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Seasiders bounce back against UH Hilo and Holy Names

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vs. UH HiloA three pointer by Robbie Mitchell got things started early for the Seasiders as they began the game against the UH-Hilo Vulcans with a 7-2 run. The Vulcans battled back to close the deficit but the Seasiders’ bench came up with back-to-back three pointers to give the Seasiders a 24-12 lead and they never looked back.“I felt good that the team played hard and really played together for the most part. We need to keep improving though...I still think we can play better” said Coach Ken Wagner. The Seasiders’ bench continued to be effective, lengthening their run to 15-2, and later extending the lead to 30-14.Continuing to build on their lead the Seasiders went into halftime with a 46-23 lead. The Seasiders finished the half shooting 45.5% as nine different Seasiders got on the scoreboard.Both teams came out of the half-time break trading baskets as the Seasiders had to battle to maintain their 20-point lead. Midway through the second-half the Vulcans cut the Seasiders lead down to 15-points due to a number of Seasider turnovers.The Vulcans continued to cut into the Seasiders lead, getting within 10-points with 10 minutes left in the game.With the Vulcans continually putting on the pressure and trying to close the gap, the Seasiders’ Pablo Coro hit back-to-back three pointers to put the Seasiders up 87-78.In the closing minutes of the game Scott Friel hit two free throws to hit the 100-point mark to give Seasider fans free scoops of ice cream following the game.vs. Holy NamesSeven different Seasiders scored in the first half against Holy Names University and rolled to a 95-36 victory. The Seasiders dominated the inside out rebounding Holy Names 22-12 and out scored Holy Names in the paint 24-16.Forward Tyler Tuliau, a junior from California studying EXS, came off the bench to finish with 15 points on a perfect shooting night. “Our team is pretty balanced, so I guess it was just my night.” said Tuliau.The Seasiders came out strong after the break, led by Pablo Coro, with three three-pointers, and Jordan Stone, who continued to dominate the paint. The Seasiders biggest lead was 65-35.The Seasiders finished the game comfortably, winning 95-63.Uploaded Feb. 26, 2015.
Writer: Matthew Roberts