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Double Pump MLK Hoop
Challenge Today At LBCC--(Jan. 13, 2001)

2pumplgc.gif (4963 bytes) What 3rd Annual Double Pump Hoop Challenge
Where: Long Beach City College
When Saturday, January 13, 2001 (MLK Weekend)
Who 12 SoCal Teams, including many top players

Today's biggest event will take place today at Long Beach City College:  The Double Pump Hoop Challenge for 2001 will feature six top games:

12:00 p.m.     Washington Union v. Eisenhower

1:30 p.m.       Lynwood v. Compton

3:00 p.m.       Mater Dei v. Anaheim Canyon

4:30 p.m.       Bishop Montgomery v. Artesia

6:00 p.m.       Upland v. Centennial Corona

7:30 p.m.       LB Jordan v. LB Poly

These are some of the top teams within their divisions.  

Fresno Washington Union, a perennial Division III favorite in the Central Section, will take on a tough Eisenhower squad featuring some great scorers like Alex Acker (6'-4" Sr. G), Johnny Dukes (6'-7" Jr. C), Jameel James (6'-6" Sr. C), Dante Rouzan (5'-11" Sr. G), Deonte Nelson (6'-0" So. G), Sean Marshall (6'-4" So. F), and Marcus Sams (6'-3" Sr. F).

One of the big games will also be Mater Dei, with UCLA-signee Cedric Bozeman, Cal-signee Jamal Sampson, Harrison Schaen, Ricky Porter, Brian Baker, Shaun Michel, Travis Gabler,  Wesley Washington, Trevonte Nelson and a host of others, taking on a team that has surprised many as Canyon upset Long Beach Poly earlier this season. 

Bishop Montgomery v. Artesia will see the USC-bound Errick Craven (6'-2" Sr. G) and Derrick Craven (6'-2" Sr. G), UCI-bound Devaughn Peace (6'-1" Sr. G), Fred Washington (6'- 3" So. F), Kenny D'Oyen (5'-10" Sr. G), and the rest of the top-ranked Division III Knights taking on a surprisingly good Artesia squad with Ryan Meiueller (6'-9" Jr. F), Malcohm Herron (6'-3" Sr. G), Tony  Roberts (6'-1" Sr. G) and Ronald Allen (6'-8" Jr. F).

No. 1 ranked Upland with Nevada-bound Kirk Snyder (6'-6" Sr. G/F), Sheldon Pace (5'-11" Sr. G),   Tye-Juan Hatter (6'-5" Jr. F), Lionel Davis (6'-6" Sr. F), which earlier this year beat previously ranked No. 1 defending National Champion Compton Dominguez by 33 points at the BCW Tournament, will take on New Mexico-signee Jamaal Williams' (6'-5" Sr. G/F) Corona Centennial squad with the Soderberg brothers, Lance (6'-9" Jr. F) and Erik (6'-10" Sr. F),  and David Sybesma (6'-5" Sr. F).

The final game of the day will feature a pure-Moore League contest between the Long Beach Jordan Panthers and Long Beach Poly, two teams that will contend for a CIF title in about a month.  Here are the rosters for that game:

Long Beach Jordan Panthers Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits
11  Damien Massey   (5'-5" Fr. G)
12  Keith Rogers  (5'-8" Sr. G)
13  Jeremy Grigsby  (6'-2" Jr. G)
14  Rashawn Childs  (6'-4" Sr. F)
15  Josh Estrada  (6'-2" Sr. G)
31  Damon Banks  (5'-10"  Jr. G)
32  Anthony Massey (6'-1" Sr. G)
33  Ronald Banks  (6'-2" Sr. G)
34  Clay Salima  (6'-4" Sr. C)
35  Stephon Williams  (5'-1" Sr. G)
42  Antione King  (6'-2" So. F)
43  Tommie Harris  (6'-5" So. C)
44  Larry Hall (6'-1" Sr. G)
20  Mike Washington (5'-10" Jr. G)
21  Mike Pagan  (5'-6" Fr. G)
22  Jamel Gay  (6'-3" Jr. G)
23  Isaiah Freeman (5'-9" So. G)
24  Carlos Rivers (5'-11" Jr. G)
25  Pat Phillips (6'-3" Sr. G)
30  Jonathan Harper (6'-5" Sr. G/F)
31  Donald Williams (6'-5" Sr. F)
32  Winston Justice (6'-7" Jr. C)
33  Reggie Butler (6'-6" Jr. F)
34  Mike Roche (6'-6" Jr. F)
35  Marcedes Lewis (6'-8" Jr. F)
40  Markee White (6'-8" Sr. G/F)
41  Manual Wright (6'-7" Jr. F)
42 DeAndre Williams (6'-5" Sr. F)
44 Ryan Love (6'-6" Jr. F)

It's going to be at Long Beach City College.  For those who have never been there before, it's just about 10 minutes further south down the 405 than the usual Pump venue of CSUDH, and LBCC has a great map with directions on it. The games are at the Liberal Arts Campus in the gym which is located just off E. Carson.

For the directionally challenged:

There are several ways to get there, but the easiest and quickest is to take the 405 either north or south, and exit at Lakewood Blvd. (north). Proceed north on Lakewood past the Long Beach airport (which will be on your left), past the golf course (which will be on your right). You can either proceed directly to Carson Street and then turn right and go about two blocks; turn right just past the tennis courts (if you pass the pedestrian bridge you've gone too far). You'll see the gym. . . Alternatively, instead of going all the way to Carson, you can turn right at Douglas (I think that's what it's called) just at the south corner of where the Douglas plant is located, and go about a block. Before you hit the football stadium, at the first intersection, make a left and proceed directly to the gym. You can't miss it.

See you there. . .  

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