The Rainbow Warrior basketball team dominated Hawai’i Pacific in the Hawaiʻi North Shore Showcase on Saturday, winning 79-55 at La‘ie’s Cannon Activities Center.
The ‘Bows led the whole game, kicking off with a 10-0 run in the first half. They ended up taking a 20-point lead over Hawai’i Pacific, the score totaling to 43-23 in favor of the ‘Bows at halftime, as they also went on a 7-0 run with 1:37 remaining.
Despite giving up eight Hawaiʻi Pacific points at the start of the second half, the ‘Bows never fell behind in the box score. Hawai’i Pacific would find themselves in a 32-point deficit, which would come out to be the biggest lead in the game for the Rainbow Warriors.
UH’s Kamaka Hepa led the team in the box score with 13 points, shooting 5-of-9 on the floor and 2-of-4 on 3s. He also recorded 12 rebounds. Hawai’i as a whole ended the game with a 87.5 free throw percentage.
Hawai’i Pacific’s Melo Sanchez also scored nine points and went 2-of-2 on free throws.
The Rainbow Warriors’ next two games will also be at the Cannon Activities Center, as they play Sacramento State on Friday, Nov. 25 at 3:30 p.m. HST and either Southern Utah or Texas State the following Saturday at 7 p.m. HST in the Patty Mills North Shore Classic. Both games will be on Spectrum Sports with radio broadcasting on ESPN Honolulu.