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Brief stay for BYUH's Wagner turned into 21 years, 400 wins

By Cindy Luis

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» Ken Wagner
» Brigham Young-Hawaii
» Coach, men's basketball

The thought was to stay two, maybe three, years.

It's turned into 21.

The thought was to take it one game at a time, winning some along the way.

It's turned into 400 victories.

"Winning happens when you have good support and the players who want to work hard," said Brigham Young-Hawaii men's basketball coach Ken Wagner, who earned his 400th win last Wednesday when the Seasiders defeated Dominican 75-64 at Cannon Activities Center. "I don't put a number on success. What I'm proud of is the consistency of the program.

"The challenge of winning will always be there, but the passion might not be. So far, I haven't lost the passion."

And he's lost less than a third of his contests at BYUH.

Wagner has a .685 winning percentage (400-184) with just one losing season since taking the job in 1990. He has put together nine 20-win seasons, including the past four straight, with appearances in the NCAA Division II tournament nine of the past 11 seasons and an NAIA final-four berth his second season with the Seasiders.

Adapting to Hawaii was not difficult. Wagner was born and raised in Mexico, and "there are similarities culturally and with the weather," he said. "I've always felt comfortable here.

"What I've enjoyed the most is the associations you make with players. We always have former players come by when we're on the road. There's been a lot of great players, a lot of good kids, who have come through our program. They become part of the family."

A self-proclaimed gym rat, Wagner played freshman basketball and club soccer at Brigham Young-Provo. After serving a church mission, he played basketball and football at Eastern Arizona.

Going into coaching seemed natural "because I love the game so much," he said. "It's been difficult at times, of course, but what is satisfying is seeing players graduate, grow as players and as people."

NOTES

Weekly honors for HPU's Awa-Williams

Hawaii Pacific senior forward Jazzmin Awa-Williams was named the women's basketball player of the week after helping the Sea Warriors open conference play 4-0 last week.

The Konawaena High product averaged 15 points, 2.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game. She shot 63.6 percent from the field (21-for-33) and hit 94.7 percent from the line (18 of 19).

BYUH's junior guard Dastrup cited

BYU-Hawaii junior guard Jake Dastrup earned the men's basketball weekly honor for leading the Seasiders to a 2-0 week.

He averaged 16.5 points and 3.0 assists while hitting seven of 11 3-point attempts.

PacWest magazine online

The winter edition of PacWest Magazine is available online at thepacwest.com.

The 16-page issue recaps the fall season and previews the upcoming spring season. Free copies are also available on a limited basis at conference basketball games.

BASKETBALL

MEN
  W L Pct. GB All
Hawaii-Hilo 4 0 1.000 -- 12-3
Chaminade 3 0 1.000 1/2 10-5
BYU-Hawaii 3 0 1.000 1/2 8-4
Grand Canyon 1 0 1.000 11/2 6-5
Hawaii Pacific 2 2 .500 2 7-9
NDNU 1 3 .250 3 3-11
Dixie State 0 1 .000 21/2 7-4
Acad. of Art 0 4 .000 4 3-11
Dominican 0 4 .000 4 0-14

Last week
Notre Dame de Namur 61, Hawaii Pacific 59
Chaminade 48, Dominican 43
BYU-Hawaii 79, Academy of Art 62
BYU-Hawaii 75, Domincan 64
Hawaii Pacific 78, Academy of Art 60
Hawaii Pacific 80, Dominican 61
Hawaii-Hilo 100, Hawaii Pacific 95 OT

Scoring

  GP FG 3FG FT Pts Avg.
Chang, BYUH 2 81 18 47 22 18.9
Overton, AAU 14 90 32 54 263 18.8
Smith, UHH 15 122 0 31 275 18.3
Whitehead, DSC 11 54 25 49 182 16.5
Davis, AAU 14 81 11 49 225 16.1
Ford, NDNU 14 61 7 78 207 14.8
Wilde, UHH 15 84 2 41 211 14.1
Bennett, CU 15 71 12 54 208 13.9
Mollet, NDNU 14 66 16 45 193 13.8
Whippy, BYUH 12 64 3 27 158 13.2

Rebounding
  GP Off Def Total Avg.
Whippy, BYUH 12 47 90 137 11.4
Dirra, CU 15 41 102 143 9.5
Wilde, UHH 15 36 101 137 9.1
Smith, UHH 15 38 75 113 7.5
Hayden, AAU 14 24 67 91 6.5
Hanson, CU 13 15 69 84 6.5
Allen, HPU 16 31 72 103 6.4
Jacksin, HPU 15 34 59 93 6.2
Fricke, NDNU 14 9 64 83 5.9
Edwards, HPU 13 29 56 75 5.8

Field Goal Percentage
  GP FB FGA Pct.
Tchatchoua, GCU 11 33 56 .589
Smith, UHH 15 122 211 .578
Diarra, CU 15 79 138 .572
den Dulk, HPU 16 52 92 .565
Wilde, UHH 15 84 153 .549
Hanson, CU 13 56 103 .544
Jones, DSC 11 46 87 .529

Assists
  GP No. Avg.
Gipson, UHH 15 82 5.5
Bennette, CU 15 78 5.2
Barnes, DSC 11 55 5.0
Gameren, BYUH 10 46 4.6
Speed, GCU 11 41 3.7
Whippy, BYUH 12 44 3.7
Robotham, AAU 14 41 2.9

Free Throw Percentage
  GP FT FTA Pct.
Whitehead, DSC 11 48 54 .907
Cole, DSC 11 22 25 .880
Chappell, HPU 16 56 65 .862
Speed, GCU 11 24 28 .857
Ale, BYUH 12 28 33 .848
Storment, NDNU 14 34 41 .829
Haskins, CU 12 28 34 .824

3-Point FG Percentage
  GP 3FG 3FGA Pct.
Speed, GCU 11 14 26 .538
Hanson, CU 13 42 84 .500
Witherill, GCU 10 15 35 .429
Dastrup, BYUH 12 31 75 .413
Carroll, GCU 11 14 34 .412
Whitehead, DSC 11 25 62 .403
Coulibaly, CU 15 17 43 .395

3-Point Field Goals
42: Hanson, CU. 32: Overton, AAU; Snel, UHH. 31: Dastrup, BYUH. 25: Whitehead, DSC. 21: Fricke, NDNU. 20: Ale, BYUH.

Steals
38: Whippy, BYUH. 20: Gipson, UHH. 18: Bennett, CU. 15: Barnes, DSC; Speed, GCU; Robotham, AAU. 14: Wilde, UHH; Edwards, HPU; Williams, AAU.

Blocks
47: Diarra, CU. 21: Fricke, NDNU. 17: Ngoundjo, GCU. 13: Shipman, UHH. 12: Smith, UHH.

WOMEN

  W L Pct. GB All
Hawaii Pacific 4 0 1.000 -- 10-3
Dixie State 1 0 1.000 11/2 11-1
NDNU 3 1 .750 1 6-7
Hawaii-Hilo 2 2 .500 2 5-6
Acad. of Art 2 2 .500 2 4-9
Chaminade 1 2 .333 21/2 1-9
Dominican 1 3 .250 3 3-11
Grand Canyon 0 1 .000 21/2 12-2
BYU-Hawaii 0 3 .000 31/2 1-10
Last week
Hawaii Pacific 74, NDNU 66
Chaminade 63, Dominican 51
Academy of Art 73, BYU-Hawaii 70
Dominican 65, BYU-Hawaii 61
Hawaii Pacific 74, Academy of Art 61
Hawaii Pacific 66, Dominican 56
Hawaii Pacific 56, Hawaii-Hilo 45
Hawaii-Hilo 76, Academy of Art 65

Scoring

GP FG 3FG FT Pts Avg.
Murphy, GCU 14 104 41 93 342 24.4
Rieben, BYUH 11 63 37 26 189 17.2
L. Zasly, NDNU 13 78 20 39 215 16.5
Brown, DSC 11 64 1 46 175 15.9
K. Zasly, NDNU 13 69 12 47 197 15.2
Hill, DSC 12 64 6 43 177 14.8
Janusch, Dom 13 40 22 63 165 12.7
Adams, DSC 12 49 29 25 152 12.7
Hopkins, HPU 13 59 5 41 164 12.6

Rebounding
GP Off Def Total Avg.
Brown, DSC 11 36 84 120 10.9
Mullins, NDNU 13 53 87 140 10.8
Nolan, AAU 13 39 90 129 9.9
Butler, GCU 14 39 62 101 7.2
Carlson, DSC 12 19 66 85 7.1
Peets, AAU 13 35 55 90 6.9
Buster, HPU 13 38 50 88 6.8
L. Zasly, NDNU 13 30 50 80 6.2
Schultz, UHH 10 19 41 60 6.0

Field Goal Percentage
  GP FB FGA Pct.
Butler, GCU 14 48 75 .640
Nolan, AAU 13 61 106 .575
Hill, DSC 12 64 113 .566
Brown, DSC 11 64 123 .520
Awa-Williams, HPU 12 54 109 .459
Vaifanua, DSC 12 38 81 .469
Smith, GCU 14 51 110 .464
Gravely, HPU 13 57 102 .561
Savini, HPU 13 45 99 .455
Murphy, GCU 14 104 229 .454

Assists
  GP No. Avg.
Tompkison, BYUH 11 64 5.8
Nelson, GCU 14 65 4.6
Saia, NDNU 13 48 3.7
Brown, DSC 11 38 3.5
London, AAU 13 44 3.4
Kirihara, UHH 11 35 3.2
Huskey, HPU 12 38 3.2
Nolan, AAU 13 38 2.9
Imai, UHH 11 31 2.8
Awa-Williams, HPU 12 32 2.7

Free Throw Percentage
  GP FT FTA Pct.
Murphy, GCU 14 93 103 .903
Janusch, Dom 13 63 70 .900
Smith, GCU 14 46 53 .863
Adams, DSC 12 25 29 .862
Rieben, BYUH 11 26 31 .839
Hill, DSC 12 43 53 .811
Hooper, BYUH 11 32 40 .800
Will, CU 10 20 25 .800
Tompkison, BYUH 11 25 32 .781
L.Zasly, NDNU 13 39 51 .765

3-Point FG Percentage
  GP 3FG 3FGA Pct.
Tompkison, BYUH 11 11 25 .400
Murphy, GCU 14 41 95 .432
Rieben, BYUH 11 37 89 .415
Maxey, DSC 12 16 52 .381

3-Point Field Goals
41: Murphy, GCU. 39: DeRosier, AAU. 37: Rieben, BYUH. 29: Adams, DSC.

Steals
41: Murphy, GCU; Nelson, GCU. 36: Rieben, BYUH. 31: Hill, DSC; K. Zasly, NDNU. 30: Tompkison, BYUH. 27: Vaifanua, DSC; Nolan, AAU. 22: Gravely, HPU; Imai, UHH; Savini, HPU.

Blocks
42: Carlson, DSC. 16: Buster, HPU. 9: Brown, DSC.; Hopkins, HPU.

CALENDAR

Today
Radio
PacWest Magazine: 10 a.m., pacificwestsports.tv.

TV
PacWest Magazine: 8 p.m., OC 16 & oc16.tv.

Friday
Basketball
Women: Hawaii Pacific at Brigham Young-Hawaii, 5 p.m., Cannon Activities Center.
Men: Hawaii Pacific at Brigham Young-Hawaii, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Activities Center.

Saturday
Basketball
Women: Chaminade at Hawaii-Hilo, 5 p.m., UHH Gym.
Men: Hawaii Pacific at Brigham Young-Hawaii, 7:30 p.m., Cannon Activities Center; Chaminade at Hawaii-Hilo, 7:30 p.m., UHH Gym.






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