LAIE, Hawaii – A cold stretch in the middle of the second half gave away a double-digit lead as BYU-Hawaii Men's basketball fell 92-81 against their rival Dixie State on Thursday in the Cannon Activities Center.
As a team, BYU-Hawaii (10-2, 4-2 PacWest) had outshot Dixie (9-5, 6-2 PacWest) from the field at 49.2 percent and behind the arc with 42.9 percent, but the Red Storm was able to clean the offensive glass and outscore the Seasiders by six on second chance points.
Dixie came back from down 12 in the second half as they surpassed BYU-Hawaii after a 6-0 run midway through the half made it 69-62 with only 6:48 minutes left in the game.
The game started as a back and forth battle until three 3-pointers by Coro gave the Seasiders a nine point lead. The Red Storm didn't go away cutting the lead to two with 5:33 remaining in the half.
Coro and Cory Lange hit back-to-back shots from behind the arc to extend the lead back to eight with four minutes remaining and the teams traded baskets for the remainder of the half.
After the Seasiders build a 57-45 lead over the Red Storm, Dixie State began a 14-3 run to close the game back to one. The Seasiders then went scoreless over the next four minutes and the Red Storm grabbed control of the game.
The teams continue to trade shots as BYU-Hawaii got back within three twice under two minutes, but Dixie State hit its free-throws down the stretch to ice the victory.
The Seasiders will return to the court against Notre Dame de Namur on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. HST in the Cannon Activities Center. Live stats and video will be available online.