Rainbow Warrior senior forward Jack Purchase and junior guard Eddie Stansberry together scored 10 three-pointers to rout Humboldt State 90-54 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The 'Bows got off to a slow start as the game was quickly tied at 3-3 in the first half. After that, the 'Bows scored 20 unanswered points midway and took a 47-21 lead into halftime.
The 'Bows showed their dominance with solid offensive performance, going a very respectable 44.6% from the field and 69.8% on free throws in the first half.
The 'Bows held Humbold State to a measly 35.6% from the field and 16.7% from behind the arc.
What really set the 'Bows apart from Humboldt State was Purchase and Stransberry's three-point shooting. The duo was boiling hot from the three-point line, converting on 10-of-23.
“I tried to stay in rhythm, get the best shot off, my teammates make it super easy for me,” Stansberry said.
The 'Bows were up by 38 points with 2:36 in the second half. By then, 'Bows head coach Eran Ganot wanted to give some of his bench more playing experience.
Sophomore forward Justin Hemsley made the most of his eight minutes in the game; he made two steals and was 7-of-8 from the free throw line for nine points.
“Justin is a really talented player, he’s a young, smart, hardworking type of player,” sophomore guard Drew Buggs said.
The 'Bows return to the court tomorrow to play against North Texas at 6 p.m. at Stan Sheriff Center.