Sensley makes debut with Warriors
Former Hawaii forward Julian Sensley scored six points in 10 minutes yesterday in the Golden State Warriors' opening game in the Vegas Summer League.
Sensley was 1-for-2 from the field, made all four of his free-throw attempts, and had a rebound and an assist in the Warriors' 87-70 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Forward Ryan Humphrey was the only Golden State player in double figures with 10 points.
Also on the Golden State roster is the team's top draft pick, center Patrick O'Bryant of Bradley, and last year's top rookies, forward Ike Diogu and guard Monta Ellis. Former Nevada forward Mo Charlo is also a member of the summer league team.
Golden State plays the Los Angeles Clippers today and has games against Cleveland (Monday), Denver (Tuesday) and Toronto (Thursday) in the NBA summer league.
Dixie joins Pacific West Conference
Dixie State College (Utah) has joined the Pacific West Conference, effective yesterday.
The school is in transition from a junior college to a four-year school and will initially be a provisional member of the conference, and the school is also in its second year of provisional NCAA status.
The PacWest also includes Brigham Young-Hawaii, Chaminade, Grand Canyon, Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii Pacific and Notre Dame de Namur.
U.S. women fourth in Pan-American Cup
Former Hawaii women's volleyball player Heather Bown had six kills and a block, but it wasn't enough as the U.S. women's national team fell to the Dominican Republic in the third-place match of the Pan-American Cup yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Joining Bown on the court was ex-Rainbow Wahine setter Robyn Ah Mow-Santos, the captain of the U.S. team.
Teams go for gold at boys Junior Olympics
The Asics Rainbows 18-and-under and 13-and-under club teams, and the Outrigger Canoe Club 18-and-under open team advanced to their respective gold-medal brackets today at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics Boys Tournament in Minneapolis.
The Asics 18s went 3-0 yesterday to earn the No. 1 seed in today's gold-medal bracket (first to eighth place). Asics finished pool play 20-0 without dropping a set.
The previously unbeaten Outrigger Canoe Club 18s lost for the first time yesterday, to Balboa Bay (Calif.) 20-25, 25-21, 17-15, finishing pool play 7-1.
The Asics 13s finished Round 2 2-1 yesterday.
In other 18-under club results: Pilipa'a went 3-0 yesterday to advance to the bronze bracket (17th to 24th place); Team Sideout and Onipa'a both went 0-3 yesterday and will battle in the Flight 1 bracket (25th to 32nd place);
In the 16-and-under club division, previously unbeaten Ku'ikahi went 1-2 in Round 3 yesterday to drop into the silver bracket (ninth to 16th place). Joining them are the Asics Rainbows, which went 0-3 yesterday.
Onipa'a went 2-1 yesterday to move into the bronze bracket.
» Earlier this week in Atlanta, the Asics Rainbows 16-and-under girls team won the silver medal in the national division at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Girls Championships .
Asics, which won the 15-and-under division last year, fell to Dunes Black of Indiana in the gold-medal match, 12-25,30-28,15-11.
» Also at the Junior Olympics, Amanda Simmons, who has given a verbal commitment to play for Hawaii in 2007, helped Club Fusion Black to a second place finish in the 17-and-under open division.
» The Asics Rainbows 14-under team tied for third in the club division at the USA Girls Invitational Championships which finished Sunday in Minneapolis.