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June 28, 2002
As had been the case during the course of the regular season, the Clippers and Blue Devils emerged as the top two teams in the Junior Basketball League 2002 postseason tournament. The teams shared the regular season title, entered the playoffs as the top two seeds and, after a week of competition, they were the two teams left standing. Actually, the No. 2 seed Clippers needed a double knockout punch to win the championship and they came up with just that as they twice knocked off the No. 1 seed Blue Devils by scores of 70-54 and 63-52 at Laguna Beach High.
NEWS
June 27, 2003
The Clippers followed up their regular season title with a postseason championship as they defeated the Trailblazers, 78-73, in the tournament final of the City of Laguna Beach Junior Basketball League. Cheyne Martin led the way with 48 points. He was named the tournament's most valuable player, the same title he received at the conclusion of regular season play. The Clippers had to fight their way to the title, though, as the Trailblazers held leads of 15-9, 24-20, 35-30 and 49-48.
NEWS
June 7, 2002
Mike Sciacca The Clippers continued on their winning ways in Junior Basketball League play by beating the Rainbows, 80-56, and the Trailblazers, 84-56. The wins upped the Clippers' streak to seven games. They are 7-1 in league play and 8-1 overall. Cheyne Martin, the league's scoring leader, scored 25 points against the Rainbows and had 31 against the Trailblazers. Teammates Jonathan Begay and Nathan Pickett scored 38 and 30 points, respectively, in the wins.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
The Clippers advanced to the title game of the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department's Junior Basketball League postseason tournament by virtue of back-to-back wins over the Trailblazers and Tartans. They will face the Tartans in the winner's bracket final. Clippers 92, Trailblazers 84 Cheyne Martin netted 64 points, one week after he scored 70 in a win over the Celtics, to lead the regular season champion Clippers. Martin currently holds a 52 points per game scoring average -- tops among all players.
NEWS
May 24, 2002
Mike Sciacca The Blue Devils swept through the Junior Basketball League's first round of regular season play unbeaten as they claimed two more victories during the past week at Laguna Beach High. Their victims included the Trailblazers, who fell, 60-47, and the Bruins, whom they had to rally past, 61-53. The Blue Devil's big three of Spencer Harrell (49 points), Bobby Monroe (29 points) and Brandon Finnerty (27 points) accounted for 105 of the team's 121 points scored during the two games.
NEWS
May 10, 2002
The 2002 Junior Basketball League is just two weeks old, but already, the Blue Devils have taken over sole possession of first place. They did so last weekend by beating the Lakers, 68-56, as they outscored their foe, 15-4, in the fourth quarter. Up until that point, the tight ballgame saw the Blue Devils lead only 29-26 at the half, and clinging to a 53-52 edge heading into the final quarter of play. Brendan Finnerty hit a season-high 29 points including 11 of 15 free throws, and center Spencer Harrell added 21 points.
NEWS
May 17, 2002
Nine players got into the scoring act and the Bruins remained a game out of first place as they defeated the Lakers, 74-58, in Junior Basketball League play. Garrett Preston, the team's leading scorer with a 23 points per-game average, led the Bruins charge with 17 points. Other double-digit scorers included Sam Palfreyman with 14 points and Patrick Curran with 11. Christopher Hyden added nine points. The Lakers also had three players score in double figures, led by Tyler Naylor who hit his season average of 18 points.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Cheyne Martin saved his best offensive showing for the last day of the regular season. Martin poured in a new city youth record of 70 points to power the Clippers past the Celtics, 95-87, in the city of Laguna Beach Community Service Department's Junior Basketball League. The Clippers, who clinched the regular season title with the victory, got the win despite the absence of starting center Nat Weaver. Their short and quick attack was led by Martin who hit from both inside and out and connected on 32 field goals to tie Jim Richardson's 1974 record for most field goals in a game.
NEWS
April 26, 2002
Mike Sciacca The opening day of Junior Basketball League 2002, sponsored by the City of Laguna Beach, featured three preseason games played at Laguna Beach High. The league is comprised of local players in grades fifth through eighth. In the most competitive game of the day, the Blue Devils bedeviled coach Bobby Marquette's Bruins, 47-41. Bobby Monroe controlled inside play and led coach Alex Norfleet's squad with a game-high 22 points. His performance offset the efforts of three Bruins in double figures as Nick Witte scored 15 points, Patrick Curran had 12 and Matthew Knapp added 10. The teams were tied at halftime, 23-23.
NEWS
June 21, 2002
Mike Sciacca Brian Delino saved one of his best scoring games for last. In the fourth-place game of the 2002 Junior Basketball League season Tuesday night, Delino burned the nets for 44 points. His team, the Trailblazers, needed every one of those points, too, as they held on to defeat the Rainbows, 77-75, at Laguna Beach High. The tournament continues throughout the week with the third-place game, followed by the championship game still on tap. First-round play in the double elimination tournament began with the top seeded Blue Devils advancing to the finals by scoring a 47-42 win over the second seed Clippers.
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By Matt Szabo | January 15, 2010
David Koning was born with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome. He said he was dead for six minutes as a toddler before being revived and he literally has half a heart. He also has cerebral palsy and suffers from seizures. Yet, he wants children to know that there is always hope. That?s the idea behind the event that Koning, 22, said he?s put together on Monday. The Laguna Beach High volleyball team manager has set up a ?Changing Children?s Lives? event at the Los Angeles Clippers game that day. The Clippers play the New Jersey Nets at 12:30 p.m., which happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Thanks to Koning?
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NEWS
June 27, 2003
The Clippers followed up their regular season title with a postseason championship as they defeated the Trailblazers, 78-73, in the tournament final of the City of Laguna Beach Junior Basketball League. Cheyne Martin led the way with 48 points. He was named the tournament's most valuable player, the same title he received at the conclusion of regular season play. The Clippers had to fight their way to the title, though, as the Trailblazers held leads of 15-9, 24-20, 35-30 and 49-48.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
The Clippers advanced to the title game of the city of Laguna Beach Community Services Department's Junior Basketball League postseason tournament by virtue of back-to-back wins over the Trailblazers and Tartans. They will face the Tartans in the winner's bracket final. Clippers 92, Trailblazers 84 Cheyne Martin netted 64 points, one week after he scored 70 in a win over the Celtics, to lead the regular season champion Clippers. Martin currently holds a 52 points per game scoring average -- tops among all players.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Cheyne Martin saved his best offensive showing for the last day of the regular season. Martin poured in a new city youth record of 70 points to power the Clippers past the Celtics, 95-87, in the city of Laguna Beach Community Service Department's Junior Basketball League. The Clippers, who clinched the regular season title with the victory, got the win despite the absence of starting center Nat Weaver. Their short and quick attack was led by Martin who hit from both inside and out and connected on 32 field goals to tie Jim Richardson's 1974 record for most field goals in a game.
NEWS
June 28, 2002
As had been the case during the course of the regular season, the Clippers and Blue Devils emerged as the top two teams in the Junior Basketball League 2002 postseason tournament. The teams shared the regular season title, entered the playoffs as the top two seeds and, after a week of competition, they were the two teams left standing. Actually, the No. 2 seed Clippers needed a double knockout punch to win the championship and they came up with just that as they twice knocked off the No. 1 seed Blue Devils by scores of 70-54 and 63-52 at Laguna Beach High.
NEWS
June 21, 2002
Mike Sciacca Brian Delino saved one of his best scoring games for last. In the fourth-place game of the 2002 Junior Basketball League season Tuesday night, Delino burned the nets for 44 points. His team, the Trailblazers, needed every one of those points, too, as they held on to defeat the Rainbows, 77-75, at Laguna Beach High. The tournament continues throughout the week with the third-place game, followed by the championship game still on tap. First-round play in the double elimination tournament began with the top seeded Blue Devils advancing to the finals by scoring a 47-42 win over the second seed Clippers.
NEWS
June 14, 2002
Mike Sciacca The final week of the regular season in Laguna Beach Junior Basketball League play brought about a few surprises as the Clippers and Blue Devils ended up tying for the regular season championship. The Clippers dropped two games in a row, and the Blue Devils split their last two regular season games. While those two may play the role of favorites in the upcoming postseason tournament, the one team to keep an eye on is the Bruins. It was the Bruins who handed the Blue Devils their lone loss of the past week and, in doing so, posted their fourth straight victory by holding on for a thrilling, 59-58 win. Garrett Preston poured in 29 points and Christopher Hyden added 13 as the Bruins came back from a 34-32 halftime deficit to take a 53-48 lead heading into the final quarter.
NEWS
June 7, 2002
Mike Sciacca The Clippers continued on their winning ways in Junior Basketball League play by beating the Rainbows, 80-56, and the Trailblazers, 84-56. The wins upped the Clippers' streak to seven games. They are 7-1 in league play and 8-1 overall. Cheyne Martin, the league's scoring leader, scored 25 points against the Rainbows and had 31 against the Trailblazers. Teammates Jonathan Begay and Nathan Pickett scored 38 and 30 points, respectively, in the wins.
NEWS
May 31, 2002
Mike Sciacca With Cheyne Martin pouring in a game-high 38 points, the Clippers handed the previously unbeaten Blue Devils their first loss of the season, 84-70, in the city of Laguna Beach Junior Basketball League action played at Laguna Beach High. Martin came into the contest as the league's top scorer. His 38 point effort gives him 35 points per game average through seven games. Coach Shawn Ridet's squad trailed, 14-12, after one quarter but took a 23-21 lead before the half, then extended their advantage to 39-30, 53-40, and 74-58 in the second half.
NEWS
May 24, 2002
Mike Sciacca The Blue Devils swept through the Junior Basketball League's first round of regular season play unbeaten as they claimed two more victories during the past week at Laguna Beach High. Their victims included the Trailblazers, who fell, 60-47, and the Bruins, whom they had to rally past, 61-53. The Blue Devil's big three of Spencer Harrell (49 points), Bobby Monroe (29 points) and Brandon Finnerty (27 points) accounted for 105 of the team's 121 points scored during the two games.
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