Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Friday, January 4, 2002

Hawaii players show
Trapasso they’re serious

The Hawaii baseball team hasn't played a baseball game in 2002 yet, but the players demonstrated they are serious about their academic pursuits by posting a team 2.93 grade-point average for the 2001 fall semester.

Of the 32 players on campus, 18 had a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the semester.

"I'm extremely proud of our players," coach Mike Trapasso said. "This shows that we've got kids that have their priorities in line. I've always been a firm believer that a team's effort in the classroom directly correlates to their effort on the baseball field. This just shows what a great group of kids we have."

HPU beats Nazarene with late-game flurry

Nash Subotic scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Hawaii Pacific basketball team past Olivet Nazarene University 80-68 at the Blaisdell Center on Wednesday night.

Seven of Subotic's points came in the last three minutes.

The game was tied 68-68 with less than three minutes left, before the Sea Warriors (9-3) finished it off with a 12-0 run.

John Avilla added 18 points and Nick Spajic 15 for HPU.

Zach Freeman scored 17 points for the Tigers (10-4).

Hawaii Pacific doesn't play again until Jan. 11, when they face Chaminade at 7:30 p.m. at Mid-Pacific Institute.

Two Hilo players choose Chaminade

Two Hilo High School volleyball players signed national letters of intent to play for the Chaminade women's team.

Poli Olevao, a 5-foot-8 middle blocker, and Kanani Yockman, a 5-9 opposite, were members of the Vikings' fourth-place state tournament team.

Olevao was a Star-Bulletin first-team all-star, and Yockman was picked to the second team.

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