Wolverines to play in fifth-place game

Michigan’s Moritz Wagner dunks during the first half of the Wolverines’ 102-64 win over Chaminade on Tuesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Michigan’s Moritz Wagner dunks during the first half of the Wolverines’ 102-64 win over Chaminade on Tuesday. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

LAHAINA — Charles Mat­thews couldn’t miss.

The Michigan junior guard was perfect from the field and nearly so from the foul line Tuesday, scoring 22 points in a 102-64 win over Chaminade in a Maui Jim Maui Invitational consolation game at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Matthews finished 8-for-8 from the field — with a pair of 3-pointers — and made four of five free throws.

“One of the things coming in was people questioned whether he could shoot the ball,” said Michigan coach John Beilein. “He’s worked so hard on it over the last year. He can get to the rim. He can get to places that’s hard to get to because of his quickness, his length and his athleticism.”

Matthews also had 10 rebounds and four assists and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman contributed 17 points and five assists as Michigan (4-1) earned a meeting with Virginia Commonwealth today in the fifth-place game.

The Wolverines were coming off a two-point loss to LSU in the final game of the opening round.

“After last night’s tough loss, the only thing we could focus on is how do we come out of this trip?” Beilein said. “How do we have Thanksgiving dinner and come out of this thing 2-1? … In order to do it, we need to take one day at a time.”

Chaminade (2-2), which got 15 points off the bench from Braden Koelliker, will play in the seventh-place game against California. Austin Pope scored 10 points for the Silverswords.

Chaminade made just five of its 22 3-point tries (22.7 percent) in the game, and went

8-for-30 (26.7 percent) from the field overall in the first half.

“We count on making 3s as a big portion of our game and coming off screen and rolls, and making the right reads,” said Silverswords coach Eric Bovaird. “When you’re not knocking down 3-point shots, it’s kind of rough.”

* Colleen Uechi is at cuechi@mauinews.com.

CHAMINADE (64)

Reed 3-8 0-0 6, Scheive 3-11 2-2 8, Walker 3-6 0-0 8, Dressler 3-9 0-0 7, Pope 4-12 2-3 10, Donley 0-0 0-0 0, Koelliker 4-6 6-8 15, Southard 0-0 0-0 0, Pollard 1-1 1-2 3, Bridges 2-6 0-0 5, Anderson 0-3 0-0 0, Swain 1-1 0-1 2. Totals 24-63 11-16 64.

MICHIGAN (102)

Wagner 4-6 1-2 10, Abdur-Rahkman 6-8 2-2 17, Brooks 1-5 2-2 5, Matthews 8-8 4-5 22, Robinson 5-11 0-0 14, Hibbitts 0-0 2-2 2, Livers 3-3 0-0 8, Davis 2-3 0-0 4, Teske 3-3 0-3 6, Simpson 1-2 0-0 2, Simmons 0-2 0-0 0, Poole 3-5 2-2 10, Watson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-57 13-18 102.

Halftime–Michigan 44-25. 3-Point Goals–Chaminade University 5-22 (Walker 2-5, Bridges 1-2, Koelliker 1-2, Dressler 1-4, Reed 0-1, Anderson 0-2, Scheive 0-3, Pope 0-3), Michigan 15-28 (Robinson 4-9, Abdur-Rahkman 3-4, Livers 2-2, Matthews 2-2, Poole 2-3, Wagner 1-2, Brooks 1-5, Simpson 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Chaminade University 30 (Pope 6), Michigan 32 (Matthews 10). Assists–Chaminade University 9 (Anderson 4), Michigan 22 (Abdur-Rahkman 5). Total Fouls–Chaminade University 17, Michigan 12. A–2,400 (2,400).

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