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Huskies men's golfers lead in Hawaii tournament
The Washington Huskies men's golf team combined to shoot 13-under 275 in the second round of the Ameri Ari Invitational on Thursday in Waikoloa...
The Washington Huskies men's golf team combined to shoot 13-under 275 in the second round of the Ameri Ari Invitational on Thursday in Waikoloa, Hawaii, to leapfrog three teams and take a two-shot advantage heading into Friday's final round.
The Huskies are 21-under (555) overall for the tournament. UCLA is in second place, Texas in third.
Chris Williams and Trevor Simsby are both 6-under 138 after 36 holes to lead the Huskies. Simsby equaled the low-round for the tournament by firing a 6-under 66.
Williams, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, shot a steady 2-under 70 that included three birdies and one bogey.
Sophomore Cheng-Tsung Pan and freshman Jonathan Sanders are next among Huskies on the leaderboard and are tied for 11th in the 116-player field.
Storm signs two veteran players
The Seattle Storm added veteran guards Temeka Johnson and Noelle Quinn to its training camp roster on Thursday. Johnson, 5 feet 3, could back up All-Star Sue Bird while Quinn, who won a Pac-10 tournament championship with UCLA in 2006, could add depth on the wing.
A nine-year veteran, Johnson won a WNBA championship with Phoenix in 2009. She was a starter for the Tulsa Shock last season, averaging 12.2 points and 4.7 assists.
Quinn is a six-year journeywoman in the league, last playing for Washington. Her best season was 2010 in Los Angeles where she started 34 games and averaged 10.2 points and 4 rebounds.
Seattle, which opens training camp in May, has 11 players on its roster. Veteran centers Lauren Jackson (injury) and Ann Wauters will not return for the 2013 season.
• Guards John Allen and Richard Woodworth combined for 39 points as the Western Washington men's basketball team tied the school's unbeaten start record that had stood for 41 years by defeating Northwest Nazarene, 70-59, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest Thursday in Nampa, Idaho. The defending Div. II national champion Vikings improved to 21-0, tying the WWU standard set in 1971-72. It was their 27th straight win overall, a school and conference record. The streak began with the final six games of last season.
• Katie Benson scored 21 points and was one of four Seattle Pacific players in double figures, but Alaska Anchorage beat the Falcons (12-8, 6-6) 93-82 in GNAC women's basketball.
• The Central Washington men beat Simon Fraser 86-70. The Central women lost 78-72 to Western Oregon.
• Playing their second straight game without freshman sensation Venky Jois (ankle injury), the Eastern Washington men (6-17, 4-9 in Big Sky) lost 61-55 at Sacramento State.
• The Eastern women (13-9, 9-4) beat Sacramento State 63-49 in Cheney.
From news releases.
Times reporter Jayda Evans contributed to this story.