Seasiders stop Sea Warriors in Laie
Austin Smylie scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds to help Brigham Young-Hawaii close its season with a 71-68 win over Hawaii Pacific at Laie last night.
The Seasiders finish the season 14-11, 6-6 in the PacWest, while the Sea Warriors close out Kelly Wells' first season as head coach 8-18, 3-8 in the PacWest.
Audrius Peciukas led HPU with 19 points, and Rick Wilson contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Mama san volleyball comes to Farrington
Former University of Hawaii All-American Lisa Strand-Ma'a headlines a team of local volleyball standouts against Japan in the inaugural Mama san Volleyball Lawson Cup Hawaii March 30 at Farrington High gym.
Among those joining Strand-Ma'a, a member of the Rainbow Wahine NCAA championship teams of 1982-83, are Diana McInerny McKibben, Melissa Villaroman, Fiona Nepo and Karrie Trieschman Poppinga.
The match begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Second day of softball tourney rained out
The second day of the Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament was canceled due to heavy rain yesterday.
Host Hawaii plays in a doubleheader today against Mississippi Valley State and Florida International starting at 4 p.m. at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
On Thursday, Hawaii (7-7) lost its first game of the tournament, dropping a 2-0 decision to Mercer (5-6).
17 countries sign up for gymnastics meet
The Pacific Alliance Gymnastic Championships, set for April 13-15 in Honolulu, will have teams from 17 countries from around the Pacific Rim.
The field includes the United States, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia and Thailand. The participating athletes will be announced closer to the event.
Two sites will host the event, with artistic gymnastics at the Neal Blaisdell Center, and rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline at the Hawaii Convention Center.
The 2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, held at the Stan Sheriff Center, featured future 2004 Olympic All-Around gold medalists Paul Hamm and Carly Patterson represented the United States.