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Wright scores 21, Missouri beats Chaminade 74-60 in Maui Invitational seventh-place game

  • Missouri guard Tramaine Isabell (4) shoots on a fast break while playing against Chaminade in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Missouri won 74-60. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Missouri guard Tramaine Isabell (4) shoots on a fast break while playing against Chaminade in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Missouri won 74-60. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri guards Montaque Gill-Caesar (13) and Tramaine Isabell (4) work to control a rebound while playing against Chaminade in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Missouri won 74-60. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner) (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Missouri guards Montaque Gill-Caesar (13) and Tramaine Isabell (4) work to control a rebound while playing against Chaminade in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Missouri won 74-60. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner) (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chaminade forward Frankie Eteuati, left, and guard Kiran Shastri (33) battle Missouri forward Keanau Post, top right, and guard Keith Shamburger (14) for control of a rebound in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Missouri won 74-60. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Chaminade forward Frankie Eteuati, left, and guard Kiran Shastri (33) battle Missouri forward Keanau Post, top right, and guard Keith Shamburger (14) for control of a rebound in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Missouri won 74-60. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

Namon Wright scored 21 points, Montaque Gill-Caesar added 18 and Missouri beat Chaminade 74-60 Wednesday in the seventh-place game of the Maui Invitational.

Missouri (3-3) had two disappointing losses to open the tournament, but jumped on Chaminade (2-3) early, building a 10-point halftime lead behind Wright.

The Silverswords made a run in the second half, but Gill-Caesar stuffed any hope of a comeback by scoring 16 points and hitting four 3-pointers in the second half.

Lee Bailey led Chaminade with 22 points and Kuany Kuany added 14.

Using their depth to overwhelm the smaller Silverswords, the Tigers scored the game's first nine points and built a 38-28 halftime lead.

Missouri extended the lead to 15 in the first six minutes of the second half.