Kerry Hendrickson scored all of his 23 points in the second half to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii to a 76-64 Pacific West Conference basketball victory over Western New Mexico last night at Silver City, N.M.
Hendrickson, a senior forward, made eight of 13 field-goal attempts and seven of seven shots from the line to lead the Seasiders in their first road game of the season. BYUH led 35-34 at halftime.
Scott Salisbury added 10 points for BYUH, which improved to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in conference. Michael Stidham scored 20 points for Western New Mexico, which fell to 0-11, 0-3.
The win lifted BYUH into a tie for first place with Hawaii Pacific in the Pacific Division.
UH-Hilo 92, Alaska-Anchorage 85: Hilo guard Alan Thomas had 33 points and seven rebounds at Anchorage.
Thomas connected on 11-of-14 shots from the field and 10-of-11 from the line as UH-Hilo improved to 6-6 overall and 1-2 in the Pacific West. Guards Stanley Ibia and Scott Prather each had 15 points for UH-Hilo, and forward B.J. Rogers had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Forward Greg Freeman led Alaska-Anchorage (7-5, 1-2) with 19 points.
MSU-Billings 97, Hawaii Pacific 79: Center Jay Edwards had a game-high 18 points as host Montana State-Billings (8-3, 1-2) won its first Pacific West Conference game.
Guard Marcos Lagemann led HPU (7-5, 2-1) with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Alaska-Fairbanks 89, Chaminade 72: Game details were unavailable.
Samoan athletes honored: The 6th annual Samoa Sports Awards Banquet is 6 p.m., Feb. 3, at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Marques Tuiasosopo of the Rose Bowl champion University of Washington will be honored at the banquet as "College Football Player of the Year."
Local woman selected: Honolulus Wendy Minor was selected by Inside Triathlon as an All-American triathlete in the 55-59 age group. Triathletes are selected based upon performances in the ITU World Championship in Australia, the USAT Nationals on the Mainland and the Ironman World Championship on the Big Island.
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