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Seltzer Rejoins Sampson

A former point guard for Kelvin Sampson at Washington State has joined Sampson as a part-time assistant basketball coach for the University of Oklahoma.

Bennie Seltzer replaces former assistant Bobby Champagne under Sampson.

Sampson announced the appointment Wednesday.

“Having the chance to work for the coach that I played for, it’s one of the biggest opportunities I’ve had in my life,” Seltzer said.

Sampson said Seltzer has what he looks for in a coach.

“The things that made him an outstanding college basketball player - his desire, his ability to be upbeat every single day, his leadership and ability to make others better - are the things he’ll bring to the coaching arena,” Sampson said.

Seltzer, a native of Birmingham, Ala., played for WSU from 1989 to 1993. He played four years in Europe.

Junior golf

Josh Sicilia, David Fern, Brad Arnn and Charlie Nap advanced to today’s boys championship flight, match-play semifinals in the Round Table Junior Championships at Esmeralda Golf Club.

Sicilia defeated Stuart Ward on the 22nd hole in the quarterfinals, while Fern topped Cory Prugh 2 and 1, Arnn defeated Matt Kodama 2 and 1 and Nap stopped Brandon Frisch 3 and 2.

In the girls championship flight quarterfinals, Erica Leslie defeated Lydia Keezer 7 and 5, Melanie LaRocque defeated Jessica Murphy 6 and 5, Laura Hicks topped LaChana Bonnett 6 and 4 and Lani Elston earned a bye.

The Washington delegation found itself in 16th out of 17 places after the first round of the Junior America’s Cup team matches at Hawaii’s Moana Kea Golf Resort. Spokane’s Ryan Camp fired 83 and Brandon Smith carded 85.

Glenn Malm of Fircrest (Wash.) Golf Club shot a first-round, 3-under-par 69 to take the lead in the Pacific Northwest Senior Invitational at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club in Olympia.

Amateur Jim O’Rourke of Spokane Country Club is six shots back at 75.

, DataTimes

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