Silverswords holds off rival Sharks in thrilling finish, 71-68

BY MICHAEL LASQUERO | HSRN
PUBLISHED JAN 19, 2024

HONOLULU — This one came down to the wire.

Ross Reeves scored 20 — including the final two points with under seven seconds to play — as the Chaminade men’s basketball team outlasted visiting Hawai’i Pacific, 71-68, before a crowd of 236 Thursday night at McCabe Gymnasium.

The Silverswords snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory as they improved to 7-13 overall and 3-9 in PacWest play.

The Sharks (9-6, 4-3) saw four players score in double figures with Maj Dusanic leading the way with 16 points.

Dominique Winbush was the last HPU player to reach the double-digit mark, which came on a triple to make it a 69-68 game with under 40 seconds to play in regulation. His potential game-tying 3-pointer was wide left off the mark as the fourth quarter buzzer sounded.

PHOTOS BY MICHAEL LASQUERO