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Patience Taylor

Basketball seniors Patience Taylor and Larry Bush are the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pepsi Athletes of the Week for their roles in upset victories over the weekend.

Patience Taylor

Taylor had a pair of strong performances this past weekend against Azusa Pacific and Biola. Against the first-place Cougars, Taylor racked up 13 points and six rebounds and added 12 points in a big win over Biola, 77-65. Against the Eagles, she had six of her points in the third quarter to counter a comeback attempt by the visitors. As a fourth-year player, Taylor has averaged more than 10 points a game in her last six starts.

Larry Bush

For the second week in a row, Bush has earned the Pepsi Athlete of the Week award. He had 22 points and seven rebounds in a two-point loss to Biola 79-77, and led the Vulcans in scoring during a 64-60 upset over Azusa Pacific. Against the Eagles, Bush nailed 5 of 11 three-point attempts and also had a pair of steals. Against the Cougars, he hit 6 of 8 shots and had a steal and free throw with 13 seconds left.

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Larry Bush

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