Silverswords return the favor, edge Seasiders
Chris Nelson shot 50 percent from the field to get his game-high 17 points to lead Chaminade to a 67-66 win last night at Brigham Young-Hawaii in Laie.
With the win, the Silverswords improved to 15-7, 7-2 in PacWest play. The Seasiders dropped to 11-9, 4-4 PacWest.
Chris Reeves and Chris Powell added 14 and 10 points, respectively in the win. Powell also had three blocks.
Eric Boyce scored a team-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Seasiders. Austin Smylie added 14 points and seven rebounds.
Carll, Meyer share lead at Pearl Open
Kevin Carll and Gregory Meyer are in first place after shooting a 6-under 66 in the opening round of the Hawaii Pearl Open yesterday at the Pearl Country Club.
Near-perfect conditions allowed the golfers to produce low scores, as five players are one stroke back of the leaders at 5 under.
The second round starts at 7 a.m. today, with the top 80 finishers and ties of the 192-player field moving on to the final round.
» The team headed by pro Tommy Kim won Thursday's Hawaii Pearl Open Pro-Am.
Kim, along with teammates Tsuneo Kuwabara, June Kuwabara, Garey Matsuyama and Elton Tanaka took the title by one stroke over the team headed by Kiyoshi Murota.
» Hawaii sophomore Travis Toyama fired a 6-under 65 in yesterday's final round to finish alone in second place in the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate on the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.
Toyama ended the three-day tournament at 10 under, just one stroke behind winner Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs ran away with the team title at 27 under. The Warriors finished in fourth at 2 under.
Host UH-Hilo finished in 17th place at 30-over, led by Colin Gilliam, who finished tied for 45th place at 6 over.
Rainbows lose to No. 6 Cal
University of Hawaii juniors Kristine Gabriel and Kristy Bagnall each scored two goals as the No. 4 Rainbow Wahine water polo team fell to No. 6 California yesterday in Berkeley, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine dropped to 1-1, while the Golden Bears improved to 2-0.
With the 'Bows leading 4-3 after two periods, the Bears pulled ahead by outscoring Hawaii 4-1 in the third quarter.
Hawaii goalie Meike De Nooy registered nine saves in the loss.
The Rainbow Wahine travel to Palo Alto to participate in the Stanford Invitational today and tomorrow.
Vulcans hand Shockers first loss of season
Michael Higa went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the fourth inning to lead the Hawaii-Hilo baseball team (2-6) to a 7-4 win over visiting Wichita State (2-1).
Center fielder Dayne Ogawa also went 2-for-4, including a double in the third inning that scored a run.
» Hawaii Pacific scored a run on an error to edge North Georgia College 8-7 on Thursday.
Colton Silva went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Gavin Concepcion hit a two-run single for the Sea Warriors. Ikena DuPont got the win, allowing three hits in two innings of work.
Seasiders swept at home
The Brigham Young-Hawaii softball team dropped both of its games against Cal State-Stanislaus yesterday, 5-4 and 7-1.
The Seasiders (2-4) tried to rally from a 5-0 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning of the first game, capitalizing on two Warrior errors, two walks and a hit batsman to plate four runs without a hit.
But the Warriors' Dann Garcia stopped the BYUH rally, allowing only one hit in the last 2 2/3 innings. The Seasiders managed just three hits in the game, all singles.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Seasiders again couldn't produce offensively, collecting just four hits. BYUH catcher Alyssa Crouse went 2-for-4, driving in the Seasiders' lone run in the seventh inning.