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Buggs’ 25 points lead UH past USF

The Maui News

Drew Buggs scored a career-high 25 points, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team handed San Francisco its first loss of the season with an 85-75 win on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Buggs was 11 of 19 from the field, including 3 of 6 from behind the arc, for UH (5-2). The junior guard also had six assists and four rebounds before fouling out with about a minute and a half left and the win well in hand.

Eddie Stansberry added 21 points for the Rainbow Warriors. Zigmars Raimo had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Samuta Avea chipped in 14 points.

Hawaii closed the first half on a 10-4 run to lead 39-30 at the half. An 8-0 run gave the Dons a 55-51 lead with 10 minutes, 48 seconds remaining. The Rainbow Warriors grabbed back the lead with a 7-0 run of their own and were able to pull away from there.

Jimbo Lull had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Dons (7-1).

UH hosts Hawaii Pacific on Sunday before traveling to Eugene, Ore., to take on the No. 11 Ducks on Dec. 7.