LAIE, Hawaii (Jan. 30, 2014) – BYU-Hawaii made a school-record 17 threes and the men's basketball team dominated the Azusa Pacific Cougars 105-82 on Thursday night.
Seven different Seasiders (10-8, 8-4) hit 3-pointers, including Pablo Coro, who set a career high with seven makes from downtown. Coro finished with 23 points, going 7 of 10 from behind the arc.
Four more scored in double figures, including Scott Friel who notched his sixth double-double of the year and fourth in the last five games with 11 points and 11 rebounds. He added five assists and two steals.
Justin Yamzon went off for 16 points, six assists, three rebounds and one steal.
Making 17 of 34 attempts from 3-point land, the Seasiders shot 50 percent from behind the arc and a blistering 55.2 percent from the field for the game. BYU-Hawaii also outrebounded the Cougars (10-7, 6-5) 38-29 and made 14 of 17 freebies at the charity stripe.
The Seasiders came out red hot, racing out to a 15-4 lead behind six points from Harris and five more from Robbie Mitchell in the first four minutes and never really looked back for the game.
The threes continued to fall as Coro hit his second to make it 25-9 with 12:08 left in the first half.
APU cut the lead back down to four points at 37-33 with 4:34 left but the Seasiders answered back in a big way.
Jordan Ngatai slammed home a one-handed dunk and BJ Ford hit a 3-pointer at the tail end of a 18-5 run to make it 55-38 just before halftime. The Cougars added a quick layup but the Seasiders controlled it 55-40 at the break. Coro led with 14 at halftime.
Early in the second half, Azusa Pacific chipped away to make the lead 61-50 but BYU-Hawaii answered right back with back-to-back treys from Yamzon and Coro to push the lead back to 17.
Still rolling, Coro drained yet another triple and the double-double machine, Friel, got into the 3-point barrage with another to give the Seasiders its first 20-point lead of the night at 82-62 with 9:30 left.
BYU-Hawaii kept the show going, running the lead all the way up to as much as 27 over the course of the second half.
Luke Aston drained the Seasiders' 17th 3-pointer of the game to break the school record for made triples inside of one minute to play, running away with the win 105-82.
BYU-Hawaii hosts No. 18 Cal Baptist, the Pacific West Conference leader on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cannon Activities Center.