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Wu Tai-hao scored 16 points to lead BYUH to a win last night. CLICK FOR LARGE
Seasiders beat Vulcans to improve to 15-5
Brigham Young-Hawaii improved to 15-5 on the season and 7-1 in the Pacific West Conference, with a convincing 86-56 win last night over league rival Hawaii-Hilo at Cannon Activities Center in Laie.
The Seasiders were in command in the first half, but then shot 65.4 percent in the second to keep the Vulcans at bay.
Wu Tai-hao had 16 points and Trenson Akana 13 for BYUH. Vince Alvarado and Rashad Bilal scored 12 each for the Vulcans (8-12, 5-3), and Justin Dobson added 11.
» BYU-Hawaii and Chaminade appear at Nos. 7 and 9 this week in the West Region of the NCAA Division II men's volleyball regional poll. At the end of the season the top eight teams traditionally receive automatic bids to the Division II postseason championship tournament.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii turned it up in the second half to secure a 61-53 win over Hawaii-Hilo in NCAA Division II women's basketball action last night at Cannon Activities Center.
The Seasiders (9-10, 6-2 PacWest) got 20 points each from Kayla Burningham and Latoya Wily, as BYUH bounced back from a cold first half. Wily also had 13 boards.
Amy Kaaiakamanu led the Vulcans (3-13, 2-6) with 14 points.
UH-Super bowl prop taken down
At the request of school officials citing NCAA rules, Club Cal Neva Hotel-Casino in Reno yesterday discontinued several wagering propositions involving No. 15 Nevada's game Saturday against Hawaii and Sunday's Super Bowl. Among the propositions offered: points scored, Nevada forward Nick Fazekas vs. Chicago Bears; first-half points, Bears and Colts combined vs. the Wolf Pack's Marcelus Kemp; guard Kyle Shiloh's assists vs. Sunday's number of field goals.
'Bows ranked No. 69 in national tennis poll
Hawaii is ranked No. 69 in the country in this week's FILA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, falling one spot after losing to No. 4 Baylor on Jan. 6.
The Rainbow Warriors play NCAA Division III's fourth-ranked Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the UH Tennis Complex.