Wednesday, November 11, 1998
Ankle injury might
put UHs Page
out for season
The junior Wahine forward wasBy Al Chase
the team's top returning scorer
Kylie Page, the top returning scorer for the Hawaii women's basketball team, is probably out for the season after suffering an injury in practice yesterday.
The 6-foot forward landed wrong after making a layup and dislocated her right ankle.
"I was standing right there. It sounded like a basketball hitting a hollow spot on the floor in Gym II," Wahine head coach Vince Goo said.
Page was taken to Queen's Medical Center, where X-rays showed there were no broken bones. She underwent surgery last night.
"It was a compound dislocation (of the ankle) that broke the skin," UH trainer Tara Humphreys said. "This is better than a break because it did not require any screws or pins."
Page finished second in scoring (479 points, 18.4 average) in 1997-98 behind the graduated Nani Cockett. Page averaged 33 minutes a game, shot .585 from the floor, .782 from the free-throw line and was the third best 3-point shooter in the country (48-of-88, .485). Her field goal percentage was the best in the Western Athletic Conference.
Page was selected WAC Newcomer of the Year and was named to the all-WAC first team in 1997-98.
The junior from Elwood, Victoria, Australia, was being promoted as an All-America candidate by the Wahine this season.
1997-98 Wahine Basketball Schedule