Hawaii Beat

Rainbows may add courtside seats this year

The Hawaii athletic department will present a proposal to the UH Board of Regents this month to introduce courtside seating for Rainbow Warrior basketball home games for this upcoming season.

The plan to add courtside seating would better utilize space, introduce a new option for high-end donors, sponsors and longtime supporters and add a new source of revenue, UH said.

The initial plan was laid out at a public meeting yesterday at the Stan Sheriff Center.

UH would reshuffle some presidential, VIP and media seating to add 44 first-row courtside seats and 24 second-row floor seats.

The price would probably run between $2,000 and $8,000 for a pair of courtside seats, with front-row seats costing more than second row seats. The cost would include season tickets, parking, some kind of concessions food package and a tax-deductible donation.

BYUH tennis wins championship

Brigham Young Hawaii's top-seeded women's doubles tennis team won the NCAA Division II championship at yesterday's ITA National Small College Championships in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Jing Jing Liu and Adrienne Hegedus defeated Luisa Cowper and Laura Peaty of Armstrong Atlantic State 6-1, 6-1. The duo advance to today's "Super Bowl," where they'll face off against the NCAA III, NAIA and junior college champions.

Liu also advanced to the NCAA II singles finals by defeating Yuliya Kuznets of Lewis 6-4, 6-0. She will meet Victoria Weltz of Lynn today.

Also yesterday, BYUH's Dorian Porada lost in the men's consolation round to Stefan Dumitrescu of South Carolina-Upstate 6-2, 7-2. Porada faces Peter Veslosky of Dowling for seventh place today.

Ogoshi leads Hofstra to victory

Roosevelt High graduate Shellane Ogoshi had 59 assists and 14 digs last night to lead Hofstra University to a 30-23, 26-30, 24-30, 30-23, 15-7 win over Towson University at Hempstead, NY.

The win snapped Towson's 21-match Colonial Athletic Association win streak that dated back to 2002.

Hofstra improved to 14-6 overall and 5-1 in the CAA.

Tinsley's team wins golf tournament

Former Washington Capitals basketball star George Tinsley led his team to a victory at Thursday's Sports Celebrity Challenge golf tournament at the Luana Hills Country Club.

Tinsley, along with his amateur team of Deron Akiona, Mike Kido, Dave Jellings and Elton Tanaka, finished with a net score of 24-under-par 48.

More than 20 retired NBA stars and members of the University of Hawaii's Fabulous Five basketball team participated in the event.

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