Men's Basketball

Friel makes history in victory

Friel makes history in victory

LAIE, Hawaii – Scott Friel recorded the first triple-double in BYU-Hawaii men's basketball history and the Seasiders (10-5, 6-3 PacWest) topped Academy of Art 111-69 on Tuesday night in the Cannon Activities Center.

Friel recorded 17 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Justin Park recorded a career-high of 23 points. Cory Lange contributed 19 points on the night and Tanner Nelson added 14.

Marshawn McMahan led the Urban Knights (4-12, 2-8 PacWest) with 16 points.

BYU-Hawaii shot 57.6 percent from the field while holding Academy of Art to 40.3 percent. The Seasiders outrebounded the Urban Knights 45-34.

The Seasiders built a 13-2 lead with 17 minutes in the half on a 7-0 run with five points from Friel. Friel found Park for an alley-oop dunk to highlight a 9-point run and Lange added a tip-in to extend the lead to 28-8 with 12:30 remaining.

The Urban Knights answered back with a 6-0 run, making the score 28-14 with 11 minutes to go. The teams traded baskets, but a two-handed, put-back slam by Lange with 8:45 on the clock kept BYU-Hawaii ahead 33-18.

A 6-1 Seasider run made it 39-21 with six minutes left in the first half. BYU-Hawaii held their lead through a series of free throws and Nelson ended the half with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send the Seasiders into the locker room with a 56-35 lead.

Justin Yamzon's 3-point jumper sparked a 10-2 run to extend the gap to 66-37 with 17 minutes remaining. Lange's second dunk of the game and a 3-pointer from Nelson made it 75-40 with 14:54 on the clock.

An 11-1 run highlighted by Willie Ching's dunk widened the lead to 88-49 with 9:30 remaining. A 5-point run secured BYU-Hawaii's triple-digit score 102-58 with 3:51 left to go.

BYU-Hawaii will face California Baptist on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. HST. The game will be broadcast live on BYUtv with live stats and audio available online.

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