For Wednesday, March 9, 2011
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Mar 9, 2011
Chaminade junior center Mamadou Diarra was named the Pacific West Conference men's basketball player of the week yesterday after leading the Silverswords to a share of the conference title last week and a berth in this week's NCAA Division II tournament.
Diarra, the runaway conference leader in blocks (80), averaged 16.3 points and 9.0 rebounds as Chaminade went 2-1.
Hawaii junior Leo Rosenberg is the Western Athletic Conference tennis player of the week. Rosenberg was 3-1 last week in the Rainbows' win over Loyola Marymount and 4-3 loss to eighth-ranked Michigan.
Hawaii lost to 13th-ranked Pepperdine 6-1 yesterday in Malibu, Calif.
UH (2-7) lost the doubles point and five of the six singles matches. Jeremy Tweedt got the only point, winning in third singles 7-6 over No. 48 Alex Llompart after the team match was decided. Dennis Lajola went three sets at No. 1 before falling to No. 58 Finn Tearney 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Yuan Jia, Annie Hwang, Sasha Ulbrichtova, Salina Aranda, Sophia Simmons and Kaylyn Bristol all won singles and doubles matches to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii to a 6-0 win over Montevallo in Alabama yesterday. The Seasiders are now 10-0.
Hawaii started the final day of the 16-team Fresno State Lexus Classic in 15th yesterday. They were 15 shots better than in Monday's second round, but still ended in the same place with a score of 373--1,148, three shots behind UTEP.
Tenth-ranked San Diego State won the tournament with scores of 362--1,083. Pacific's Alex Johnson (73) and UC Irvine's Bryan Harris (71) shared medalist honors at 210.
Nainoa Calip, a Kamehameha-Hawaii graduate, shot 75--227 to tie for 44th and lead the Rainbows.
» Brigham Young-Hawaii (three-day total of 929) took sixth and Hawaii-Hilo (931) placed seventh in the Pioneer Shootout golf tournament yesterday in Vallejo, Calif.
Western Washington won the team title at 897.
Doug Bischoff led the Seasiders at 9-over 225, good for eighth place. Blake Snyder was UHH's top golfer at 11-over 227. Cal State San Bernardino's Kenny Pigman won medalist honors at 4-under 212.
Ten-time world champion Kelly Slater defeated Hawaii's Dusty Payne 15.40 to 9.06 today in the quarterfinals of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast surf contest in Australia.
Slater went on to the final, where he beat Taj Burrow for the victory in the first Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour event of the year.