Holy Family dumps Chaminade in Hoop-N-Surf
Holy Family University defeated Chaminade 83-53 yesterday in the opening round of the Hoop-N-Surf women's basketball tournament.
Marian Murphy led the Silverswords with 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including seven 3-pointers. Samantha Saito added 10 points for CUH, while Melissa Brooks led the Tigers with 16 points.
Chaminade takes on Minnesota State-Moorehead in its second game of the tournament today at 4 p.m. at Kilauea District Park.
» Missouri Southern State beat Hawaii Pacific 76-54 yesterday at the Kaiser High School Gym. Fatai Hala'api'api of Maui had 15 points for MSSU. Ashley Jenkins led the Sea Warriors with 16 points.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii fell to 19th in the National Association of Basketball Coaches NCAA II men's rankings announced yesterday. The Seasiders (6-2) lost to No. 13 Seattle last week.
BYUH is the only PacWest Conference team to receive votes in the poll.
3 qualify for national open water swim trials
Honolulu's John Flanagan and Rick Heltzel and Courtney Weigand of California have qualified for next year's Open Water National Championships, part of the selection process for the 2008 Olympic 10K open-water competition.
The trio qualified through Sunday's 7-kilometer race off Waikiki, that was held in conjunction with the 26th Hawaiian Christmas "Looong" Distance Invitational Roughwater Swim. The USA Swimming national championships are in May at Fort Myers, Fla.
Open-water swimming will be an Olympic medal sport for the first time at the Beijing Games.