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~ '@~.,.~ ;. Girls golf, volleyball teams each win two in Ocean League play By Steven Herbert The Beverly Hills High football team will seek its seventh consec- utive victory over Culver City when it faces the Centaurs Friday night in a Bay League game in Culver City. The opening kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Norman.,; lost 28-14 to Mira Costa Friday night in a Bay League game at Nickoll Field, despite Lorenzo Bursey's 214 yards and two touchdowns on 35 car- ries. Ranked fourth in the Southern Section Division II1 poll, the Mustangs (7-0, 4-0) broke a 14-14 tie with two touchdowns in a 20-second span early in the fourth quar- ter. Michael Okwo's 19-yard run capped a seven-play, 68-yard drive which began when Tyler Caldwell recovered a Laronzo Bursey fumble at the Mira Costa 32. Laronzo Bursey, Lorenzo's younger brother, had rushed for what would have been a first down on a fourth-and-one play. Lorenzo Bursey lost a fumble on the first play after Okwo's touchdown. Mustangsquarterback Peter Dobush ran 11 yards for a touchdown on the next play, putting Mira Costa ahead, 28-14, with 9:01 to play. Beverly Hills (3-4, 2-2) committed three turnovers and lailed to score twice alter driving inside the Mustangs' 10-yard line. Mira Costa lost three fumbles, includ- ing Nick Haley's at the end of a 9t-yard kickoff return, The Normans scored on their first pos- session. Lorenzo Burscv c;.lrl'ied sex. en times l\~r 29 yards, including tile one-yard touchdown, on the nine-play. 51-yard drive which began after Jason Mitlcr blocked Kcvin Lovcll's 41-yard field goal attempt. The Mustangs tied the score "with 44 seconds left in the first quarter as Okw(s lO-yard run completed a seven-play, 49- yard drive after Haley intercepted a Sonny Shackle ford pass. Lorenzo Bursey's three-yard run put the Normans ahead, 14-7, 1:32 before half time. Both teams squandered scoring oppor- tunities during the remainder of the half. Haley returned the ensuing kickoff to the Beverly Hills lbur. Daimai" Smith recov- ered the fumble in the end zone and returned it to the Normans' 12. Two plays later, Lorenzo Bursey ran 83 yards down the left sideline betore being forced out of bounds at the Mira Costa one, Cramps left Lorenzo Bursey unavail- able for the remainde~ of the hall'. The Mustangs stopped Shackleford for no gain on first down. Shackleford intention- ally spiked the ball on second down, slop- ping the clock with seven seconds left. Shackleford was sacked for a five-yard h~ss on the final play of the half. Mira Costa lied Ihe score on Dobush's 54-yard touchdown pass to Devin Adair midway through the third quarter. The Mustangs needed 22 yards fl)r a first down whorl Dobuslt threw to the right sideline to Adair, who avoided a tackle around the Normans' 30 and needed to twice regain his bahmce to remain in bounds. Girls Tennis Beverly Hills High was an 18-0 winner at Redondo in a Bay League match Oct. 16 as Kate Jolson won each of her three singles sets 6-0. Ashley Gleitman and Anne Litovsky both won all three of their singles sets. The Samantha Barnett-Emily Petcrson, Liana Babich-Tessa "l'ran and Stephanie Ellis-Laurie Housman doubles teams each won all three of their sets for the Normans (11-4,-5-2), ranked first in the Southern Section Division 111 poll. Beverly Hills won the final four sets in a 10-8 nonleague victory over Marlborough Oct. 17 at the Los Angeles Tennis Club. Jolson won all three of her sets while Gleitman and Litovsky each won two against the Mustangs, ranked second in Division V. The Ellis-Housman doubles team won two sets and Babich-Tran team one. Riza Zalamcda won all three of her sin- glcs sets in an 11-7 Bay League loss Thursday at Peninsula. ranked first m Division I. Tire Babich-Tran and Glcitman-l.itovsky doubles teams each won two sets. Cross Country Bcvcrly Hills High junior. Noah Smith. surpassed his pre-race goal of improving his 2000 time by at least one minute. He completed the three,mile Mt. Sfn Antonio College in 15 minutes, 24 seconds to fin- ish 12th in Saturday's Individual Sweepstakes race of the 54th annual Mr. SAC Cross Country Invitational. Smith was one second ahead of Mike Chavez of Esperanza and one second behind t Ith-place finisher Brandon Lucero of Camarillo. Yong-Sung Leal of Arroyo won in 14:43. "He ran a great race on a very tough course," Normans coach Milch Cohen said of Smith, who was timed in 16:29 in 2(X)O. Girls Golf Beverly Hills High continued its improvement from its one-victory inau- gural 2000 season with two Ocean League victories over Ocean View last week. Freshman Whitney Sims shot a 14-over par 49 in the Normans' 258-272 victory Oct. 16 at Rancho Park. Freshman Brittany Said fired an I I-over par 35 in a 262-269 victory Thursday at Meadowlark Golf Club as Beverly Hills improved to 4- 5, 4-4 in league play. 7 ?7 l~:l~iiy I)t'~dei:'[br lhiratx D~:~uglas - Serving Southern California - III i II ID 4 W # & $ II t Q II $ CALL FOR YOUR IN-HOME ESTIMATE C3 C3 LJ P C> r,,4 October 25-31, 2001 * 17'