Hawaii Beat


POSTED: Sunday, November 23, 2008

McMackin headlines QB Club speakers

University of Hawaii Warriors head coach Greg McMackin heads the list of guest speakers at tomorrow's Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon.

McMackin will review results of last night's game against Idaho.

Also speaking will be UH Rainbow Wahine head coach Jim Bolla and Honolulu Advertiser sports writer Dayton Morinaga.

The luncheon, which is open to the public, starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Pagoda Hotel's International Ballroom.

The program begins at noon.


BYUH's Whitford named All-American

Brigham Young-Hawaii senior Amanda Whitford placed 18th out of 184 women competitors at the NCAA II Women's Cross Country National Championships yesterday in Slippery Rock, Pa.

Whitford, who was the only Seasider runner to qualify for the event, crossed the finish line of the 6-kilometer race in 22 minutes, 16 seconds.

The reigning two-time PacWest Conference champion earned All-America status with her strong finish, posting the ninth-best time in BYU-Hawaii history.


Seasiders come from behind to win

Senior forward Latoya Wily scored a game-high 28 points on 13-for-17 shooting and pulled down 18 rebounds to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii over visiting Oakland City 75-70 last night in Laie.

There were eight ties and 14 lead changes in the second half, with the Seasiders (2-0) scoring the game's final seven points.

Mahina Gago added 15 points for BYU-Hawaii, who play the Mighty Oaks again tomorrow.

» Maltressa Neely had a game-high 25 points to lead Hawaii Pacific over Whitworth 91-71 last night at McKinley gym.

It was the Sea Warriors' first non-conference victory in the history of the program.