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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, December 24, 2001

Isle File
HPU's Subotic is PacWest player of the week

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i Pacific University basketball guard Nash Subotic was named the Pacific West Conference Player of the Week yesterday.

Subotic, a senior from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, led the 7-3 Sea Warriors to three wins last week, combining for 71 points, 22 rebounds, seven assists and six steals, including a game-high 28 points against Cal-State Monterey Bay on Dec. 19.

Subotic was an honorable mention all-conference selection last year, and is second in scoring (18.2 per game) in the PacWest this year.


Hilo wins sixth in a row: The University of Hawai'i-Hilo won its sixth straight game Saturday night with a 90-68 victory over Cal-State Dominguez Hills.

David LaQua led the Vulcans with a game-high 20 points. Derek Mgbeke had 19 and Kyle Bartholomew added 18. Bartholomew had a game-high 11 rebounds and Scott Prather added nine assists.

Kevin Blunt led the 1-8 Toros with 16 points.

Hilo is 8-2.


Kamehameha sweeps: Kamehameha's boys and girls won the team titles at the Tiger Open at McKinley High School gym this past weekend.

The Warrior boys scored 229 points to finish ahead of Moanalua (191.5) and McKinley (171). The Warrior girls scored 265.5 points to finish ahead of Kahuku (168) and Moanalua (151). A total of 16 boys and 14 girls teams participated in the tournament.

Janelle Hanaike of Kamehameha, who won the 108-pound championship with a decision over Tanya Miyasaki of Castle, was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler in a vote by coaches.

St. Louis, Pac-Five win: St. Louis took the boys title and Pac-Five won the girls championship at the Maui Invitational at War Memorial Gym.

The Crusaders scored 193 points to defeat Iolani (172) and Zillah, Wash. (126.5). Pac-Five scored 73 points to finish ahead of Baldwin (67.5) and Farrington (55).

Twenty boys and 10 girls teams participated.

Ikaika Medeiros of Hana was named the outstanding lightweight wrestler. Medeiros led the tournament with four falls in 3:56. He won the 103-pound division, pinning Wilfred Haney of Farrington in the final.

St. Louis' Jonathan Spiker won the 145-pound division with a 15-0 decision over Kevin Lao of Hawai'i Prep. Spiker was named outstanding heavyweight wrestler.

Anna Tong of Kaiser pinned Ashley Riveira of King Kekaulike to win the 140-pound division, and was named outstanding girls wrestler.