UH improves to 3-0 with win over Troy

HONOLULU (AP) — Sherriff Drammeh had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Jack Purchase added 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat Troy 72-67 in overtime Monday night to win the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Gibson Johnson also had 12 points and eight rebounds and Brocke Stepteau scored 10 points, including a 3-pointer in overtime that gave UH (3-0) the lead for good.

Neither team scored in overtime until Stepteau’s 3 with 2:46 to play. Jordon Varnado answered with a layup 15 seconds later but Troy (1-2) didn’t make another field goal, Mike Thomas answered with a layup on the other end and two free throws by Drammeh with 15 seconds left sealed it.

Troy closed the second half on a 12-1 run, capped by a Varnado 3 with five seconds to go.

Varnado led the Trojans with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Wesley Person added 16 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

The Rainbow Warriors next host Nevada on Nov. 24.