Maui, HI (SportsNetwork.com) – Sam Dower had 19 points and six rebounds, while
Kevin Pangos added 18 points and seven assists as No. 11 Gonzaga routed
Chaminade 113-81 in the consolation bracket of the Maui Invitational.
Gary Bell Jr. netted 16 points to go with six assists and Przemik Karnowski
tallied 10 points and 13 boards for the Bulldogs (5-1), who will play Arkansas
in the fifth-place game Wednesday.
Gonzaga shot 69.7 percent (46-of-66) from the floor.
Lee Bailey had 29 points to lead Chaminade (2-2), which will face Minnesota in
the seventh-place game Wednesday.
Christophe Varidel, who netted 31 of his 41 points in the first half against
Baylor in the quarterfinals of this tournament Monday, was limited to eight
points on 3-of-7 shooting.
The Bulldogs made 16 of their first 20 shots from the field as Dower’s layup
staked them a 39-23 advantage a little past the midway point of the opening
half. Pangos nailed three triples and netted 11 points during the stretch.
Gonzaga, which shot 74.2 percent (23-of-31) in the first half, took a 58-40
cushion into the break and led by as many as 33 over the final 20 minutes.
Gerard Coleman had 19 points and Kyle Dranginis posted 18 points and six
rebounds for the Bulldogs … Chaminade registered just three assists on its
26 made field goals.
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