Rainbow Wahine lose opener
Tanya Smith scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, but Utah State beat the Hawaii women's basketball team 55-48 last night in Logan, Utah.
The Rainbow Wahine (6-8) lost their conference opener, while the Aggies (6-8) improved to 2-0. Jenny Gross led Utah State with 11 points and Taylor Richards chipped in 10. Iwona Zagrobelna led UH with 18 points.
Foody is USATF athlete of week
Former University of Hawaii runner Cheryl Foody (formerly Cheryl Smith) was chosen as the USA Track and Field's Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
Foody won the OC Marathon in record time -- 2 hours, 38 minutes, 38 seconds -- on Sunday. She also qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials.
Hose, Ebanez in bouts on Showtime
Waianae's Kala Kolohe Hose (4-1) and Hilo's Ross "Da Boss" Ebanez (16-5) will fight in separate bouts on the televised portion of the Jan. 25 ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series card broadcast on Showtime.
The actual event begins at 6 p.m in Atlantic City, but will be shown on a three-hour tape delay in Hawaii at 9.
Ebanez will fight Eddie Alvarez (11-1) in the co-main event at 165 pounds, while Hose will take on Fred Belleton (5-1) in a middleweight fight.
Ebanez, out of BJ Penn's camp in Hilo, has won six of his last seven fights, but lost in his only other Showtime appearance to Mike Pyle.
Hose is fighting for the first time since his scheduled Dec. 15 fight against Icon Sport world middleweight champion Robbie Lawler was canceled.