La Verne Lutheran’s Eric Cooper Jr., breaks and dislocates finger, doubtful for second round; Trojans may not play second round until Saturday because of snow in Big Bear

Where is Gary Vitti when you need him? La Verne Lutheran junior Eric Cooper, Jr., who averages 16 points for the two-time defending state champion Trojans, dislocated and broke the index finger on his right hand (his shooting hand) in the Trojans’ 72-28 win over Marshall and is listed as doubtful for the Trojans’ second-round Division 4 playoff game. “If it was just a dislocation he could play,” Trojans coach Eric Cooper said. “But a break is a different thing. He’s got a splint on it now and we’re going to see a specialist. He wants to play but he hasn’t even caught a ball yet. He’s day to day, we’ll see how it goes.”
Lutheran is scheduled to play the winner of tonight’s first-round game between host Big Bear and Banning on Friday at the University of La Verne at 7 p.m. The Big Bear-Banning game was postponed Wednesday because of snowy conditions and La Verne just got word that tonight’s game might be postponed again until Friday, which would push Lutheran’s second-round game to Saturday. If that happens, Cooper said the Trojans would host the winner at 1 p.m., at the University of La Verne. We’ll keep you posted

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  • Yikes!

    So here’s the question that everyone is thinking. WHEN did he get hurt? I sure hope is was at the beginning of the game because if it was anywhere in the second half the question becomes What the HELL was he still doing in the game?