Thursday, December 11, 1997
Carter loosened up by dribbling along the sidelines then shot jumpers ranging from the free-throw line to the 3-point line. He is expected to participate fully in practice by the end of the week and should be available for Saturday's 7:07 p.m. game against Long Island University.
The Zippy's Tournament opens with the 4:30 p.m. contest between Arkansas State and Centenary. Sunday's games are also at 4:30 and 7:07 p.m. with Long Island playing in the earlier game, regardless of Saturday's outcome, due to a travel commitment.
INJURY UPDATE: "This is the most I've ever worked during a basketball season," said Rainbow trainer Jayson Goo.
In addition to Carter's dislocated shoulder, Goo has had to tend to senior guard Alika Smith (sore back, traffic accident), junior forward Greg Miller (left calf, strained muscles), senior forward Ales Zivanovic (left foot, torn ligaments) and redshirt freshman Peter Kecskes (left foot, sprained ankle). Miller was to have an MRI today and his status evaluated; Zivanovic had his cast removed last week and is expected to be ready by the Jan. 3 game against Norfolk State.
DOUBLING UP: Rainbow defensive back Robbie Robinson, who finished his football career 11 days ago, was late for his second basketball practice yesterday. Robinson was on Cooke Field as the football team finally got around to taking its 1997 team picture.
The 5-10 Robinson is trying to make the basketball team as a walk-on guard.
HIAC HONOR: David Evans of Brigham Young-Hawaii was named the Hawaii Intercollege Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
The 6-foot-6 sophomore guard scored 20 points, had a game-high nine rebounds and six assists in the Seasiders' 87-82 win over Chaminade last week.
STREAKY: Hawaii Pacific, ranked third in the NAIA. had its best-ever season-opening win streak come to an end last Saturday in a loss to top-ranked Cal State Bakersfield. The Sea Warriors were 5-0 before the 86-77 setback against the defending NCAA II champions.