Depleted Guards Struggle In Tournament Opener!

November 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BURBANK HIGH — The Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys’ basketball team was already missing some key players when it faced Canyon Country Canyon on Tuesday in a first-round, pool-play game of the Burbank Tournament. Read more

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Hoping To Maintain Success In Girls’ Basketball!

November 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BURBANK – Three teams are coming off fine and historic seasons and look to keep trend going this year. It was a wildly successful and historic 2011-12 girls’ basketball season for the four city teams. Read more

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Boys’ Basketball Teams Ready To Make Mark!

November 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BURBANK – Providence, Burroughs, Bell-Jeff basketball have key returners, while Burbank lacks experience. The Guards (9-18, 3-5) qualified for the playoffs last season after placing fourth in the Santa Fe League. Read more

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Tough Time For Bell-Jeff Football!

November 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ARCADIA —Bell-Jeff Guards fall in first round of CIF playoffs to Rio Hondo Prep, 57-6. In time, Bellarmine-Jefferson High football Coach David Machuca wants his program to Read more

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Guards Season Halted In Quarterfinals!

November 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With what it had to deal with throughout the season, some might say it was an accomplishment that the Bellarmine-Jefferson High Read more

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Rishonda Napier Making Instant Impact!

November 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ILLINOIS – Rishonda Napier, former Bell-Jeff basketball standout, is finding success during freshman season at Southern Illinois. The former Guards star has been getting playing time out of the gate in her first season on the collegiate level.

Napier made an instant impact in her first college action Nov. 2, as the Salukis earned an 82-57 win over Central Methodist in an exhibition game at home. Napier poured in 20 points in the win. In addition to leading the team in scoring,

Napier also dished out nine assists with just three turnovers and pulled down seven rebounds. She also led the team with four three-pointers on eight attempts.

“I think she is going to be a special player,” Southern Illinois Coach Missy Tiber said on the university’s website. “She has a good basketball mind and she is a good student, too. She’s very smart. I think she is going to have a great career here with us.”

In an exhibition game Nov. 6 at home, Napier played well and helped Southern Illinois get past Missouri-St. Louis, 72-48. Napier tallied eight points and chipped in six assists in the win.

Napier tallied six points, four rebounds and two steals Tuesday in a 56-46 loss at home to Central Arkansas in the Salukis’ season-opener.

By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com

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