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Balanced Scoring and a Tight-Wad defense combined to give the Mighty Bows
yet another victory at home tonight.
Offense? 5 players were in double figures: McIntyre had 22 points, Berneika had 13,
Savo 12, English 10, and Campbell ended up with 10.
Defense? The Hawaii Defense comes to play every night. Hawaii's
"pake style" defense reminds me of my penny pinching Uncle
Chow... You ain't getting ANYTHING outta either of em. Tops in the
WAC, UH has allowed an average of below 60 points per game and holds
their opponents to under 40 percent from the field. Defense wins
games, and the Rainbows have stuck to their assignments like melted
ricecake on wet fingers.
Hawaii had this one from five minutes into the first half. The
outcome was never in doubt, and by the later part of the second half our
bench players were all given bonus garbage minutes. I love to watch
the bench play... One thing though... Someone get Nkeruwem Akpan a free
throw coach. The guy has a lot of potential... He was skying pretty
high for rebounds and getting to the line, only to tank 4 ugly
freebees. Oh well, he's only a freshman,
and he's got time. Then there was our personal favorite Mr. Lance
Takaki (hooray for short asians!). Unselfish till the end, he
faithfully handled and dealt the rock to his fellow teammates. C'mon
Lance, when you get the ball toss it up there once just for us!
Item to note: Five poor sport Louisiana Tech Players crowded over one of
our guys, who was down on the floor (was it English or Campbell?).
Don't know if it was my eyes or
what, but it looked like a gang mauling as one of the players actually
kicked our helpless guy about ten seconds after he went down. What
is up with that? Thumbs WAAAY down for the Louisiana Thugs... Hey,
if you can't play ball, resort to violence... That's what college hoops is
Anyhow, time for a 411 award to the man of the night. Mr. McIntyre was DA
MAN tonight, posting 22 points, grabbing 3 rebounds, and going 4 for 7 in
treys. A fine performance from an outstanding player, McIntyre is rapidly
proving to be an integral piece of the Hawaii machine. Great going Mike,
and another fine job by our very own UH "We're on top of the WAC"