Wednesday, February 23, 2000
SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK
The honors continue to pile up for Brigham Young-Hawaii senior guard David Evans.
Evans on district academic
Evans, the leading scorer in NCAA Division II men's basketball, yesterday was named to the GTE Academic Academic All-America Team from District VIII. He is averaging 29.3 points a game, and is shooting 60 percent from the field, including 42 percent from 3-point range.
Evans has a 3.58 grade-point average in biology. He is one of five players who will represent the West on the national ballot.
On Monday, Evans was one of four players from Hawaii's PacWest schools named to the league's all-academic team. The others are Seasiders Jeff Isom and Brian Skinner, and Chaminade's John Krafels.
Seasiders can clinchEvans and his teammates face a crucial road test this week in Alaska as the first-place Seasiders seek to win the Pacific Division title and secure the automatic berth into the conference tournament.
BYUH (17-6, 10-2 PacWest) needs to win one of two games on the road swing. The Seasiders face second-place Alaska Fairbanks (13-12, 7-3) tonight and seventh-place Alaska Anchorage (15-9, 4-6) on Saturday.
If the Seasiders lose both games and Alaska Fairbanks also defeats Hawaii Pacific on Saturday, Fairbanks wins the division title. BYUH will then hope for an at-large berth into the tournament.
The automatic bids go to the two division winners with the two at-large berths going to the teams with the best records, regardless of division.
Currently, Seattle Pacific and Central Washington are tied for the West Division lead at 11-2, with Western Washington second at 8-4.
Obviously, the Seasiders would like to control their own postseason destiny by winning at least one of the two games in Alaska. Fairbanks is riding a seven-game winning streak.
Also on Saturday, Hawaii-Hilo will visit Chaminade for a 7 p.m. game at McCabe Gym.
Sea Warriors finish secondHawaii Pacific finished second in the second annual Koolau Softball Classic Tournament Monday at HPU's Windward Field. The Sea Warriors, ranked No. 7 in NCAA Division II, fell, 5-4, to No. 11 Azusa Pacific in a rain-drenched, sloppy affair.
Tonight at 6 p.m., HPU (8-3) faces the University of Hawaii in the first game of the Hawaii Aina Classic at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Tomorrow at 6 p.m., Chaminade (4-7) will take on the Wahine.
Tomorrow and Saturday, Territorial Savings & Loans will sponsor the PacWest doubleheaders between UH Hilo and BYUH at the UHH softball field. Tomorrow's first pitch is at 2 p.m. and Saturday's twinbill starts at noon.
Vulcans way backHost UH-Hilo finished well behind the pack for the team title of the Taylor Made Intercollegiate Golf Tournament last weekend at the Waikoloa Resort.
The Vulcans carded a team 928. Top-ranked Georgia Tech won with an 855.
Shane Hoshino was the top Vulcan golfer, shooting a 230 to tie for 79th place.
By Brandon Lee, Special to the Star-Bulletin