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Warriors win!

The Hawaii basketball team earned its first victory on the “Warriors to Asia” tour with an 86-71 victory over the Qingdao Eagles.

The game was played on Sunday night (China time) before around 1,000 fans at Weifang, China.

Joston Thomas and Davis Rozitis led the Warriors with 19 points each, while Hauns Brereton added 14 and Shaquille Stokes 12.

Other Warriors who scored were Bobby Miles and Trevor Wiseman with nine points each, and Zane Johnson with four.

The Warriors led from start to finish. Two nights earlier, the same Qingdao team defeated Hawaii, 81-80.

“I was real pleased obviously with how we played,” Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold said. “We played them before so the difference between last game and this game is we had a (scouting report).”

Zane Johnson, the leading scorer from last season, saw his first action of the trip, although he only played a few minutes. He sat out the first two games of the trip due to an ankle injury.

However, the Warriors were still down a player as freshman Brandon Jawato was feeling sick and did not play.

The Eagles are a professional team from the China Basketball Association. After the game, the Warriors signed autographs and posed for pictures with youth players from the area.

The Warriors are scheduled to leave the city of Qingdao on Monday morning and arrive in Shenyang, China on Monday afternoon. Hawaii will play another exhibition game on Monday night.

Video highlights and interviews will be posted later.


  1. Awesome! I love the adjustment from game one to game two. It looks like we got some real basketball players on the team. I can’t wait until they are full strength. This team has some really good potential. GO Warriors!

  2. Way to go! I think this team is gonna be a special edition. Go Warriors!

  3. Dayt, Oceanic or K5 could use all the Warrior Insider videos to make a one-hour special for TV.

  4. With arguably our two best players (Vander, Zane) not playing real minutes, I’m impressed with what this team is doing on another continent with a rotation of 7. Can’t wait for more game updates and videos, and for the real season to start.

  5. without knowing how the game went, it appears by the stats that the coaches adjusted the game plan. looks like they took advantage down low with joston and davis having great offensive games.

    win is always great for morale.

  6. on another note…mcinnis reported that gerry blakes passed and is eligible. will the hawaii administration fast track his application.????

  7. They better or I will personally go to down to UH and have a talk with them lol
    I NEED to see the Blakes and Stokes duo in the backcourt, could be better than AC and Alika.

  8. Dayton your videos are great and keep us basketball fans on edge waiting for the season to start. Thanks again for the great videos.

  9. The administration needs to understand that this team will bring fans to games, and hurry up with the registration process

  10. I think the picture of Bobby Miles and all of the little Chinese kids is really funny and cute

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