On Feb. 7, the HPU women’s basketball team slipped past
Notre Dame de Namur University, 67-57, to grasp its second win
of the season. Three Lady Sea Warriors ended in double-digits,
led by Ashley Jenkins with 20 points.
The Argonauts of NDNU fought back the following night to triumph
over the Lady Sea Warriors 69-62 at their home gym. Although
it was a close game with 12 ties and 13 lead changes, NDNU pulled
away in the second half, outscoring HPU 38-29. Jenkins and Kanani
Thomas led the HPU with 18 and 14 points, respectively.
In their last game of the road trip, the Lady Sea Warriors stumbled
against Grand Canyon University, 90-50. Shannon Miyashiro and
Constance Decaires led HPU with game-high scores of 18 points.
Well rested from a 10-day break, the Lady Sea Warriors came out
strong but fell to the Chaminade Silverswords in a 69-64 loss
at Kilauea Recreation Center on Feb. 21. Miyashiro sank a game-high
The HPU men’s basketball team took on Notre Dame de Namur
University Feb. 7 and 8 in Belmont, Calif. The Sea Warriors were
defeated by the Argonauts the first night, 71-55, but bounced
back to win the second match 59-55.
On Feb. 10, the HPU men’s basketball team suffered a 61-47
loss to Grand Canyon University at Antelope Gymnasium. The Sea
Warriors struggled to connect with the basket, shooting a mere
22 percent for the game. Adam Reinking led HPU with 10 points.
In their usual down-to-the-wire style, the Sea Warriors were
also defeated by Chapman University, 69-67, in a nonconference
game. Despite the loss, HPU shot an efficient 52 percent from
the field and sank eight three-pointers in the game. Rishi Kakad
led the Sea Warriors with 15 points, scoring all his points in
the second half.
On Feb. 21, HPU took on local rival Chaminade University at Mid-Pacific
Institute’s gym. The Sea Warriors upset the Silverswords
in overtime, 90-85, to avenge an 86-56 loss in their previous
encounter. HPU stole the momentum in overtime, scored the first
seven points, and never looked back. Five Sea Warriors finished
with double-digits, led by Kakad with 22 points.
Men’s and women’s tennis
On Feb. 10, the 18th-ranked HPU women’s tennis team fell
to fifth-ranked Abilene Christian University, 6-3, at Central
O‘ahu Regional Park. ACU won four singles matches, while
HPU went 2-1 in doubles.
The HPU men’s and women’s tennis teams were scheduled
to face Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i on Feb. 17, but
bad weather in La‘ie forced a postponement of the matches
to a later date.
On Feb. 18, the Lady Sea Warriors dominated Chaminade University,
beating the Silverswords 8-1. Anastasyia Ageychick won 6-3, 7-5;
Tinka Mihova won the No. 2 singles game 6-4, 6-0; Asako Nishikawa
and Lauren Shin won straight matches 6-0; and Kaitlynn Brown
defeated Chaminade’s Kevahi Leong 6-1, 6-0. Ageychick and
Stephanie Bigom teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles game, 8-5.
Elena Hudzikova and Ingrid Cseh defeated the Silverswords, 8-4.
The HPU women’s softball team swept Brigham Young University-Hawai‘i
on Feb. 10 at Sea Warrior Field 8-0 and 2-1. Sherise Musquiz
pitched in the first game of the doubleheader, which ended in
five innings due to the mercy rule. Musquiz recorded four strikeouts
and allowed only four hits. The Sea Warriors triumphed in the
second game with Courtney Kessell throwing eight strikeouts and
giving up one hit. BYUH scored first with a home run from Jana
Dewey in the fourth inning. HPU countered with a two-run double
by Casey Sugihara.
On Feb. 19, the Lady Sea Warriors swept the Chaminade Silverswords,
11-2 and 9-1 at CORP field. Clerisse Lemke took the win for HPU,
allowing three hits in the five-inning game. Casey Sugihara and
Krystal Plunkett lit up the HPU offense in the second match with
five hits by Sugihara and four RBIs by Plunkett.
HPU continued their six-game winning streak after sweeping BYU-H
on Feb. 24, 4-2 and 17-7, at La‘ie. Lehua Yap stood out
in the nightcap, hitting 7-8 and recording three runs and five