Matt Samuels, a senior guard from Washington, D.C., made 9 of 13 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, while scoring 25 points and powering Fresno Pacific's men to a 109-88 win over visiting Hawaii Hilo in a PacWest Conference basketball game Monday.
The Sunbirds (9-6, 4-3) shot 56.3% from the field, making 40 of 71 attempts, in their season-high scoring night. They also received 24 and 21 points from John Taylor and Malcolm Griffin, and 12 points and 10 rebounds from Antonio Credit.
Fresno Pacific will remain home Saturday to play Chaminade at 4:30 p.m.
-- Hawaii Hilo's Kamie Imai made 7 of 10 field goal attempts, including a jumper at the buzzer, lifting the Vulcans' women to a 54-52 PacWest Conference win at Fresno Pacific.
Keairra White's final basket of a 17-point night, a layup by the sophomore from Bakersfield, had given the Sunbirds (0-14, 0-7) their final lead, 51-50, with 1:47 remaining.
Bulldogs' Moore earns MWC honor
Guard Ki-Ki Moore earned Mountain West co-player of the week honors for the first time in her career after leading the Fresno State women's basketball team to a 2-0 start in conference play.
The junior had a double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds) in a victory at San Diego State and 22 points in a victory against New Mexico. For the week, Moore shot 14 of 31 (.452) and hit 8 of 11 (.727) free throws and averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals over the two games.
Boise State senior forward Lauren Lenhardt also was named co-player of the week.
Meyers 12th after Swindells, Sweet in Chili Bowl
Clovis driver Jason Meyers, the former two-time World of Outlaws national sprint car tour champion, took a turn in a midget last weekend and raced to 12th place in the 25th annual Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla.
The race, considered the kickoff of the season and run on dirt indoors, was won for the fourth straight year by Kevin Swindell, who held off his dad, five-time Chili Bowl winner Sammy Swindell, in the 55-lap feature.
Brad Sweet of Grass Valley was third driving for Visalia car owner Gary Zarounian.
Meyers started 18th, spun out on lap 10 then rallied to 12th. He qualified for the feature by finishing third in a 15-lap B-Feature.
In all 268 drivers from 32 states plus Canada, Australia and Finland raced. Of the 48 rookies, D.J. Netto of Hanford was the only rookie to qualify for a B-Feature, ending 17th after spinning early.
Jace and Richard VanderWeerd of Visalia had a good night, too. Richard finished second in a 15-lap C-Feature and 14th in a B-Feature; Jace was 17th in the other C-Feature after advancing out of a D-Feature with a third-place finish.
Other central San Joaquin Valley drivers who competed last week: David Prickett, Fresno, fifth in a D-Feature and did not finish in his C-Feature; Tanner Swanson, Kingsburg, third in his F-Feature and 12th in his E-Feature.