HONOLULU (AP) — Hauns Brereton and Vander Joaquim each scored 15 points to lead Hawaii past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 81-54 on the second day of the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Rainbow Classic.
The Rainbow Warriors led 33-27 at halftime of Sunday night’s game, but broke the game open with a 19-7 run and led by as many as 30 as they pulled away. Brandon Spearman added 12 points and guard Jace Tavita finished with a game-high 10 assists along with eight points.
Hawaii (2-0) advanced to Monday night’s tournament championship game against Houston Baptist.
The Golden Lions (0-2) shot just 18 percent (7-of-38) in the second half and finished the game shooting just 26 percent. They were led by guard Lazabian Jackson with 12 points. Davon Haynes added 11 points and Terrell Kennedy scored 10.