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Hawaii defeats Chaminade 104-93

Hawaii defeats Chaminade 104-93

HO'OLEHUA, Hawaii (AP) Christian Standhardinger had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Isaac Fotu and Brandon Spearman added 18 points apiece as Hawaii beat Chaminade 104-93 on Saturday night.

In a game at the gym of Molokai High School, both teams had six players score in double figures. Hauns Brereton scored 12 points, Vander Joaquim 11 and Brandon Jawato 10 for the Rainbow Warriors (5-3), who shot 60 percent (39 of 65) from the floor.

De'Andre Haskins and Bennie Murray had 21 points each for the Silverswords (3-7), a Division II squad.

Hawaii led 63-49 at halftime and padded its cushion to 20 with 13:55 remaining. Chaminade shaved the deficit to five with six minutes to play, but Standhardinger drained back-to-back jumpers, and Jawato hit a 3-pointer to restore the double-digit advantage.

Lee Bailey had 14 points, Waly Coulibaly 11 and Dominique Cooks and Rhys Murphy 10 apiece for the Silverswords.

Hawaii made 11 of 21 3-point attempts; Chaminade was 16 of 35 from behind the arc.

Two more Georgetown players transfer out of program as Hoyas remain in turmoil

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Two more Georgetown players transfer out of program as Hoyas remain in turmoil

Freshman Myron Gardner and junior Galen Alexander are the latest players transferring away from Georgetown. 

Gardner and Alexander are the two other Hoyas, along with former Georgetown player Josh LeBlanc, who received restraining orders from a Georgetown student back in September. The restraining orders stemmed from an incident involving sexual assault, harassment and a subsequent burglary.

Alexander, who also played at Jones County Junior College and LSU, announced his decision on Twiter. In the announcement, he criticized the university for their handling of the incident and lack of support. He also professed his innocence of the allegations he is facing. 

"I have been publically shamed, threatened, and criminalized. I have been falsely accused and targeted by the media and my peers of crimes I did not commit. My character has been defamed and that needs to be cleared up more anything else. Very soon it will come to light that I am innocent and had nothing to do with the false allegations," Alexander wrote.

"In light of the situation, the University has allowed me to become a target and subjected to unfair treatment, with little or no support."

Playing in all nine games this season, Alexander averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds a game in just over 12 minutes a contest. This included considerable playing time in their wins over Oklahoma State and SMU after the allegations were made public. 

This is not the first time controversy has followed Alexander. While at LSU he only played in 9 games before being dismissed by coach Will Wade for disciplinary reasons.

Gardner told the Washington Post of his decision just hours before Alexander's announcement.  He will enter the transfer portal after scoring 25 points through eight games in his first collegiate season. 

As a result of these transfers, the Hoyas have seen four players leave their program in 11 days. LeBlanc and James Akinjo, who was not a part of the initial incident, announced their intent to transfer back on Dec. 2.

Only nine scholarship players remain on the Georgetown roster with over two-thirds of the season remaining.

Already the team was facing an identity issue for the allegations of their players. While all the players are now removed from the program, it is clear they were upset with how the university handled the situation. Either way, it is a bad look. 

In the aftermath of the complaints, Georgetown lost a high-value transfer from D.C. 

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Impossibly, the Orioles have lost a game more recently than the Ravens

Impossibly, the Orioles have lost a game more recently than the Ravens

Hard to believe, right?

Somehow, some way, the Baltimore Orioles have lost a game more recently than their football neighbors.

As a reminder, the Orioles season ended on *September 29*. They lost their regular season finale to the Red Sox that afternoon.

The Ravens’ last loss also came on September 29, though it came earlier in the afternoon.

It’s hard to fathom an NFL team winning for two-and-a-half straight months. 10 consecutive wins in that span is in the top-60 longest winnings streaks in NFL history, a sign of just how rare and impressive this Ravens stretch has been. 

It won’t be easy for Baltimore to maintain their play all the way through to the Super Bowl. If they do, however, they’ll have a chance to go almost an entire calendar year until their next loss.

Unfortunately, there will probably be a whole lot more Orioles losses in that span.

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