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Warriors roll past Southern Miss, 60-46

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Jack Purchase scored a game-high 17 points and Gibson Johnson added 10 points this morning to help Hawai’i roll past Southern Mississippi, 60-46, for seventh place in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.

A sparse Christmas Day crowd of about 1,800 and national TV audience on ESPNU watched the Warriors snap a four-game losing streak to improve to 5-7. Southern Miss fell to 3-8.

Leland Green’s 3-point basket from the left corner with 9:06 remaining in the first half broke a 17-17 tie and the Warriors eventually led, 32-22, at halftime.

The Golden Eagles could not get closer than nine points in the second half.

More details, including video highlights and interviews, will be posted later.

(Game photo courtesy Brandon Flores / www.brandonfloresphotography.com)

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  1. The five iron men, all playing about 30 minutes:
    Green 31, Stepteau 34, Drammeh 30, Purchase 29 and Johnson 24.
    And we win !
    Congrats !
    Other important minutes: Allen 21, Raimo 9, Flaisher 9, Owies 7.
    Shooting 36.5% for the game. Well, all considered, its an improvement. 32.7% for Southern Miss, so there’s that.
    A Christmas morning workout. Hope they have plans for the rest of the day.
    Merry Christmas to the Southern Miss team and fans! Merry Christmas to the Bows and fans!

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