Men’s basketball updates: Hawaii vs. Chaminade

FINAL: The Rainbow Warriors overcame a sloppy start to defeat Chaminade, 83-66, in a basketball exhibition tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center.

The ‘Bows dominated the boards, constructing a 53-31 advantage, including 22-7 on the offensive glass.

Zigmars Raimo led the ‘Bows with 19 points and Samuta Avea added 18.

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UH’s dominance on the boards continues. In one sequence the ‘Bows missed three shots, chased down each of them, and finished the extended possession Zigmars Raimo’s layup off a Justin Webster feed.

Raimo has 15 points and eight of the ‘Bows’ 35 rebounds.

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Chaminade’s Tyler Cartaino is having quite a night, scoring half of the Silverswords’ 46 points. Cartaino, who is 10 of 17, has 23 points in 24 minutes. The ‘Bows still lead, 52-46, with 14:55 to play.

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Zigmars Raimo hit a hook with 19.6 seconds left in the first half to give the Rainbow Warriors the lead at the intermission.

Quick impressions:

> The ‘Bows have strong inside game (25-11 on the boards, including 10-2 off the offensive glass). They also have 14 second-chance points.

> The ‘Bows’ outside shooting is a bit rusty. They’re 2-for-14 from behind the arc.

> The Silverswords are clearly the more aggressive, attacking the lane on drives and challenging the ‘Bows’ big men. The Silverswords managed to get eight free throws from the ‘Bows’ five first-half fouls. Tyler Cartaino, a 6-6 wing, has scored on drives and open jumpers sliding off screens. Cartaino had the most athletic move when he sped in the lane and soared for a left-handed dunk.

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The ‘Bows lead, 30-28, with 3:35 left in the first half. But they are having difficulty hitting their 3s (1-for-11) and slowing Chaminade’s Tyler Cartaino (12 points)

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The ‘Bows are controlling the glass, 17 to 6, but are having difficulty slowing Chaminade’s drives — from the halfcourt and on breaks.

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The ‘Bows cranked up the tempo with Eddie Stansberry’s layup on a fastbreak feed from Justin Webster.

Webster, who did not play the point in high school, has shown skill in ball-handling and decision-making in the preseason.

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The ‘Bows are using their superior height to control the offensive glass in taking a 10-9 at the first media timeout. Dawson Carper has six of the ‘Bows’ points, all on second-chance shots.

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It’s a basketball battle between schools a mile apart when Hawaii plays host to Chaminade in an exhibition game tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center.

A small but energetic crowd is on hand.


  1. islandman October 30, 2019 7:47 pm

    Looks like lack of outside shooting on this team.

  2. cappie the mortgage money lending dog October 30, 2019 7:52 pm

    Next player up.

    Have a good season, Coach Ganot, assistants, and team.

    I’ll be there cheering, or kicking the chair in front of me.

    Hopefully, more cheering.

  3. cappie the mortgage money lending dog October 30, 2019 8:19 pm


    So, more chair-kicking than cheering?

  4. Aiea 7 October 30, 2019 9:10 pm

    strong inside game? how tall were the Chaminade players? believe this will be a weak area when they play a team with a strong inside games along with shooting from the outside. the bigs are slow and no on can shoot a 3 and make it 35 to 40% of the time.

  5. Loca1boi October 30, 2019 11:21 pm

    You forgot to mention that Cartaino’s athletic dunk was ON RAIMO. So far, I’ve seen that dude get dunked on twice and it’s not even start of the official preseason yet.

  6. NorthShoreFan October 31, 2019 9:46 am

    Rebounding edge is not all because of height. Some ballers just have a knack for this.
    The Round Mound of Rebound stood just 6’6″…NBA career totals….10,000 rebounds, 20,000 points.

  7. ALLAN October 31, 2019 11:24 am


  8. Kahuna October 31, 2019 11:36 am

    Wow….what happened to my post? Did somebody erase it even though I was a little critical of the lackluster performance or it disappeared due to technical glitches?

    Posts disappearing after appearing previously strikes me as strange. Whomever is monitoring this, please let us give our opinions.

    Many of my posts(even the positives ones) vanished.

  9. James Manuel October 31, 2019 2:12 pm

    It shows that Webster is playing out of position. He often got trapped and put in tough situations and didn’t look all that comfortable with the press. It looks like Ganot is not going to consider any other option to relieve Buggs except to move the freshman sg to the pg. It’s unfortunate because if he really wanted, there’s more depth on the bench for that position.

  10. winning October 31, 2019 8:02 pm

    The last 10 yrs Warriors cant seem to win the big games. Fresno is a big one. Surprised the betting line is low but reflects what I just typed. If Warriors win another biggy looms ahead-SDST is ranked #25. We’ll see

  11. NorthShoreFan November 1, 2019 10:55 am

    Fresh No…..28

  12. THE burro sabio November 1, 2019 12:16 pm

    A basketball thread is just not an enticing topic right now. Too bad.

  13. ai-eee-soos November 1, 2019 12:21 pm

    For BasketBows –

    See Brian McInnis’ column and blog.

  14. THE burro sabio November 1, 2019 12:48 pm

    McInnis should cover basketball. Kind of hard for ST to have to work 120 hours a week during the winter months.

  15. SteveM November 1, 2019 6:13 pm

    UH – FRESNO blog score predictions

    31 – 28 … NorthShoreFan
    38 – 35 … BigWave96744
    41 – 36 … Whitey
    52 – 21 … wafan
    56 – 14 … Akamai Okole/d1shima
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    Duplicate predictions allowed (since there is NO prize)
    Predictions posted by 11:00 am on game day.

  16. cappie the mortgage money lending dog November 1, 2019 11:10 pm

    riley wallace u. 38
    jerry tarkanian u. 27

    got to shake eran ganot’s hand tonight. nice man.
    crowd energy is amazing. it really carries over. two people in a flex-off. awesome job.

  17. Maddog50 November 2, 2019 3:14 am

    Who cares and so what……..regarding predictions favoring the Warriors in today’s game. I personally place nothing at all in these silly frivolous opinions. It’s simple Fresno is a good team playing not so good, as I like to say crisp disciplined dedicated football with a high level of emotion will determine the outcome. GoWarriors!!!!!

  18. Kev-1 November 2, 2019 8:36 am

    Game day anyone!!! Geez.

  19. SteveM November 2, 2019 10:15 am

    RE: #17
    Maddog50 — I agree that score predictions are often frivolous hopes and loaded with bandwagon riders–especially since there is no prize anymore. However, those making predictions this week are dedicated fans who I have known personally on the blog and real life for well over 10 years… original Tsai-kos.

    They have always supported the team, and if they wish to offer hopes/predictions, I will share them too, as I know you do.

  20. sackkabooya November 2, 2019 11:11 am

    My hope is that all UH players are put in positions to use the skills that they possess in the best possible way. Just like Air Forces’ staff does it. Some of our guys are not used to maximize their unique and in some cases amazing talent. Byrd getting pounded over the middle, Padello in pass coverage, Reed/Holly in RPO and Scott in non-aggressive schemes covering in space. Hope they can use their God given talent today. I’m off from work so Ill see all of you guys at the game. Cheehooooo. Let’s go Warriors.

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