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Warriors complete sweep of Cal Poly, 81-64

Photo courtesy Chris Kadooka

James Jean-Marie scored a game-high 20 points and Justin Webster added 18 points tonight to help Hawai’i roll past visiting Cal Poly, 81-64, and complete a crucial two-game Big West Conference men’s basketball sweep at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

Casdon Jardine added 11 points and Noel Coleman 10 points for the Warriors, who improved to 7-5 overall and 5-5 in the Big West. Ali Karoma scored a team-high 18 points, Colby Rogers added 14 points and Brantly Stevenson contributed 10 points off the bench for the Mustangs, who fell to 3-13, 1-9.

UH, which started Big West play at 1-4, is now tied for fifth place with Long Beach State.

After Tuuka Jaakola dropped in a layup to give Cal Poly a 28-26 lead with 5:16 remaining in the first half, Jean-Marie answered with his own drop-in layup to ignite an 18-5 run capped by Jean-Marie’s hook shot with 50 seconds left to put the Warriors ahead, 44-33. The Mustangs closed it to 44-35 by halftime, and got as close as 58-50 after Stevenson’s two free throws midway through the second half, but Hawai’i slowly pulled away and eventually led 81-62 on Coleman’s 15-foot jumper with 1:20 remaining.

The Warriors will remain at home next week, hosting UC Santa Barbara on February 12 and 13.

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

Big West Conference
Saturday’s Results
at Hawai’i 81, Cal Poly 64
UC Davis 75, at CSUN 63
CSU Bakersfield 62, at UC Irvine 57
*Sacramento State at UC San Diego, canceled
UC Riverside at Cal State Fullerton, canceled
Long Beach State at UC Santa Barbara, canceled

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