Silverswords get revenge
Marko Kolaric scored 18 points and Mike Green added 14 as the Chaminade men's basketball team beat UH-Hilo 69-56 last night in Hilo.
The Silverswords (17-6, 12-2 PacWest) avenged a loss to the Vulcans (10-9, 6-6) from a day earlier.
Hayden Heiber added 10 points for the Silverswords. Sam Wilhoite led the Vulcans with 14 points.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii coach Ken Wagner became the winningest coach in Hawaii with a 101-62 drubbing of Hawaii Pacific.
The Seasiders imrproved to 12-6, 7-4 in the PacWest. The Sea Warriors dropped to 5-16 and 2-10.
Weather still plagues Pearl Open
Weather delays took their toll once again during yesterday's second round of the 30th Pearl Open that saw 30 golfers still on the course as darkness descended.
Three golfers shared the low round, including 30-year-old Chris O'Connor of Arizona, who carded a 5-under 67 to take the clubhouse lead with a two-day total of 8-under 136. The Arizona State graduate holds a one-shot advantage over California's Dan Kupfer (69) and Kiyoshi Murota (69) as 39 golfers were in the clubhouse under par after 36 holes.
Kevin Hayashi was among four golfers at 6-under 138 after he shot a 2-under 70. Japanese teen sensation Ryo Ishikawa was three shots off the pace after firing a 67. Se Woong Park moved to 4-under 140 with his 67 as 23 golfers were within five shots of the lead entering today's final round.
Rainbow Wahine hang with Bruins
Kelly Mason scored four goals for the Hawaii water polo team at the Stanford Invitational last night, but the Rainbow Wahine lost to top-ranked UCLA 15-10.
Hawaii was within a goal (6-5) at the half, but the three-time defending national champions exploded for six goals in the third quarter to put away the challengers. Jilian Kraus led the Bruins (8-0) with four goals.
Mason scored a hat trick as the Rainbow Wahine (4-1) beat San Jose State 10-9 earlier yesterday.
Road woes continue for UH men's tennis
Dennis Lajola, Andreas Weber and Sascha Heinemann won singles matches but the Hawaii tennis team lost to Oregon 4-3 yesterday in Fresno, Calif.
Hawaii's Spence Mendoza lost to Mikael Myrhed 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7) in the last match to provide the margin. The Rainbow Warriors dropped to 1-7 for the season, and lost all four matches on their road trip. They return home to play Southern Illinois on March 11.
Hawaii sweeps Chaminade in softball
The Hawaii softball team had no trouble with Chaminade in an exhibition doubleheader yesterday, beating the Silverswords 14-0 and 10-0 at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Kate Robinson shut out Chaminade, allowing only one hit and a pair of walks, in the first game, and went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and eight RBIs from the plate in the twinbill. Leadoff hitter Tanisha Milca hit a pair of home runs for Hawaii, and Melissa Gonzalez got the win in the second game.
Hawaii opens its season on Thursday when it hosts Kentucky. Chaminade opens its season on Saturday vs. Hawaii Pacific at Central Oahu Regional Park.
Silverswords scare Vulcans
Chaminade held UH-Hilo's Sheila Azevedo to six points but the Vulcans kept the Silverswords winless with a 99-70 victory last night at Hilo.
Nesha Kimitete helped pick up Azevedo's slack with 17 points while Samantha Nordstrom contributed 14. Azevedo was the Vulcans' (7-12, 7-5 PacWest) leading scorer with 13.8 ppg but went 1-for-12 from the field. Simrim Herington led Chaminade (0-21, 0-14) with 17 points and Samantha Saito scored 16. The Silverswords were within three points at the half.
Hawaii Pacific starts strong in tennis
The Hawaii Pacific women's tennis team swept Chaminade in all six singles matches to beat Chaminade 8-1 yesterday at Central Oahu Regional Park while the HPU men's team beat Gustavus Adolphus 6-3 in its season opener.
HPU's women improved to 3-0 while Chaminade dropped to 0-4.
The Sea Warriors host Hilo today.
Hilo signs 7 soccer players
Kamehameha defender Lauren Viera was one of seven soccer players to sign with UH-Hilo yesterday.
Viera's Warriors won the state championship last week and completed a perfect season. The Vulcans also received commitments from Gina Tumasone of West Ranch High School (Calif.), Erika Sargent of Highland (Calif.), Chelsea Gomez of El Dorado (Calif.), Melissa Grant of Yuba (Calif.) Junior College, Cassie Becker of Edison (Calif.) and Shelby Case of Bonney Lake (Wash.).