PacWest honors Reaves
Chris Reaves, who helped lead Chaminade to the conference title and the school's first appearance in the NCAA II Tournament, has been named the Pacific West Conference Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-3 senior guard from Pomona, Calif. averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists for the Silverswords (19-9, 9-3 PacWest), who advanced to the second round of the NCAA II Regional.
Also on the first team are Austin Smylie of Brigham Young-Hawai'i, Justin Griffin of Hawai'i-Hilo, Zach Whiting of Chaminade, and Donnell Dobbins of Hawai'i Pacific.
Smylie, a 6-7 senior forward from Salt Lake City, Utah, led the PacWest in scoring with a 22.1 average, grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game and shot .625 from the field.
Griffin, a 6-4 senior guard from Corona, Calif. averaged 19.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, and hit 90.5 percent of his free throws.
Whiting, a 6-3 junior guard from Chico, Calif. led the conference in assists with 8.1 per game while scoring 14.1 points per game.
Dobbins, a 6-0 senior guard from Baltimore, led HPU in scoring (14.4) and assists (3.3).
Chaminade first-year coach Matt Mahar was selected PacWest Coach of the Year and BYUH's Wu Tai-hao, a 6-8 forward, was chosen Freshman of the Year.
Leo Sing Chow pitched a four-hitter and batted 2 for 3 as Hawai'i-Hilo defeated host Cal State Stanislaus, 3-0, yesterday in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader at Turlock, Calif.
Chelsea Osborne had two RBIs for the Vulcans.
Stanislaus (20-12) won the second game, 5-2, behind the combined five-hitter of Amanda Cantu and Danna Garcia. Meghan Jost homered for Hilo (11-11).
HPU DROPS TWO
Christie Hill hit two home runs as No. 7 Cal State Bakersfield defeated visiting Hawai'i Pacific, 6-3, yesterday to complete a doubleheader sweep at Bakersfield, Calif.
Hill also won the first game for Bakersfield (30-5) when she hit an RBI double to deep center with no outs in the seventh for a 4-3 victory.
Dayna Berry and Jennifer Baron homered for HPU (17-7) in the opener. Kellie Nishikida had two hits in the second game for the Sea Warriors.