Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Prather is PacWest player
of week again

Hawaii-Hilo point guard Scott Prather was named the Pacific West Conference's basketball player of the week for the second straight week after averaging 21.7 points in the Big Island Invitational Tournament last weekend.

Prather was the leading scorer in the tournament and led his Vulcans to their first win in the history of the NCAA Division I tournament.

Chaminade gets first win: Leon Ballard scored 19 points and four other SIlverswords finished in double figures as Chaminade beat North Park 88-73 Monday.

Mike Donegan recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Legends take the field tomorrow at Kaiser

The Hawaii Legends, a women's tackle football team based on Oahu, will be hosting their first two Women's American Football League games against the Los Angeles Lasers at Kaiser High School tomorrow at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Legends are 0-2 this year after getting swept by the California Quake and the San Diego Sunfire.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children under 11 are free.

Army, Air Force vs. Navy in Ice Palace hockey

A team of ice hockey players from local Army and Air Force bases will try to beat a local Navy team for the first time in two years.

The Army vs. Navy Ice Hockey challenge will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Ice Palace.

Tickets are $5 per person or $15 for a family of four and can be purchased at the Ice Palace.

UCLA water polo looks for third straight title

The UCLA water polo team, with Punahou School graduates Brandon Brooks in goal and Sean Kern as graduate assistant coach, is seeking its third consecutive NCAA title this week.

Brooks, statistically the best goalie in UCLA history, has put up All-America numbers this season, compiling a goals-against average of 5.90 and playing all but six quarters in 19 matches.

Brooks has saved nearly 60 percent of opponents' shots on goal in 2001 (152 of 259). He owns the best career GAA in UCLA history at 5.35 and was named a first-team All-American in 2000 after posting a school-record low 4.80 GAA.

The second-ranked Bruins take on Loyola Marymount Saturday in a semifinal game at the Stanford pool. Top-ranked Stanford faces UMass in the other semifinal. The championship is Sunday.

UCLA has two other Hawaii players on its roster in freshmen David Pietsch (Punahou) and Reyn Kurihara (Iolani).

Freshman Chris Love, a Kahuku High graduate, is on the UMass roster.

Mapu named Hawaii Gatorade Player of Year

Jonathan Mapu of Kahuku was named the Gatorade 2001 Hawaii High School Player of the Year yesterday.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end was one of 51 winners from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Mapu, who is being pursued by Nebraska, Colorado, Washington, UCLA and Penn State, is now a finalist for the Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year award.

Mapu will play his final high school game Friday at Aloha Stadium vs. St. Louis in the Chevron State Championships.

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