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Wahine hoops to open with ‘homecoming’ trip

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 18, 2017

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball season will open with homecoming week for a handful of Rainbow Wahine players. UH released the 2017-18 Wahine basketball schedule on Wednesday and the season-opening road trip heads to the Pacific Northwest for matchups at Portland on Nov. 10 and Seattle on Nov. 12. The front end of the trip will take sophomore guard Julissa Tago back to Oregon, where she was a standout at South Medford High School. The state of Washington is […]

Rainbow Wahine hoops unveils 2017-18 roster

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 11, 2017

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team’s 2017-18 roster has been posted on the UH website and the 15-member group should give head coach Laura Beeman greater depth to work with in her sixth season. The Wahine were limited to eight players for last season’s opener at USC and 11 eventually saw playing time in a 12-18 campaign. Nine of those players return and junior guards Rachel Odumu and Tia Kanoa join the active roster after being limited to practice duty during […]

Wahine to play in Duel in the Desert

By Jason Kaneshiro on August 2, 2017

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team’s nonconference schedule will include a December road trip to Las Vegas to face Texas A&M and Oregon in the Duel in the Desert, UH announced on Wednesday. The Rainbow Wahine face Texas A&M on Dec. 20 and Oregon on Dec. 22 at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion. Both games tip off at 10 a.m. Hawaii time. UH will compete in the Desert Division in the six-team event. Mississippi State, last season’s national runner-up, Syracuse and […]

New job keeps Larsen on the move

By Jason Kaneshiro on July 21, 2017

Since being hired to fill out the Rainbow Wahine basketball team’s coaching staff for the 2017-18 season, Darron Larsen hasn’t had much time to settle into his new office. When the former Pepperdine assistant’s addition was finalized earlier this month, his first assignment took him from Los Angeles to Chicago, where he met up with head coach Laura Beeman and fellow first-year assistant Courtney Locke to scout a tournament. After arriving in Honolulu last week, he shuttled between apartment hunting […]

Locke, Randle join Wahine hoops staff

By Jason Kaneshiro on June 16, 2017

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team’s revamped coaching staff is taking shape. After the departures of last year’s associate and assistant coaches, UH head coach Laura Beeman announced the additions of Courtney Locke and Berry Randle to the program on Friday. Beeman said she hopes to have the third position filled by the end of the month. Locke, who spent the last three years as the associate coach at Lipscomb, has already been working the phones in her role as recruiting […]

Rainbow Wahine awards wrapup

By Jason Kaneshiro on April 13, 2017

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team put the finishing touch on the season with its annual postseason banquet on Monday. The festivities included the presentations of the team awards as voted upon by the players. “I think any time you leave it in the hands of your players to elect your captains and to vote on the special team awards that we give out, I think that’s a real honor for any of these young ladies to receive one of those […]

Wahine Gameday: Long Beach State

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 4, 2017

It was next-coach-up for most of the Rainbow Wahine basketball team’s practices this week. It takes a lot to keep Laura Beeman out of the gym, which should provide an indication of the degree of the ailment that prevented the UH head coach from attending practices until Friday. In her absence associate coach Alex Delanian and assistants Calamity McEntire and Brad Langston ran the workouts Wednesday and Thursday as the Wahine prepared for their senior night game against Long Beach […]

Wahine gameday: at Cal State Fullerton

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 25, 2017

Coming off its first win in February, the Rainbow Wahine basketball team takes some confidence and momentum into today’s regular-season road finale at Cal State Fullerton. UH (9-17, 5-9 Big West) snapped a six-game losing streak with a 73-60 win at UC Irvine on Thursday and faces Cal State Fullerton (4-22, 1-12) on the Titans’ senior night set for 4 p.m. Hawaii time. The Rainbow Wahine won the first meeting with Fullerton 60-50 on Jan. 12 at the Stan Sheriff […]