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Gymnasts get season high they both scored a 9.850 on the beam. SU, the 19th nationally ranked beam team, also had outstanding performances and new personal JOURNAL SPORTS WRITER bests by Nomura with a 9.775, Clark with a With the absence of one of the SU gymnasts' 9.75 and Slack with a 9.70. Turley also top performers, Kym Franklin, the Lady 'Birds rounded out the teams best ever, and new school record, beam score of 48.925 with a toughened and looked to both their under and 9.70. upperclassmen for strength as they faced the "I give a lot of credit to my assistant Texas Woman's University Pioneers in the coaches, Jeff Richards and Julie Grant. They Centrwn M onday night. have done a phenomenal job," Bauman The Lady ' Birds exploded in the Centrum as they topped season-highs, all-time records and continued. "To be able to go eight deep is incredible." personal bests, leaving the Pioneers behind on On floor, the SU gym squad tightened the their way to the highest score of the season at lid on the Pioneers coffin with a 9.775 by 193.600. This was more than enough to Kisselburgh and a 9. 725 by Clark. Slack also handle the Pioneers' 191.900. put in a nail with a 9.700. The Lady 'Birds started off a bit sluggish on By the end of the night the ' Birds had long vault, scoring a 47.725 and leaving the Pioneers in the top spot after the first rotation. past taken care of the Pioneers and broke or tied several records,.team-highs, season-highs, Then SU went off, running up a series of and personal bests. high marks on the parallel bars. Senior Kim 11 We did a great job, everyone stepped up. I Nomura led the way with a first place mark of can' t tell you how proud I am of this team, 11 9.825. She was followed by two more Lady Bauman said. 'Birds, as freshman H eather Slack tied her Corning off the fifth highest team score in previous personal best score of 9.775 and school history, the 'Birds now look to one of Rachel Peterson closed out the top three with the highest ranked teams in the country in · another personal best score of 9.750. Tamara Brigham Young Unjversity. Turley also posted a high mark with a 9. 725 11 Hopefully we finish strong and carry this and Suzi Clark gained a new personal b est momentum into next year," continued with a 9.575 as SU posted its season-high Bauman. "The future looks incredibly bright." score on bars. The SU Lady 'Birds wiU close out the season "This team refuses to lose," Head Coach hostin g BYU in the Centrum a week from Scott Bauman stated. "We were relaxed. We today, March 18th, at 7:00 p.m. had nothing to lose." · . In their pr~vious meet with BYU, SU posted SU continued to get better with every 1ts second-highest score of the season and its routine, carrying its momentum on to the highest score ever at BYU, but it wasn't balance beam. Dawn Kisselburgh and nationally ranked beam worker Bethany Orten enough as Brigham Young tied its season high_ in topping the 'Birds, 194.625-191.900. continued the 'Birds' outstanding night as By LONNIE EVERILL z ~ :'.. ~ f3 8 ~ Q Dawn Kisselburgh. currently one of the best beam workers in the country, scoring a 9.850 on ber routine Monday. Larsen's shooting may B~seball falls to San Diego give her another record \. The only question regarding Larsen's Myndee Larsen, who earlier this claim to the record lays with Tulane's season set an NCAA record with 28 . Barbara Farris, who has hit 71.6 consecutive successful field goal percent of her shots (144-201) this attempts, may have laid claim to season. Tulane's regular season ended another record when the team last Saturday in the concluded its season Conference USA last week. quarterfinals, but Larsen hit 72.4 with a 21-6 overall percent of her field mark, the Green goal attempts this Wave received an atseason, bettering the large bid to the previous NCAA NCAA tournament record of 72. l and will face Kansas percent, set by in the first round, Deneka Knowles of meaning Farris still Southeastern has a shot at Louisiana in 1996. overtaking Larsen. Larsen hit 249 of 344 It would take an 8attempts, including for-8 or better effort l O of 11 in the tbo,ugh, a Thunderbirds' final considerable game-an 83-73 loss proposition against a to eventual Midfifth seed Kansas. Continent Farris has had three Conference champion .8-for-8 or better Youngstown Sq1te- - - - - - - -- - -- - games this season. which pushed her Larsen trailed Farris most of the past Knowles. season but passed her on the final Prior to the YSU game, Larsen was weekend of play. She hit 10 of 14 connecting at a 71.77 percent clip attempts against UMKC and 10 of 11 (239-333), but the near-perfect outing against YSU in her final games. against the Penguins did the trick. The SU baseball team rallied from a 12-3 deficit with a five-run seventh inning, but it was not enough as the 'Birds dropped a 12-10 decision to San Diego yesterday. The loss came a day after SU had claimed a 5-4 decision over the Toreros-which was the 'Birds 10th win of the season. In yesterday's loss, San Diego took advantage of three SU errors in the filth inning to score five runs and take a 7-3 lead. The Toreros had a four-run sixth inning that included doubles from Tony Betancourt and Brian Mazone, and a three-run homer 1rom Jeff Powers. SU made a comeback in the seventh on back-to-back singles from Scott Carlson and Gavin Duckworth, an RB[ double from Phil Downing and a two run RBI double from Jake Peterson. In the ninth it appeared as if SU would make its second rally; but Tony Santos grounded out, giving the Toreros a double play. On Monday, T .J. King hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give SU the victory. The 'Birds jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a two-run home run from Downing and a.n RBI single from Brian Kruse. San Diego came back in the fifth with four runs on two-run homers, one from Tony LoPresti and one form Sean Skinner. The score remained 4-3 until the eighth, when Jake .Peterson singled. With just one out, King cranked his homer-his filth of the season. The 'Birds have won six of their last 10 games dating back to the five-game series with Grand Canyon on Feb. 27. The 'Birds con tinue play tomorrow against San Diego starting at 1:30 p.m. in St. George at Pine View High School. Golfers finish 14th in Cal Dave Laughton fired an even-par 72 yesterday to pace SU's golf team to the third-best round of the final day at San Diego's Ashworth Invitational. After rounds of 31 7 and 313 on Monday, the 'Bi:rds turned in a 298 in the final round at Shadowridge Country Club, and that enabled SU to inove up to 14th place in the final standings. Laughton's 72, coupled with a 78 and 79 in Monday's round, gave him a 13- over-par, 229 and a tie for 33rd individually. The 1Birds also got a 74 from Chris Stover and two rounds of 76 from Tyler Barlow and Todd Mullen in the final round. UC Davis won the team title at 29 over-par. 893, one shot ahead of Long Beach State. SU finished at 928. UC Davis' Doug Sager and Sacramento's Robert Hamilton finished regulation play deadlocked before Hamilton won.