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Roper gets WNBA shot

Hawaii basketball player Christen Roper has signed a free-agent contract with the Sacramento Monarchs and was attend the WBNA team's training camp tonight in California.

The 6-foot-5 center will be one of 19 players in camp competing for 14 roster spots. The Monarchs open the preseason May 11 against Seattle.

"It's an excellent opportunity for Christen," said UH coach Vince Goo. "It's an invitation-only workout, so you know they're very interested. Hopefully, they stay interested and she remains up there for a long time."

If she makes the team, Roper would become only the second Wahine to play in the WBNA. Judy Mosley was selected by Sacramento in the league's inaugural draft in 1997 and played for both the Monarchs and Los Angeles Sparks.

Roper finished her career as the all-time leading shot-blocker for both UH and the Western Athletic Conference.

UH golfers in seventh with one day to go

HOUSTON >> The Hawaii men's golf team fell five spots into seventh place going into today's final round of the Western Athletic Conference Championships at the Houstonian Golf Club.

The Rainbows carded a team 301 for a 591 total, 20 strokes behind Fresno State (571). First-round leader Tulsa was in second at 576.

Junior James Beston was the top UH golfer, shooting an even-par 72 that had him tied for fifth at 143. Tulsa's David Inglis remained in the lead with a 69-137.

Van Hoff cited by MPSF

Karin van Hoff, a senior utility on the Hawaii water polo team, was named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation third team yesterday.

Van Hoff, from Barendrecht, Netherlands, helped lead the Wahine (12-14) to a seventh-place finish in last week's MPSF Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.

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