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LA Times "Battle Of The Valley" Seniors
All-Star Basketball Game--(April 8,1998)

The Los Angeles Times, in an article by Eric Sondheimer, reports today that the the "Battle of the Valley" all-star game will be played April 17 at Cal State Northridge. The game is co-sponsored by The Times' Valley/Ventura County Edition. The games will involve contests between players from the Southern Section matching up against players from the City Section. The Boys' game will start at 8:00 p.m., and the Girls' game will start at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

If you're wondering why some notable standouts, such as Gil Arenas, are not on this roster, apparently the games are only for seniors. It should be called the "Battle of the Valley Seniors". Oh well.

Jeff Young, coach of Chaminade High's Southern Section Division III-A champion boys' basketball team, will coach the boys Southern Section team.

Here's the Southern Section Roster:

Justin Beach (6'-6" Sr. SG/F) Chaminade;
Joey Cuppari (6'-1" Sr. SG) Westlake;
Marcus Helfman (6'-6" Sr. F) Agoura;
Jerrohn Jordan (6'-8" Sr. C) Valencia;
Kevin Lawrence (6'-7" Sr. F) Moorpark;
Scott Long, (6'-5" Sr. PF/C) Chaminade;
Matt Moore (6'-7" Sr. C) La Canada;
Joey Riccio (5'-11" Sr. G) Santa Paula;
Luther Staine (5'-11" Sr. G) Newbury Park;
Justin Stewart, (6'-2" Sr. PF) Chaminade;
Bas Von Rhe (6'-6" Sr. C/PF)Thousand Oaks;
Mike West (6'-6" Sr. C/F) Bell-Jeff.

The City Section team will be coached by Al Bennett of Birmingham.

The City Section roster includes:

Amir Bar-Netzer (6'-5" Sr. C) Taft;
Emmanuel Evans (6'-3" Sr. G) Birmingham;
Brandyn Fisher (6'-6" Jr. F) Taft;
Stanley Fletcher (6'-3" Sr. G) Birmingham;
Fahim Hassankhail (5'-11" Sr. PG) Birmingham;
Montae McFarland (6'-2" Sr. SG) Chatsworth;
Mike Page (6'-5" Sr. F) San Fernando;
Tyrone Purnell (6'-7" Sr. F/C)San Fernando;
Ellis Richardson (6'-8" Sr. F/C) Poly;
Harold Shevlin (6'-4" Sr. F) Taft;
Simmajin Smith (6'-4" Sr. G/F) Cleveland;
Keron Wilkerson (6'-3" Sr. G) North Hollywood.


In the Girls' games, Harvard-Westlake's Brian Taylor is coaching the Southern Section team.

The Southern Section Girls' roster includes:

Stacy Cobb, Bell-Jeff;
Kari Crawley, Louisville;
Joanna Garrick, Burroughs;
Tara Gregory, Crescenta Valley;
Melissa Harrison, Hart;
Keisha Jordan, Canyon;
Kelli Kobayashi, Alemany;
Kameelah Purdom, Highland;
Corrie Roberts, Harvard-Westlake;
Jessica Sanders, Royal;
Kelly Warden, Valencia;
Alicia Weber, Royal.

Steve Brumwell of Grant is the coach of the City Section Girls' team.

The City Section Girl's team includes:

Anica Arriola, San Fernando;
Lindy Gayton, Granada Hills;
Giselle Jimenez, Sylmar;
Tynisha Howze, Taft;
Jillian Lang, Granada Hills;
Lanika Manning, Taft;
Nakeisha Perkins, Grant;
Tanya Silva, Birmingham;
Lindsay Sotero-Higa, North Hollywood;
Angela Terry, Grant;
Claudia Villa, North Hollywood;
Amanda Lencioni, Fairfax.

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