Faces In The Crowd

February 04, 2013

BETHANY WU

DIAMOND BAR, CALIF. > GOLF

Bethany, a sophomore at Diamond Bar High, shot a 10-under-par 206 over 54 holes to win the Annika Invitational at Reunion Resort in Orlando by three strokes. She was the first golfer in event history to be in the red by double digits. In November, Bethany shot a three-under 69 to win the 2012 CIF Southern Section individual championship and led the Brahmas to a second-place finish in the state team tournament. She is ranked second among junior girls in the AJGA rankings.

DEDERICK LEE

CLARKSVILLE, ARK. > BASKETBALL

Dederick, a 6' 2" senior guard at Clarksville High, had a season-high 29 points in a 75--69 win over Harrison High to become the third player in Arkansas high school history to surpass the 2,500-point milestone. Last season he helped Clarksville repeat as the state 4A champion. Now competing in Class 5A, the Panthers were 16--3 at week's end, and Dederick was scoring 17.9 points per game and has 2,559 career points. He will play for Oral Roberts next season.

ERIN O'NEIL

MINNETONKA, MINN. > ICE HOCKEY

Erin, a junior goaltender at Hopkins High, made 45 saves in a 3--1 win over the top-ranked team in Class AA, Minnetonka High, which outshot the Royals 46--8. Among Minnesota goalies with at least 1,000 minutes between the posts through Sunday, she was fourth with both a 1.70 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. Erin, who has helped Hopkins to a 16-6-2 start, has had six shutouts this season. She is also the two-year starting catcher on the softball team.

CLAY EATON

FINDLAY, OHIO > FOOTBALL

Eaton, a 6'1", 233-pound senior defensive end at Division III Oberlin, finished the season with a nation-leading 1.70 sacks per game and 17 total sacks, a school record. In a 30--6 win over Denison in October he had a season-high three sacks and had three tackles for loss to break the program's career TFL record. (He finished with 58.) The North Coast Athletic Conference defensive player of the year and an All-America, Eaton is also the Yeomen's alltime sacks (36½) leader.

BRIANNA ROLLINS

MIAMI > TRACK AND FIELD

Rollins, a redshirt junior at Clemson, won the 60-meter hurdles at Clemson's Tiger Challenge with an NCAA-record time of 7.78, breaking the mark (set by Southern Cal's Ginnie Powell in 2006) by .06 of a second. Her victory helped Clemson's women's team retain its No. 1 ranking from the USTFCCCA. Rollins, who won a national title for the 60-meter hurdles in 2011, advanced to the 100 hurdles final at last summer's Olympic trials and finished sixth. She is a three-time All-America.

NICK EMERY | ERIC MIKA

HIGHLAND, UTAH > BASKETBALL

Nick, a senior guard at Lone Peak High, scored 13 points in a 67--42 win over American Fork High to become the Knights' alltime scoring leader, while Eric, a senior center, added a team-high 16 points. Both bound for BYU, they have helped the back-to-back 5A state champs (17--1 at week's end) beat defending California state champ Archbishop Mitty (81--46) at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., and climb to No. 3 in the ESPN and USA Today rankings.

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

The Harlem Wizards, a pro entertainment basketball team, played a game against a team made up of Newtown, Conn., teachers, police officers and others associated with the school district and town—and distributed tickets for free to Sandy Hook families.

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GO FIGURE

5 to 1

Odds offered by the Bovada sports book that Alicia Keys will be booed during or after her rendition of the national anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl.

4

Points scored by Northern Illinois in the first half of last Saturday's 42--25 loss to Eastern Michigan, which set the NCAA record for fewest points in a half.

85

Places in the English football tables between Premier League team Norwich City and fifth-tier Luton, which beat the Canaries 1--0 last Saturday in the FA Cup.

15

Seasons since Golden State last had an All-Star (Latrell Sprewell), a drought—the longest in NBA history—that ended when David Lee was named a reserve last Thursday.

101

Age of Fauja Singh, who announced he will retire from marathoning after he competes in the Hong Kong marathon—which will be his ninth overall—on Feb. 24.

PHOTOBOB MARTUS/HARLEM WIZARDS (WIZARDS PLAYER) PHOTODEBBIE PAN (WU) PHOTOSTEVE WYATT (LEE) PHOTOSPORTS STAR PHOTOGRAPHY (O'NEIL) PHOTOBRIAN HODGKIN (EATON) PHOTOPATRICK WRIGHT/CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (ROLLINS) TWO PHOTOSXOOM CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS (EMERY, MIKA)

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