HONOLULU – Brandon Jawato went 7 of 7 from 3-point range and scored all 21 of his points in the first half to lead Hawaii to a 76-61 victory against UC Riverside on Saturday night.
Jawato hit four straight shots from behind the arc for the Warriors (9-5, 3-0 Big West) while UC Riverside shot just 1 of 9 from the floor, enabling Hawaii to build a 20-10 lead with 8:55 remaining in the first half. Suffering from cramps, Jawato did not see second-half action until 6:30 remained and did not score.
Christian Standhardinger added 17 points, Vander Joaquim 11 points and 11 rebounds and Isaac Fotu 10 points for Hawaii, which led 40-21 at halftime.
Josh Fox led the Highlanders (4-11, 1-2) with 12 points, and Dayton Boddie and Tre Owens added 10 each.
Owens hit two 3-pointers in the second half, with the first ending a 0 for 24 streak for UC Riverside from beyond the arc.