Wahine host Lipscomb in Classic
The Hawaii women's basketball team hosts the 2007 Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic with an opening-round game against Lipscomb tomorrow at 11:10 a.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The eight-team tournament also includes No. 21 Texas, Kentucky, Virginia, UAB, Hartford and Minnesota.
Hawaii won two of its three games in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Classic last weekend. Forward Tanya Smith was named Western Athletic Conference player of the week after averaging nearly 13 points and 14 rebounds a game in the tournament.
Lipscomb defeated Hawaii four years ago in the only previous meeting between the schools. The Rainbow Wahine haven't won the Rainbow Classic since 1999.
Rainbow Wahine sign 4 recruits
Two local athletes and two Californians yesterday signed national letters-of-intent to play for the Hawaii softball team in '09.
Dara Pagaduan batted .436 for Kamehameha last season and earned honorable-mention honors in the Interscholastic League of Honolulu at second base. She is expected to compete for a starting spot either as a middle infielder or at third base.
Sarah Robinson, who recently finished her senior volleyball season for Moanalua, was the ace of the Na Menehune pitching staff last season with a 16-5 record and 1.00 ERA. She also hit .425. She is the younger sister of current Wahine senior All-American Kate Robinson.
Also signing on to play for the Wahine were Kelly Majam, a Mountain Empire High School (Pine Valley, Calif.) product who earned CIF-San Diego Division II Player and Pitcher of the Year honors, and Stephanie Ricketts, a 6-foot pitcher/first baseman from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose.