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HPU to Tournament of Champions

By Star-Advertiser staff


Defending NCAA II softball champion Hawaii Pacific headlines the 22-team field in the 10th Mizuno Tournament of Champions hosted by Cal State Stanislaus in April.

The Sea Warriors won the event in 2009 but lost in the semifinals last season to Central Washington. HPU's opening-round opponents include Chico State, which the Sea Warriors defeated in the NCAA Super Regional to advance to the College World Series.

Chaminade and Hawaii-Hilo are among the other PacWest teams competing in the April 1-3 tournament from the PacWest.




Steven Bennett, Chaminade: The senior guard averaged 19 points and five assists as the Silverswords went 0-2 at the Seattle Pacific Invitational. Was named to the all-tournament team.

Adrian den Dulk, HPU: The junior forward averaged 13.5 points and four rebounds as the Sea Warriors went 0-2 at the Glacier Invitational in Alaska.

Mamadou Diarra, Chaminade: The junior center averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and three blocks for the Silverswords in two losses at the SPU Invitational.

Jet Chang, BYUH: The junior guard scored 32 points with five rebounds in a 90-83 loss at Long Beach State.

Marques Whippy, BYUH: The senior guard had 12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in the Seasiders' loss to the 49ers.




Jazzmin Awa-Williams, HPU: The senior forward out of Konawaena scored 16 points with four assists in the 62-51 win over Hawaii-Hilo.

Paris Gravely, HPU: The junior guard scored 16 points with seven rebounds, five steals and two assists in the win over the Vulcans.

Hillary Hurley, UHH: The junior forward averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Vulcans.

Rachael Rickard, Chaminade: The senior guard scored 20 points, hitting four of five 3-point attempts, with nine rebounds in a loss to Hawaii-Hio.

Richelle Rieben, BYUH: The senior guard averaged 17 points and was 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in an 0-2 week for the Seasiders.




PacWest Magazine, The Radio Show: 10 a.m.,

PacWest Magazine, The TV Show: 8 p.m., OC16


Men's basketball
Hawaii Challenge: Chaminade vs. Hawaii Pacific, 5 p.m.; Hawaii Hilo at BYU-Hawaii, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Activities Center


Men's basketball
Hawaii Challenge: Consolation, 5 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m., McCabe Gym.


Men's basketball
Nonconference: Hawaii Pacific at Hawaii, 7 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center

Last Week

Men's basketball
Long Beach State 90, BYU-Hawaii 83
Alaska Anchorage 75, Hawaii Pacific 53
Seattle Pacific 79, Chaminade 65
Central Washington 92, Chaminade 81
Alaska Fairbanks 91, Hawaii Pacific 77

Women's basketball
San Diego 84, BYU-Hawaii 71
Brigham Young 101, BYU-Hawaii 51
Hawaii-Hilo 60, Chaminade 53
Hawaii Pacific 62, Hawaii-Hilo 51

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