Hawai’i Defeats Defending Big West Champion Cal State Fullerton 79-68 In Men’s Basketball

(Photos by Andrew Lee / Hawaii Media Source)

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The Rainbow Warriors basketball team took on Cal State Fullerton for their Big West opener. It was a a comeback game, as the Bows were able to get the win over the Titans, 79-68. This is their fourth straight win, making their record 10-5 and 1-0 in the Big West Conference.

First half, the Bows got a late start in finding their groove. Cal State Fullerton’s Khalil Ahmad put up 11 points, while the Titans hit 85 percent of free throws and went on a 12-2 run. Hawaii trailed 34-31 at half.

Come second half, the Rainbow Warriors came back with vengeance. The Bows were firing back-to-back three-pointers putting up 8-of-13 from outside of the arch and recovering 17 rebounds. At one point the Bows had a 9-0 run.

Coming off the bench, senior guard Sheriff Drammeh drained 23 points and junior guard Eddie Stansberry put up 16 points, while senior forward Jack Purchase hit his second double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Next up, the Bows are on the road to Northridge California where they face the CSUN Matadors on January 17.

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2019-01-10T08:38:43+00:00