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Raimo and Latvia top Drammeh and Sweden at European tournament

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Sheriff Drammeh had another productive game for Sweden in the FIBA U20 European Championship, but it was Zigmars Raimo and his Latvia team that prevailed in a game pitting two University of Hawai’i players on Wednesday.

Latvia defeated Sweden, 66-53, in a round of 16 playoff game for the tournament at Helsinki, Finland.

Drammeh, who will be a sophomore guard for Hawai’i in 2016-17, had team-highs of 15 points and seven rebounds in the loss for Sweden. He is averaging team-bests of 19.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in the tournament.

Raimo, an incoming freshman recruit for the Warriors, did not score but grabbed three rebounds in a reserve role for Latvia. He is averaging 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in the tournament. Latvia advanced to the quarterfinals with the win over Sweden.

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SUMMER LEAGUE UPDATE

Chosen Few moved into a tie for first place in the Hawaii College Basketball Summer League with a 95-93 victory over Electricians Hawaii on Tuesday night at Manoa Valley District Park Gym.

Kyle Pape (‘Iolani graduate) scored 22 points and Nick Frey (former Chaminade player) added 17 to lead Chosen Few, which improved to 7-2. Electricians Hawaii is also 7-2, and the teams are 1-1 against each other.

Derrick Low (‘Iolani / Washington State) scored a game-high 37 points for Electricians Hawaii.

In Tuesday’s other game, Wealth Strategy Partners got 38 points from Chauncey Orr (Hawai’i Pacific University) in a 117-111 win over National Fire Protection Co.

The Summer League will continue this week with games on Thursday and Saturday at Manoa Valley District Park. The playoffs begin on July 25 at Maryknoll School.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Summer League, including video highlights

1 Comment

  1. More than 12,000 views of this video. Somebody’s watching.
    Raimo started, so that’s good. Go Bows !
    More than one ticky tack foul called on Drammeh, really non-foul foul calls, but Drammeh is just the best sportsman, teammate, he raises his hand right away. Seems a bit free wheeling and not as organized as under Ganot. Maybe he plays better under Ganot’s system. It occurs to me that he doesn’t seem to be playing with the same ear to ear smile that he had when on the court for the Bows last year. Don’t know what’s up. Hope he has a great year next year.

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