Hawaii Pacific, host of this week's Pacific West men's basketball tournament, has been seeded second in the eight-team event.
HPU plays Chaminade
in PacWest tourney opener
The Sea Warriors (19-6, 12-1) will take on Chaminade (12-13, 6-7) in the 7:30 p.m. feature game Thursday at Blaisdell Arena. Central Washington (20-4, 16-1) was awarded the top seed, based on a better winning percentage and a victory over the Sea Warriors earlier this season.
On Thursday, Central Washington takes on Humbolt State (11-5, 7-10) at 2 p.m. In the noon opener, fifth-seeded Brigham Young-Hawaii (13-12, 7-6) faces Alaska-Anchorage (16-9, 9-4), while Seattle Pacific (20-5, 12-5) and St. Martin's (14-12, 9-8) play at 5 p.m.
The semifinals move to Mid-Pacific Institute Gym with games at 6 and 8 p.m. The championship is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at MPI.
The winner advances to the NCAA Division II Tournament which opens March 4.
WAHINE WIN: At Las Vegas, Janelle Gonzalez picked up her first win of the season, tossing a five-
hitter, as the University of Hawaii softball team topped Bowling Green, 11-1, at the UNLV Classic yesterday.
Gonzalez had plenty of support from teammates Tyree Woodruff, who had four hits, and Kristin Anderson, who drove in three runs. The Wahine improved to 10-2.
AH YAT SIGNS: Brian Ah Yat, whose 9,135 career passing yards while at Division I-AA Montana rank him seventh on the Big Sky all-time charts, has been signed to pay quarterback for the Hawaii Hammerheads of the Professional Indoor Football League.
The Hammerheads begin their 16-game schedule on April 17 against the Mississippi Firedogs at the Blaisdell Arena.
HO'S HOMER LIFTS KANEOHE: Robin Ho's two-run homer in the sixth inning put Kaneohe ahead for good in an 8-6 AJA baseball victory over Pearl City yesterday at Castle High.
Ryan Fujitani also homered and drove in three runs for Kaneohe.
At Hans L'Orange Field, Corey Ishigo went 3-for-5 with a double and drove in two runs, while Tony St. John and three other pitchers combined on a one-hitter to pace Sheridan over Ewa, 10-3.
Also at Hans L'Orange Field, Waipahu's Richard DeSa and Mitch Moran combined to blank Aiea, 13-0, on a four-hitter. Timo Donahue went 4-for-5 with three home runs and drove in six runs for Waipahu.
At Ala Wai Field, Aaron Lum went 4-for-6, including a double and a triple, and drove in five runs to pace McCully to a 25-10 rout of Waialae.
Also at Ala Wai, Manoa erupted for four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, highlighted by Clint Kagami's one out, three-run HR, in a 13-10 win over Wahiawa.