Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Monday, December 14, 2009

Kamehameha, Radford cheerleaders run streaks to 5

Kamehameha cheerleaders celebrated after being announced as champions of the large division at yesterday's Zippy's State Cheerleading Championships. Radford prevailed in the middle division.

Kamehameha's precise routine ended with a drop on a lift, opening the door for a rival to block the Warriors from their fifth straight title. Instead, that drop turned out to be a 5-point deduction the Warriors could handle. They led the division with 314.5 points, while Moanalua (303.5) and Mililani (303.5) followed.

Radford had a drop on a lift early in its routine, but endured to tally 286 points to get past Waiakea (279.5) and Kapolei (276.5). The Rams have won the last five medium crowns, all under coach Bo Frank.



Bennett wins hoops honor

Chaminade guard Steven Bennett was named the Pacific West Conference men's basketball player of the week.

The junior averaged 16.7 points and 9.3 assists and was named the MVP of the Hawaii Challenge hosted by the Silverswords. He had 20 points and 12 assists in the Silverswords' win over BYU-Hawaii in the title game on Saturday.