2 Hawaii kayakers medal in Australia
Hawaii Canoe/Kayak team members Patrick Dolan and Kai Chong, competing for the U.S. junior national team, medaled during yesterday's preliminary sprint event at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney.
Chong, a junior at Kamehameha, teamed with Sheaffer Sorrells to win the junior women's K-2 200-meter race and was part of the junior women's K-4 200-meter crew that took bronze.
Dolan, a Maryknoll School graduate, was part of the winning K-4 boat in the open men's division.
The junior national team is made up of 10 kayakers under age 18. The international competition continued today in Woolongong with the NSW State Ocean Racing Championships over a 12-kilomenter course.
The festival, with 21 countries and 1,600 competing, opens Wednesday. The flatwater canoe/kayak races are Thursday and Friday.
Sea Warriors get elusive first victory
Ashley Jenkins poured in a game-high 19 points and added 11 rebounds as Hawaii Pacific snapped a 16-game women's basketball losing streak by defeating Hawaii-Hilo 63-48 yesterday at Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium.
Natalie Mitchell added 12 points for the Sea Warriors (1-16, 1-4 PacWest). Sheila Azevedo had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Vulcans (3-9, 2-2).
» Travis Sobers scored a game-high 29 points as Hawaii-Hilo defeated Hawaii Pacific 80-74 in men's basketball yesterday.
Rishi Kakad poured in a team-high 16 points for the Sea Warriors (7-9, 1-4 PacWest). The Vulcans improved to 6-10 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii shot 59 percent from the field in the first half and got 17 points from guard Eric Boyce to help defeat Chaminade 76-68 yesterday in men's basketball at McCabe Gym.
Chaminade's Zack Whiting finished with 29 points and seven assists but committed eight turnovers as the Silverswords fell to 10-6 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
Lucas Alves added 15 points for the Seasiders (12-5, 4-1).
» Latoya Wily scored 27 points and ripped down 15 rebounds to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii past Chaminade 81-66 in women's basketball yesterday.
Freshman Samantha Saito scored a team-high 20 points to lead Chaminade (2-11, 1-3).
Kayla Burningham added 15 points, despite shooting 4-for-17 from the field, for the Seasiders (5-10, 3-1).
Australia leads at Pan Pacific swimming meet
Both the Australian men's and women's teams are leading after the third day of the 2007 Jr. Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Kihei, Maui.
The United States team is currently second in the men's standings and third in the women's standings. America's Felicia Lee won the 100-meter butterfly event and Cory Chitwood won the men's 200-meter backstroke event.