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Wahine fall in final tour game

By Brian McInnis on August 17, 2018

Go The Distance tour perfection was on the line on Saturday for the Hawaii women’s basketball team. It came up a bit short. The ATC Academy bested the Rainbow Wahine 55-41 in Sydney, as sophomore guard Jadynn Alexander was the only Wahine player in double figures, with 10 points. Yet UH headed home with a winning record, 3-1, having bested NZ Premiere North, NZ Premiere South, and Diamond Valley of SEABL over the last 10 days. In the loss, Lahni […]

Game 3 sprees

By Brian McInnis on August 15, 2018

Game 3 was good to both the Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams on Wednesday night (Tuesday back home) in their respective foreign tours. The Rainbow Warriors put together their best effort of their Down Under tour for a 70-52 win over the Centre of Excellence — the former academy of UH freshmen Mate Colina and Owen Hulland — in the Australian capital of Canberra. Colina scored 14 points in his homecoming, while point guard Drew Buggs added 11. Here’s the link […]

Wahine sweep New Zealand

By Brian McInnis on August 12, 2018

Two games in The Land of the Long White Cloud, two victories for the Hawaii women’s basketball team. The Rainbow Wahine completed a North Island/South Island sweep of New Zealand by defeating NZ Premiere South, 54-49, in a defensive grind of a game in Christchurch on Sunday (Saturday night in Hawaii) that saw both teams shoot below 30 percent. Kenna Woodfolk led the way for the Wahine with nine points and 10 rebounds, helping UH follow up its 14-point win […]

Game 1 of Wahine tour tips off

By Brian McInnis on August 8, 2018

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team wasted little time in getting around to its first of four games on its “Hawaiian Airlines & Rainbow Wahine Go The Distance Tour.” After checking out the Sky Tower — in Auckland, the biggest city in New Zealand — the team was off to play at Auckland Grammar School, less than a day after arriving in the country. Here is the free streaming link for UH vs. New Zealand Premier North. Per the site, this Kiwi team […]

Off to a land Down Under

By Brian McInnis on August 8, 2018

After months of advance work, both University of Hawaii basketball teams have left for Down Under — Australia for the Rainbow Warriors, New Zealand and Australia for the Rainbow Wahine. The UH men departed today for Australia (10-hour flight, first stop, Brisbane) while the Rainbow Wahine have already arrived in Auckland (nine-hour flight) and play their first of four games tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. HST (it’ll be 5:30 p.m. Thursday local time in Auckland). For the Wahine game, look for […]

Wahine embark on historic tour

By Brian McInnis on August 4, 2018

The Hawaii women’s basketball team is just about ready to make history. The Rainbow Wahine, who have never embarked on a foreign tour in program annals, leave for New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday for 10 days and four games as a prelude to their 2018-19 season, in what has been dubbed the “Hawaiian Airlines & Rainbow Wahine Basketball Go The Distance Tour.” UH will be hitting the cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney, in that order. On the […]

HD League tips off

By Brian McInnis on July 3, 2018

Let the development begin. The Hawaii Development League, or rebranded College Summer League, actually has been going for about a week now with its women’s half of competition. But Monday night at St. Francis School’s gymnasium, the next generation of the long-running league really got going. Local hoops veterans Derrick Low and Kyle Pape spearheaded the renovation/revolution, but got help from others behind the scenes. Many of the old veterans that populated the league, for better or worse, have been […]

Wahine basketball, soccer teams fill positions

By Brian McInnis on April 19, 2018

Until last season, when he decided to relocate to the mainland, assistant coach Alex Delanian was a key cog in Laura Beeman’s Rainbow Wahine basketball operation. After that, it was difficult to tell how far back their professional relationship went. Preceding and following UH’s 2017-18 games against Delanian’s new team, Big West rival UC Santa Barbara, Beeman conceded little in that department. In the thick of battles for seeding position, their history — which began at USC and included UH’s […]