Basketball live: Hawaii vs. Hawaii Pacific

Hawaii faces crosstown competitor Hawaii Pacific today. / Photo by Brian McInnis

Hawaii wins, 58-41.

The ‘Bows improve to 6-2.

The Sharks remain at 2-2 (this one doesn’t count on their record).

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The ‘Bows are on a 8-0 run, as their lead has swelled to 39-21.

The play of this surge was freshman Justin Webster’s cross-over move for a layup on the break.

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UH leads, 25-15, at the half.

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Eddie Stansberry is helping the ‘Bows pull away. Stansberry has 13 points, including three 3s. It’s 23-15 with 3:23 left in the first half.

Stansberry is 3-for-5 from beyond the stripe, the rest of the ‘Bows are 0-for-6.

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The ‘Bows used a 12-2 surge to take a 16-11 lead with 7:51 left in the first half.

It’s Eddie Stansberry heating up from the perimeter. HE has hit two 3s.

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The ‘Bows force a timeout following back-to-back baskets. Samuta Avea recycles Drew Buggs’ miss into a thunderous dunk. HPU leads 9-8.

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The Sharks lead 7-4 in what has been a dreadful first half for the ‘Bows.

The ‘Bows are two of 12 from the field, including zip of four from behind the arc.

In the first 8:15, the only baskets have been Drew Buggs’ jumper and Bernardo da Silva’s putback.

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UH’s Drew Buggs hit a jumper, HPU’s Jacob Foy hit a driving layup.

And that’s been it.

It’s 2-2 at the first media timeout.

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It’s a battle of Honolulu programs when Hawaii plays host to Hawaii Pacific today in the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Rainbow Warriors are coming off a decisive 10-point victory over previously unbeaten San Francisco on Friday. Point guard Drew Buggs was the star that night, pouring in a career-high 25 points.

Downtown is where HPU’s campus is located and from where the Sharks love to launch shots. The Sharks average 27.3 3 attempts per game. But there’s a twist. The Sharks, like most Division II programs, still use the old 3-point line for this season. The new distance, used by Division I program this season, goes into effect next season for Division II teams.


  1. Whitey December 2, 2019 2:37 am

    Good morning and congratulations to the Warriors for CD ootball and basketball wins

  2. wafan December 2, 2019 10:44 am

    Good afternoon Whitey!

  3. wafan December 2, 2019 10:52 am

    Congratulations to the football team and individuals who were recognized last night.

    ‘Attaway, ‘Bows! Onward to victory in Boise!!!

  4. winning December 2, 2019 10:53 am

    so far UH cant beat better teams. does not bode well for conference. we’ll see

  5. NorthShoreFan December 2, 2019 11:43 am

    Wow…Washington coach Petersen resigned today.

  6. ai-eee-soos December 2, 2019 1:27 pm

    From MWC news:


    JUCO DB Dallas Branch visited Hawaii
    JUCO DB Sterling Ortiz visited Hawaii

    JUCO DB Dallas Branch was offered by Hawaii

  7. sackkabooya December 3, 2019 1:20 am

    Hawaii (Football) is scared of Boise. That’s all. That’s the only problem. Different from the BYU days. Both programs have/had more overall talent but UH was/is scared of one and not the other. That has to end now. Mental hurdle.

    Hawaii is the only team that cant play Boise close. Always 20 to 40 point losses post June Jones era (by 20, 45, 35, 35, 55, 36 and 22). Nevada loses all the time (won once in 2010; 1-16 since 1999) but the games are close. UNLV hasn’t beat them since joining the MW. Those losses are consistently around 25 point losses. That’s bad. Still not as bad as UH.

    New Mexico’s losses are by giant swings (by 4, 11, 14, 28, 28, 34,and 45). But they did beat them once (31-24; 2015) at Boise. Fresno had some bad stretches between 2001-2012 (1-11). But they stopped being “scared” and figured something out. Fresno is 3-4 in their last 7 meetings.

    San Diego plays them pretty even (3-3 since 2012). Air Force is 3-4 since 2012 but lost their last three. Wyoming, San Jose St, Utah St and Colorado St almost never win (2-23 since 2012; Wyoming won 30-28 in 2016, Utah St won 52-26 2015) but the games are getting closer every year. Getting over the fear.

    Its just a matter of time before Boise’s reign of dominance (at least scoring margin wise; they’re going to still win but they will have to work harder for victories) will come to an end. The gap will tighten. We will see a more competitive overall conference. Already happened this year. 31-18 vs D1 non conference, (9-10 vs power 5), Competitive. Just got to figure out what the rest of the conference has about Boise. Don’t be scared. Ends Saturday.

  8. Whitey December 3, 2019 11:44 am

    Don’t want to get too e cited, but for the Warriors this is the perfect game and time to take the points in Vegas. The moneyline should be excellent for the Warriors. Us 41, them 38.

  9. Matt December 3, 2019 6:53 pm

    You know, what’s interesting is that we started the year against Arizona as nearly 2-TD underdogs, and now we end as 2-TD underdogs. Can we finish this Cinderella story? It’s possible, but it’s not out of the realm of impossible. Come on, guys…finish strong!

  10. dreamcitymike December 3, 2019 9:42 pm

    I too think that this run will end on the blue turf …the last 4 times where the loser of the first game played Boise in the rubber match ….the under dog has been victorious…..# Sanitoa45

  11. cappie the $2000 dog December 3, 2019 9:58 pm


    They’re afraid of the blue turf. How is that legal? Boise has an unfair competitive advantage. The turf beats visitors. I’ll repeat this again for the third time over five years. They shot a science fiction short film called “The Cremaster Cycle” that was directed by Matthew Barney, who used to date Bjork. Every stadium should have to play on the same color turf. Boise would have a lower home winning percentage with a normal colored field.

  12. Inyoface December 3, 2019 10:15 pm

    Boise was favored last year against Fresno. Everything seems like it’s together now for UH. Nice to have Furuta back. LETS GOOOOO!!!!!

  13. Inyoface December 3, 2019 10:20 pm

    I think UH should use the blue turf to its advantage and think of it as arena football which favors high scoring teams. Cole or Chevan should look at it that way and look for the white jerseys which should stick out more in the blue. I think we’ll have a good run game too. Hope the qbs pull the ball out when they see acres in front of them to run.

  14. sackkabooya December 4, 2019 10:34 am

    Davis has to take the personal challenge to limit (shut down) Hightower. That match-up is the key. Pressure Henderson to help back end as well so Laulu (the only pressure guy right now) has to play more. Don’t fumble. Limit momentum plays for Boise. Maintain a clean pocket. Furuta can help out against Weaver. Keep the game close. Anything, ANYTHING can happen.

  15. sackkabooya December 4, 2019 10:58 am

    Watching the video of the Army game if Batoon had a more physically dominant NT (320 pounds or more) they would be more able to control the line of scrimmage. Would enable the LB’s to fully focus on assignments. The focus seemed to be on all the stuff (blocking “shrapnel”) going on in front of them. Would have definitely limited the big runs they had. Guarantee. Some were missed tackles but most were caused by the lack of physically winning the battle between the A gaps. Lost about 75 to 85% of the battles there.

    Air Force is the only other option team scheduled in the near future. A big NT is (might not be the right answer) not really necessary vs their speed option (need a penetrator there I think). But to have one on the roster would be good to have (goal line package). You could always use him on FG unit. Maybe put him next to the TE (would be nice luxury too). Evolution.

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