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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, November 29, 2002

Andersons double trouble at Santa Clara

By Dennis Anderson
Advertiser Staff Writer

Twins Brad and Cord Anderson, who led Iolani to a state high-school boys' basketball championship in 1998, started the first three games of the season for Santa Clara University.

Cord, a 6-foot-4 wing, had double-digit rebounds in the past two games, including 11 defensive boards Wednesday in a 69-66 victory over Montana State, and a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) Monday in a 93-70 victory over University of California-Santa Cruz.

"Cord has improved his shooting ability during the off-season as much as any player on the team," coach Dick Davey said. "He has good quickness, deceptive strength and he is a solid rebounder."

The Andersons, who graduated from Iolani in 1999 and walked on at Santa Clara, played very little before this season. They have already played more combined minutes (165) in three games this season than they did all last season (130).

Last season they averaged 2.6 points per game between them; after one week of this season, Cord is averaging 9.7 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Brad has 7.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

"Brad is probably the strongest guy in our program, physically. He might appear undersized for his (power forward) position at 6-4, but he is really efficient . . . and deceptively effective," Davey said.


• Linfield (Ore.): Recently retired University of Hawai'i athletic director Hugh Yoshida was inducted Nov. 16 into the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Yoshida (Iolani '58, Linfield '62) was an All-American linebacker in 1961 on the first of six Linfield football teams to play in national championship games. He also was cited for his success in shepherding the UH athletics program for the past 10 years and for his success before that as a football coach at Waialua and Leilehua high schools. He won the 1984 Prep Bowl at Leilehua.

Yoshida's coach at Linfield was Paul Durham, who later became athletic director at the University of Hawai'i.

• Whittier (Calif.): Lisa Scott (Mid-Pacific '89) was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 1.

Scott lettered in softball four years, in women's volleyball three years and in women's basketball twice at Whittier. In softball, she was named to the All-Southern California conference (SCIAC) team three times and made the NCAA Division III All-West Region first team and the All-American second team during her freshman year.

That same year, she was the Purple & Gold Freshman Female Athlete of the Year, and she was Whittier's Female Athlete of the Year when she was a senior.

Scott, originally from Wai'anae, now resides in Pomona.