Stepteau, Stansberry lead Hawaii past Long Beach 74-57
HONOLULU (AP) Brock Stepteau scored 16 points, Eddie Stansberry had 14 and Hawaii pulled away from Long Beach State for a 74-57 win on Thursday night.
Zigmars Raimo added 11 points for the Rainbow Warriors (13-7, 4-2 Big West Conference).
Mason Riggins had a career-high 18 points for the 49ers (8-14, 2-4), who lost their fourth-straight. Deishuan Booker added 14, going 3 of 11 from the field and 8 of 11 from the foul line.
Long Beach had a 9-0 run to take an 11-2 lead but Hawaii tied the game at 15 on a 3 from Stansberry. Shortly after that the Rainbows scored nine straight to take the lead for good 24-17.
It was 36-28 at the half and the 49ers got within one five minutes into the second half but then Hawaii steadily pulled away. An 8-0 run with Drew Buggs scoring seven points pushed the lead back to 10. Long Beach finished the game going 3 for 15 from the field over the final 10 minutes.
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