Chaminade beat South Carolina's Presbyterian College 59-49 despite being without two starters yesterday.
Chaminade still winning
without injured Ballard
The Silverswords (6-4) were in their second game without leading scorer Leon Ballard, who broke the fifth metacarpal bone on his right hand on the road at Northern Colorado Dec. 20. Chaminade lost that game but has not lost since.
Kashif Reyes also missed the game with an inner ear infection.
Ballard will not be ready though, as he is expected to be gone for eight weeks.
"It is just part of athletics and we have to deal with it," Chaminade coach Aaron Griess said. "The team we are putting on the floor today is not what we envisioned when we started this ride, but we got a nice win today. We are not going to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves."
Jaborri Thomas and Albert Powell picked up the slack with Ballard and Reyes out. Thomas scored 16 points and Powell put in 15. Mike Donegan contributed 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds.
HPU hot: Hawaii Pacific beat Presbyterian College 69-58 to get its fifth straight win Friday night at the Blaisdell Center.
Senior guard Alvin Stephenson scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds.
Nash Subotic and Nic Walters combined for 30 points, with each getting 15. Nate Block had 12 points in the first half but didn't score the rest of the way.
Hilo even hotter: Hawaii-Hilo is off to its best start in more than two decades after beating Asbury College 71-64 on Friday. The Vulcans are 10-2 for the first time since the 1980-81 season.
Kyle Bartholomew recorded his fourth straight double-double in the game with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Ryan Hogue contributed 13 points while Scott Prather and Derek MgBeke each added 11.
Lono goes to work for HPU Athletic DepartmentFormer Sea Warrior softball standout Jarnett Lono has been named the Sports Information Director and Compliance Coordinator at Hawaii Pacific, Athletic Director Tony Sellitto announced yesterday.
Lono graduated from HPU in 1999 with a degree in marketing and earned her MBA from the school a year later. She is HPU's all-time leader in games played (208), runs scored (131) and walks (84). She played in every game for the Sea Warriors from 1996-99, helping them to a 163-44-1 record in the span.
Laguna Hills perfect at Iolani dual tourneyLaguna Hills of California won this year's Iolani dual meet tournament with an 8-0 record, beating Livermore 49-17 in the championship yesterday.
Punahou took third place with a 51-21 domination of defending state champion St. Louis and Iolani took fifth by beating Purcell Marion of Ohio 49-29.
Kamehameha and Baldwin were winless in the first round of the competition, although Baldwin was able to escape with a 39-39 tie with Purcell Marion.