Felicity Witt pitched a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts as the University of Hawaii Wahine beat Tennessee, 5-0, yesterday to sweep a season-opening doubleheader in the South Florida Louisville Slugger Tournament at Tampa, Fla.
In the first game, Desiree Duran allowed two hits as the Wahine beat South Florida, 2-1.
April Crowell homered and doubled, and UH scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to beat Tennessee.
The Wahine play Northwestern and Florida Atlantic today in the six-team round-robin tournament, which concludes tomorrow with Hawaii playing No. 3 ranked Arizona.
Humboldt stops UH-Hilo: Issac Gildea scored 25 points and Fred Hooks added 21 points and a conference record 29 rebounds to lead Humboldt State to a 96-89 Pacific West Conference victory over Hawaii-Hilo Thursday night at Arcata, Calif.
The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Vulcans, who fell to 12-9 overall and 7-5 in the conference. The Lumberjacks improved to 15-4, 6-4.
Hooks, who also broke the school record of 28, topped the conference single-game mark of 21 set earlier this season by Brian Dennis of Western Washington against CSU Bakersfield.
Alan Thomas, who made 14 of 16 free throws, led the Vulcans with 24 points. Stanley Ibia and Scott Prather scored 18 and 15, respectively.
Womens world: The V Bodyboards 12th Annual World Championship of Womens Bodyboarding kicked off the 2001 World Womens Tour yesterday in perfect 3-to 5-foot surf at Banzai Pipeline.
Among those advancing to the next round of competition were 16-year-old South African Champion Kamala Botha, and Chastity Baltazar, 17, of Oahu. Both won their respective heats.
Advancing into the third round of competition were:
Emiko Mizogichi (Japan), Michiko Morimoto (Japan), Misato Sakurai (Japan), Chiyoko Umeda (Japan), Chastity Baltazar (Hawaii), Carol Philips (Hawaii), Kamala Botha (South Africa), Emeila DeSilva (Australia), Lily Pollard (Australia), Geraldine Gogain (Peru), Katherine Melo (Brazil), Andrea Carvalho (Brazil), Barbara Brandao (Brazil), Eunate Aguirre (Spain).
BYUH team falls: Brigham Young-Hawaiis team of Petra Gaspar and Tagifano Soonalole lost to Stanfords Laura Granville and Gabriela Lastra, 6-4, 6-4, last night in the semifinals of the Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at Farmers Branch, Texas.
Gaspar and Soonalole are ranked No. 1 in doubles in the WingspanBank.com national rankings for NCAA Division II.
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