UH sixth, seventh at Husky Invitational
The UH men's swimming team is in sixth place and the women's team in seventh after the first day of the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Wash.
Davis Kane was the top finisher for the 24th-ranked men, placing 18th in the 50 Free with a time of 20.83. Rainbow Wahine Emma Berry placed fourth in the 500 Free with a time of 4:52.53.
Seasider cagers romp
BYUH ran past Western Oregon, 107-77, in the opening game of the Wildcat Classic men's basketball tournament last night in Ellensburg, Wash.
Lucas Alves scored 26 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Seasiders, ranked No. 20 in the NABC Division II Coaches poll. Jermaine Odjegba, a junior, added 21 points and three blocked shots.
» HPU fell to Central Washington, 76-60, in a nonconference women's basketball matchup last night in Seattle.
The Sea Warriors, who fell to 0-2, were led by Nikki Jordan's 17 points.
» UH-Hilo's women openedtheir season with a loss to Colorado State-Pueblo, falling 72-49, in a nonconference game last night in Pueblo, Colo., last night.
Te'o tabbed by Gatorade
Manti Te'o, Punahou's two-way standout, was named 2007-08 Gatorade Hawaii Football Player of the Year yesterday.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior linebacker and running back recorded 91 tackles -- averaging more than 11 per game -- forced two fumbles and made two fumble recoveries for a Buffanblu defense that held opponents to 19.9 points a game. Te'o ran for 442 yards, averaging 11.1 yards per carry, and scored 10 offensive touchdowns.
Te'o, the third Punahou football athlete honored as the Gatorade Hawaii Player of the Year, is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award to be announced in mid-December.