Chaminade stomps HPU
Chris Reaves scored 22 points and hit four 3-pointers as Chaminade swamped Hawaii Pacific 84-63 last night at the Blaisdell Arena.
The Silverswords went on a 14-0 run shortly after halftime to put the game away.
Four other Silverswords joined Reaves in double figures, led by Chris Nelson's 15.
Brandon Lee came off the bench to lead the Sea Warriors with 11 points. Audrius Peciukas, HPU's leading scorer, was held to two points on 1-for-8 shooting.
Chaminade, ranked No. 3 in the Pacific Region before losing to UH-Hilo last Saturday, improved to 13-5 overall and 5-1 in the PacWest while the Sea Warriors dropped to 4-14 and 0-4.
Hawaii picked second in baseball
The University of Hawaii baseball team was picked second in the Western Athletic Conference Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll released yesterday.
The Rainbows received four second-place votes and two third-place votes. Fresno State was the unanimous selection as the conference's top team. Nevada, San Jose State, New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, and Sacramento State round out the league.
Hawaii outfielder Matt Inouye, catcher Esteban Lopez, and pitcher Darrell Fisherbaugh were selected to the preseason All-WAC team. Fresno State's Nick Moresi and Doug Fister were named the preseason player and pitcher of the year, respectively.
Time running out for Marathon registration
Early registration for the 2006 Honolulu Marathon will end Sunday. The entry fee is $15 for those registering by that date.
The marathon has already received 1,667 entries, about 140 more than at the same time last year. Worldwide registration will begin shortly after Jan. 29, but the fee increases have not been announced. Last year's fee went up from $15 to $60 for local residents, and $95 for out-of-state residents.
This year's marathon will be Dec. 10.
Wahine ranked No. 4 in first water polo poll
The University of Hawaii Wahine water polo team is ranked fourth in the first National Collegiate Women's Top 20 Poll released yesterday.
The Wahine are coming off a 21-11 season in which they finished fourth in the MPSF and were selected to the NCAA Championship for the first time in school history, where they also came in fourth.
Hawaii opens the 2006 season on the road against Pacific and California on Feb. 9 and 10 before taking part in the Stanford Tournament Feb. 11 and 12.
Reigning NCAA champion UCLA is ranked first, followed by USC and Stanford. Loyola Marymount rounds out the top five.
Rainbow Warriors lose heartbreaker
The University of Hawaii men's tennis team came up one point short, losing to Santa Clara 4-3 yesterday at the Degheri Tennis Center. It was UH's second straight one-point loss.
The Rainbow Warriors and Broncos split the six singles matches, but Santa Clara won two of three doubles matches to win the final point. Hawaii's Byron Weinberg was the only Warrior to win both his singles and doubles match.
Hawaii will play their final match on their current road trip today against Stanford. They return home to face Loyola Marymount on Saturday at the UH Tennis Complex.
» Top-seeded Edina Gallovitis of Romania held off Korea's Ye Ra Lee 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 yesterday in the women's draw of the Hilton Waikoloa Village Challenger.
While Gallovitis had to work for her victory, it was smooth sailing for the men's top seed as Paul Goldstein easily defeated fellow-American Todd Wildom 6-3, 6-1.
» Aiea's Dennis Lajola and Christian Vitulli of Kenya were ousted in the junior doubles bracket of the Australian Open today.
Lajola and Vitulli were swept 6-1, 6-4 by Kei Nishikori of Japan and Peter Polansky of Canada after finding little resistance to that point. Lajola, 16, was ousted from the singles bracket in the third round yesterday.