Sensley gets chance to develop
Former Hawaii basketball standout Julian Sensley was drafted Thursday in the third round by the Colorado 14ers in the NBA Development League draft.
Senley, who played three seasons for UH (2003-06), was the 28th player taken overall.
Colorado is affiliated with the Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets and Toronto Raptors.
Training camp opens Nov. 11. The 14-team D-League season begins Nov. 23.
Ching, Davis lead Houston to win
HOUSTON » Brian Ching and Brad Davis led Houston to the MLS Western Conference finals last night, scoring in overtime after the Dynamo beat FC Dallas 2-1 in regulation to tie the two-game, total-goals series.
The Dynamo will face the winner of the Kansas City-CD Chivas USA series.
Stuart Holden and Ching had second-half goals to help Houston win the game 2-1, tying the series at 2. Dallas won the opener 1-0 last Saturday.
UH basketball looks for right mix
With eight newcomers on the roster, the Hawaii basketball team is working on coming together -- on the court and off.
This year's Rainbow Warriors feature a mix of youth and senior experience. The coaching staff has worked to blend the players' talents on the court. The players have enjoyed bonding outside the gym. Hawaii opens the season on Friday against San Diego at the Stan Sheriff Center.
BeachBoys shut out Honu
Waikiki hurlers Ken Matsuoka and Jared Lansford combined to shut out the North Shore Honu 4-0 in Hawaii Winter Baseball action at Hans L'Orange Field last night in Waipahu.
Matsuoka allowed five hits over six innings while striking out seven before hitting the showers. Lansford went the rest of the way to get the save. Antoan Richardson, Jermaine Mitchell and Jose Cornado drove in runs for the BeachBoys.
Former Hawaii catcher Matt Inouye handled the shutout and had a hit in three at-bats to raise his average to .308.
» Tyler Flowers and Jason Place each drove in three runs as the Honolulu Sharks beat the West Oahu Cane Fires 9-5 last night at Wong Stadium in Hilo.
Chad Thall bailed out the Sharks with two innings of scoreless relief followed by Daniel Bard's shutout ninth inning.
Turnquest fifth in judo
MERIDA, Mexico » Honolulu's Robert Turnquest placed fifth yesterday, the first day of the Benito Juarez Championships, a USA Judo Senior D-Level Point Tournament.
Turnquest, representing Kamehameha Judo, was competing in the 81kg division. The gold medal went to five-time Pan American medalist Aaron Cohen of Illinois, one of five medals won by Team USA yesterday.
Tryouts for Ahuna's academy set
The Tita Ahuna Volleyball Academy is holding inaugural tryouts this Sunday at Aiea Gym.
Registration for ages 12-14 is at 8:30 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. for ages 15-18. Tryouts begin a half-hour after registration.
Additional tryouts are scheduled for Nov. 11. There is no fee.
Ahuna is a former Hawaii All-American and captain of the 1987 Rainbow Wahine NCAA championship team.
For more information, call 548-3536 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Web site is www.leaguelineup.com/tava
Maui Invitational tickets still available
All-tournament tickets for the EA Sports Maui Invitational, one of the nation's premier preaseason basketball tournaments, are available through the Chaminade booster club, Hui Hinahina.
Ticket packages for reserved seating run from $860 to $1,100 and includes membership in the Silverswords booster club. Competing in the Nov. 19-21 event are Arizona State, Duke, Illinois, Louisiana State, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Princeton and host Chaminade.
For more information, the Web site is www.goswords.com.
Sea Warriors tie Antelopes
Jim Terry scored in the 59th minute to help Hawaii Pacific tie Grand Canyon 1-1 in a men's soccer game yesterday at Kaneohe.
Terry scored 4 minutes after Grand Canyon (6-0-1) broke through and both teams relied on defense the rest of the way. Akihide Adachi and Michael Decaires assisted on the goal. Michael King had seven saves for the Sea Warriors (4-5-1).
» Vanessa Young scored a pair of goals as the Grand Canyon women's team shut out Hawaii Pacific 2-0.
The Antelopes improved to 4-11-2, 4-4-1 in the PacWest while the Sea Warriors dropped to 3-15 and 2-10.