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Wahine gameday: at UC Irvine

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 23, 2017

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team will attempt to end one streak while extending another. UH (8-17, 4-9 Big West) enters its final road trip of the regular season with a six-game losing streak but have won seven straight in the program’s series with UC Irvine (4-22, 2-10), including a 79-62 win at the Stan Sheriff Center on Jan. 26. The Wahine have also won 13 of the last 14 meetings dating back to 1996, with a 64-52 road loss on Feb. 9, 2013 the exception in the run. After pulling away from UCI at home last month, the Wahine won their next game against Cal Poly two nights later to improve to 4-3 in Big West play, but have not […]

Wahine gameday: CSUN

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 18, 2017

With four games left in the regular season, Laura Beeman figures to take a look at varying on-court combinations as the Rainbow Wahine basketball team works to break out of a late-season slump. “It’s going to be a puzzle,” Beeman said after UH’s loss to UC Davis on Thursday. “We’re going to find the young ladies that want to have effort, want to have discipline, want to celebrate the success of their teammates and want to execute what we’re asking them to execute. it could be a different five every night, but we’re going to find that.” The Rainbow Wahine (8-16, 4-8 Big West) close a four-game conference homestand against Cal State Northridge (14-11, 7-4) tonight at the Stan Sheriff […]

Wahine Gameday: UC Davis

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 16, 2017

Just a couple of years ago, the Big West race was defined by guard play. This season, the spotlight has shifted into the paint. The Rainbow Wahine basketball team will face two of the conference’s top post players this week when Big West leader UC Davis and Cal State Northridge visit the Stan Sheriff Center. UH (8-15, 4-7 Big West) has dropped four straight and begins the second half of its four-game homestand tonight against a UC Davis team led by forward Morgan Bertsch. The 6-foot-4 sophomore ranks second in the conference with 16.4 points per game while shooting 52.4 percent from the field, good for fourth in the conference. CSUN follows on Saturday anchored inside by Channon Fluker, another […]

Wahine gameday: UC Santa Barbara

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 11, 2017

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team will look to get break a three-game skid and avoid a rare home losing streak in tonight’s Big West game against UC Santa Barbara at the Stan Sheriff Center. Since winning four of five games to close January, UH (8-14, 4-6 Big West) is 0-3 in February and coming off of a 79-59 home loss to UC Riverside on Wednesday. UH is 33-4 in Big West games at the Sheriff Center in Laura Beeman’s five years as head coach and hasn’t lost multiple conference home games since 2012. The Wahine haven’t dropped consecutive games at the Sheriff Center since losing three straight to Utah State, San Jose State, Fresno State that season. UCSB (11-12, 6-4) […]

Wahine Gameday: UC Riverside

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 8, 2017

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team faces UC Riverside tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center in a rematch of the Highlanders’ 63-45 win last Thursday in Riverside, Calif. So what areas does UH (8-13, 4-5 Big West) need to address to reverse the outcome the second time around? Just about all of them. “The Riverside game, we didn’t show up in any way, shape or form,” UH coach Laura Beeman said this week. “So it’s really difficult to really measure what we can or cannot do against that team because we didn’t play basketball.” UH shot 24 percent from the field overall, went 1-for-13 form 3-point range and was outrebounded 53-39 in the loss at UCR (21-10, 6-3). The rebounding disparity […]

Wahine Gameday: UC Irvine

By Jason Kaneshiro on January 26, 2017

The Big West’s stingiest 3-point defense faces one of the conference’s most prolific long-range shooters when the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team takes on UC Irvine tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Rainbow Wahine (6-11, 2-3 Big West) have held opponents to a league-low 27.2 percent shooting beyond the 3-point arc overall and 24.5 percent in Big West play. UC Irvine guard Andree Ritter enters the game leading the league with 53 made 3-pointers in 159 attempts. “We have to have a great game plan and we have to execute it for 40 minutes,” UH coach Laura Beeman said. “They have one very, very good 3-point shooter and we have to do our job on her and not […]

Wahine look to build on road win

By Jason Kaneshiro on January 20, 2017

After a review of the Rainbow Wahine basketball team’s win at Cal Poly on Thursday, Sarah Toeaina’s point total wasn’t a career high after all. But the stat correction did little to take the shine off the individual and collective performances in UH’s first road win of the season. Toeaina was initially credited with 25 points in the 87-79 win at Cal Poly’s Mott Athletics Center. UH issued a correction on Friday stating that a first-quarter basket scored by freshman Keleah-Aiko Koloi was incorrectly given to Toeaina. After the adjustment Toeaina finished with 23 points and her 24 points against San Jose State on Nov. 25 remains her career best. Toeaina did set a career high with six of UH’s […]

Wahine Gameday: Grand Canyon

By Jason Kaneshiro on December 29, 2016

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team returns to the Stan Sheriff Center today to close their nonconference schedule against Grand Canyon in their final home appearance of 2016. With the start of Big West play a week away, the Rainbow Wahine (3-8) will look to regain their shooting touch and snap a two-game skid in the first game of today’s UH basketball doubleheader and only their second home game this month. “It’s a huge game for us,” UH coach Laura Beeman said. “We need to have a good turnout which we have not had in quite some time. So we need to feel some success. We need to try to find some confidence because we don’t have any of that right […]