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Hawaii Beat


Friday, November 19, 2004


Warriors win another volleyball exhibition

Matt Bender put down 18 kills and Maulia La Barre was perfect on eight attempts from the middle as the Hawaii men's volleyball team won an exhibition match over Pacific 30-21, 30-28, 30-28 last night in Hilo.

The Warriors were forced to come from behind in each of the last two games, but rallied behind the digging of libero Eric Kalima, who finished with eight digs.

Jose Delgado had 14 kills for the Warriors.

Services set for former Hawaii champion

Benny Mactagone, the first nieghbor island fighter to win a Territorial Championship, died last week.

Services will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Council in Pearl City with the burial to follow at 1 p.m. at the State Veteran's cemetery in Kaneohe.

"Benny was a slick fighter," said former WBA commissioner Bobby Lee. "He lost a few amateur fights here and there but kept himself handsome."

Mactagone, 88, was born and raised on Kauai and won the AAU lightweight title in 1938.

Barnett wins HPU debut

Dante Sykes scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help the Sea Warriors beat Northwood 67-62 in overtime at Laie in J.D. Barnett's debut with the school last night.

Aleksandar Bojic scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the Sea Warriors while Jeremy Rau had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Northwood.

The Sea Warriors take on Winona State today at 6 p.m. at the Cannon Activities Center.

Seasiders to consolation bracket

No. 14 Brigham Young-Hawaii fell to No. 15 Redlands 7-6 yesterday in the opening round of the Western Water Polo Association playoffs, sending the Seasiders to the consolation bracket.

BYUH was set to play Pomona-Pitzer at 10 a.m. today at Davis, Calif.

Suzuki wins Wallace player of the year award

Maui native Kurt Suzuki continued to cap off a national championship season at Cal State Fullerton when he was awarded the first Brooks Wallace Award by the College Baseball Foundation Tuesday night as college baseball's player of the year.

The award is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks "Gator" Wallace, who died of leukemia in 1985 at age 27.

Swatch Hawaiian Classic features Kiraly

The inaugural Swatch Hawaiian Classic beach volleyball tournament is set for today through Sunday at Queens Beach.

Karch Kiraly, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and beach volleyball legend, hosts the event.


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