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Friday, February 19, 1999

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Iolani grad Stovall
leads Virginia with
career-best 27

Associated Press

Tapa

ATLANTA - Former Iolani School star Erin Stovall scored a career-high 27 points as No. 17 Virginia defeated Georgia Tech, 86-73.

Virginia (18-7, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) went on a 19-9 run to take a 39-30 lead with 27 seconds left in the first half. Niesha Butler's 3-pointer at the buzzer brought Tech (13-12, 6-9) within 39-33 at halftime.

Butler's basket pulled Tech within 47-42 at 15:40 of the second half. But Lesley Brown hit two jump shots to extend the lead to 51-42 at 14:34, and Tech never got closer than seven after that.

bullet No. 1 Tennessee 89, Vanderbilt 53: At Knoxville, Tenn., just hours after being honored as the nation's top amateur athlete with the prestigious Sullivan Award, Chamique Holdsclaw scored 25 points to lead the Lady Vols (25-1, 13-0 Southeastern Conference) over the Commodores (13-12, 6-7).

bullet No. 3 Louisiana Tech 92, SW Louisiana 51: At Ruston, La., Amanda Wilson scored 17 as the Lady Techsters (21-2, 9-0 Sun Belt) routed the Lady Cajuns (1-22, 0-10).

bullet No. 8 Duke 75, N.C. State 67: At Durham, N.C., Payton Black scored 12 points as the Blue Devils (22-5, 14-1 ACC) held off the Wolfpack (15-10, 8-7).

bullet No. 10 Virginia Tech 70, LaSalle 57: At Philadelphia, Tere Williams had 18 points as the Hokies (24-1, 14-1 Atlantic 10) defeated the Explorers (13-12, 6-9) to clinch the top seed in the conference tournament.

bullet No. 14 Clemson 66, Wake Forest 38: At Winston-Salem, N.C., Natasha Anderson scored 17 as the Tigers (21-5, 11-5 ACC) beat the Demon Deacons (7-18, 3-12).

bullet No. 14 Georgia 91, Florida 66: At Gainesville, Fla., Coco Miller scored 27 points as the Lady Bulldogs (20-5, 8-5 SEC) hammered the Lady Gators (19-11, 6-7).

bullet Western Kentucky 74, No. 23 Florida International 68: At Bowling Green, Ky., Shea Lunsford scored 21 points, leading the Lady Toppers (19-4, 7-2 Sun Belt) to an upset of the Golden Panthers (20-5, 8-3).

bullet Arkansas 77, No. 25 Alabama 73: At Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sytia Messer scored 15 of her 21 points in the second half to lead the Lady Razorbacks (15-12, 5-8 SEC) past the Crimson Tide (16-9, 6-7).


Spartans clinch
Big Ten share

Associated Press

Tapa

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan State players jumped and hugged, but only briefly. They don't feel they're finished. Not just yet.

The fourth-ranked Spartans clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship last night as Mateen Cleaves scored 19 points in a 73-58 victory over Michigan.

Now, the Spartans want the whole thing, something that eluded them a year ago.

The Spartans (24-4, 13-1), who extended their school-record winning streak to 13 games, can claim the title outright by winning one of their final two games, against Wisconsin or Purdue. They also would have sole possession if Northwestern should upset Ohio State tomorrow.

"We were happy and we jumped around a little bit," Cleaves said. "But the job's not finished yet."

Louis Bullock had 15 points for the Wolverines (10-16, 4-9).

bullet No. 7 Stanford 89, Washington 57: At Seattle, Mark Madsen scored 15 points and Kris Weems and Arthur Lee each had 14 as the Cardinal (21-5, 11-2 Pac-10) rolled over the Huskies (15-9, 8-6).

bullet No. 8 Arizona 89, Oregon St. 72: At Tucson, Ariz., Jason Terry, who scored a season-low five points in an upset loss at Oregon State last month, had 21 as the Wildcats (19-4, 10-3 Pac-10) avenged that setback against the Beavers (12-11, 6-8).

bullet No. 12 Utah 71, San Jose State 49: At San Jose, Calif., Tony Harvey scored 17 points and Andre Miller added 15 as the Utes (21-4, 11-0 Western Athletic Conference) trimmed the Spartans (11-13, 4-7) for their 16th consecutive victory.

bullet Fresno State 80, Brigham Young 71: At Fresno, Calif., Courtney Alexander scored 17 points, including four free throws in the final 62 seconds, to lead the Bulldogs (18-9, 7-4 WAC) to victory over the Cougars (10-13, 5-6).

bullet SMU 86, Air Force 81: At Air Force Academy, Colo., Stephen Woods and Jaryl Sasser scored the last six points for the Mustangs (12-12, 6-5 WAC, all on free throws, to stave off a late rally by the Falcons (9-14, 1-10).

bullet Hawaii Pacific 85, Chaminade 67: The Sea Warriors outscored host Chaminade 49-31 after being tied at the half, handing the Silverswords their first conference home loss. Robert Parker scored 23 points and Willie Flowers grabbed 10 rebounds.

Chaminade fell to 6-7 and lost an opportunity to pull even with Brigham Young-Hawaii for the last spot in the PacWest tournament. Hawaii Pacific improved to 12-1 and used the game as a tune-up for the tournament, which they will host.

"We need momentum going into the tournament," Hawaii Pacific head coach Tony Sellitto said.

bullet Hawaii-Hilo 80, Brigham Young-Hawaii 66: Merriel Jenkins and Maceo Thomas each scored 19 points to lead the Vulcans over the Seasiders.

Brigham Young-Hawaii dropped to 7-6, losing the grip that it had on a tournament spot. Hilo has already been eliminated, but will get a chance to play spoiler Sunday against Chaminade.



Local Division II men

bullet UH-Hilo 80, BYUH 66

Brigham Young-Hawaii: Smith 3-6 0-2 6, Evans 6-16 6-7 19, Matavao 6-9 1-2 13, Fripp 0-2 0-0 0, Joyce 6-14 3-4 17, Villa 0-0 0-0 0, Gornichec 0-2 2-2 2, Bullock 3-8 0-0 7, Isom 0-1 0-0 0, Nobmann 0-0 0-0 0, Barton 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 25-60 12-19 66.

Hawaii-Hilo: Jenkins 7-16 5-6 19, Ibia 3-6 0-0 6, Lum 2-4 7-8 11, Thomas 9-13 1-1 19, Prather 4-9 4-6 14, Erber 1-1 0-0 3, Bucklew 1-3 2-2 4, Shamp 2-2 0-0 4, Padovan 0-4 0-0 0, Krohn-Ching 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-58 19-23 80.

Halftime--Hawaii-Hilo 31, Brigham Young-Hawaii 30. Fouled out--Matavao. Total fouls--BYUH 21, UHH 17.

bullet Hawaii Pacific 85, Chaminade 67

Hawaii Pacific: Lee 5-10 5-7 16, Smith 2-3 0-1 4, Grissom 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Parker 8-20 4-5 23, Nolan 5-7 2-3 12, Kato 5-8 2-2 12, Allen 0-3 0-0 0, Flowers 5-11 6-8 18. Totals 30-63 19-26 85.

Chaminade: Feeney 0-1 6-6 6, Kirk 0-0 0-0 0, Port 0-0 0-0 0, Berkovitch 2-4 0-0 5, Murphy 8-17 1-2 24, Weir 3-7 0-1 6, Lino 0-1 0-0 0, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 7-17 1-4 16, Tracy 5-14 0-0 10, Marso 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0, Krafels 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-61 8-13 67.

Halftime--Hawaii Pacific 36, Chaminade 36. Fouled out--Berkovitch. Total fouls--HPU 14, Chaminade 22.



WAC men

bullet No. 12 Utah 71, San Jose St. 49

Utah: Mottola 4-11 5-5 13, Jensen 3-5 1-2 8, Althoff 3-4 0-0 6, Miller 5-13 5-6 15, Killion 2-6 2-2 6, Harvey 7-8 0-1 17, Cullen 1-1 3-6 6, Sharp 0-0 0-0 0, Johnston 0-0 0-0 0, Heusser 0-0 0-0 0, Crockett 0-0 0-0 0, Dalton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-48 16-22 71.

San Jose State: Richmond 3-6 5-8 11, Murray 3-6 0-0 6, Trawick 4-11 6-9 14, Quinney 1-6 0-1 3, Powell 2-4 2-2 7, McCullough 1-2 2-2 4, Preston 0-1 0-0 0, Griffin 2-4 0-0 4, Kennett 0-0 0-0 0, Mertens 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-40 15-22 49.

Halftime--Utah 33, San Jose State 21. Fouled out--Althoff. Total fouls--Utah 19, San Jose State 20. Technical--San Jose State coach Johnson.

bullet Fresno St. 80, Brigham Young 71

BYU: Bigelow 10-17 1-3 23, Cooper 6-8 2-2 15, Rivers 3-4 0-0 6, Christensen 0 -2 0-0 0, Dignan 1-2 2-2 4, Vranes 6-15 3-3 15, Wesley 2-8 4-4 8, Chappell 0-0 0 -0 0, Michaelis 0-0 0-0 0, Jepsen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-57 12-14 71.

Fresno State: Farley 4-11 1-1 11, Roberson 5-17 1-2 14, Ely 5-9 2-5 12, Herren 0-4 3-4 3, Alexander 6-15 4-8 17, Porter 4-6 1-2 13, Richard 0-0 0-0 0, Abney 1-1 3-3 5, Holcomb 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 27-66 15-25 80.

Halftime--Fresno State 52, BYU 39. Fouled out--Vranes. Total Fouls--BYU 21, Fresno State 18. Technical--Vranes.

bullet SMU 86, Air Force 81

SMU: Niemi 0-1 0-0 0, Sasser 10-21 5-9 26, Woods 5-9 4-6 17, Elsey 6-11 3-4 18, Davis 6-10 3-6 15, Bratton 0-1 0-0 0, Hancock 2-4 1-1 5, Floyd 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 31-60 17-28 86.

Air Force: Wright 10-23 13-19 36, Humphrey 5-15 1-1 12, Schuck 2-8 1-2 5, Croff 4-13 4-6 15, Gonzales 0-3 0-0 0, Garcia 0-1 0-0 0, Pope 0-1 0-0 0, Yazzie 4-4 0-0 12, Nicholson 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 25-70 20-30 81.

Halftime--SMU 47, Air Force 37. Fouled out--Schuck. Total fouls--SMU 21, Air Force 20.



WAC Standings -- Men

bullet Pacific

		Conference		All Games
		W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.
Utah		11	0	1.000	21	4	.840
UTEP		8	3	.727	16	8	.667
New Mexico	7	4	.636	20	6	.769
Fresno St.	7	4	.636	18	9	.667
BYU		5	5	.500	10	12	.455
San Jose St.	4	7	.364	11	13	.458
Hawaii		2	9	.182	5	18	.217
San Diego St.	0	11	.000	2	21	.087
bullet Mountain Division

		Conference		All Games
		W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.
UNLV		9	2	.818	15	8	.652
Rice		7	4	.636	16	7	.696
Tulsa		6	5	.545	18	8	.692
So. Methodist	6	5	.545	12	12	.500
TCU		5	5	.500	17	7	.708
Colorado St.	5	6	.455	15	8	.652
Wyoming		5	6	.455	15	8	.652
Air Force	1	10	.091	9	14	.391
Yesterday's games

Fresno State 80, Brigham Young 71

Utah 71, San Jose State 49

Southern Methodist 86, Air Force 81



WAC Standings -- Women

bullet Pacific

		Conference		All Games
		W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.
Utah		8	1	.889	17	4	.810
New Mexico	7	2	.778	16	5	.762
Brigham Young	7	2	.778	13	8	.619
Hawaii		5	4	.556	13	8	.619
Fresno State	3	6	.333	8	14	.364
Texas-El Paso	3	6	.333	9	12	.429
San Diego St.	3	6	.333	6	15	.286
San Jose State	0	9	.000	2	20	.091
bullet Mountain Division

		Conference		All Games
		W	L	Pct.	W	L	Pct.
Colorado St.	9	0	1.000	24	1	.960
So. Methodist	7	2	.778	12	9	.571
Rice		6	3	.667	13	8	.619
TCU		5	4	.556	13	8	.619
UNLV		4	5	.444	13	8	.619
Tulsa		3	6	.333	5	16	.238
Wyoming		2	7	.111	6	15	.286
Air Force	0	9	.000	5	16	.238
Yesterday's games

Southern Methodist 82, Air Force 44

Brigham Young 100, Fresno State 49

Texas Christian 64, Nevada-Las Vegas 63

Utah 76, San Jose State 23


RAINBOW VOLLEYBALL PLAYBOOK

Brigham Young Cougars

bullet Coaches: BYU's Carl McGown (10th season, 122-110) vs. UH's Mike Wilton (7th, 126-55).

bullet Season: BYU, 10-0 overall, 8-0 MPSF. UH, 7-3 overall, 3-2 MPSF.

bullet Ranking: BYU, No. 1. UH, No. 7.

bullet Series: UH leads, 10-8, but has lost the two last meetings.

bullet Top players: Ryan Millar (6-8 Sr. MB) 4.74 kpg, 20 aces, .514, 2.06 bpg; Ossie Antonetti (6-1 Sr. OH) 4.65 kpg, .353; Mac Wilson (6-9 So. MB) 1.58 bpg; Hector Lebron (6-2 Jr. S) 14.75 apg.

bullet About the Cougars: BYU has had the past two weeks off after earning its fifth straight sweep, defeating Loyola Marymount on Feb. 6 ... The 10-0 record is BYU's best-ever start and is the second longest win streak since volleyball became a varsity program in 1989 ... The win over the Lions was the fourth road win in five days. Against LMU, Ossie Antonetti had 16 kills and hit .480. Ryan Millar had five blocks, four aces and 12 kills in hitting .545 ... BYU's home streak is 18 straight, dating back to April 11, 1997. The last home loss was to UCLA on March 28, 1997 ... Millar leads team with 161 kills, a .514 hitting percentage and 70 total blocks.

bullet Match key: Hawaii was swept at Long Beach State Wednesday in 96 minutes. The Rainbows struggled with passing and setting, leading Wilton to use backup setter Russell Lockwood in Game 2 ... No Rainbow attacker hit above 10 percent ... Hawaii needs to solidify its passing and hope senior setter Mason Kuo regains confidence.

bullet First serve: 4 p.m. HST today at the 22,700-seat Marriott Center, Provo, Utah. BYU is looking to break Hawaii's single-match attendance record of 10,225 with a $1 ticket promotion.

bullet Broadcast: Live on KCCN radio (1420-AM).



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