Hawaii Grown: College Athletics
Carson top scorer at Cal State East Bay
» Breanna Carson (Kalaheo '04) is the leading scorer for the Cal State East Bay Lady Pioneers, an NCAA Division III team in the California Pacific Conference. The 5-2 junior guard has scored 211 points (11.6 avg.) in 20 games. Carson is the team's best free-throw shooter at 42-61 (.689) and has attempted and made the most 3-pointers (27-for-94).
In her last game on Feb. 2, she was the leading scorer with 19 points in an 81-63 win over Simpson, the sixth time she has led the Lady Pioneers in scoring this season.
» India Soo (Kamehameha '04) leads the 15-5 Western Washington Vikings with 40 steals in 20 games (nine starts). The 5-6 sophomore guard averages 4.0 points a game. Despite playing 421 minutes, the fourth-highest total on the team, and taking 83 shots from the field, Soo has only attempted eight free throws, sinking six.
Soo began her career at Idaho State in the 2004-05 season, then did not attend school last year before transferring to Western Washington.
» Taylor Smith (Kalaheo '05), a 5-11 sophomore forward, has played in 20 games (five starts) for 10-13 Pepperdine. She is averaging 13 minutes and 3.8 points a game. Smith is 18 of 20 (.900) from the free-throw line and 26-84 (.310) from the field.
» Tiffany Shim (Kamehameha '03) is the second-leading scorer for the California Lutheran Regals averaging 10.1 points a game. The 4-11 junior guard has the most steals (40) for the 9-9 Regals, an NCAA Division II team in the southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Shim has started every game, averages 31 minutes an outing and has 68 rebounds.
Also playing for the Regals are Cheryl Lee (Maryknoll '05) and Caroline Beddow (Mid-Pacific '03).
Lee, 5-6 sophomore guard, has seen action in 16 games and is averaging 1.6 points.
Beddow (Mid-Pacific '03), a 5-8 senior guard, is averaging 2.6 points in eight games off the bench.
» Jesse Wong (Kaimuki '02), a junior in eligibility, but a senior academically, has a 3.4 scoring average while participating in all 20 games for the Pacific U. Boxers. The 5-9 guard has hit 22 of 61 field-goal attempts, 15 of 18 free throws, dished out 26 assists and been charged with 17 turnovers. The business major did not play basketball while attending UH for three years before transferring to the Forest Grove, Ore., school.
» Matt Heyd (Baldwin '06) has nine steals, one behind the U. of La Verne Leopards team leader. The 6-0 freshman guard has played in 17 games for 3-16 Leopards. He is 20-for-44 from the field, 5-for-21 from the charity stripe and averages 3.4 ppg.
» Tatriana Lorenzo (Kamehameha '06), a freshman guard with the Gonzaga women's basketball team, qualified for the school's Dean's List for the fall semester. To qualify she had to have a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.69.
» Nicole Garbin (Baldwin '01), who joined the Oregon women's basketball team after finishing her soccer career for the Ducks, has left the team because her academic schedule prevents her from attending some practices and going on road trips. She appeared in three games as a reserve guard.
» Rashaun Broadus (Mililani '02), a 6-foot senior guard for the Brigham Young Cougars, was suspended on Jan. 8 for the rest of the season after he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence according to a spokesman for the BYU media relation office. He was averaging 6.1 points a game at the time.