Mormons in Laie were in mourning this week as Brigham Young University-Hawaii's Seasiders — both the men's and women's teams — played their final basketball games.
It was not just the end of the season, but the end of an era.
Mormon officials announced in 2014 they were phasing out intercollegiate athletics at the historic school on the island of Oahu to spend more resources on student enrollment.
Monday's doubleheader marked the last prominent spectator sports that will take place at BYU-Hawaii.
The university's "cheerleaders cheered for the last time," the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. "Chants of 'SEA! SIDERS!' … rang out loud and proud from the student-infused crowd of 1,287."