Rainbow Warriors rout Aggies to snap two-game losing streak
HONOLULU (AP) — Sheriff Drammeh hit four of five shots from 3-point range and finished with 18 points, Drew Buggs had 12 points and a career-high 12 assists, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat UC Davis 80-60 Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center to snap a two-game skid.
Zigmars Raimo scored 14 on 6-of-7 shooting and Dawson Carper had 13 points and five rebounds — both career highs — for Hawaii (12-7, 3-2 Big West Conference). Carper, a 7-foot freshman who came in with 16 points and 13 rebounds this season, made 6 of 8 from the field.
Drammeh scored 10 points during a 16-6 run to close the first half that gave the Rainbow Warriors a 40-32 lead at the break. Jack Purchase hit back-to-back 3s before Eddie Stansberry added another, while UC Davis missed its first five second-half shots, to make it 49-32 with 16 1/2 minutes to play, and Hawaii led by double figures the rest of the way.
Matt Neufeld had 17 points and AJ John added 16 for UC Davis (5-14, 1-4).
Hawaii shot 60.9 percent (14-of-23) after the break, its best shooting half this season.
The Rainbow Warriors next host Long Beach State on Thursday.