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Men’s Basketball Team Gets Hot Before PacWest Opener

    By Michael Lasquero. December 1, 2015 - 11:39 pm

mens_basketball_wwuAfter dropping the first two games on its schedule, the Hawaii Pacific University men’s basketball team has rattled off three straight wins heading into its league opener against Holy Names University Thursday.

The Sharks picked up their first win of the season with a 82-66 victory over Chapman University at the Cannon Activities Center last Tuesday.

HPU was able to jump out to a 45-23 halftime lead thanks to senior guard Joel Feigler, who scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the first half. Fiegler was 6-of-12 from the field and also had a game-high four blocked shots.

The Sharks were able to score 24 points off of 20 Chapman turnovers and had a commanding 14-6 advantage in second chance points.

HPU continued its winning ways on Saturday when it drained a school-record 20 3-pointers in a 85-73 win over Grace Bible College at Moanalua High School. The original record of 19 triples was set in 1991 and was tied in 1994 against Lewis & Clark.

Bowling Green transfer Chauncey Orr led the sharpshooting effort with six treys and finished with 20 points. The 6-foot-4 swingman also finished with a team-high eight rebounds.

Fiegler led the Sharks in scoring with a game-high 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and Rema Lascelles had a solid all-around game with six points, six rebounds and 10 assists.

HPU picked up its final win of the week with a 82-76 victory over No. 15 Western Washington University Sunday afternoon.

Orr logged a team-high 38 minutes against the Vikings and racked up 17 points while gathering five boards and dishing out four assists. Junior guard Connor Looney led the Sharks in scoring with 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting and Fiegler chipped in 14 points with four rebounds.

The Sharks will look to extend their win streak when they take on Holy Names at the Neal Blaisdell Center in their PacWest Conference opener Thursday. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of www.hpusharks.com.