Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Four spikers
from Hawaii
on U.S. teams

Former University of Hawaii All-American Robyn Ah Mow and current Wahine All-American Heather Bown were named to the U.S. team for the World University Games yesterday.

Also, UH's Clay Stanley and former Punahou standout Scott Wong of Pepperdine were named to the men's team.

The World University Games are scheduled for July 3-11, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

HPU coaches honored

Hawaii Pacific University softball coach Howard Okita and assistants Bryan Nakasone and Michele Fukumoto have been named the 1999 Speedline/NFCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

The Sea Warriors' staff was one of eight NCAA Division II regional winners.

In Okita's sixth season at the helm and HPU's first in NCAA play, the Sea Warriors had a 44-6-1 record, finished second in West Region tournament play to eventual national champion Humboldt State and were ranked third nationally at season's end.

Sakihara HSWGA medalist

Randi Sakihara shot a 77 to win medalist honors and gain a first-round bye in yesterday's Hawaii State Women's Golf Association Match Play Championship at the Oahu Country Club. Sakihara, a member of the University of Nevada golf team, advanced to today's second round with Mahina Ah Yuen. Sakihara will meet Sibylle Brinkman, who defeated Kim Rahman, 7 and 6, in a first-round match yesterday afternoon.

Nola Miyasaki defeated Linda Hoffman, 2 and 1, in the closest of six first-round matches yesterday at the OCC course, which plays to a par 73 for women.

Kona basketball fest

Youth basketball teams from 25 states and a national teen team from China will take part in the week-long World Youth Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday at the Kona Surf Resort on the Big Island.

The games will be officiated by NBA referees and there will be clinics conducted by Philadelphia 76ers rookie Larry Hughes, U.S. women's Olympic coach Nell Fortner, women's Hall of Famer Ann Meyers and Atlantic Cape Basketball Camps director Rich Marcucci.

The tournament directors are basketball great Bill Walton and Dr. Scott Gladstone of the Big Island. Walton, the former UCLA All-American and NBA all-star, will hold book- and photo-signing sessions.

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

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