Hawaii Grown notebook: Basketball, golf, volleyball
Feb. 8—Tolu Smith, Kahuku'18 : The Mississippi State senior forward was named the SEC player of the week on Monday for the second time this season.
MEN'S BASKETBALL—Tolu Smith, Kahuku'18 : The Mississippi State senior forward was named the SEC player of the week on Monday for the second time this season. Smith averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds a game in wins over South Carolina and Missouri. He had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the win over the Tigers for his fifth double-double in seven games. He currently leads the league in field-goal percentage at 58.3 percent and is third in rebounds at 8.4 per game and ninth in points scored at 14.9 per game.—Jake Holtz, Damien'20 : The Whitworth (Wash.) junior wing scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds with two steals and a block in 21 minutes off the bench in a 90-74 win over Pacific (Ore.) on Friday. Holtz added 10 points, seven rebounds and two assists off the bench in a 75-60 win over Lewis & Clark (Ore.) on Saturday to improved the Pirates' record to 9-3 in Northwest Conference play.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL—Tori Maeda, 'Iolani'19 : The Central Washington senior point guard was 3-for-4 from 3-point range and finished with nine points, seven assists, three rebounds and a block in an 88-81 win over Simon Fraser on Thursday.—Kimani Fernandez, Kamehameha-Maui'18 : The Alaska Anchorage senior forward had four points, six rebounds, a block and a steal in 16 minutes off the bench in a 69-39 win over Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday.
WOMEN'S GOLF—Claire Choi, Punahou'18 : The Santa Clara senior closed with a 2-under 70 on Tuesday to finish in a three-way tie for second place at 4 over-220 at the Valley Invitational in Bakersfield, Calif. Choi had three birdies before closing with a bogey on her final hole, the par-4 7th.—Jennifer Koga, Laurel Springs'20 : The Sacramento State junior closed with consecutive 73s to finish in a four-way tie for seventh place at 7 over in the Valley Invitational.—Malia Nam, Kaiser'18 : The USC senior sandwiched an even-par 72 in between rounds of 76 and 75 to finish in a tie for seventh place at the Valley Invitational.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL—Ryan Wilcox, Punahou'18 : The UC Santa Barbara senior outside hitter, who notched his 1, 000th career kill in a three-set loss to Pepperdine last Wednesday, recorded his second double-double of the season with 13 kills, 12 digs and two block assists in a five-set win over the Waves on Friday.—Kupono Browne, 'Iolani'20 : The Brigham Young junior outside hitter put down 13 kills and added 10 digs, four block assists and two aces in a four-set victory over Ball State on Thursday.—Keau Thompson, Punahou'22 : The Ball State opposite hitter had nine digs, five kills and two assists in Thursday's loss to BYU.—Xander Pink, Punahou'21 : The Ball State sophomore had four digs in Thursday's loss to the Cougars and came back with five digs and an assist in a four-set win over BYU on Saturday.------Stats compiled by Billy Hull, Star-Advertiser. To submit an athlete for publication email : bhull @staradvertiser.com.