SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Amadou Sow scored a career-high 30 points as UC Santa Barbara defeated Hawaii 76-66 on Thursday night.
Hawaii led 54-53 after Justin Hemsley’s 3-pointer with 9:26 remaining in the second half. Sow answered with a 3-pointer to start a 13-2 run that put UCSB in control 66-56 with 5:15 to go. Hawaii drew within five once more but Sow hit a short jumper and a 3-pointer to put the Gauchos back up by 10 near the three-minute mark.
Max Heidegger had 13 points for UC Santa Barbara (15-8, 4-4 Big West Conference). Robinson Idehen added 11 points. Devearl Ramsey had seven rebounds. Sow hit 12 of 13 shots and grabbed six rebounds.
Hemsley had 13 points for the Rainbow Warriors (14-7, 5-2), whose four-game win streak ended. Dawson Carper added 11 points and Drew Buggs had eight assists.
Hawaii defeated UC Santa Barbara 70-63 on Jan. 18.
Hawaii plays at Cal Poly on Saturday.
Hawaii 59, Cal Poly 46: Amy Atwell tied a season-high with 24 points as the Rainbow Wahine (12-10, 6-3) won on the road for their fourth consecutive victory.
Atwell, a junior forward, hit five 3-pointers and added a team-high seven rebounds off the bench against the last-place Mustangs (5-14, 2-6).
Junior guard Jadynn Alexander has 12 points and senior guard Julissa Tago extended her double-digit scoring streak to nine games with 10.
• Men’s volleyball
UH 3, Queen’s College 0: Middle blocker Max Rosenfeld led all attackers with a match-high nine kills, hitting .818 and three blocks, and top-ranked UH hit .434 to improve to 10-0 with their 23rd consecutive win at home.
The Royals (4-5) hit just .025.
Earlier at the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Invitational, UC Irvine beat Concordia in four sets. Addison Enriques, a Kamehameha alum, led Concordia with 20 digs.
The tournament continues Friday with UC Irvine and Queens at 4 p.m. and UH and Concordia at 7 p.m.