H A W A I I _ S P O R T S


Saturday, November 28, 1998

Washington cruises
past UH-Hilo

Associated Press


HILO, Hawaii -- Reserves Greg Clark and Chris Walcott keyed an 11-2 first-half run as slow-starting Washington routed Hawaii-Hilo, 81-47, last night in the first round of the Big Island Invitational.

Deon Lutton led the No. 16 Huskies (2-0) with 12 points, nine in the second half. Clark added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Michael Johnson and Grant Leep each had 10 points. Walcott finished with eight points.

Ed Ellis led the Vulcans (0-2) with 17 points, but was only 4-for-20 from the field, including an 0-for-5 performance from 3-point range.

Hawaii-Hilo's Merrill Jenkins, who averaged 20.4 points last season, managed only one point before fouling out.

bullet Saint Louis 85, Evansville 55: Troy Robertson and Virgel Cobbin highlighted two big runs early in the second half as the Billikens (2-2) ran away from the previously unbeaten Purple Aces (4-1).

Robertson started a 12-2 spurt at the outset of the period, and Cobbin followed up by leading a 17-3 run that made it 70-40 at the 10-minute mark.

Cobbin and Dave Ferguson each had 13, while Robertson, who had been averaging only 4.3 points, Chris Heinrich and Matt Baniak each adding 11.

bullet Georgia Tech 65, New Orleans 62: Jason Floyd scored on a three-point play with 13 seconds left and then added a free throw eight seconds later to give the Yellow Jackets (3-0) an overtime against the Privateers (0-3).

bullet West Virginia 64, Wisconsin-Green Bay 63: Elton Scott scored eight of his 25 points over the final four minutes as the Mountaineers (2-1) edged the Phoenix (1-3).

In the BYU-Hawaii Thanksgiving Tournament:

bullet Brigham Young-Hawaii 86, Morningside 79: David Evans popped for 31 points to lead the Seasiders past the Mustangs from Iowa in the first round at Laie.

Pa'ulasi Matavao added 19 points for BYUH. Robert Wooten paced Morningside with 17.

The Seasiders (2-0) play Westmont College tonight at 8 p.m. Westmont beat Central Missouri State, 84-71.

Morningside plays Central Missouri State tonight at 6 p.m.

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