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Warriors fall to Brisbane in first exhibition game

The University of Hawai’i basketball team stayed close in the first half, but came up short in a 73-54 loss to the Brisbane Bullets in an exhibition game late Friday night (Saturday in Australia) in Brisbane, Australia. It was the first of four exhibition games on the Rainbow Warriors’ 2018 Down Under Tour.

Eddie Stansberry scored 10 points and Dawson Carper scored nine for the Warriors. The game was played at Sir John Pidgeon Sports Complex, which sold out all tickets (approximately 1,000) prior to the start of the game.

Hawai’i trailed by just four points, 24-20, at halftime. The Bullets opened the second half with an 11-0 run and stayed in control the rest of the way.

CLICK HERE to view the game report from www.hawaiiathletics.com

The next exhibition game is scheduled for Sunday (Monday in Australia) at the Melbourne Tigers.

Here are some statistics, courtesy of longtime follower Eagle:

#1 – Drew Buggs fg + 1-2 ft -3
#2 – Brocke Stepteau 3fg – 6
#3 – Eddie Stansberry 3/6-3fg;
1-2 ft-10
#4 – Brandon Thomas 1/2-3fg -3
#11 – Maté Colina 4fg -8
#12 – Jack Purchase fg 2/5-3fg -7
#15 -Owen Hulland 3fg -3
#23 – Sheriff Drammeh 1/5 3fg -3
#32 -Samuta Avea fg – 2
#44 Dawson Carper 3fg 3-3 ft 9

(Video courtesy www.hawaiiathletics.com)

(Photos courtesy Eagle)


  1. Did Raimo and Justin play ?

  2. IM
    Coach Ganot said “WE Sure coulda use Zig last night…
    But in a few weeks, we’ll be getting Zig & Leland back…”
    (Rehab, Leland was NOT Sure how well he would be when he starts shooting again (shoulder?)

    Did Not see Hemsley enter game yet…
    (No Official score sheet / record seen yet…)
    BRISBANE has No Dayton – Class Coverage…

    Opinions / Observations…
    Stansberry, Maté & Dawson played ‘Tough’…
    A Lot of Knockdowns, ‘Takedowns’ (jump ball!) for others…
    Hawai’ fans really pissed at Aussie Refs, some might think verbally abusive, definitely angry
    Ganot: “i’m Always mad at the refs…(smiling)”

    Aussies Tough…
    I ‘Think’ the Coaching Intent WAS to introduce This Team to The HIGH BAR Right out of the blocks…

  3. Eagle , if you wrote the game report dated Aug11, on the previous post, it was very good.

  4. Islandman,
    Thanks…Good Claean-Up by Dayton / WarriorInsider.com Staff

    Video interview very good…? Glenn Takeshita ? Other?

    We’ll see tonight… Coach seemed Confident / pleased with Team’s ‘Fight’

    I think Hawai’i Fans will enjoy this team…
    So Much Room for Positive Improvement
    Nice game quickness and toughness from the freshmen bigs…
    Stansberry possibly an Impact Player…

  5. (See Blog Updates @ http://www.hawaiiathletics.com)

    UH Men’s Basketball Team fell to 0-2 on their four game Aussie Trip,
    Giving up their Game-Long Lead in the Final Minutes to a relatively frantic but accurate shooting Melbourne Tigers CBL Professional Team 86-85…

    The Aussies trailed the ‘Bows almost the entire game, except for a game-opening 8-0 run, which UH quickly erased @ 9-8 then maintained their lead until the final minute. Melbourne stayed close in the first half, but in the second half UH inch-wormed between one to nine point leads. Melbourne consistently battled back before Hawai’i could stretch their advantage into double figures…the last significant lead at 77-68 with about four minutes remaining. Melbourne ‘s rain of threes finally tied the game @ 81, then Melbourne leapfrogged ahead for the first time since their game-opening run @ 84-83. Brocke Stepteau led the ‘Bows throughout and took them back to the lead in the final minute with his 26th point @ 85-84…but Melbourne reclaimed the lead @ 86-85 with ~18 seconds left then defended to hold up that score as time ran out for The ‘Bows.

    Brisbane (Game 1) and Sydney (Game 4) are NBL Top-Division Pro Teams;
    Melbourne (Game 2 is a CBL, 2nd Division Pro Team;
    Centre of Excellence (Game 3) is a Developmental Team

    Brocke Stepteau 8-10 2fg; 3-4 3fg, 1-2 ft, 26 points
    Maté Colina 8 fg, 16 pts,
    Owen Hulland 3 2fg, 2-2 3fg, 12 pts;
    Drew Buggs 2fg, 1-2 3fg; 2-2 ft; 7 pts;
    Sheriff Drammeh, 2 2fg 1-4 3fg , 7 pts;
    Jack Purchase 2 2fg, 1-8 3fg, 7 pts;
    Eddie Stansberry 2-3 3fg, 6 pts;
    Dawson Carper, Brandon Thomas 2 each

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