Men's Basketball

Comeback falls short to Chaminade in PacWest quarterfinals

Comeback falls short to Chaminade in PacWest quarterfinals

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Mar. 6, 2014) – Down 12 in the second half, the BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team came all the way back to make it a one-point game inside of one minute, but lost a tough one to Chaminade 90-85 in the quarterfinals of the Pacific West Conference tournament.

The Seasiders cut a 12-point lead down to five at 54-49 with 12:54 to go after Scott Friel got a layup to go down as part of an 8-1 run.

Jerome Harris drained a long trey just before the shot clock ran out but Chaminade answered on the other end with another triple to maintain their six-point edge inside of 11 minutes.

Every time the Seasiders punched it seemed like the Silverswords would punch right back. Chaminade shot 52.2 percent from three in the game to BYU-Hawaii's 40.9 percent.

BYU-Hawaii had one more run in them when a quick five-point burst with a DeAndre Medlock dunk and 3-pointer from Pablo Coro trimming the lead to 79-74 with 2:59 to go.

Medlock got an old fashioned 3-point play to go to make it 81-79 but once again on the other end, Chaminade drained a three to push the lead back to five with 1:18 to play.

Not ready to give up yet, Luke Aston hit a deep three to cut the lead to 84-83 with 59 seconds remaining.

On the other end though, the Silverswords got a quick bucket followed by a Seasider miss and added two more, making it 88-83 with 21 seconds left.

BYU-Hawaii tried to extend the game but Chaminade would hang on to win it 90-85.

Coro led all scorers with 24 points, had four assists and made four 3-pointers while Friel added 16 points, four rebounds and one block. Robbie Mitchell had eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

BYU-Hawaii led 13-12 in the first half but Chaminade got hot from three and built up a 32-20 lead at one point. The Seasiders were able to get back within reach before the break, trailing 35-32 at halftime.

Cory Lange scored nine points and Medlock and Aston scored eight points apiece.

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