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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Isle File
Lakers reportedly playing 2 games here

Advertiser Staff and News Services

The Los Angeles Lakers’ training camp in Hawai‘i, which appeared in jeopardy last week, apparently is on.

At least according to a Los Angeles Times report yesterday that said the two-time defending NBA champions have added a second exhibition game in Honolulu.

The Times said the Lakers will play the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 9, in addition to the previously scheduled Oct. 7 game. The first game is set for the Stan Sheriff Center; there was no indication where the second game will be played.

University of Hawai‘i officials could not confirm the scheduling of a second exhibition, but they had heard reports that it was a strong possibility.

Last Thursday, the NBA canceled all six of its exhibition games scheduled outside the United States and Canada because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The Lakers had planned to play exhibition games against the Warriors in Japan Oct. 13-14. With that portion of its preseason canceled, the club was considering holding training camp solely in its Southern California facility in El Segundo, according to an earlier Times report.

Now it appears the team will open camp on the UH campus Oct. 2 as previously scheduled.


• HPU stays unbeaten: Roberta Robert had 27 kills and 28 digs as No. 1 Hawai'i Pacific defeated Western New Mexico, 30-25, 29-31, 26-30, 30-15, 15-12, in a Pacific West Conference volleyball match last night at Silver City, N.M.

The Sea Warriors have won 39 consecutive matches and 30 straight in the conference.

HPU improved to 11-0 overall and 5-0 in the PacWest. Western New Mexico dropped to 8-7 and 2-1.

• Sepulona honored: Valasi Sepulona, a freshman outside hitter for Chaminade, has been named the Pacific West Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week after leading the Silverswords to two victories over No. 22 Brigham Young-Hawai'i this past weekend.

Sepulona had 18 kills in Friday's victory and followed it with 19 kills and 20 digs Saturday.

Chaminade defeated BYUH for the first time since 1985, breaking a 16-year and 46-match drought.


Islanders set tryouts: The Hawaiian Islanders of arenafootball2 have scheduled an orientation meeting and tryouts next month.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Blaisdell Arena. Players can register for the tryouts at that time.

The first tryout will be at 9 a.m., Oct. 20 at the Central O'ahu Regional Park.

The second tryout will be at 9 a.m., Oct. 27 at Maui High School.

Guy Benjamin, who coached the Hawai'i Hammerheads to the 1999 Indoor Professional Football League title, was recently named the team's head coach.

The Islanders are part of the 37-team afl2, a developmental league for the 16-year-old Arena Football League.