Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Smylie's career high leads BYUH to victory

Sophomore forward Austin Smylie scored a career-high 22 points and added 10 rebounds as BYU-Hawaii edged Western New Mexico 86-82 yesterday in Silver City, N.M.

Michael Stowell added 19 points and Shawn Opunui 16 points and seven assists as the Seasiders who shot a blistering 58.2 percent from the field.

MSU-Billings 104, Hawaii Pacific 83: At Billings, Mont., Jerrett Skrifvars had 30 points and 10 rebounds yesterday in a win for the Yellowjackets.

Skrifvars made 11 of 15 shots from the field, while Trae Fortier hit 13 of 19 free throws to finish with 25 points.

Rainbow Wahine split at UNLV tourney

HENDERSON, Nev. > April Crowell's two-run single in the top of the ninth proved to be the game-winner as the Hawaii softball team topped Wisconsin 7-5 yesterday at UNLV Rebel Classic.

Junior right-hander Shannon Tabion went the distance for the Rainbow Wahine, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Earlier in the day, Hawaii was shut out by Portland State 6-0.

In the ninth against the Badgers, Justina Kahaku was placed at second (international tie-breaker rule). One out later, Noelle Izumi doubled to center, pushing Kahaku to third.

Crowell then singled to right, driving in both runners and giving Tabion (2-0) the complete-game victory in her first start of the season.

Wahine down Bulldogs in tennis

The Rainbow Wahine moved over .500 for the season after defeating Louisiana Tech 4-2 yesterday.

Lauren Fitzgerald, Justine Boutet, Paige Mainor, and Renata Camargo all were victorious in singles matches for the Wahine. Boutet's win over Monica Kelly in three sets in the No. 3 position to clinch the match for the Wahine.

Fitzgerald's win gave her a team-leading eight singles wins for the season. The Wahine return to action today against UTEP.

HPU sweeps Concordia

Holly Garcia went 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs as Hawaii Pacific scored four runs in the first inning and held on to complete a sweep of Concordia yesterday 4-1.

Brandy Choy Foo had three hits and scored three runs to help the Sea Warriors take game one of the doubleheader 9-6. Jessica Parra picked up the win and Malia Sullivan the save.

Wright breaks own hurdles record

BOISE, Idaho >> Sophomore Nicole Wright broke her own school record in the 60-meter hurdles yesterday as the Hawaii women's track team got its final tune-up for the conference championships at the Holiday Inn Team Invitational. Wright, a Kalaheo High graduate, was timed in 9.53 seconds, .02 seconds better than the previous best set two weeks ago at the Huskie Invitational in Seattle.

Hawaii hosts the Sunrise Meet #3 on Saturday at Cooke Field beginning at 9 a.m.

Community Tennis Day tomorrow

Community Tennis Day, a free event including tennis clinics and demonstrations, is scheduled for tomorrow at Central Oahu Regional Park.

The event, being held in conjunction with the USTA Junior National Open, begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. Tennis lessons from local pros will be offered for children and adults.

The Junior Open features boys and girls competing in 18-and-under singles and doubles play through Wednesday. Today's competition began at 8:30 a.m., while play Monday-Wednesday starts at 9 a.m.

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