Hilo beats Chaminade in PacWest opener
Alex Cabagnot and Ryan Abrahams scored 13 points apiece to lead Hilo past Chaminade 56-52 in both teams' PacWest basketball opener.
Hilo is 9-2 overall after Vulcans coach Jeff Law's first victory at McCabe Gym. The host Silverswords fell to 2-8 despite 13 points from Kashif Reyes and 12 by Sam Henning.
Brigham Young-Hawaii 105, Western New Mexico 59: Shawn Opunui scored 31 points to lead the host Seasiders (12-2, 2-0).
Jason Jackson led the Mustangs (3-9, 0-2) with 17.
Montana State-Billings 89, Hawaii Pacific 86: Jaret Skirfrars scored 23 points and the host Sea Warriors (4-9, 1-1) turned over the ball with less than two seconds left and trailing by one point.
Aaron Abrams scored 25 and Marvin Noble 21 for HPU, while Trae Fortier added 21 for the Yellowjackets (7-3, 1-1).
Hula Bowl adds UCF quarterback Schneider
The Hula Bowl Maui added Central Florida quarterback Ryan Schneider yesterday to the Aina team for the Jan. 17 college football all-star game at War Memorial Stadium.
Schneider hasn't played since he was suspended Nov. 2 for falsifying school attendance documents. He finished his career with 82 career touchdown passes and 10,976 yards passing.
BYUH's Kalabic gets All-America honor
Brigham Young-Hawaii water polo player Vanja Kalabic was named an NCAA Division II All-American yesterday for the third consecutive year. Kalabic, a junior from Belgrade, scored 75 goals this season and led the Seasiders to a 15-7 record.
Hawaii boxers fight in U.S. Championships
The 2004 Hawaii boxing champions will compete in the U.S. Championships, today through Jan. 18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center at Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Hawaii delegation consists of Adam Rodrigues (Kakaako B.C.), 119 pounds; Richard Pelen Jr. (Waianae), 125 pounds; Enriquez Tangaro (Waianae), 132 pounds; Jeffrey Pelen Jr. (Waianae), 141 pounds; Brett Rodrigues (Palolo), 152 pounds; Zack Ilarraza (Wailuku), 165 pounds; Chris Downs (Palolo), 178 pounds; Ryan Bolen (Kakaako), 201 pounds and Tinei Su'a (Kakaako), 201-plus pounds.
Deustch Puu (Kakaako/World Class Athlete Program) won the All-Army Championships and will represent the All-Army team.
Windward PONY starts registration tomorrow
The Windward PONY Baseball League will register boys and girls, age 5-16, tomorrow and Jan. 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Enchanted Lake Elementary School and Waimanalo Beach Park Pavilion.
Copies of a birth certificate and medical insurance are required. For more information, call Laurene Kaluau at 259-0595 or 391-5550 or Lynn Kitamura at 254-1671.
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