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Thursday, November 13, 2003


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UH 'Senior Night' match a near sell-out

Limited tickets remain for Saturday's "Senior Night" match for the Hawaii women's volleyball team against San Jose State at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The only tickets available are single seats and partially obstructed view seats. The arena doors will open at 6 p.m. and the match will start at 7.

This will be the final regular-season home match for the No. 2 Rainbow Wahine and their seven seniors: Lauren Duggins, Maja Gustin, Lily Kahumoku, Karin Lundqvist, Nohea Tano, Melissa Villaroman and Kim Willoughby.

Kealakehe guard signs with Rainbow Wahine

Saundra Cariaga, a 5-foot-9 shooting guard from Kealakehe High, signed with the Hawaii women's basketball team yesterday.

"Saundra is a great athlete with a very good jump shot and excellent defensive speed and quickness," Rainbow Wahine coach Vince Goo said.

Cariaga averaged 13.6 points and 5.2 rebounds a game last season en route to All-Big Island Interscholastic Federation first-team honors.

"I wanted to stay home and play in front of my family," said Cariaga, who was also recruited by Brown, Washington State and San Jose State. "I really like the (basketball) program and the school."

Hawaii 11th in women's golf tournament

HENDERSON, Nev. >> The Hawaii women's golf team finished 11th out of 15 teams at the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown yesterday at the Anthem Country club.

The Rainbow Wahine shot a team aggregate 934. New Mexico won the event with an 869.

Sara Odelius was the leading UH golfer, carding a 54-hole total of 223 to finish in 17th place. Medalist honors went to New Mexico's Katrina Leckovic (213).

Silverswords top Team Samoa

Kash Reyes scored 17 points and Chaminade defeated Team Samoa 81-59 in an men's exhibition basketball game Tuesday.

Reyes was 5-for-9 from 3-point range en route to game-high honors. Also in double figures for the Silverswords were Sam Henning (15 points, 17 rebounds) and Dustin Mittelsteadt (15).

Cavan Scanlan led Team Samoa with 16 points while Brandyn Akana added 14.

Chaminade faces Sung Kyun Kwan University from Korea in a 5 p.m. exhibition Saturday at Cannon Activities Center.

UH hosts Pacific in dual meets

The Hawaii men's and women's swimming and diving teams will host Pacific in dual meets tomorrow at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatics Complex.

The Rainbow Warriors (7-3), ranked 13th, feature senior Cheyne Bloch, ranked first nationally in the 100-meter breaststroke, and freshman Andrew Affleck, who broke a 22-year-old school record in the 1,000 freestyle last week in a loss to California.

The Rainbow Wahine (7-2) are ranked 25th.

The meets begin at 6 p.m.

Momoa earns weekly conference honors

Nanakuli High graduate Nani Momoa, a 5-11 junior outside hitter for the Cal State Monterey Bay women's volleyball team, was named the Player of the Week in the Cal Pac Conference this week.

Momoa came off the bench after the Otters dropped the first two games against Menlo College last Saturday. She helped CSUMB rally to win in five, putting down 13 kills with three blocks, as the Otters advanced to the Cal Pac playoffs.

Momoa played basketball for the Otters last season before joining the volleyball team this year. CSUMB is 14-12 and assured of its first winning season in school history.


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