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Warriors continue winning in China

The Hawaii basketball team made it three consecutive wins in China after a thrilling 72-71 victory over the Shenyang Panpan Dinosaurs on Tuesday night (China time).

The Warriors trailed by 18 (48-30) at halftime, but Shaquille Stokes and Joston Thomas led a furious second half rally.

Stokes scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half; Thomas scored 12 in the second half and finished with 17 for the game.

Hauns Brereton also scored 21 points, including 10 in the second half.

Shenyang took a 60-56 lead into the fourth quarter, but a three-point play by Thomas put the Warriors ahead 61-60. The game stayed close the rest of the way.

Hawaii had a 72-71 lead in the final minute, but Shenyang had the final possession. The Dinosaurs worked the clock down to the final seconds, but could not get off a clean shot.

The game was played before around 4,000 fans at Shenyang, China. It was the final exhibition game in China for the Warriors on their “Warriors to Asia” tour.

Hawaii went 3-2 in China, with the three victories coming on three consecutive days in three different cities.

The Warriors will stay in China for two more days for cultural activities. The team will then travel to Japan for one more exhibition game on Saturday.

Video highlights and interviews from the game will be posted later.


  1. Any more pics of the cheerleaders? 😉

    Thanks Dayton!

  2. Pom Pom girls!

  3. good to see zane back in action!

  4. BY Comparison — UPDATE OF

    Current CHINA-USA College Rankings:

    School Two Days Ago:
    1. DUKE # 1
    2. HAWAI’I # 3
    3. Georgetown # 2

    Comments: NOT Surprising that Georgetown — always a VERY Smart Program — made such a Quick Smart Effort to Defuse Their “International Incident” which if they were Miami or UNLV, for example, would have gotten worse or much worse …

    BUT BETTER Job by Coach Gib & Team U.H. AND Team China to “Break Bread” (Feast), Make PEACE and Truly Restore Friendship by ALL involved …

    WHY DUKIES # 1? Did you See their Televised Game 2 a.m Hawai’i Time LIVE from China ? They HAD Their LOGO ON THE BB Court, 2,500 Duke Fans traveling with the Team AND the Announcers talked about The DUKE University School of International Business established in China … Talk about “Getting a Leg Up” ? The Dukies have essentially Established RESIDENCY …

    BUT — This IS A Challenge to U.H. (that they’ve Already Taken Up ! — Hawai’i’s School of Business, Travel Industry Management and ASIAN STUDIES Should take a Back Seat to NO ONE … and that should also help Athletics …

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