Sea Warriors lose in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS » Ben Jacobson scored 19 points to lead Northern Iowa past Hawaii Pacific 81-47 yesterday in the third round of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.
Jacobson, who also had three steals, was six of 10 from the field and six of seven from the free-throw line.
Grant Stout and Erick Crawford each had 11 points for the Panthers (9-1), who outscored Hawaii Pacific 45-18 in the second half. Stout had six rebounds and six blocks, while Crawford went five of six from the field and had four rebounds.
Adam Snyder led the Sea Warriors (1-8) with nine points. Joseph Ison and Donnell Dobbins each had seven points for HPU.
The Sea Warriors outrebounded the Panthers 36-35, including 17-6 on the offensive boards. Hawaii-Pacific made only two of 15 shots from 3-point range, while the Panthers hit six of 12.
Northern Iowa scored the game's first 15 points before the Sea Warriors cut the lead to 26-19 with 5:28 until halftime, but came no closer.
Awards for Kaanapali GM, head pro
Ed Kageyama, general manager for the Kaanapali Golf Courses, and Scott Ashworth, the Maui facility's head pro, have been honored for their contributions to the sport by the Aloha Section PGA.
Kageyama, president of the Aloha Section PGA, received the Bill Strausbaugh Award for service. He co-hosted the Golf Channel's "Golf Academy Live" in January, served on the Golf Advisory Committee for the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau as well as helped with the creation of the PGA Aloha Section Foundation which will benefit junior golf programs and charitable events.
Ashworth was named the Head Golf Professional of the Year by Billy Casper Golf at the company's annual meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this month.