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Coleman, Avea help Hawaii open with 72-54 victory over MVSU


HONOLULU (AP) — Noel Coleman totaled 22 points, Samuta Avea scored 20 and Hawaii pulled away in the second half to beat Mississippi Valley State 72-54 in the Rainbow Warriors’ season opener. Coleman and Avea both scored 11 in the second half to help Hawaii turn a 30-28 lead at intermission into a rout. Coleman sank 5 of 10 shots from 3-point range for Hawaii and Avea made 2 of 4, but the rest of their teammates were 2 for 20. Bernardo Da Silva pitched in with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Terry Collins topped Mississippi Valley State (0-2) with 15 points and six rebounds.

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