UH-Hilo's top scorer dismissed from team
Hawai'i-Hilo leading scorer Michael Martin has been dismissed from the men's basketball team due to conduct detrimental to the team, the school announced yesterday.
Martin, a 6-foot-7 junior center who transferred from West Los Angeles College, averaged 17.1 points and 7.3 rebounds over nine games in his first season for the Vulcans (3-7).
UH-Hilo coach Jeff Law declined to elaborate on Martin's dismissal. He said Martin's scholarship will be honored for the remainder of the year.
CHAMINADE MEN WIN
Zack Whiting recorded 15 assists, and Mike Green scored a game-high 17 points as Chaminade defeated visiting Central College (Iowa), 91-63, in a men's game last night at McCabe Gym.
Darrell Birton added 15 points, Dan Wendt 13, and Stewart Kussler and James Francisco had 10 each for the Silverswords (6-4).
Clint Driftmier scored 16 for the Dutch (4-5).
SUZUKI IN A'S CAMP
Catcher Kurt Suzuki, a Baldwin High and Cal State Fullerton alum, will be invited to the Oakland A's major league spring training camp.
'AIEA EARNS 1-0 SHUTOUT
'Aiea's Ashley Scharsch fired a three-hitter and Rayna Strom-Okimoto hit a first-inning home run as Na Ali'i beat the Mules, 1-0, yesterday in an O'ahu Interscholastic Association Red West softball game at Ka'ala Elementary School field.
'AIEA (3-3) 100 000 0—1 6 1
LEILEHUA (1-5) 000 000 0—0 3 5
Ashley Scharsch and Sasha Andrade. Alex Smith and Cierra Paracuelles. W — Scharsch. L — Smith.
Leading hitters — 'Aiea: Rayna Strom-Okimoto 2-4, homer. Leilehua: none.
Reported by Berdina Kubo