LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Rome Sanders scored 17 points to lead a
balanced Florida A&M attack, and the Rattlers beat Hawaii Pacific
74-67 Friday in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.
Sanders shot 5-of-9 from the floor and 7-of-10 from the foul
line as the Rattlers held off the Division II Sea Warriors.Lamar Twitty added 12 points, Glen Elliott had 11 and Jonathon
Kelly scored 10 for the Rattlers (4-6), who shot 25-of-56.Donnell Dobbins led Hawaii Pacific (1-9) with 19 points,
shooting 6-of-9 from the floor. Finis Harwell added 12 points for
the Sea Warriors, who lost despite shooting 25-of-43.Florida A&M led 38-28 at halftime. Hawaii Pacific drew within
three points with 1:37 remaining before the Rattlers outscored the
Sea Warriors 9-5 to finish the game.The Rattlers took the lead for good in the opening six minutes
and led by as many as 11 points in the first half, when Sanders
scored 10 of his 17 points.