HPU and BYUH earn bids to NCAA II tourney
No. 2 Hawaii Pacific received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II women's volleyball championship, which starts Thursday in Los Angeles.
The Sea Warriors (23-2, 11-1 PacWest) are seeded fourth in the Pacific Region and take on fifth-seeded Cal State Bakersfield at 3 p.m. Hawaii time.
"We're excited to be a part of this tournament," said Sea Warriors coach Tita Ahuna. "This was a goal for us as a team from day one. We've worked extremely hard for this opportunity and hopefully we'll compete like I know we can."
No. 19 Brigham Young-Hawaii (20-4) received the sixth seed in the Pacific Region.
The Seasiders play Cal State San Bernardino at noon on Thursday.
Seasiders get 37 from Smylie to beat Yonsei
Austin Smylie scored 37 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii to a 90-86 win over Yonsei University of South Korea to capture the final game of the Asia-Pacific Basketball Tournament last night.
The Seasiders finished the exhibition tournament with a 2-0 record.
In other games yesterday, New Zealand beat De La Salle University of the Philippines 104-88 and Huaqiao University of China defeated the Melbourne Tigers of Australia 88-60.
Sceats still alive for Futures main draw
University of Hawaii tennis player Ryan Sceats beat teammate Chad Faulk 6-1, 6-1 yesterday in the second round of the USTA Honolulu Futures tournament qualifying round.
Sceats is trying for one of eight qualifying spots in the Futures tournament's 32-man main draw, which begins tomorrow. He'll play Jonathan Galyon today.
UH player Sascha Heinemann already qualified for the main draw by winning a wild-card tournament earlier this year.
Mishima takes silver in judo tournament
Honolulu's Risha Mishima won a silver medal in the 13- to 14-year-old division at the Pan Am Infantil Championships judo tournament at Colorado Springs, Colo.
Team USA won 25 overall medals -- eight gold, three silver and 14 bronze.