Chaminade wins first in PacWest
Chaminade made 11 of 18 shots from 3-point range to shoot down host Western New Mexico, 98-75, and win its first Pacific West Conference game last night.
Kashif Reyes scored 21 points, connecting on 6 of 8 from beyond the arc for the Silverswords (4-10, 1-3). Bryon Sykes hit 7 of 10 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, to finish with 17 points. Roy Stigall and Dustin Mittelsteadt added 13 points apiece, with Mittelsteadt also contributing 10 of Chaminade's 45 rebounds.
Matt Enriquez scored 23 points for Western New Mexico (3-11, 0-4).
Free throws help beat UH-Hilo: Montana State-Billings made 44 of 56 free-throw attempts en route to a 94-84 victory over visiting Hawai'i-Hilo in a Pacific West Conference basketball game last night.
Trae Fortier, who made 13 of 14 free throws, had game-highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds for Montana State-Billings, which improved to 10-4 overall and 2-2 in PacWest play. Jerett Skrifvars added 21 points and eight rebounds for the Yellowjackets.
Ryan Abrahams scored 22 points and Justin Griffin 20 for the Vulcans (11-4, 3-2), who were out-rebounded 41-26.
BYUH ranked No. 22: The Brigham Young-Hawai'i men's basketball team broke into the Division II Bulletin's National NCAA II top 25 yesterday for the first time this season.
BYUH is ranked No. 22 and is the only team from the Pacific West Conference to make an appearance in the poll this season.
The Seasiders (14-2) defeated the top-ranked team in the nation, Humboldt State, back in November and defeated three Division I teams in December. They have not lost to a Division II team this year and both losses occurred in November to Division I Hawai'i and Colorado State.
Since the Colorado State loss, the Seasiders have won 13 straight games.
Last season, BYUH climbed as high as No. 12 before ending the season with a loss in the first round of the NCAA II tournament.
Kansas beats UH-Hilo: Sean Richardson had four hits and seven RBIs, and Travis Metcalf scored four runs and drove in four to lead Kansas to a 17-10 victory over Hawai'i-Hilo last night at Wong Stadium in Hilo.
Sean Tamura had four hits, and Tom Henderson and Patrick Hawkins had three hits apiece for the Vulcans (2-5), who out-hit the Jayhawks (5-2), 18-14, in a game that featured 12 pitchers.
UH takes two: The University of Hawai'i's coed and women's sailing teams won their respective divisions in Sunday's Rainbow Invite at Ke'ehi Lagoon.
UH's Red coed team of Bryan Lake, Meredith Adams, Joey Pasquali and Carly Allen won with 100 points. UH Green finished second with 113 points, followed by UC Irvine with 145.
UH's women's team of Jennifer Warnock, Shandy Buckley, Renee DeCurtis and Barbara Clausen had 159 points to win the division and place sixth overall.