Chaminade prevails, 102-87
Byron Sykes scored 26 points and Leon Ballard added 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Chaminade to a 102-87 victory over Western New Mexico in a Pacific West Conference men's basketball game last night at McCabe gym.
Roy Stigall added 19 points, Jaborri Thomas contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Donald Rogers chipped in 10 points for the Silverswords, who shot 55.6 percent (40-for-72) from the field.
Chaminade, which surged to a 58-36 lead at the half, improved to 7-7 overall and 2-0 in the PacWest.
Joey Ramirez scored 20 points and David Walker 18 for Western New Mexico (2-7, 0-1).
Halftime score: CU 58, WNM 36. Leading scorers: CUByron Sykes 26, Leon Ballard 22, Roy Stigall 19, Jaborri Thomas 14, Donald Rogers 10. WNMJoey Ramirez 20, David Walker 18, Matt Enriquez 12, Anthony Moncrieft 12. Rebounds: CUThomas 11, Ballard 10. WNMMalcom Conner 8. Assists: CURogers 8, Stigall 8. WNMRamirez 6. Steals: CUSykes 6. WNMEnriquez 3.
HPU wins ninth in row: Aaron Abrams scored 19 points and Nic Walters added 14 points and nine rebounds as Hawai'i Pacific beat Drew University, 66-42, in a non-conference men's basketball game last night at Blaisdell Arena.
The Sea Warriors won their ninth in a row to improve to 11-1. They open Pacific West Conference play Friday against host Brigham Young-Hawai'i at 7:30 p.m.
Mike Machin had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Drew, which is located in New Jersey.
Halftime score: HPU 34, Drew 20. Leading scorers: DUMike Machin 15, Brad Greenman 12. HPU Aaron Abrams 19, Nic Walters 14. Rebounds: DU Machin 12. HPURashad Davis 9, Walters 9. Assists: HPUMarvin Noble 6.