Hawaii Beat

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Brigham Young-Hawaii beats Hawaii Pacific

Brigham Young-Hawaii, behind 24 points from Jake Chrisman and 22 from Michael Stowell, defeated Hawaii Pacific 86-76 last night in a Division II basketball game at Cannon Activities Center.

The Sea Warriors led 48-43 at the intermission, but squandered a halftime lead for the second night in a row and fell to 0-7. Aaron Abrams followed his 27-point effort against Hilo with 28 last night to lead HPU. Marvin Noble chipped in 23.

For BYUH (5-2), Shawn Opunui scored 18 and Austin Smylie pitched in with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Sluman, Kelly will team with juniors

PGA Tour players Jeff Sluman and Jerry Kelly have committed to play in the First Hawaiian Bank Pro-Junior Golf Challenge on Jan. 13.

The event, held at Waialae Country Club in the week leading up to the Sony Open in Hawaii, pairs six professionals with six of Hawaii's top junior golfers for a six-hole competition.

Tom Lehman teamed with University High's Travis Toyama to win the event in 2003.

Sluman won the Sony Open in 1999 and Kelly in 2002.

UH's Diepraam honored by WAC

Jarrod Diepraam of the University of Hawaii was named the Western Athletic Conference's men's tennis player of the month for November yesterday.

Diepraam, a junior from Johannesburg, South Africa, was one of only two Rainbow Warriors to notch wins against No. 3 Stanford when the teams met at Kapalua, Maui, on Nov. 28. He defeated Chris Rasmussen 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 in No. 4 singles.

Danielle King of Texas-El Paso won the women's honor.

Olympians will give autographs

Olympic gold medalists Frank Shorter and Joan Benoit Samuelson will participate in the 2003 Honolulu Marathon's "Legends of Running" autograph sessions.

They will be joined at the signing table by distance running greats Bill Rodgers, Rob de Castella, Mary Decker Slaney, Patti Catalano Dillon and Greg Meyer.

The sessions are Thursday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the beach lobby of the Outrigger Reef On the Beach Hotel.

Autographs will be signed for free. There is no admission charge and cameras are permitted.

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