By Brian McInnis
I'll say up front I wasn't able to get to the Manoa District Park gym until the second half of the second College Summer League game tonight, so my observations were limited.
The first game was an absolute shootout, won 131-129 by Central Medical Clinic over Solar Universe. However, CMC had only two or three players at the start of the game and had to borrow a few from Solar ... which ended up costing Artie Wilson's team a win. Very generous of them, though, to accommodate a game instead of forcing a forfeit; it's more about getting games in and less about the records, anyway.
Big man James Williams (formerly of Long Beach State) rumbled for 35 points, UH senior Hauns Brereton scored 30 and UH team manager Nick Milan added 27 for CMC (4-4). Of those three, only Brereton is actually a CMC player. Nahshon George scored 26 in the loss for Solar.
Solar Universe ended its regular season at 4-6 and will play in the first round of the playoffs next Tuesday. The other five teams in the league still have games to play Thursday and Saturday; Solar requested its byes at the end of the regular season.
In the second contest, Grantco Pacific defeated National Fire 109-103 behind 29 points from Geremy Robinson and 25 from Ryne Holliday. UH forward Caleb Dressler added 19 and UH guard Michael Harper 13.
Will have a more detailed report on Thursday, for Grantco Pacific vs. Wealth Strategy and league leader Flipbooks Hawaii vs. Central Medical. Hopefully CMC can field a full team this time.