The Long Beach State 49ers visit Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday to play the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The 49ers fell to 8-13 on the season following an 82-71 loss to Santa Barbara. Long Beach State trailed by just one point halfway through the second half, but a 10-2 run by the Gauchos put the game out of reach for the 49ers.
Hawaii improved to 12-7 on the season following its 80-60 win over UC Davis on Saturday. Sheriff Drammeh led the Rainbow Warriors with 18 points sinking 4 baskets from 3-point territory, while Drew Buggs added 12 points and 12 assists in the Hawaii win.
Deishaun Booker leads the 49ers in scoring and assists with averages of 17.6 points and 4.8 assists per game. Temidayo Yussuf is the second leading scoring and leader in rebounds with averages of 12.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Long Beach State is shooting 42.8% from the field and 35.6% from 3-point territory.
Eddie Stansberry leads Hawaii in scoring with an average of 12.6 points per game. The leader in assists is Drew Buggs with an average of 5.7 per game. Zigmars Raimo leads the Warriors in rebounding with an average of 6.6 per game. As a team, Hawaii is shooting 45.4% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point territory.