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December 20, 2002

Warriors Cruise Past Eastern Illinois

(Honolulu-AP) -- Carl English scored 19 points as the University of Hawaii downed Eastern Illinois 81-65 Friday night in the first round of the round-robin Adidas Festival men's basketball tournament.

The 3-1 Rainbow Warriors led by as many as 25 points in the first half. They saw their lead dwindle to eleven points three times early in the second half.

The Panthers opened the second half with a 14-5 run, only to have Hawaii responded with a 13-5 run to put the game out of reach.

Hawaii's Haim Shimonovich added 18 points and 13 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.

Eastern Illinois' Henry Domercant scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half. Teammate Jan Thompson left the game in a wheelchair after dislocating his shoulder during a fall in the second half.

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