Rainbow Wahine lose on road
Saundra Cariaga scored 16 points, but the Hawaii women's basketball team lost to New Mexico State 71-53 in the first game of its road trip last night at Las Cruces, N.M.
Cariaga was 7-for-16 from the field but didn't get much help from her teammates, who combined to shoot 30 percent (12-for-39). Tanya Smith battled foul trouble but had 11 points and 11 rebounds to record her 14th double-double of the season.
Irma Kmitaite-Smith led the Aggies (15-5, 5-2 WAC) with 17 points while Anikia Jawara chipped in 15.
The Rainbow Wahine fell to 8-12, 2-5 in the WAC and play again tomorrow when they visit Louisiana Tech.
Iolani boys get top seed in soccer
Interscholastic League of Honolulu champion Iolani will be the top seed in next week's boys soccer state championship, the HHSAA announced yesterday.
Kamehameha-Maui heads up the opposite side of the 12-team bracket with the No. 2 seed out of the Maui Interscholastic League, while Big Island Interscholastic Federation winner Kealakehe was slotted third and Mililani of the Oahu Interscholastic Association is fourth.
Play begins at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
McMackin, Jones at Na Koa event
New Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin and former coach June Jones will be the featured guests at a benefit for the Na Koa booster club later this month.
"An Evening with Greg McMackin and June Jones" is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at Lulu's Waikiki Surf Club.
Tickets are $125 per person and the price includes food, drinks, entertainment and a live auction. Due to capacity limits, only 200 tickets will be sold.
For tickets, call Lisa Kim at 545-4195 or send an e-mail to
» McMackin will be the keynote speaker at USA Football's Honolulu Coaching School lunch on Feb. 9.
McMackin's talk will be part of a day-long clinic for youth and high school coaches at McKinley High School.
McMackin and other members of the Warriors coaching staff will participate in the clinic, to be attended by about 200 Hawaii youth football coaches.
Registration for the clinic is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., followed by morning and afternoon coaching sessions.
For more information, visit www.usafootball.com.