 4. 3-pt. goals -- Muzurovic 1, Hughes 2, Jam. Fears 3. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None. Vanguard -- Burnette 12, Dalafu

12, Rosborough 6, Kim 18, Duplessie 2, Strocsher 4, James 12, Henry 2. 3-pt. Goals -- Dalafu 2, Rosborough 1, Kim 1, James 2. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None. Halftime -- Vanguard, 39-27.

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UCI's Morton advances

* TENNIS: UC Irvine senior Brian Morton reached the semifinals in

singles and the quarterfinals in doubles with three victories Friday

in the 48th Southern California Intercollegiates at the Los Angeles

Tennis Club.

The unseeded Morton, a former Corona del Mar High standout, downed

USC's Brian Wright, 6-0, 6-3, in the round of 16 before ousting

Mathieu Dehuane of UCLA, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3, in the quarterfinals.

Morton faces top-seeded Luben Pampoulov of UCLA in the semifinals

at 11 a.m.

Morton and partner Ryusuke Kashiwabara defeated UC Santa Barbara's

Hagen Brodie and Anders Dalskov, 8-5, in the round of 32. The duo

will face Billy Mertz and Luigi Dagord from the University of Alabama

in the round of 16 at 1 p.m. today.

Ex-Tar Mackey triples

* SWIMMING: UC Irvine swimmers Tom Randall and Lara Bjargardottir,

along with diver Jackie Jones, each won one event while former

Newport Harbor High standout Nicole Mackey claimed three events in

the Big West Conference Shootout at the Anteater Aquatics Complex

Friday.

Mackey, who attends the University of Hawaii, paced the field in

the women's 100 backstroke (55.67), 200 back (2:01.18) and 100

butterfly (56.37).

Randall won the men's 50-meter freestyle in 20.94 while Jones

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