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Warriors pull away from Chaminade in exhibition, 83-66

Zigmars Raimo scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Samuta Avea added 18 points and six boards tonight to help Hawai’i pull away from neighboring rival Chaminade, 83-66, in exhibition men’s basketball action.

A crowd of about 1,500 at the Stan Sheriff Center watched Dawson Carper gather in a game-high 14 boards as the Warriors broke away from a slim two-point halftime lead midway through the second half. Silverswords wing Tyler Cartaino led all scorers with 26 points and grabbed six rebounds,and guard Kendall Small added 12 points.

Chaminade matched UH basket-for-basket throughout the first half, led by Cartaino’s 18 points. The Silverswords shot 50 percent (15 for 30) from the field in the first 20 minutes, but were out-rebounded 25 to 13.

The Warriors continued to control the glass in the second half, finishing with 53 boards compared to 31 for Chaminade. After the Silverswords closed it to 52-51 on Small’s short banker with 13:45 remaining, Avea sank both ends of a 1-and-1 to start UH on a 12-2 run and the Warriors maintained the lead throughout.

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