Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, January 19, 1999

HPU’s Flowers best
in PacWest

Hawaii Pacific guard Willie Flowers, who totaled 30 points, 24 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shots in victories over Alaska-Fairbanks and Alaska-Anchorage last week, has been named Player of the Week in the Pacific West Conference.

The senior from Trenton, N.J., had 16 rebounds -- the most in one game for an HPU player this season -- and 10 points against Fairbanks Friday. He followed up Saturday with a game-high 20 points and eight boards as the Sea Warriors beat Anchorage to take over first place in the PacWest Pacific Division.

TWISTERS TAKE GYMNASTICS TITLE: The Hawaiian Island Twisters of Kaneohe walked off with the Level 10/Elite title in the Aloha Gymfest Sunday in Kailua, becoming the first winning team from Hawaii in the 23-year-history of the oldest international gymnastics competition in the United States.

The Twisters had a score of 108.95, to 106.425 for the runner-up Australian Federation team.

The Twisters' Nicole Vela-Bailey, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Kailua Intermediate School, captured the Pashby Award given to the Hawaii gymnast with the highest all-around score.

Her teammates were Ina Higashi-Izumi, Shannon and Erin Geary, Tacia LaBatte and Sierra Jacobs. They were coached by Joe Rapp.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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