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Joaquim, Stokes lead Rainbow Warriors to victory over Vulcans

December 17, 2011
The Associated Press

KAILUA-KONA (AP) - Vander Joaquim had 19 points and 17 rebounds Friday night as the University of Hawaii men's basketball team defeated Hawaii-Hilo 79-66.

Shaquille Stokes led the Rainbow Warriors (4-4) with 21 points and Joston Thomas also had 17 points.

Terrell Mack scored 20 points to lead the Vulcans (4-3). UH-Hilo led for much of the first half and owned a 34-32 edge at the break, but the Rainbow Warriors scored the first six points of the second half and eventually led by as many as 16 points.

It was the first regular-season matchup between the schools in 21 years. The teams have met several times in exhibition play.

The Rainbow Warriors next face North Carolina A&T at War Memorial Gym on Sunday. Tipoff is set for

5 p.m.



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