Hawaii Beat

Tuesday, November 2, 2004


Overall 11-14 champion Chris Chang opened up a commanding lead in the bike leg in the Keiki Sprint Triathlon Championship at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park last Saturday.

Groce cleared to rejoin 'Bows

University of Hawaii guard Kris Groce is set to return to practice with the Rainbow Warrior basketball team after an MRI on his injured right knee did not reveal any torn ligaments.

Groce, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, hurt his knee on Saturday and sat out yesterday's practice. The injury will not require surgery and Groce is expected to be back on the court this week, UH coach Riley Wallace said yesterday.

Groce transferred from Columbia Basin (Wash.) College this year and is competing with junior Deonte Tatum for playing time at point guard.

Center Chris Botez returned to action yesterday after being diagnosed with a deep bruise to his left knee. Botez injured his knee in practice last week and had an MRI performed to determine the extent of the injury. He was cleared to practice over the weekend.

Wahine jump a spot to No. 2

The Rainbow Wahine volleyball team jumped one spot to No. 2 in the recent USA Today/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Poll released yesterday.

The Wahine earned two first-place votes and finished with 1,530 points, passing former No. 2 Minnesota, which dropped to sixth. Washington is again ranked No. 1, with Nebraska, Southern California, and Minnesota rounding out the top 5.

Prince nets honor: Junior Victoria Prince won her first WAC Player of the Week award yesterday after hitting .435 last week to lead the Wahine to victories over Boise State and San Jose State on the road.

Prince also averaged 4.38 kills per game and 1.88 blocks per game in the two Wahine wins, helping to keep Hawaii perfect on the year with a 20-0 record.

Warriors fifth after first round

Sophomore Cody Wolfenbarger fired a 3-under 69 to put the Warrior golf team in fifth place after the first round of the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate yesterday at the Turtle Bay Resort.

As a team, Hawaii shot a 3-over 291, trailing tournament-leader UNLV by five strokes. Wolfenbarger is tied for second place individually, while teammate Jarett Hamamoto sits in a tie for 11th place with an even-par 72. Also competing for the Warriors are Pierre-Henri Soero and Kellen-Floyd Asao, who each shot 75s, and Ben Douglas who is tied for 58th after shooting 76.

The Warriors also sent a 'B' team to the tournament that currently is in 15th place.

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