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Warriors roll past HPU in exhibition, 81-45

Zigmars Raimo scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Eddie Stansberry added 12 points and Jack Purchase chipped in with 11 points and 10 boards tonight to help Hawai’i defeat Hawai’i Pacific, 81-45, in exhibition men’s college basketball action.

Brocke Stepteau added 10 points and four assists for the Warriors, who led almost from the outset and built a 41-23 lead by halftime.

The NCAA Division II Sharks got as close as 14 points early in the second half, but UH blew the game open soon after and led, 68-36, with just under four minutes remaining.

After Spencer Vering opened the game with a turnaround jumper to give HPU it’s only lead, Drew Buggs scored on a driving layup to ignite a 17-2 run capped by Samuta Avea’s 3-point bank shot from the top of the key to make it 17-4 barely three minutes into the game.

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

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