Rainbow Warriors defense leads the way against Cal Poly, 57-45

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Defense was the calling card for the Rainbow Warrior basketball team Wednesday night as they held Cal Poly to 45 points in their Big West Conference home-opener in a 57-45 win.

Hawaii (11-5, 2-1) held its second-straight opponent to under 50 points as Cal Poly struggled to get anything going on offense. The Mustangs, who averaged 88.5 points per game through two Big West fixtures, were held to 3-of-19 shooting from three-point range.

Mike Thomas had another standout game for the Warriors, hauling in 22 points and 11 boards for his second-straight double-double. Sheriff Drammeh scored in double digits again for the 'Bows, adding 13 points and six rebounds.

The win marked Hawaii's third win in the last four games and its sixth straight against Cal Poly.

The Warriors will continue its four-game homestand against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Jan. 13. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m at the Stan Sheriff Center.

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