Men's Basketball

Seasiders run away from HPU in 99-85 win

Seasiders run away from HPU in 99-85 win

LAIE, Hawaii (Feb 7. 2014) -  A total team effort led the BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team to a 99-85 win against Hawaii Pacific on Friday night at the Cannon Activity Center.

Freshman Cory Lange came up big with 15 points, three steals, three assists and three rebounds. He went on an 11-point burst in the second half to help put the game away during a 20-3 run.

Standout shooter Pablo Coro led the Seasiders with 20 points, making four 3-pointers. BYU-Hawaii (11-9, 9-5) had five players in double-figures, including Coro and Lange on a night where the Seasiders shot 53.0 percent from the field and made 14 triples.

Hawaii Pacific ( 12-8, 7-7) shot 57.4 percent but were under constant attack from the pesky Seasider defense that forced HPU into season-high 27 turnovers. BYU-Hawaii snatched a season-best 13 steals.

DeAndre Medlock supplied the Seasiders tied with a game-high four steals to go along with six points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Scott Friel posted 14 points and four boards and tied Medlock with four steals of his own.

Jerome Harris added some early treys and finished with 10 points. Luke Aston was scorching out of the gates with 11 points in the first five minutes, including three 3-pointers.

In the first have alone, BYU-Hawaii sizzled from downtown with 11 treys to build a lead. Coro, Aston, BJ Ford, and Justin Yamzon all nailed first-half threes.

The Seasiders led by as much as 15 in the first half but Hawaii Pacific trimmed the lead to a 50-40 edge heading into the locker room.

The Sea Warriors surged in the second half to cut the lead to eight points in the first five minutes.

Then Lange got going.

BYU-Hawaii responded with a huge 20-3 run, fueled by 11 points from Lange. Lange even went for seven-straight on his own and the Seasiders led 80-59 with just under 10 minutes remaining.

The run did Hawaii Pacific in as BYU-Hawaii stretched the lead to as much as 25 points, cruising to a 99-85 win.

BYU-Hawaii hits the road again with visit to Dixie State next week on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

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