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Warriors speed past Humboldt State, 90-54

Eddie Stansberry scored 16 points — including 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range — Jack Purchase added 15 points and seven rebounds and Brocke Stepteau contributed 13 points, three assists and two steals tonight to help Hawai’i speed past visiting Humboldt State, 90-54, on Day 2 of the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic.

A sparse Stan Sheriff Center crowd of about 2,800 watched Zigmars Raimo add 12 points as the the Warriors improved to 2-0 heading into Sunday’s tournament finale against North Texas at 6 p.m. Humboldt State, which competes in NCAA Division II, fell to 0-2.

The Lumberjacks stayed surprisingly close early, with Jackson Strong’s 12-foot jumper from the right baseline bringing them to within two points at 13-11 about nine minutes into the game. But Mate Colina answered with a layup to ignite a 20-0 run for UH, capped by Stehteau’s free throw that made it 33-11 with just under six minutes remaining.

The Warriors extended it to 47-21 by halftime and Humboldt State could not get closer than 21 points in the second half.

The tournament will conclude with one game on Sunday: Hawai’i vs. North Texas at 6:00 p.m. The Warriors (2-0) and Mean Green (3-0) are both undefeated.

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

Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic
Saturday’s Results

North Texas 78, Portland 73
Hawai’i 90, Humboldt State 54

Sunday’s Game
Hawai’i vs. North Texas, 6:00 p.m.

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