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Warriors pull away from Cal Poly, 57-45

Mike Thomas had a game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds and Sheriff Drammeh added 13 points and five boards tonight to help Hawai’i pull away from Cal Poly, 57-45, in Big West Conference men’s basketball action.

A loyal midweek crowd of about 4,500 at the Stan Sheriff Center watched the Warriors improve to 11-5 overall, 2-1 in the Big West. The Mustangs fell to 6-11, 1-2.

Thomas broke a 21-21 tie with a layup two minutes before halftime to help UH finish with an 8-2 run and a 29-23 lead at the break.

The Warriors then started the second half with a 10-5 surge to push the lead to 39-28, but Josh Martin capped a 7-0 run by the Mustangs with a jump hook to close it to 39-35 with 11:41 remaining.

Cal Poly hung around and Marcellus Garrick’s 3-pointer with 2:31 left cut Hawai’i’s lead to 49-43. But Thomas answered with a layup at the 2-minute mark to help the Warriors end the game with a an 8-2 run.

The Warriors’ next game will be on Saturday, when they host UC Santa Barbara at 8 p.m.

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

(Game photo courtesy Chris Kadooka)

1 Comment

  1. Hawaii might not be the most talented team in NCAA’s, however they are well coached, smart BBIQ and play great team defense. They have to shoot better consistently from FT line, at rim, at three line. They have a shot to win BWC tourney title and go NCAA’s. That would be historic.
    Eran has about 4 guys for next year, 6’10 to 7’0, now he has to recruit PF’s to replace Gibson and Mike. plus some athletic wings.

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