Wahine fall to Portland State
LOS ANGELES » It was an impressive comeback that fell just short.
Down by as many as 24 points, the Hawaii women's basketball team rallied to within two with 17 seconds left before falling to Portland State 78-72 in the opening game of the Women of Troy Classic.
The Rainbow Wahine (4-6) trailed at halftime 43-22 at the Galen Center but used a 50-point second half to pull to within 74-72. The Vikings (9-1) hit four free-throws in the final seconds to ice the victory.
Senior forward Tanya Smith led Hawaii with 21 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
Warriors ranked No. 11 in preseason poll
The Hawaii men's volleyball team finished last season ranked No. 10. The Warriors are one spot lower when opening this season.
Yesterday, Hawaii was No. 11 in the CSTV/AVCA Division I-II coaches poll. The Warriors open next month against Penn State, ranked fourth yesterday.
Earning the top spot is BYU, which received four of the 16 first-place votes. Pepperdine, with nine votes, was second and UCLA, with two votes, third.
Defending NCAA champion UC Irvine, receiving the final vote, is fifth.
Peterson, Alves make all-tourney team
Brigham Young-Hawaii's Paul Peterson and Lucas Alves were named to the Hoop 'N Surf all-tournament team yesterday.
The ninth-ranked Seasiders won their own tournament earlier this week, defeating Tampa 103-75 and Florida Southern 103-84. Peterson and Alves combined for 118 of BYUH's 206 points (57.3 percent) and were the top two scorers.
Peterson, a senior guard, hit a combined 13 three-pointers in the two games, averaging 28.5 points and eight assists, while shooting 63.3 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line. He led the event in assists.
Alves, a sophomore center, averaged 31.5 points and 13.5 rebounds while shooting 59 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line. He led the event in rebounds.
Also named were Tampa's Johnathan Ball and Jeremy Black, and Florida Southern's Rion Rayfield.
Lady Sea Warriors lose again
Hawaii Pacific's winless season continued yesterday when the Lady Seasiders lost a nonconference basketball game to Seattle 75-56 at Farrington High gym.
Ashley Jenkins led HPU (0-7) with a game-high 18 points while Emily Kreutter added 12.
The Redhawks (8-0) got 15 points from Quinn Brewe.