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Amis could return for UH game at Lahaina

December 14, 2010, 9:04 AM HST
* Updated December 15, 7:18 AM
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By Fred Guzman

After being sidelined for nearly a month with a stress fracture in his right foot, University of Hawaii power forward Bill Amis appears on the verge of returning to action.

In fact, the 6-foot-9, 235-pounder could see limited action on Friday night, when the Rainbows play a home game of sorts against Chicago State at the Lahaina Civic Center.

Tickets for the 7 o’clock game can be purchased at the Pacific Radio Group offices and are priced at $12 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.

Amis has been sidelined since Nov. 19. At the time, he was the team’s leader in scoring (15.8) and rebounds (6.8).

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Even without his services, Hawaii is off to a solid start under new head coach Gib Arnold with a 6-2 record, although both losses came while Amis was unavailable.

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Arnold said he hoped Amis would play at least a few minutes against the Chicago, but the top priority is getting him back at full strength in time for the start of the Western Athletic Conference campaign on Dec. 29.

Hawaii tuned up for Friday’s visit to Maui with a 72-50 romp past Division-II Hawaii Pacific on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Junior guard Zane Johnson led the way with 18 points, all on 3-pointers – as UH overcame awful free-throwing shoot to easily handle HPU.

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Senior guard Hiram Thompson added 15 points and reserve center Doug Kurtz added 8 points and 12 rebounds, helping Hawaii to a 51-34 rebounding edge.

The only negative for UH came on the stripe. The Bows missed nine of their first 12 attempts and finished a dismal 11-for-23.

*** If you enjoyed this post, you might also like our story on: the return of UH Basketball to the Lahaina Civic Center.

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