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Warrior Beat: Manoa wrap-up

By Stephen Tsai on November 16, 2018

Deepest apologies, but it’s been a hectic week. So, in review: On Wednesday, post player Zigmars Raimo celebrated his 21st birthday. In what is a UH basketball tradition, the birthday honoree is serenaded and then presented with a cupcake. And, yes, you’re not having a flashback. As part of the practice rotation, the ‘Bows took a turn this week in Klum Gym. And, yes, it’s still as stuffy as it was back in the sweaty heyday. So, where are the […]

Note from an equipment manager (1956-60)

By Dave Reardon on November 13, 2018

Sunday’s stories about football managers spurred this response from a reader and reminds us that unsung heroes have been making sports events possible for a very long time: Thank you for The Longest Day article. It brought back many memories from long ago when I was both a basketball and baseball manager for the Washington Huskies. It was much simpler in my time, 1956-1960. Basketball, we traveled with 12 players, 3 coaches, 1 trainer and a manager. My senior manager […]

‘Bows get ‘punked’ by North Texas

By Brian McInnis on November 11, 2018

There was a connection to be drawn between the moth that flitted freely about the Stan Sheriff Court, with public address man Billy V in hot pursuit, and Hawaii attempting to chase down the dynamic North Texas team that darted off to a big lead on Sunday. Billy V eventually caught the moth, but Hawaii never came close to running down North Texas. The Rainbow Warriors absorbed a 68-51 beatdown in the de facto championship game of the Outrigger Resorts […]

Game Night: UH vs. North Texas

By Stephen Tsai on November 11, 2018

Ryan Woolridge amassed 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead North Texas to a 68-51 victory over the UH in the final round of the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic. UH falls to 2-1. * * * * * The Mean Green did not play nicely in the first half, storming to a 35-17 lead. Even without their best player, the Green effectively attacked the rim and kept the ‘Bows out of their usual offensive flow. The […]

Humboldt beginnings for UH bigs

By Brian McInnis on November 10, 2018

The bench was emptied and the behemoths stepped forth with giant strides. Hawaii, for the first time this young season, played all three of its 7-foot freshmen on Saturday night. Two of them — Mate Colina and Dawson Carper — appeared before the game was decided, while the third, Owen Hulland, got his first action of the 2018-19 season in the final few minutes of UH’s 90-54 blowout of Division II Humboldt State to improve to 2-0. “They played tremendously,” guard […]

Game Night: UH vs. Humboldt State

By Stephen Tsai on November 10, 2018

Eddie Stansberry buried five 3-pointers to lead the Rainbow Warriors to a 90-54 rout of Division II Humboldt State. The last dramatic moment was midway through the first half, when the ‘Bows held a 13-11 lead. But then the ‘Bows went on a 20-0 surge to end all suspense. Jack Purchase added 15 points, with all of his points coming on 3s. * * * * * The ‘Bows seized a 47-21 lead in the first half. After an uneven […]

‘Bows open at their collective best

By Brian McInnis on November 9, 2018

Hawaii played something more akin to hot potato than basketball for much of Friday night’s 2018-19 season opener against Portland. The Rainbow Warriors peppered the ball around the halfcourt and even a little in transition. It rarely stuck to anyone’s mitts for long, and the box score bore witness — UH assisted on 22 of its 31 field goals and had just nine turnovers in the 82-64 win on Friday night. Even without UH’s top returning scorer, Sheriff Drammeh, in action, […]

Opening Night: Hawaii vs. Portland

By Stephen Tsai on November 9, 2018

The Rainbow Warriors defeated Portland, 82-64, in tonight’s opening round of the 54th Rainbow Classic. The ‘Bows assisted on 22 of their 31 field goals, and turned the ball over only nine times — two fewer than their per-game goal. But the key was the defensive play to start the second half. The Pilots did not score on their first five possessions after the intermission, going 3 minutes, 39 seconds before their first second-half basket. After that, their next bucket […]