Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) - Brandon Jawato tallied 21 points in 21 minutes off the bench to push the Hawaii Warriors to a 76-61 victory over the UC Riverside Highlanders in a Big West Conference matchup at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Christian Standhardinger chipped in 17 points for Hawaii (9-5, 3-0 Big West), which also received a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds from Vander Joaquim. Isaac Fotu for into the mix with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor as the Warriors notched their third consecutive win.
Josh Fox scored a team-high of 12 points to go along with six rebounds for UC Riverside (4-11, 1-2) as it lost for the third time in four outings. Tre Owens and Dayton Boddie contributed 10 points each off the bench.
Hawaii took a sizeable 40-21 lead into halftime after it knocked down 60 percent of its field goal attempts including 8-of-12 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes. The Highlanders fell behind early on as they shot just 31 percent from the floor in the first half.
UC Riverside played much better after the break and won the second half by four points, but the Warriors converted 10-of-12 at the charity stripe to coast to the 15-point decision.
Hawaii enjoyed a 30-25 edge in the rebounding battle and outscored the visitors, 30-9, from beyond the arc.