Hawaii Grown Report


POSTED: Friday, March 06, 2009

School of Mines digs Pape's basketball skills

For all of Kyle Pape's accomplishments at Colorado School of Mines, there's one statistic that stands out above the rest.

In Pape's senior season, the Orediggers finished 14-13 and extended their streak of winning seasons to five.

Pape, a 2005 'Iolani graduate, was instrumental in the last four, and finishes his career with a bevy of individual accolades.

He was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Eastern Division second team this week after averaging 17.2 points per game. He was one of two Orediggers to start all 27 games this season, and finished seventh in the league in scoring and eighth in free-throw percentage (.818).

For his career, Pape was a first-team, all-conference selection once and made the second team twice. He was the RMAC freshman of the year and finishes his career sixth in school history with 1,820 points.


Women's Basketball

» Cal State Northridge sophomore Analee Viena-Lota (Kamehameha '07) finished with nine points, two rebounds and a steal in a 56-48 loss to UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. Viena-Lota has started 18 of 28 games this season and averages 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game.

» Idaho freshman Shaena-Lyn Kuehu (Punahou '08) had 11 points, five rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block in a 63-60 win over Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center last Friday.

» Pepperdine senior Taylor Smith (Kalaheo '05) finished with a team-high 12 points and four rebounds on 6-for-11 shooting as the Waves closed the regular season with a 55-47 victory over San Francisco on Saturday. Pepperdine (16-12, 9-5 West Coast Conference) is seeded third in this week's conference tournament and plays the winner of San Diego and San Francisco tomorrow.

» UNLV freshman Jamie Smith ('Iolani '08) had 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Rebels came back from a 22-point deficit in the second half to beat Air Force 64-63 on Wednesday night. UNLV concludes its regular season tomorrow against San Diego State.

» Washington University (Mo.) senior Shanna-Lei Dacanay (Punahou '05) had four points and an assist on senior night Saturday as the Bears defeated Chicago 70-55. Dacanay earned University Athletic Association honorable-mention honors as Washington finished the season 21-4 overall and 13-1 in conference play to win the league title and earn a berth in the NCAA Division III championships. The eighth-ranked Bears host Capital in a first-round game today at 2 p.m.

» Puget Sound junior Natasha Ludwig (Waiakea '06) was held to five points, four rebounds and a block as the Loggers lost to George Fox in the Northwest Conference tournament championship last Saturday.


Men's Swimming

» Coast Guard Academy senior Jack Suave (Leilehua '05) placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.95 seconds at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference championships last weekend. Suave also finished sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.99) and swam a personal-best 2:03.65 in the 200 individual medley. He also swam a leg for the 200- and 400-yard medley relay teams that finished second.


Men's Volleyball

» BYU freshman middle blocker Futi Tavana (Kauai '05) hit .421 with nine kills, three blocks and three digs in a three-set sweep of Pacific on Saturday. Tavana was third on the team with 122 kills and first with 75 blocks heading into last night's match against No. 1 Cal State Northridge.

» Stanford sophomore Spencer McLachlin (Punahou '07) combined for 26 kills and 19 digs in two matches against Hawaii last weekend at the Stan Sheriff Center. Junior Kawika Shoji ('Iolani '06) combined for 87 assists and freshman Brad Lawson ('Iolani '08) had 20 kills as the Cardinal swept the Rainbows on consecutive nights. Freshman Erik Shoji (Punahou '08) chipped in 35 digs over both nights and Jordan Inafuku (Kamehameha '07) also played in both matches.