Game 3 sprees

Eddie Stansberry attempted a free throw against the Centre of Excellence in Canberra. / Photo courtesy Neal Iwamoto, UH

Game 3 was good to both the Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams on Wednesday night (Tuesday back home) in their respective foreign tours.

The Rainbow Warriors put together their best effort of their Down Under tour for a 70-52 win over the Centre of Excellence — the former academy of UH freshmen Mate Colina and Owen Hulland — in the Australian capital of Canberra. Colina scored 14 points in his homecoming, while point guard Drew Buggs added 11.

Here’s the link to the full box score.

Meanwhile, partially simultaneously, the Rainbow Wahine survived a close one against Diamond Valley of SEABL in Melbourne, 68-66, to remain unbeaten on their tour at 3-0. The Wahine fell behind by double digits in the first quarter, but uncorked a 25-9 run in the second period to lead by three at halftime. They stormed ahead 64-48 through three periods, then held on for dear life.

So yes, they survived an 18-4 scoring disadvantage in the fourth quarter to win.

UH’s two active Australian players (the third, Amy Atwell, is out injured) led the way. Mackenzie Clinch Hoycard scored 13 points and Courtney Middap 11. Forward Kenna Woodfolk added 11 points.

Before the trip, Middap said she thought the Diamond Valley team might be the toughest on the tour. If that holds true, the Wahine should have a decent chance at sweeping the four games when they close with the ATC Academy in Sydney at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday (2:15 p.m. Friday in Hawaii).

The UH men close with the Sydney Kings (possibly featuring former NBA center Andrew Bogut) at 1:30 p.m. Friday (5:30 p.m. Thursday in Hawaii).


  1. Derek August 15, 2018 12:37 pm

    What happened to Leland Green?

  2. islandman August 15, 2018 2:02 pm

    He’s recovering from injury, i think. Also Zigs and Justin.

  3. roygbivs August 16, 2018 12:30 am

    Notice in the box score that some players DNP in this \ these games , shouldn’t the coach(es) playing ALL to get them on film, could help us down the road in games. Why take um if they’re not going play ???

  4. Brian McInnis August 16, 2018 10:51 am

    Leland Green is recovering from offseason surgery, Zigmars Raimo hurt, I believe, his knee right before the trip, and Justin Hemsley also has an ailment. A few of the other DNPs on this trip have been the walk-ons, Trevor LaCount, Zoar Nedd and Fifa Abdeljawad.

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