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Warriors rebound on the road with 82-61 win at Cal Poly

Noah Allen scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Gibson Johnson had 14 points and six rebounds, and Jack Purchase added 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the University of Hawai’i basketball team to a convincing 82-61 road victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night at San Luis Obispo, Calif.

The Warriors ended a two-game losing streak and improved to 13-13 overall and 7-6 in the Big West Conference. The Mustangs dropped to 8-18 and 3-9, including two losses to Hawai’i.

Allen, who was coming off a six-point performance in an upset loss at last-place UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, scored 20 in the first half when the Warriors took control. He shot 10 for 16 from the field overall, including 5 for 8 from 3-point range.

The Warriors shot 50.9 percent from the field, including 56.5 percent (13 for 23) from 3-point range. They also committed just 10 turnovers and out-rebounded Cal Poly 42-30.

Hawai’i opened the game with a 7-0 lead and never relented. An 11-2 run moments later increased the Hawai’i lead to 22-9 with 14:48 remaining in the first half.

The Warriors led by as many as 15 in the first half (27-12), with Allen (5 for 5) and Purchase (3 for 3) both shooting perfect from the field in the early going.

Cal Poly rallied to cut the Hawai’i lead to 35-33 late in the first half, but the Warriors closed the half with a 9-4 surge to take a 44-37 advantage at intermission. Allen scored 20 points in the first half on 7-for-9 shooting, including 4 for 5 from 3-point range.

Hawai’i opened the second half with a 16-7 run to increase its lead to 60-44. The Mustangs never got closer than 13 the rest of the way.

More details will be reported as it becomes available.

3 Comments

  1. Warriors came back with vengeance tonight. They took it to Cal Poly. ! Keep playing aggressive !

  2. The Noah Allen effect is real. The road loss at UCSB must have left a lingering effect, which the team took out on Cal Poly. I thought UCSB would be an easy win but thought tonight might be more of a struggle. Yet we lose to UCSB then stomp Cal Poly by 20+. Congrats to the team on the big road win and to Noah Allen for cracking 30+ for the fifth time this season. Let’s GO BOWS!

  3. The team is working hard to get better every game. Good win. Go Bows !

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