LAIE, Hawaii (Jan. 14, 2014) - Even with 28 points from Scott Friel and three more players in double figures, a late 3-pointer from Chaminade beat the BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team 105-102 in overtime Tuesday night at the Cannon Activities Center.
Friel's 28 was a team high to go along with seven rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block but Chaminade's (9-6, 6-1) Lee Bailey put in 32, including the game-winning triple with 2.1 seconds left. Friel's buzzer-beater came in the first half with a half-court runner that went in to send the home team to the locker room.
The Seasiders (6-7, 4-3) had to battle back several times in the game, despite shooting 54.7 percent for the game, including 69.2 percent in the second half. The Silverswords shot 43.9 percent for the game but took advantage of the boards, outrebounding BYU-Hawaii 48-35.
This time the Seasiders came back from an 11-point hole in the second half with 7:41 to play in regulation.
Pablo Coro went on a 12-3 run himself against the Silverswords in just under three minutes, knocking down a triple and two free throws at the end of his streak to bring the Seasiders within two at 82-80 and 4:42 on the clock.
In the final minute of regulation Coro added another 3-pointer but Chaminade answered with a layup to tie the game at 92-92. An ill-fated dribble of Coro's foot caused a backcourt violation for the Seasiders in the final seconds of regulation but the Silverswords weren't able to convert, sending the game to overtime.
Both teams went back-and-forth in overtime. Luke Aston hit a jumper with 1:46 to go to put BYU-Hawaii up 102-100, but two makes at the free throw line from the Silverswords and a missed jumper from Coro with 20 seconds to go set up Chaminade's game winner on the other end.
Coro finished with 21 points, three assists and two rebounds. Luke Aston added 19, including 5 of 7 from behind the arc while DeAndre Medlock scored 14 points and had six rebounds, three blocks, three assists and one steal.
Aston had the hot hand early, slinging money-ball treys, helping establish a lead in the first half but Chaminade hit timely triples as well to stay with the Seasiders the first half.
Medlock electrified the crowd and the Seasiders with a two handed tomahawk jam in the final two minutes of first half to keep the Silverswords lead to two at 37-35. He had another dunk to rally late in the second half as well.
BYU-Hawaii now hits the road for a four-game trip in California. First up is Fresno Pacific on Jan. 18.