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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 15, 2010

HPU loses first in PacWest

Advertiser Staff

Samantha Murphy scored on a layup as time expired, helping Grand Canyon hand host Hawai'i Pacific its first Pacific West Conference women's basketball loss, 56-55, yesterday at Mid-Pacific gym.

HPU, which led by as many as 15 early in the second half and 55-50 with 1:21 remaining, missed its last five free-throw attempts, including a pair with six seconds to play that led to an Antelope rebound and Murphy's winning basket.

Stacy Haddow scored 13 points for GCU (13-7, 7-2). Genesis Lewis had 15 points and nine rebounds for HPU (14-5, 10-1).

Also in the PacWest:

Hawai'i Pacific 72, Grand Canyon 71: Ray Murdock had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and host HPU (18-4, 10-1) led 72-67 with 2:07 to play before holding off GCU (10-15, 4-5).

Dixie State 79, Hawai'i-Hilo 76: Tom Whitehead scored 24 points, including two free throws with five seconds left for the final margin, as Dixie (14-4, 8-1) beat host Hilo (13-8, 7-4). Justin Smith had 28 points for Hilo.

Dixie State 73, Hawai'i-Hilo 64: Deanna Daniels scored 23 points as Dixie (11-7, 7-2) beat host Hilo (6-16, 3-8). Hina Kimitete scored 16 points and Amanda Muller 15 for Hilo.



University of Hawai'i sophomore Sarah Saddleton posted an NCAA provisional mark in winning the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches yesterday at the University of Washington Indoor Open in Seattle.

Other top UH performances: Mariana Monasi (3:05.51) and Jessica Forrester (3:08.24) in the 1,000-meter run; TeRina Keenan (42-0.5) in the shot put; Emma MacCorquodale (51-7.75) in the weight throw; and Mallory Ramsey, Karen Guravska and Cecelia Durocher all at 11-1.75 in the pole vault.



Sean Winston and Blake Amaral hit two-run doubles in a five-run seventh, and Sergio Contreras escaped bases-loaded trouble in the bottom of the inning as Hawai'i Pacific beat host Hawai'i-Hilo, 6-5, yesterday to complete a Pacific West Conference doubleheader sweep.

After getting the first two outs of the seventh, Contreras issued three straight walks before retiring Shane Kessell, who had tripled and homered, on a grounder to short.

In the opener, Toby Inouye pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk as the Sea Warriors (4-0) beat the Vulcans (0-4), 4-2. Keoni Manago hit a two-run homer for Hilo.