Hawaii defeats Long Beach State

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HONOLULU (AP)—Riley Luettgerodt scored 13 points to lead Hawaii to a 61-57 win over Long Beach State Sunday.

Matt Gibson added 12 points for the Rainbow Warriors (3-4) and Bobby Nash scored 11, all in the first half. Donovan Morris led Long Beach State (2-6) with 24 points.

Hawaii used an 8-0 spurt to go up 15-8 with 12:28 remaining in the first half. Long Beach State was unable to attempt a field goal during the five-minute Rainbow run. Hawaii led 36-30 at halftime.

Hawaii extended its lead in the second, going up by as much as 16, 54-38, following a 10-0 run with 9:07 remaining.

Long Beach State used a 14-4 run to pull to within four, 61-57, with 2:05 remaining. But the 49ers failed to capitalize on two Hawaii turnovers in the final 35.6 seconds, missing four shots down the stretch.

Long Beach State committed a season-high 24 turnovers to Hawaii’s 14, resulting in 17 fewer shots from the field for the 49ers.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Long Beach St.
D. Morris D. Morris
8-18,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
R. Luettgerodt R. Luettgerodt
6-14,  13 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists

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