Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, February 22, 1999

HPU plays Chaminade
in PacWest tourney opener

Hawaii Pacific, host of this week's Pacific West men's basketball tournament, has been seeded second in the eight-team event.

The Sea Warriors (19-6, 12-1) will take on Chaminade (12-13, 6-7) in the 7:30 p.m. feature game Thursday at Blaisdell Arena. Central Washington (20-4, 16-1) was awarded the top seed, based on a better winning percentage and a victory over the Sea Warriors earlier this season.

On Thursday, Central Washington takes on Humbolt State (11-5, 7-10) at 2 p.m. In the noon opener, fifth-seeded Brigham Young-Hawaii (13-12, 7-6) faces Alaska-Anchorage (16-9, 9-4), while Seattle Pacific (20-5, 12-5) and St. Martin's (14-12, 9-8) play at 5 p.m.

The semifinals move to Mid-Pacific Institute Gym with games at 6 and 8 p.m. The championship is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at MPI.

The winner advances to the NCAA Division II Tournament which opens March 4.

WAHINE WIN: At Las Vegas, Janelle Gonzalez picked up her first win of the season, tossing a five-

hitter, as the University of Hawaii softball team topped Bowling Green, 11-1, at the UNLV Classic yesterday.

Gonzalez had plenty of support from teammates Tyree Woodruff, who had four hits, and Kristin Anderson, who drove in three runs. The Wahine improved to 10-2.

AH YAT SIGNS: Brian Ah Yat, whose 9,135 career passing yards while at Division I-AA Montana rank him seventh on the Big Sky all-time charts, has been signed to pay quarterback for the Hawaii Hammerheads of the Professional Indoor Football League.

The Hammerheads begin their 16-game schedule on April 17 against the Mississippi Firedogs at the Blaisdell Arena.

HO'S HOMER LIFTS KANEOHE: Robin Ho's two-run homer in the sixth inning put Kaneohe ahead for good in an 8-6 AJA baseball victory over Pearl City yesterday at Castle High.

Ryan Fujitani also homered and drove in three runs for Kaneohe.

At Hans L'Orange Field, Corey Ishigo went 3-for-5 with a double and drove in two runs, while Tony St. John and three other pitchers combined on a one-hitter to pace Sheridan over Ewa, 10-3.

Also at Hans L'Orange Field, Waipahu's Richard DeSa and Mitch Moran combined to blank Aiea, 13-0, on a four-hitter. Timo Donahue went 4-for-5 with three home runs and drove in six runs for Waipahu.

At Ala Wai Field, Aaron Lum went 4-for-6, including a double and a triple, and drove in five runs to pace McCully to a 25-10 rout of Waialae.

Also at Ala Wai, Manoa erupted for four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, highlighted by Clint Kagami's one out, three-run HR, in a 13-10 win over Wahiawa.



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