Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, March 20, 1999

Alexander wins
NABF title by KO

Hawaii's Eric Alexander knocked out Otillio Villareal at 1:45 of the seventh round last night at New Orleans to capture the vacant NABF welterweight championship.

The 27-year-old Alexander, who trains at the Kakaako Boxing Club, came off the canvas twice to win the scheduled 12-round bout. He was floored by Villareal in the second and fourth rounds.

But Alexander dropped the New York fighter in the fifth and sent him down for the count in the seventh with a left hook-straight right combination.

Alexander is 17-6 with 12 KOs.

Wahine slip past 49ers

Lisa DeRossi scored her second goal of the match with just 13 seconds remaining to give Hawaii an 8-7 victory over Long Beach State last night in the second annual Rainbow Wahine Water Polo Classic at Duke Kahanamoku pool.

Long Beach State had rallied for four consecutive goals in a two-minute flurry.

Katie Hill led the seventh-ranked Wahine (13-8) with three goals. The No. 11 49ers are 10-8.

In another tournament match, four goals by Suzannah Johnson led top-ranked USC past fourth-rated San Diego State, 12-5.

Von Arnswaldt at QB club

Guest speakers at the weekly luncheon of the Honolulu Quarterback Club on Monday are: Bill Von Arnswaldt, coordinator for OIA canoe paddling; Teddi Anderson; Joan Malama, president of Na Opio Racing Association, and former Star-Bulletin sportswriter Jim Becker. Lunch at the Pagoda Restaurant is served at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon. The public is invited.

McCully ousts Sheridan

Lenn Uyeda homered and drove in three runs, leading McCully to an 8-7 victory over Sheridan and a berth in the finals of the Oahu Senior AJA baseball playoffs.

McCully will face Kaneohe, unbeaten in the double-elimination tournament, at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hans L'Orange Park and must win twice to claim the Oahu title.

Road win for UH men

The Hawaii men's tennis team won four of five singles matches for a 4-3 victory over Florida A&M yesterday at Tallahassee, Fla., its first win on the mainland this season.

The Rainbows (10-5) got their points from Antonio Garcia, Amanddep Singh, Jakob Nilsson and Dominic Modise in singles play.

Wahine win one, lose one

Melissa McGie's seventh-inning triple keyed a two-run rally that gave Hawaii a 5-3 victory over Connecticut last night in the Bank of Hawaii softball tournament at Rainbow Wahine Stadium.

Earlier, California beat UH, 3-0, on Nicole DiSalvo's one-hitter.

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

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