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At the Lahaina Civic Center

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Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Marquette 94, VCU 83 Quarterfinals Wichita St. 92, California 82 Quarterfinals Notre Dame 83, Chaminade 56 Quarterfinals LSU 77, Michigan 75 Tuesday’s Results Semifinals Wichita St. 80, Marquette 66 Consolation VCU 83, California ...

Wichita State’s Landry Shamet drives during the second half of the Shockers’ 80-66 win over Marquette on Tuesday at the Lahaina Civic Center in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational semifinal game. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

Shockers move into title game

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LAHAINA — Wichita State’s balanced effort withstood Marquette’s one-two punch. Landry Shamet scored 19 points for the Shockers, who had three other players also reach double digits and got at least one field goal from every player who took the floor in an 80-66 win over Marquette on ...

Rashard Kelly of Wichita State and Matt Heldt of Marquette compete for a loose ball in the second half. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Kelly does unheralded work for Wichita State

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LAHAINA — Already one of Gregg Marshall’s favorite players, Rashard Kelly made his coach especially happy late in the first half of Wichita State’s win Tuesday. With little more than three minutes left before halftime and the Shockers leading Marquette by three points in the semifinals ...

Notre Dame’s Elijah Burns goes up for a shot as LSU’s Duop Reath defends during the first half of a 92-53 victory for the Fighting Irish on Tuesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

Fighting Irish post another lopsided win

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LAHAINA — Notre Dame came to the Maui Jim Maui Invitational with one thing in mind. After a dominant 92-53 win over LSU on Tuesday in a semifinal game at the Lahaina Civic Center, the Fighting Irish are one victory from their goal. “I told our guys when we practiced in here on Saturday, ...

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Jake Ballesteros

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• Lanai High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.2 (English 100) • SPORTS: Wrestling, cross country, golf • FAMILY: Francis and Violeta Ballesteros of Lanai City • ACTIVITIES: Lettermans Club, Leo Club, hunting, fishing, camping • FUTURE PLANS: Studying civil engineering at a ...

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Deja Ann Cala Nakamura

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• Baldwin High School / Grade 12 • GPA: 3.595 • SPORTS: Basketball • FAMILY: Nathan and Johanna Nakamura of Wailuku • ACTIVITIES: Imua Basketball Club, AOHT Club, hanging out with friends • FUTURE PLANS: Studying physical therapy in college • SPORTS LESSONS: “The ...

Michigan’s Moritz Wagner dunks during the first half of the Wolverines’ 102-64 win over Chaminade on Tuesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Wolverines to play in fifth-place game

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LAHAINA — Charles Mat­thews couldn’t miss. The Michigan junior guard was perfect from the field and nearly so from the foul line Tuesday, scoring 22 points in a 102-64 win over Chaminade in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation game at the Lahaina Civic Center. Matthews finished ...

De’Riante Jenkins of Virginia Commonwealth soars toward the hoop as California’s Justice Sueing defends during the second half of the Rams’ 83-69 win over the Golden Bears on Tuesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Jenkins leads Rams to win over Golden Bears

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LAHAINA — Virginia Commonwealth saw its Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation game on Tuesday as a chance to make a statement. From the jump, the Rams did precisely that. VCU scored the first seven points of the contest, led by 17 less than eight minutes into the game and had built a ...

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California vs. Chaminade 9:30 a.m. • ESPNU What’s up? California will try not to become the second team representing the Pac-12 or Pac-10 to go 0-3 on a Maui trip, and first since Stanford in 1992. Chaminade wants to avoid a fifth straight eighth-place finish. The Golden Bears beat the ...

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Lane’s life Virginia Commonwealth forward Khris Lane says that, since he became a vegetarian 3 1/2 years ago, he’s felt sharper and stronger. “It’s had a huge impact physically,” Lane said after Tuesday’s victory over California in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation game ...

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Tournament leaders

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Points Don Coleman, California 56 Charles Matthews, Michigan 50 Markus Howard, Marquette 47 Andrew Rowsey, Marquette 46 Tuesday’s Leader De’Riante Jenkins, VCU 27 Rebounds Rashard Kelly, Wichita State 20 Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame 19 Charles Matthews, Michigan 18 Marcus ...

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT PHOTO: Michigan’s Jaaron Simmons drives against Chaminade’s Brett Reed in the first half of the Wolverines’ win over the Silverswords on Tuesday in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation game at the Lahaina Civic Center. • Marquette’s Markus Howard gets past ...

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Drivers take off in year’s final drag races

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP PHOTO: Marcus Villaverde takes off from the starting line during the Valley Isle Timing Association drag races Saturday night at Maui Raceway Park in Puunene. Villaverde won in pro sportsman going 110.43 mph in 11.74 seconds in his Chevrolet Vega. • With her Mountain Girl ...

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At the Lahaina Civic Center

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Monday’s Results Quarterfinals Marquette 94, VCU 83 Quarterfinals Wichita St. 92, California 82 Quarterfinals Notre Dame 83, Chaminade 56 Quarterfinals LSU 77, Michigan 75 Today’s Games Semifinals Marquette vs. Wichita St. 8:30 a.m. • ESPN Consolation VCU vs. California 11 ...

Wichita State’s Shaquille Morris goes up for a shot during the first half of the Shockers’ 92-82 victory over California on Monday in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational first-round game at the Lahaina Civic Center. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Shockers top Bears after trailing by 18

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LAHAINA — Things didn’t look good for Wichita State in its first game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, until Shaquille Morris took things into his own hands. Morris’ second resounding put-back dunk of the game brought the Shockers within eight points and ignited a dominant run to the ...

Notre Dame’s Rex Pflueger drives on Chaminade’s Braden Koelliker in the first half of an 83-56 win for the Fighting Irish on Monday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

Notre Dame claims berth in semifinals

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LAHAINA — Notre Dame didn’t want to let Chaminade have any breathing room Monday at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. When the Silverswords sank long 3-pointers to end the first half and begin the second, however, the lead for the Fighting Irish was down to six points — but soon after, ...

Cal’s Justice Sueing releases a second-half shot. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Sueing returns to islands as key contributor for Cal

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In his first college game at the Lahaina Civic Center, California freshman Justice Sueing Jr. was the kind of player he and his father used to talk about when they watched the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. “I used to sit on the couch with my pops, and he’d go over how I would want to get on ...

Marquette’s Markus Howard puts up a shot between Virginia Commonwealth’s Marcus Santos-Silva and Xavier Jackson during the first half of the Golden Eagles’ 94-83 win over the Rams on Monday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

Rowsey, Howard help Marquette down VCU

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LAHAINA — Virginia Commonwealth had weathered a scoring barrage from Marquette’s Andrew Rowsey and stayed in the game. Then the Golden Eagles’ Markus Howard stepped in. Rowsey’s 15 first-half points and Howard’s 18 in the second half bookended Marquette’s 94-83 victory over VCU ...

Duop Reath of LSU and Michigan’s Moritz Wagner jostle under the basket during the first half of the Tigers’ 77-75 win over the Wolverines on Monday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

LSU edges Michigan, extends perfect start

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LAHAINA — Will Wade knew what was on the line for his team in the last game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational’s first round. That was apparent by the first-year coach’s celebration dance after Aaron Epps blocked a last-second putback attempt by Michigan’s Moritz Wagner that secured ...

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Marquette vs. Wichita St. 8:30 a.m. • ESPN What’s up? A meeting between teams that overcame second-half defi­cits to make the semifinals. Wichita State is trying to reach the Maui title game for a first time; Marquette was the 2007 runner-up. The Golden Eagles lead the all-time series ...