‘Bows comeback bid falls short against South Dakota in Rainbow Classic


Chris Gerlufsen

Triston Simpson scored 22 points and South Dakota beat Hawaii 81-75 on Sunday night at the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic.

Stanley Umude added 21 points and seven rebounds for the Coyotes (2-0) and Hunter Goodrick had 15 points and seven rebounds.

Eddie Stansberry had 21 points for the Rainbow Warriors (1-1). Samuta Avea added 14 points, hitting 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and Drew Buggs had 12 points and five assists.

Stansberry hit a 3-pointer sparks a 17-8 spurt that trimmed Hawaii’s deficit to 72-70 when Zigmars Raimo made a layup with 1:08 to play but the Coyotes made 9 of 10 from the free-throw line from there to seal it.

South Dakota matches up against Florida A&M on Monday. Hawaii plays Pacific at home on Monday.

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