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Cal Poly shoots down Warriors, 78-64

Cal Poly went on a stunning second half surge to defeat the University of Hawai’i basketball team, 78-64, in a Big West Conference game on Saturday at the Mott Athletics Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

The Rainbow Warriors had a seven-point lead at halftime, but the Mustangs out-scored Hawai’i, 50-29, in the second half.

The Warriors dropped their third consecutive game to fall to 13-8 overall and 4-4 in the Big West. Cal Poly, which lost by 12 at Hawai’i last month, improved to 8-15 and 3-6.

Sheriff Drammeh led the Warriors with 17 points. Jack Purchase hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points, and Drew Buggs added 10 points and four assists.

It was hardly enough against a Cal Poly team that shot 11 for 16 (68.8 percent) from 3-point range, and out-rebounded Hawai’i, 41-24.

The Warriors led by as many as nine late in the first half, and eventually took a 35-28 lead at intermission. Drammeh had 14 points in the first half, including 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point range.

The Mustangs opened the second half with a stunning 16-2 surge to take a 44-37 lead with 16:02 remaining.

Hawai’i responded with a 13-4 surge of its own, and reclaimed the lead when Brocke Stepteau drained a 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 50-48 advantage with 12:14 remaining.

Cal Poly had the last surge, and it came in the form of a 13-0 run that put the Mustangs ahead for good, 64-54, with 5:32 left.

Donovan Fields led the Mustangs with 15 points.

More details will be posted as it becomes available.

1 Comment

  1. Appears warriors are middle of pack team now. Poly not great athletes. However well coached. With 8 games to go ..bwc going to be wild ride. Lbsu. Davis. Fullerton. Irvine going to be tough games.ucsb leading the charge.
    Come on Eran get guys ready!

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