Males’s Basketball Earns Huge Highway Win At Lengthy Seaside State

Males’s Basketball Earns Huge Highway Win At Lengthy Seaside State

LONG BEACH, Calif.  – The College of Hawai’i males’s basketball workforce bought off to a powerful begin and withstood a livid Lengthy Seaside State rally to squeeze out a vital 70-67 highway win Saturday afternoon on the Walter Pyramid. The Rainbow Warriors improved to 19-8 total and 10-5 within the Huge West with their third win of their final 4 highway contests. 

UH led for everything of the sport however wanted to face up to a late LBSU surge to flee with the win. UH noticed a 12-point lead vanish within the ultimate 5 minutes, however JoVon McClanahan hit a driving layup with one minute left for what proved to be the game-winner. Not till Jadon Jones’ 35-foot three-pointer lipped out of the rim might UH safe the win and a regular-season sweep of the Seaside (15-13, 9-7). 

Kamaka Hepa led UH with 19 factors, together with a pair of free throws within the ultimate seconds to shut out the UH scoring. Bernardo da Silva was only one rebound shy of a double-double, posting 17 factors and 9 rebounds earlier than fouling out with two minutes remaining. McClanahan had 9 factors and a team-high 5 assists.

AJ George had career-high 20 factors for the Seaside, who fell to the ‘Bows for the fifth time within the final six conferences. 

LBSU entered the sport because the league’s top-scoring and rebounding squad. The ‘Bows held  the Seaside 11 factors beneath their Huge West scoring common and beat them on the glass as effectively with a 32-28 benefit. 

UH raced out to a 15-6 lead within the first 5 minutes of the sport in a harbinger of issues to return. The ‘Bows led by as many as 14 factors within the first half, earlier than in the end taking a 39-29 lead into the locker room. Hepa and da Silva mixed to attain 25 of the workforce’s 39 first-half factors.

The ‘Bows maintained its lead within the second half. LBSU minimize it to 46-42 with 13:21 left, however the ‘Bows scored seven unanswered to return up by double-digits. UH held a 63-51 lead on a pair of McClanahan free throws with 5 minutes remaining. 

However LBSU made one ultimate push, occurring a 15-3 run, capped by a Jones’ three-pointer with 1:27 left that knotted the sport, 66-66. UH responded on the subsequent possession with McClanahan’s go-ahead bucket. Marcus Tsohonis had an opportunity to tie issues up once more with three seconds left, however he missed the second of two free throws which was rebounded by Hepa who was instantly fouled. Hepa sank each free throws and LBSU had one final gasp on Jones’ lengthy three-point try which simply rimmed out. 

UH picked up its nineteenth win of the season and improved to 7-1this 12 months coming off a loss.