Notre Dame races past Hawai'i Pacific
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Ryan Humphrey had 31 points and 10 rebounds as Notre Dame routed Hawai'i Pacific, 98-58, in an opening-round game of the HPU Thanksgiving Classic at the Blaisdell Arena last night.
Humphrey made 12 of 15 shots from the field and 6 of 10 from the free-throw line.
David Graves added 17 points and Chris Thomas contributed 13 of his team's 28 assists.
The Fighting Irish made 10-of-26 3-point attempts, compared to only 5-of-22 for the Division II Sea Warriors.
Nash Subotic scored 17 points to lead HPU.
Notre Dame improved to 3-0. HPU dropped to 1-1.
In other first-round games:
Vanderbilt 100, Hampton 85: David Przybyszewski had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead Vanderbilt.
Przybyszewski, a 6-11 freshman from Poland, shot 10-of-11 from the field, including 3-for-3 from 3-point range.
Matt Freije scored 20 points, Sam Howard 15 and Chuck Moore 14 for the Commodores (2-1).
After five ties and three lead changes, Vanderbilt went on a 34-7 run in the final 10:44 of the first half to take a 53-35 lead it wouldn't lose.
The Commodores took a 21-point lead twice in the second half, but the Pirates managed to narrow the deficit to five points on David Johnson's dunk with 5:48 left in the game.
But Moore scored seven points in the final 1:19 to close out Hampton (2-1).
Vanderbilt built its first-half lead with solid defense in the key and by shooting 20-for-29 (69 percent), while Hampton shot 15-for-36 (42 percent).
Devin Green and Barry Hairston led Hampton with 15 points each. Tommy Adams added 14.
Monmouth 64, Akron 61: Rahsaan Johnson had 19 points and eight assists to boost Monmouth.
The Hawks (2-0) soared to a 9-0 start, taking a lead they wouldn't give up. Monmouth's largest lead of 15 points came on Johnson's two free throws with 7:38 left in the game.
Emmanuel Smith hit three 3-pointers in the final four minutes as the Zips (1-1) closed to six with 1:47 to go, and Andy Hipsher's 3-pointer drew Akron within three with two seconds left .
But the Hawks, who had a 32-23 lead at the half, managed to hang on for the victory.
Tennessee-Chattanooga 82, Liberty 57: Petie Spaulding scored 24 points to lead Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Spaulding hit all four of his free throws, as the Mocs (2-0) went 20-for-27 from the line. The Flames (0-2) made 7 of 18 free throws. Spaulding also made four 3-pointers, as did teammate Toot Young.
Tennessee-Chattanooga held a 37-25 lead at the half, and went on to outscore the Flames 45-32 during the second half.
Young, Neil Ashby and Nick Benson added 12 points apiece for Tennessee-Chattanooga. Christ Caldwell and Vincent Okotie each had 15 points to lead Liberty.
BYUH triumphs: Alexus Foyle scored 20 points as Brigham Young-Hawai'i defeated Metro State, 85-70, last night in the BYUH Thanksgiving Tournament at the Cannon Activities Center.
Scott Salisbury added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Seasiders.
BYUH shot 24-of-39 from the free-throw line, while Metro State made just 8-of-14.
Mike Buggs scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Metro State.
UH ticket sale: The last day for renewing University of Hawai'i men's volleyball season tickets for the upcoming season is Monday, the UH athletic ticket office announced yesterday.
This year's squad features AVCA National Player of the Year Costas Theocharidis, two-time All-America middle blocker Dejan Miladinovic and 2001 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation co-Freshman of the Year Kimo Tuyay.
The Warriors' first matches are Jan. 8 and 9, when they play Loyola of Chicago at the Stan Sheriff Center. Other home opponents this season include UCLA, Penn State, Lewis, Long Beach State and Brigham Young.
For more information, call the UH ticket office at 956-4482.