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.
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The ‘Bows seized a 47-21 lead in the first half.
After an uneven opening, the ‘Bows ended up controlling all phases. Jack Purchase, who hit four 3s, scored 12 first-half points. Brocke Stepteau added 11, and Eddie Stansberry connected for 10.
Humboldt State made 8-of-29 shots in the first half, including 1-of-9 from behind the arc.
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It was such a sluggish start that the winner of the Shaka Cam was a man who apparently was asleep.
The ‘Bows awakened from a sleepy start to score 10 in a row to move from a 13-11 to 23-11 with 9 minutes to play.
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The Rainbow Warriors are seeking a 2-0 start with tonight’s game against Division II Humboldt State.
The ‘Bows were crisp offensively on Friday night, assisting on 22 of 31 baskets.