Former Pearl City Standout Makes Her Mark At Chaminade

Sabrina Angle completed her prep career in style last winter by helping lead the Pearl City girls basketball team to its first-ever OIA title. Less than a year later, she’s already having an impact as a freshman at Chaminade, where she’s cracked the starting lineup and is averaging 22 minutes per outing.

A two-time All-Conference player at Pearl City, Angle is liking her latest challenge. The Silverswords are still a relatively new program and are in the rebuilding mode.

“I really like college, although balancing school and athletics is way harder than in high school,” said Angle, who now averages 6.2 points per game.

Angle and the Silverswords return to action at 5 p.m. Wednesday when they host Academy of Art at McCabe Gym. She recently took some time away from the basketball court to visit with MidWeek‘s West Oahu Islander.

Who’s had the biggest impact on your life? My coaches and my parents (Ray and Stephanie Angle) have shaped who I am.

What is your earliest sports-related memory? The first sport I played was basketball. I was trying out for a team in sixth grade, and I didn’t have a clue about anything about basketball. The coach asked me to do a layup, and I didn’t know what a layup was. I can laugh about it now. Playing basketball has been a great experience for me from then to now.

What’s been the biggest adjustment from high school to the college level? There are better players and better teams at the college level. It is way more challenging. We’re an underdog, so we are always playing up, which is new for me. Academically, it is harder. There is more time you have to put in.

What is your favorite road destination so far as a college basketball player? We always go to Utah and Arizona, but I’m really looking forward to our trip to San Francisco. We’ll be there for nine days.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned through athletics? When you want something, you have to work hard for it. Hard work can overcome obstacles.

Who is Chaminade’s hardest worker – the girl who gives 110 percent at all times in practice? That’s an easy one. Diana Zane is always on it, encouraging us and doing her best. Definitely, it is her.

What Internet site do you frequent the most? I’m not all over the social networking, but if I had to choose one, I’d say Instagram.

What is your least favorite household chore? My only chores were cleaning my room and doing the dishes. Doing the dishes is my least favorite.

What movie could you watch over and over? I’ve never been one to watch a movie over again, but since it came out, I’ve watched Pitch Perfect about five times.

What is in your iPod? Recently, I really like listening to Ed Sheeran. It’s nice music.

How do you like to spend your time when you are away from basketball practice and the college classroom? I like to go out and eat, and I like going to the beach.