Sea Warriors surprise Silverswords
It was the second upset on Super Bowl Sunday.
Led by Rishi Kakad's 14 second-half points, Hawaii Pacific handed Chaminade its first loss in Pacific West Conference men's basketball play, topping the Silverswords 63-57 at McCabe Gym yesterday.
Brigham Young-Hawaii at Chaminade, Wednesday
The Sea Warriors rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to snap Chaminade's 11-game winning streak, 10 in PacWest play. HPU (5-15, 2-9) won the rebound battle 33-31.
The Silverswords (15-5, 10-1) were led by Stewart Kussler's 21 points. Marko Kolaric added a career-high 18 rebounds.
HPU completed a sweep of the doubleheader when the Lady Sea Warriors kept the Silverswords winless on the season with a 78-65 victory in the nightcap.
Ashley Jenkins scored 23 points for HPU (5-15, 5-6). Marian Murphy led Chaminade (0-18, 0-11) with 17 points.
Swanson fifth in judo tournament
Honolulu's Melinda Swanson finished fifth Saturday at the Belgian Ladies Open judo tournament at Arlon, Belgium.
Swanson, a former over-78kg senior champion, fell to Idalis Ortiz of Cuba in the semifinals. The judoka from Hawaii Tenri then lost to France's Rebecca Raminich in the bronze-medal match to place fifth.
Honolulu's Mindy Chow, also from Hawaii Tenri, went 0-2 in her 52kg pool.
The two are members of the Team USA Judo contingent.
National honor for Meredith
Kamehameha senior hitter Jordan Meredith made the highest honorable mention list for PrepVolleyball.com's High School All-America team.
Meredith was joined on the highest honorable mention list by Warriors teammate Bekah Torres, a senior middle blocker.
Incoming Hawaii recruit Brittany Hewitt, a senior middle blocker for Eagle (Idaho) High, was named to the All-America team. As reported earlier, Kamehameha senior hitter Kanani Herring repeated as an All-American selection, while making their first appearance on the team were Iolani senior hitter Leinani Keanini and Punahou senior libero Sydney Yogi.