Hawai'i-Hilo loses to Drake at Hilo Shootout
J.J. Sola scored 16 points and Greg Danielson added 15 as Drake beat Hawai'i-Hilo, 70-50, last night on the first day of the Hilo Shootout at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
Hilo (1-1) shot just 31 percent (18-of-58) from the field, while Drake (2-1) shot 41.9 percent (28-of-57).
In an earlier game, Utah State beat Vermont, 62-59.
BYUH wins: Scott Salisbury scored 16 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and had four steals, but Brigham Young-Hawai'i lost to Western Washington, 74-65, last night at Bellingham, Wash.
The Seasiders (1-1) committed 26 turnovers and shot 39.3 percent from the field.
BYUH led 32-29 at halftime, but the Vikings (3-1) opened the second half with a 25-9 run.
BYUH's Shawn Opunui added 14 points and four assists, and Alexus Foyle had 12 points.
Rip Curl Cup postponed: The Rip Curl Cup was postponed again yesterday because of unfavorable conditions at Sunset Beach.
Wave faces were around 15 feet high yesterday, but also "really messy, uncontestable surf," according to Randy Rarick, the executive director of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
The contest has been on hold all week due to large, but unfavorable, waves. The Rip Curl Cup is the second contest in the Triple Crown series.
If conditions permit today, the contest will run first-round heats. For daily status of the event, call 596-7873 or visit triplecrownofsurfing.com.
800 to compete: More than 800 athletes will compete in the Special Olympics Hawai'i Holiday Classic, Dec. 3 to 8.
Competition will be held in basketball, bowling, bocce (an Italian game similar to bowling) and speedskating. Events will take place at Hickam and Marine Corps bases, and Ice Palace.
ASICS Volleyball: The ASICS Rainbows Hawai'i Volleyball club will hold its tryouts for girls from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Kalani High School gym. A different time and site were listed in yesterday's sports section.
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