Men's Basketball

Medlock scores 20 in 107-79 win on senior night

Medlock scores 20 in 107-79 win on senior night

LAIE, Hawaii (Feb. 24, 2014) – For the second-straight game, BYU-Hawaii lit up the scoreboard with a 107-79 win, beating Holy Names on senior night.

The Seasiders (14-11, 12-7) lone senior DeAndre Medlock picked up 20 points and seven rebounds to go along with two blocks. Medlock was a perfect 10 of 10 from the free throw line, pacing a night where BYU-Hawaii cashed in at the charity stripe, hitting 29 of 31 attempts.

Every player checking into the game for the home team put points on the board.

Tyler Tuliau put in 17 points off the bench for the Seasiders with a perfect 7 of 7 from the field. Luke Aston scored 14 and had four rebounds while Cory Lange added 14 points, and four assists.

BYU-Hawaii shot 57.1 percent while holding Holy Names to 37.6 percent from the field, including just 8 of 31 from behind the arc.

The Seasiders started out hot again with a dunk from Medlock on the first possession to set the tone. The Seasiders opened up a 20-6 lead in the first eight minutes.

Back-to-back threes from the Hawks brought them back in it and the lead shrank to just 24-22 with 7:40 to go in the first half.

A 7-0 run from the Seasiders gave the momentum back, capped by Lange draining a trey right up the middle to make it 38-29 with 2:56 left.

BYU-Hawaii led at halftime 44-34, shooting over 63 percent but was slowed by 11 turnovers.

Out of the gates in the second half, the Seasiders opened up an 18-point lead in just over the first minute of play. Pesky full-court pressure caught the Hawks off guard and four steals led to a 52-34 lead with 18:41 to play.

The Hawks trimmed the lead back to 13 but four straight makes from the free throw line for Medlock started an 11-0 run to push the lead to a game-high 24 points at 67-43 with 13:11 to go.

The Seasiders started to run away with it at that point, going up by as much as 31, rolling to a 107-79 win.

BYU-Hawaii plays at Chaminade on Thursday night to finish the regular season before postseason play.

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