Hawaii Beat

Friday, August 27, 2004

BYUH finishes China trip 1-2

The BYUH men's basketball team returned from China yesterday finishing 1-2 on their three-game trip.

After dropping an 80-71 decision to the Ji Ling Tigers, the Seasiders split a pair of games with Xinjiang, the defending national champion of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Jake Chrisman's layup with three seconds left gave BYUH a 79-78 win in the first of the doubleheader. Chrisman finished with 33 points in the game while Thomas Watkins hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points.

Xinjiang came back to win the second game of the doubleheader 78-75 behind 28 points from Xue Yu Yang, who was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in last year's NBA Draft.

Eleven Seasiders participated in the trip. They were joined in China by Micah Casey, recently released from his LDS mission in Japan, and China's Yu Liang Le.

First Na Koa meeting Monday

University of Hawaii football coach June Jones will present a preview of the upcoming football season at the first Na Koa Football Club meeting Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Jones will also preview Hawaii's first opponent, Florida Atlantic, at the luncheon that is open to the public. The cost is $15 for the general public and $12 for Na Koa members.

For more information, call Ben Yee at 542-8912.

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