Men's Basketball

Coro passes milestones in victory over Hawks

Coro passes milestones in victory over Hawks

LAIE, Hawaii - Pablo Coro caught fire in the second half to lead BYU-Hawaii men's basketball to a 95-63 victory over Holy Names on Monday night in the Cannon Activities Center.

The Seasiders (20-5, 14-5 PacWest) had five players score in the double-digits.  Coro scored a team-high 17 points, moving into fifth for 3-pointers in a season (76) and 14th in career scoring (1,178) at BYU-Hawaii. Jordan Stone finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and one block. Tyler Tuliau had a season-high 15 points to go with three rebounds. Scott Friel had a total of 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, and block.  Danny Berger finished with 12 points, four rebounds and assists.

Overall, BYU-Hawaii shot 58.2 percent from the field, while holding the Holy Name's (3-22, 1-16 PacWest) to 39.7 percent. The Seasiders had 15 more rebounds, five more assists, and nine more second chance points than the Hawks.

BYU-Hawaii took the lead early and never relinquished it after starting on a 6-2 run. Pablo Coro's 3-point jump shot ended a 10-3 run to put the Seasiders ahead by double-digits at 16-5 with 15:44 remaining in the first half. 

Back-to-Back dunks by Jordan Stone and Danny Berger gave BYU-Hawaii a 15-point lead at 35-20 with 3:09 remaining in the half. The Seasiders cruised into the locker room with 43-27 lead.

Stone threw down his second dunk of the night off a beautiful entry pass by Robbie to extend the lead to 21 at 52-31 early in the second half. A dunk by Pablo Coro gave BYU-Hawaii their second largest lead of the game at 32 points at 67-35 with 14:29 still remaining.

Holy Names had a 6-2 run in attempt to cut into the lead, making it 79-56 with 5:28 left on the clock, but BYU-Hawaii answered and Gabriel Andrade's free-throw gave the Seasiders at the largest lead of 33 points.  It was all downhill from there as BYU-Hawaii polished off its second consecutive victory.

BYU-Hawaii will face Academy of Art in its last home game of the year and will honor the seniors on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. HST at the Cannon Activities Center. Live stats and video will be available online. 

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