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DTSHORTHAND Campus Life Visiting artist Jennifer Fujikawa, who focuses on animation, will have her work displayed in the Titan Student Union Courtyard today from 12 to 3 p.m. Tile artist Patricia Ancona will also have her art displayed at the Irvine Campus on May 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. On May 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the College Legal Clinic will be hosting “Law Day at 50.” According to the American Bar Association, Law Day explores the meaning of the rule of law and gains public understanding through discussion of its role in society. For more information, the College Legal Clinic could be reached at 714-278-5850.

Vision and Visionaries The Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association will host Vision and Visionaries on May 3 at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom. The Vision and Visionaries award is the highest honor given to an alumni of the university. This year’s recipients include Richard Davis, who graduated in 1983 with a B.A. in economics; Scott Gudes, a 1978 graduate with a M.P.A. in public administration; Daniel Haan, who graduated in 1977 with a B.A. in economics; Debra Luther, a 1980 graudate with a B.A. in business administration/accounting and Rodger Talbott. For more information, the Alumni House could be reached at 714-278-2586.

A 300 pound inmate sues for weight loss BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An inmate awaiting trial on a murder charge is suing the county, complaining he has lost more than 100 pounds because of the jailhouse menu. Broderick Lloyd Laswell says he isn't happy that he's down to 308 pounds after eight months in the Benton County jail. He has filed a federal lawsuit complaining the jail doesn't provide inmates with enough food. According to the suit, Laswell weighed 413 pounds when he was jailed in September. Police say he and a co-defendant fatally beat and stabbed a man, then set his home on fire. "On several occasions, I have started to do some exercising and my vision went blurry and I felt like I was going to pass out," Laswell wrote in his complaint. "About an hour after each meal my stomach starts to hurt and growl. I feel hungry again." But Laswell then goes on to complain that he undertakes little vigorous activity. "If we are in a small pod all day (and) do next to nothing for physical exercise, we should not lose weight," the suit says. "The only reason we lost weight in here is because we are literally being starved to death." A typical Western diet consists of 2,000 to 3,000 calories a day.

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Cal State Fullerton prepares for ‘the big one’ Building upgrades and renovations hope to keep campus earthquake safe By SEAN BELK

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As tremors jolted both South and North America recently, earthquake safety continues to be an everincreasing concern for people who live near fault lines. An earthquake that measured 5.2 on the Richter Scale rocked Illinois on April 18, a 5.2-magnitude quake shook Brazil on April 22 and, most recently, a 5.8-magnitude quake jerked Mexico on April 28, according to But faults that are more active and farther away from Fullerton, such as those that ruptured during the 1994 Northridge quake, are what students and faculty at Cal State Fullerton should worry about the most, said David Bowman, CSUF chair of geological sciences. The campus lies directly above the Coyote Hills Fault, a portion of the Puente Hills Fault System that is about two kilometers under the campus. With more than 15 buildings and the tallest, College Park, at 10 stories high, it is the distant tremors that have a stronger effect on tall buildings, Bowman said. “The thing we need to be concerned about is the larger, more distant earthquakes because the way the ground moves,” Bowman said. “That’s a concern for the type of buildings we have on campus.” Building officials and emergency planners at CSUF have been preparing to make sure both campuses are safe if the university ever experiences an earthquake. According to California’s firstever comprehensive study released by scientists last month, the issue is not about “if,” but rather “when” “the big one” will hit. The new study using a “Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast,” says the state has more than a 99 percent chance of experiencing a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake within the next 30 years. The study, conducted by the 2007 Working Group on Califor-

PHOTO By SEAN BELK/Daily Titan Staff Writer Cal State Fullerton Director of Design and Construction Mike Smith said one of the major renovations for seismic upgrades in the past 10 years is on the Humanities building.

nia Earthquake Probabilities, a multi-disciplinary collaboration of scientists and engineers, indicates the likelihood of a major quake in Southern California of magnitude 7.5 or greater in that time period is 46 percent. The probability of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake striking the greater Los Angeles area, which includes Orange County, is 67 percent, according to http://www.scec.

org/ucerf/. However, Bowman, a Southern California Earthquake Center board director, said the 30-year time period is merely based on the length of a mortgage loan and does not have significance. The forecast determined the probabilities of earthquake ruptures at various magnitudes, such as in previous studies. “The rupture forecast is getting a

lot of press,” Bowman said. “But it’s similar to a lot of the same studies done in the past.” The difference, he said, is earlier models were based on the premise that earthquakes stayed the same every year, but didn’t account for quakes interacting with each other. He said the “slow moving” fault under the campus only produces quakes about every 1,000 years. San Andreas, a much faster moving

fault, has earthquakes about every 100 years. “[The Coyote Hills Fault] is a very, very long fault that could produce a very, very large earthquake, possibly [a] 7.0 ... It’s right through campus,” Bowman said. “But the university has done pretty good to retrofit and to make sure buildings are safe.” Since the Northridge earthquake, See EARTHQUAKES, Page 2

President Gordon recognizes Alumnus to be inducted campus leaders at reception into EOP Hall of Fame The progress of many individuals and clubs are proudly appreciated

Lawrence Labrado has worked tirelessly to give opportunities to students

By Eric Bartolome

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President Milton Gordon hosted 375 student leaders at his home for the 8th annual Cal State Fullerton Student Leaders Recognition Reception Sunday. On a hilltop overlooking Fullerton, hundreds of student leaders mingled while enjoying a complementary Italian dinner provided by campus catering. Before the reception, the students were entertained by live jazz music. The event was held on a converted tennis court at the nearly four-acre El Dorado Ranch, which is owned by CSUF and is also currently home to Gordon. He is the second president to reside at the El Dorado Ranch, which was donated by the Chapman family in 1989, according to depts/dev_serv/planning_/historic_ fullerton/1918_1925_residential/ stanley_chapman_house.asp. Altogether, the student leaders represented 269 clubs and organizations, Dean of Students Kandy Mink Salas said when she opened the evening. “[We’re here to] celebrate the students record-breaking involvement in student life and campus activity,”

The Educational Opportunity Program will induct an alumnus into the first EOP Hall of Fame tonight to honor his work and dedication to helping students at Cal State Fullerton. Lawrence Labrado, a 1973 graduate in ethnic studies, worked LABRADO for 27 years at CSUF to try to ensure educational opportunities for all through campus programs. “I have an understanding of their plight,” Labrado said of EOP students. Labrado said he has worked in numerous programs at CSUF serving in several positions, including as acting director of University Outreach and EOP coordinator. “He has dedicated his life to ensuring education as a right for all students ... especially underprivileged ones,” said Janette Hyder, an EOP counselor who proposed the EOP Hall of Fame.

PHOTO By STEPHANIE VU/For the Daily Titan Cal State Fullerton President Milton Gordon speaks in front of an attentive audience.

said Salas, who also emceed for the evening. Addressing the students, President Gordon highlighted the year’s momentous events, recalling the World Vision AIDS Tent Exhibit, which took place in November and was put on by a coalition of campus organizations. Gordon called the AIDS Tent one of the most moving

events that he has personally experienced. Gordon recounted the Big West Championship, as well as the opening of the 95,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center. Gordon also said that with 54 percent students of color, the government has declared CSUF a minority-serving See RECEPTION, Page 2

He is being introduced into the EOP Hall of Fame because he is a community member who has upheld the goals and missions of the EOP program, which are to offer academic and financial support to underrepresented students, Hyder said. Originally from Santa Ana, Labrado said his family moved to Central California, where his parents thought they could make enough money working as migrant workers. At six years old, Labrado became what he called a “migrant assistant.” Though not an official migrant worker, he said he picked fruit and cotton in the fields with his family. The family eventually moved back to Santa Ana, where he attended Santa Ana High School. After high school, Labrado said he joined the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1964. Once his service ended, he found it difficult to pursue an education. After reading books and studying school materials, he found out he wanted to be an engineer. Labrado said he knew he needed to go to school. Throughout his college education, Labrado struggled to finish his studies because of the lack of services, like EOP, in college. However, Labrado said it did not stop him from pursuing higher education. “I don’t get discouraged at all,” Labrado said. “It was something I

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Some slept while train derailed in China

ZIBO, China (AP) – Some passengers were sleeping, but others were standing in the aisle waiting to get off when their high-speed train derailed, toppling into a ditch “like a roller coaster” and slamming into another train. At least 70 people died and more than 400 were injured. China reacted swiftly to its worst train accident in a decade, sending top officials and soldiers to Zibo, the site of Monday’s pre-dawn crash in eastern China’s Shandong province, and sacking two railway officials. Authorities were quoted as saying that human error was to blame. The official Xinhua News Agency also said one of the trains was traveling too fast. The crash occurred when a train headed from Beijing to the coastal city of Qingdao – site of the sailing competition during the Olympics in August – derailed and hit a second passenger train just before dawn. News photos showed rescuers pulling passengers from a rail car sitting on its side. Survivors bundled in white bed sheets from the sleeper cars stood or sat near the wreckage. The death toll could rise, with 70 people hospitalized in critical condition, according to Xinhua.


Parents charged with daughter’s death WESTON, Wis. (AP) – Two parents who prayed as their 11-year-old daughter died of untreated diabetes were charged Monday with second-degree reckless homicide. Family and friends had urged Dale and Leilani Neumann to get help for their daughter, but the father considered the illness “a test of faith” and the mother never considered taking the girl to the doctor because she thought her daughter was under a “spiritual attack,” the criminal complaint said. “It is very surprising, shocking that she wasn’t allowed medical intervention,” Marathon County District Attorney Jill Falstad said. “Her death could have been prevented.” Madeline Neumann died March 23 – Easter Sunday – at her family’s rural Weston home. Her parents were told the body would be taken to Madison for an autopsy the next day. An autopsy determined that Madeline died from undiagnosed diabetic ketoacidosis, which left her with too little insulin in her body. Court records said she likely had some symptoms of the disease for months. The Neumanns each face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.


Man storms into courthouse with knives, killed MERCED, Calif. (AP) – Three sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man who stormed through security at a county courthouse Monday brandishing two large butcher knives, authorities said. Guards tried to stop the man after he ran through metal detectors at the Merced County courthouse, but couldn’t catch up to him as he moved down a crowded hallway, Chief Deputy District Attorney Harold Nutt said. The man busted through the doors of Courtroom 2 and into an area where lawyers were standing as court was proceeding, Nutt said. As the judge tried to hurry his court clerks out of the courtroom through his chambers, the man held the knives in a stabbing position, Nutt said. When the man refused to drop the weapons, three officers fired directly at him and the man died on the courtroom floor. No other injuries were immediately reported. The courthouse remained on lockdown as investigators interviewed witnesses and the three sheriff’s deputies, MacKenzie said. Nutt said a public defender told him he recognized the man who was killed as a previous client with a history of mental illness.

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the university has retrofitted structures built in the ‘60s and ‘70s, bringing most up to current building codes and standards, said Mike Smith, CSUF director of design and construction. He said the two major renovations for seismic upgrades in the past five to 10 years has been Langsdorf Hall and the Humanities building. Smith said about five years ago, the CSU Seismic Review Board, a small group of structural engineers, reviewed the entire campus and a survey showed there were falling hazards. Since then, buildings have been strengthened and brought up to code. “From a seismic perspective, our campus is very, very safe,” Smith

said. “However, we are going forward with major renovations like McCarthy Hall as requirements become more stringent.” He said the university is conducting a seismic study on McCarthy Hall, which was the first permanent building built in 1963, according to news/press/campus.html. The last large earthquake to hit California was the Hector Mine 7.1 quake in the Mojave Desert in 1999 near Twentynine Palms, Bowman said. And while it did not cause much damage, being out in the middle of the desert, it is such large quakes that first responders are preparing for. According to an e-mail from Col-

leen Wilkins, CSUF’s health and safety officer, procedures are updated about every year and emergency drills are regularly conducted. She said the procedures are the same for any building on campus, whether two-stories or 10-stories. “Stay in place until the shaking has stopped,” Wilkins said. “If it is determined that evacuation is the best option, building occupants should take their personal belongings and orderly leave the building using stairwells only.” Most of the assembly areas are grassy areas or parking lots, located approximately 150 feet away from any building, Wilkins said. In addition, there is a new computerized system called ConnectED, which alerts cell phones, e-mail

or landlines of emergency situations. CSUF students’ names are currently being inputted into the system. “There have been a number of evacuation drills over the last few years and these have gone smoothly for the most part,” Wilkins said. “I am confident that if everyone uses common sense, there will be few injuries.” Students can log onto the CSUF home page and look for the small Red Cross next to “Emergency Preparedness.” This links students to a site that will give students information about possible crisis’ and how to respond to them. Also, the Environmental Health & Instructional Safety Web site has a Student Safety link for emergency information.

RECEPTION: HONORING THE BEST OF THE BEST From Page 1 institution, a title that will allow the university to receive more government support. “I think this has been, to me, the best year of student activity that I have ever experienced in 18 years as president,” Gordon said. The Associated Students Inc. executive staff, Titan Tusk Force, Freshmen Programs Peer Mentors, Lobby Corps and dozens of other

groups were each given a moment to “stand and be recognized” during the reception. Gordon announced that CSUF’s ROTC program was also recognized for being rewarded as the “best performing battalion in California.” The students who were chosen to attend the ceremony were leaders responsible for running different campus clubs and organizations. Other leaders were involved in various

committees in charge of spending student funds. The student leaders have spent countless hours running meetings and planning events. “We have over 36,000 students, and to have the top student leaders represented here, I feel pretty honored,” said CSUF student Arjun Cordoza. Senior business major and president of the Business Inter-club Council Stephanie Cuellar enjoyed

the evening and said the event gave her “a sense of joy that everything went well [this year]. I’m really proud of everything we accomplished.” Gordon expressed his hope and said the graduating students would take responsibility and train future student leaders to take their place. He thanked the student leaders and said “They make the campus what it is.”

Labrado: A distinguished career and life

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wanted to accomplish. I see opportunities where other people might see challenges.” Having to work his way through school, Labrado worked a paper route while at CSUF from 1969 to 1973. Labrado was a “small-time activist” while in school and he said he decided to major in ethnic studies because it was the quickest way to graduate. While a CSUF student, Labrado was actively working in the EOP

program of that time, New Horizons, as a recruiter. It led to a position as the EOP coordinator, Labrado said. Though he retired from CSUF in 2000, Labrado currently owns a tax preparation business and is an elected trustee on the Rancho Santiago Community College Board, according to a pamphlet titled “Querer es Poder: 50 Examples, A Tribute to the Diversity of Cal State Fullerton’s Latino Alumni.” Jeremiah Moore, the director of student academic services, said he

nominated Labrado because of all the work he has done for the CSUF community. He has a “long-standing history of working with first-generation underrepresented students on our campus,” Moore said. Labrado would always go out of his way to assist students and give their needs attention, he added. The gala, which will recognize other EOP alumni, will increase recognition of the program and “provide awareness of the EOP program and importance of maintain-

ing diversity,” Hyder said. Making it an inaugural event builds a strong base in the community and “shows how the EOP program has positively contributed to society and making society better.” The EOP program has produced wonderful individuals who fight against injustices and provide opportunities to and for underrepresented students, Hyder said. The gala will also bring attention to the work that people like Labrado have done. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Titan Student Union.

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Controversial ‘gossip’ The ads predicted the reaction. All around Los Angeles, people are squealing “OMFG” in response to the controversial advertisements flung throughout the city for CW’s hit show, “Gossip Girl.” The ads feature two teenage characters from the show, clearly involved in some type of sexual act, with the exclamatory text laid across the image in stark white lettering – Hardly the kind of thing that will get you an award from the PTA. But parents are fooling themselves if they think these depictions are false or inaccurate. This may come as a shock to some, but it turns out teenagers have sex too. Sometimes, they’re even under 18. The controversy, then, has less to do with teens having sex and everything to do with the public’s refusal to accept minors as sexual beings. However, despite the tightly shut eyes and fingers in the ears, the truth of the matter is that kids do experiment. We no longer live in some black and white, 1950’s fantasy where John and Jane are abstinent until marriage. The ads for “Gossip Girl” simply reflect that truth. The good folk of L.A., and around the country as well, are also up in arms about the potentially obscene text that appears on the

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ads. Now, you don’t need us to spell out what “OMFG” stands for. Anyone with a cell phone, a screen name or half a brain cell can divine the hidden meaning behind the letters. And yet, CW’s Executive Vice President of Marketing Rick Haskins told CNN that the exclamation will be interpreted in different ways by different people. If that were true, then there would seem to be no reason for the text in the first place. Haskins also claimed the ads were meant for “older viewers.” Putting aside the fact that this is basically an admission that the ads are controversial and potentially unethical, Haskins’ logic makes perfect sense. Surely, no one under 18 will be able to lift their eyes high enough to see the ads stretched across billboards or plastered by the dozens along city streets. But again, the controversy is false. The common digital slang is no less suggestive or perverse than an Enzyte commercial featuring “Smiling Bob” getting a “raise.” The ads are not the problem here – the perception is. Let’s just accept teenagers as the experimental, free-spirited generation that they are, not the asexual monks we’d like them to be.

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Political campaigns in this country have turned into quasi-reality shows By Jessica Terrell

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Congratulations America, you have officially turned the political process into a grotesquely expensive popularity contest and transformed potential leaders into political prostitutes. The campaign process in America is now little more than an overdrawn, "South Park"-style whore-off to see who can sell their soul the fastest. Candidates in today's political landscape must now prostitute themselves for money and votes, throwing away their dignity and values for a shot at the White House. A lot of the fault for the state of today's campaigns lies with the media, but the American people are equally culpable for accepting such shoddy coverage. We have allowed the creation of a system so revolting it is actually destroying any dignity our country had left. Although the process is always slightly nauseating, the campaigns started so early this election that it's hard to imagine surviving another four months of warring between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, followed by a national campaign. The founding fathers, who thought it beneath them to "vote chase" are undoubtedly rolling in their graves. Yet every election cycle, it gets worse

a n d more agonizingly protracted. Obama's campaign has often been compared to Robert Kennedy's presidential bid, but Kennedy joined the 1968 race in mid-March of the same year. Obama announced his presidential campaign on Feb. 10, 2007 – a full 12 months before Super Tuesday, probably because candidates like Clinton had formed exploratory committees several weeks earlier. The American public claims to be disgusted by this lengthy process, but it is continuing to feed the snake that is filling America's airwaves with lethal venom. We have let this go so far that debate moderators and media manipulators actually believe the American public cares more about who wears a flag pin on their lapel than who has a better plan for health care. Let's stop pretending that there is any dignity or reason left in our political process, acknowledge that reality has blurred with reality television and embrace our elections as merely carefully crafted marketing strategies designed to manipulate public opinion. Next time around, we can em-

brace the destruction of our culture and political process like never before. In 2012, let's spare ourselves another full year of this agony and instead of a primary season, we'll watch our candidates battle on the hottest new television series, "American President." Nobody will care about "American Idol" when they can watch presidential wannabes dance and sing their way to the White House in front of a live studio audience. Oprah can host tear-jerking back stories, candidates can get makeovers and "mudslinging" will take on a whole new meaning when candidates duke it out in a sloshy pit. Voter participation will increase exponentially when text messaging replaces poll booths. Sure, we may lose a little more credibility on an international level, but who needs credibility when you can have such a fun and riveting election process?

Perhaps this idea sounds a little far-fetched. But, metaphorically speaking, it's not far off from our current condition. Our political process is already a ludicrous television battle, stripped of any semblance of honor or logic. If the American public has any desire to reclaim some small measure of self-respect and hope, then it's time we collectively decide to grow up a little as a nation. We could start by seriously looking at the insanity we have created and talk about things like campaign finance reform. We could demand that candidates actually talk about the issues and we could pay more attention to Senate voting records than who cried or got a new haircut. Or we could simply turn off Jerry Springer and act like rational adults for just a few months every four years.



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Chicana and Chicano Resource Center, a place for all students A designated research room in the library, more than just a place to study BY Allen D. Wilson

For the Daily Titan

While the future of libraries everywhere has turned bleak over the last decade, a hidden gem in the Pollak Library has emerged to offer something a vast database cannot. More students have come to pursue Chicana and Chicano studies in recent years, giving rise to the Chicana and Chicano Resource Center. Gabriela Antunez has attended a few of the ongoing workshops hosted by the CRC about applying to graduate school. The 20-year-old Chicana and Chicano studies major has also received help at the center from several professors in the discipline. “The CRC allows a way for professors to reach out to their students,” Antunez said. Chicana and Chicano Resource

Center coordinator Nayeli Madero has seen the students’ chemistry come to work for them in a positive way. “They get to help each other and share their experience[s] with each other,” Madero said. CRC student assistant Natalie Madero, 18, has been able to get connected with other students with similar interests from the onset of her college career. “I came as a freshman and met lots of people right away,” Madero said. The CRC’s book collection has been around for more than 35 years. It was originally called the Mexico and Southwest collection. It settled in 2000 into its current location, on the first floor, with Barbara Miller serving as the librarian. “As we build the collection, it gives students a good grounding in research,” Miller said. In addition to amassing texts, the center has acquired several online databases, including the Chicano Database and Hispanic American Periodicals Index. But the center is not just for aca-

demic advancement, students can even use the center to host their own events or facilitate discussions on topics of their interest. Film studies major Steven Ramirez said the CRC “is more than welcome to help you if you have any ideas.” He said he has seen the camaraderie of the people who participate in the events the center hosts, like celebrations for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and Dia de Cesar Chavez. There’s also a philanthropic side of the group. This year, the Cesar Chavez event focused on helping underprivileged elementary schools like Raymond Elementary and Ruby Drive Elementary with the funds the CRC raised, Ramirez said. Miller and the 27-year-old Fullerton resident Ramirez both stressed that the CRC is there for students of all genders and ethnicities. “Everybody there goes above and beyond to help you out,” Ramirez said. “It’s a great reflection of how students should treat other students.”

By Erika Carmona/For the Daily Titan Students visit the Chicana and Chicano Resource Center for academic research and to finish essays before finals week. Although the CRC gives students a place to study, it is not limited to academic research.


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April 29, 2008


Candies defeat Titan Women


Titan is named Big West Player of the Week

FULLERTON - Cal State Fullerton senior Kiki Munoz was named the Big West Player of the Week for the first time in her career Monday after helping the Titans to a key series victory on the road over Cal State Northridge. Munoz becomes the third Titan to be so honored this season, joining teammates Jenna Wheeler (Feb. 11) and Sheila Holguin (March 24). After being held hitless in the first game of the series, the senior had two huge offensive games to help her team clinch the series. Munoz finished the weekend hitting .556 (5-for-9) with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored. In game 2 of the series, Munoz

finished 2-for-4, including a home run to lead off the seventh inning. She also had an RBI single in the first inning to help the Titans to an early lead. Munoz then collected her fourth three-hit game of the season in the series finale, finishing 3-for-3 with her sixth home run of the year and notching her league-leading 20th multi-hit game of the season. For the season, Munoz is batting .431 (second in the Big West) while ranking among the top five in the league in five other categories. CSUF returns to the field May 3 against first-place Long Beach State at Anderson Family Field at 12 p.m.

Track and Field

Several Titans set career best at Lister Classic

By Damon Casarez/Daily Titan Staff Photographer The Titan women, playing a teammate down, bringing the ball up the court against the Puerto Rican Candies during the Intramural Championships on Sunday.

Missing player dooms previously undefeated Titan Women team by jon castillo

Daily Titan Staff Writer

Cal State Fullerton’s Women’s Intramural Basketball Championship featured a short handed squad going up against the team with the secondbest record in the league. The Puerto Rican Candies beat the previously undefeated Titan Women, 46-37, behind a late 10-0 run that put the game out of reach at the Student Recreation Center on Sunday evening. Titan Women put up a valiant effort, playing with four women on the floor against the starting five of the Puerto Rican Candies, but ultimately, fell short. Four of the five Candies players scored in double digits, with guards Tiffany Casanova and Anne Nguyen leading the team with 12 apiece. Point guard Julisa Wilson and

center Brittany Passano each contributed 10 points in the victory. The contest was tied at 31 late in the second half with five minutes to play. Then, the Candies started making sharp passes through the zone defense of the Titan Women during a 10-0 run that lasted two-and-a-half minutes. “We were in it the whole time and then they started hitting their shots,” Titan Women’s guard Amber Matlock said. Playing with four players is something the Titan Women team is used to, as they did so the entire season. Matlock said the team started with seven players before the season, but only four showed up once play began. “At first, when some of the teams have four players, we would play 4-on-4 to be fair, but today, we just wanted to win. We didn’t want to give any other team a chance to win,” Wilson said. “We wanted them to suffer the consequences for having four players.” Matlock led the Titan Women

offense with 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting, which included four from behind the arc. Center Lindsay Allen had nine points, seven rebounds and four blocks, while point guard Robin Smith added eight points. Both teams went back and forth through the first half, until the Puerto Rican Candies took a 21-19 lead just before halftime. “At the end of the first half, we looked at the score [and we] were barely winning, and there is only four of them and we had to realize we have an advantage, so we had to take advantage of that,” Wilson said. The teams continued to trade baskets deep into the second half before the Titan Women seemed to lose their energy and the Candies capitalized on it. “You win some, you lose some. You just have to play through it,” Passano said of the Titan Womens’ lack of players. Nguyen hit a pair of threes as part of the 10-0 run that put the game out of reach for good. “They were playing a zone de-

fense. That is all they could do with four players, so there is always going to be someone open,” Wilson said. “As soon as our team recognized that there is always someone open, that is when we were able to feed the ball more and move it faster.” The win for the Candies avenged a loss they had suffered to the Titan Women on March 9 in regular season play. The Puerto Rican Candies reached the finals via a forfeit early in the day and entered the game with an overall 6-2 record, while the Titan Women came in with a 6-0 record. Intramural sports allows students to continue to play organized sports beyond high school without allotting as much time as collegiate level sports. “I like intramurals because a lot of us on the team played in high school, but … we didn’t try out for the women’s team,” Wilson said. “This gives us a chance to still play on an organized-type sport and still compete with other teams that are good and just have fun. And it does not cost that much, so it’s cool.”

LOS ANGELES - Throwers and sprinters had the best performances for Cal State Fullerton at the Tommie “Tiny” Lister Classic track and field meet Friday at Fullerton and Saturday at Cal State Los Angeles. Ciara Short had a breakout meet for the Titans, winning her section of the 200-meter dash in a career best 24.71 and posting another personal best in the 400 meters at 55.44. For the men, Lawrence Trice excelled in the same events, setting career bests at 21.39 and 48.25, respectively. His 200 time was just .04 off the NCAA Regional qualifying

time of 21.35. Julius Joseph had career bests in the shot put (49-9 1/4), discus (146-8) and hammer (156-11). Nick Longo also had a personal record in hammer at 176-1. For the women, Jameena Hunt broke her own school record of 159 feet, 10 inches in the hammer with a best throw of 167-5, to place second. In the pole vault, freshman Andrew Sullivan went over 16 feet for the first time, winning the event at 16-3/4. Dalya Taman won the women’s vault at 12-1 1/2.

Women’s Basketball

CSUF Head Coach headed to the Hall of Fame FULLERTON - A local tribute to Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah will be held on May 14 just prior to the Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball coach’s May 17 induction into the state of Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in Columbus. The event will be held in the Crown Ballroom of the Crowne

Plaza Hotel in Fullerton (1500 S. Raymond Ave.). The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. The ticket price is $50 per person. An on-line reservation form is on the Fullerton Athletic page or call Associate Head Coach Marcia Foster at (714) 278-3663. stories courtesy Titan media relations


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