Men's Basketball

BYU-Hawaii makes it rain in 106-71 blowout of Fresno Pacific

BYU-Hawaii makes it rain in 106-71 blowout of Fresno Pacific

LAIE, Hawaii (Feb. 22, 2014) – The shots kept falling for the BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team who dominated Fresno Pacific 106-71 in a shooting spectacle Saturday night at the Cannon Activities Center.

BYU-Hawaii (13-11, 11-7) shot 60.9 percent at 39 of 64 from the field from the game and an even better 13 of 21 for 61.9 percent from the 3-point line. 11 players scored points for the Seasiders.

Five different Seasiders scored in double-figures. Scott Friel grabbed another double-double but this time with 17 points and 11 assists. He just missed a triple-double with seven rebounds. He also had two steals and one block.

Pablo Coro tied for the team lead with 17 of his own behind four 3-pointers. Jerome Harris added 14 points while DeAndre Medlock had 13 points and Luke Aston added 12.

Cory Lange had eight points, six boards while Jordan Ngatai had eight points and eight rebounds.

Fresno Pacific (11-14, 6-11) struggled early, falling behind 24-5 in the first five minutes of the game and never really had a chance to come back with BYU-Hawaii raining and draining everything in the building.

The Seasiders hit their first seven shots, getting buckets from Medlock, Aston, Mitchell and Lange in the opening run to set the tone for a runaway victory.

The team cooled off a bit but still led by double digits throughout the first half, taking a 50-32 lead into halftime.  BYU-Hawaii shot 58.1 percent for the half, including 7 of 11 from 3-point land.

Two minutes into the second half Medlock posterized the Sunbird in his way with a big slam, set up by Lange's dish to make it 56-33 at the 18:09 mark.

Friel's and-1 play minutes later pushed the lead to 60-33 before Fresno Pacific scored their first field goal of the second half after nearly five minutes of play.

Both teams got hot midway through the second half when they seemed to trade 3-pointers back and forth. Coro drilled two and added a layup over two minutes to make it 78-50 with 10:36 to go.

Just a minute later Coro added another trey to give BYU-Hawaii a 31-point lead.

The red-hot Seasiders kept making shots, hitting the 13th triple with 5:08 remaining from Harris to make it 95-57.

BYU-Hawaii finished off the Sunbirds topping the triple digit mark with a 106-71 win.

The Seasiders will honor their lone senior, Medlock on Monday vs. Holy Names at 7:30 p.m.

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