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Former Hoover star shines

Zargaryan helps Toros win first conference tournament title since 1987.

March 10, 2011|By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com

GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Zareh Zargaryan (Hoover High, 2007) senior forward, Cal State Dominguez Hills men's basketball: The former All-Area first-team selection finished with six points and seven rebounds Saturday to help the Toros to a 51-50 victory against top-seeded Humboldt State in the championship game of the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. Tournament in Hayward.

Dominguez Hills saw junior guard Robert Willhite sink a three-point shot at the buzzer to give the Toros their first conference tournament championship since 1987 and second overall.

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The Toros will next participate in the NCAA Division III West Tournament. Second-seeded Dominguez Hills (23-6) will face seventh-seeded BYU-Hawaii at 2:30 p.m. Friday in an opening-round game at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash.

Through Saturday, Zargaryan is averaging 9.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 25 games played. He's recorded 20 steals and 42 assists.

Kevin Dultz (Glendale Community College, 2009) senior catcher/pitcher, San Francisco State University: Dultz continues to put up solid numbers at the plate for the Gators, who have struggled of late. Dultz collected two hits for San Francisco State in a 13-3 road loss against UC San Diego on Sunday in a California Collegiate Athletic Assn. contest.

Unfortunately for Dultz, he didn't fare well on the mound in relief. He picked up the loss, giving up eight runs (all earned) and five hits in 2 2/3 innings. He also walked three.

Dultz is batting .275 (11 for 40) with four runs batted in and three doubles in 13 games played for the Gators, who dropped to 6-8, 1-7 in conference. On the mound, Dultz is 0-1 with a 14.85 earned-run average in three appearances. He's struck out seven and allowed 11 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

The Gators did receive some good news from another former area standout in the loss against UC San Diego. Jason Ochart, who graduated from Hoover High and transferred to San Francisco State from Glendale college, pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, giving up three hits and striking out two.

Ochart, a former All-Area first-team honoree, has allowed one run and eight hits in 8 2/3 innings. He's struck out five and not allowed a run in three appearances.

San Francisco State, which has lost seven of its last eight games, will next play at home against Cal State Monterey Bay at 3 p.m. Friday.

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