Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sunday, December 16, 2001

Flanagan becomes a
world champ

Former Punahou standout Maureen Flanagan helped Team USA win the first Junior World Championship in the history of USA Water Polo at Perth, Austrailia, yesterday.

The sophomore driver from UCLA did not score in the final but helped the USA Women's Junior National Team come from three goals behind to beat Australia 10-9 and win the gold medal in overtime.

Flanagan scored goals against Greece, Italy and Russia in the tournament, putting in four goals in seven games, including one in the semifinals.

Xbox Pipeline Masters to hit NBC next weekend

The 2001 Xbox Pipeline Masters will be showcased on network television next weekend, airing on NBC sports next Sunday at 10:00 a.m. HST.

The show will feature all the action and drama of this year's event as well as historical highlights from the past 30 years of the Pipeline Masters.

Mother Nature has scheduled the arrival of a solid swell today. The event requires two full days of quality waves to run from start to finish and with just two days remaining, the event should start today.

Chaminade gets a boost at home from Ballard

Leon Ballard scored 24 points on 8-for-11 shooting to lead Chaminade to a 86-72 win over Hastings at McCabe Gym yesterday.

The win was Chaminade's fifth straight at home. Ballard also led the team with nine rebounds and was perfect in eight tries from the free-throw line.

HPU wins, too: Nick Spajic poured in 24 points to lead five Sea Warriors in double figures as Hawaii Pacific downed Montana State-Northern Friday night at the Blaisdell Center.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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