Thomas leads Rainbow Warriors past Mustangs

HONOLULU (AP) — Mike Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds — his second consecutive double-double — to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team overcome a poor shooting performance and beat Cal Poly 57-45 on Wednesday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Sheriff Drammeh added 13 points, including three 3-pointers, for Hawaii (11-5, 2-1 Big West). The Rainbow Warriors tied their season low with 17 made field goals on 42 attempts (40.5 percent) and hit just 16 of 28 (57 percent) free throws.

Thomas scored the first four points in a 7-0 spurt that gave Hawaii its biggest lead, 56-43, with 45 seconds left.

Victor Joseph led Cal Poly (6-11, 1-2) with 11 points. The Mustangs, who came in shooting 48.2 percent (27 of 56) from 3-point range in conference play, made just three of 19 (15.8) against Hawaii.

It was Cal Poly’s lowest scoring output of the season.

Through three conference games, Hawaii has allowed its opponents to shoot a combined 15.9 percent (7-of-44) from behind the arc.

The Rainbow Warriors next host UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.