Wahine basketball: Green vs. White scrimmage Sunday

After the completion of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team’s match Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center, basketball steps into the spotlight as coach Laura Beeman’s team makes its public debut with its Green vs. White scrimmage.

The scrimmage will be an extension of practice as well as a dress rehearsal for the Wahine as they head toward Wednesday’s exhibition game against UH-Hilo.

“We’re going to work,” Beeman said. “We’re going to work on conditioning. We’re going to work on chemistry with each other. I want to see the girls run our stuff offensively and defensively. So it’s definitely not going to be just a fun get-the-ball-and-shoot night.

“It’s about practice. It’s about having a game. It’s about putting the girls in the lights with people in the gym and seeing how some of them respond.”

The scrimmage is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. as the Rainbow Wahine will take the floor after the 4 p.m. UH-UC Santa Barbara volleyball match.

The first 20 minutes will be run under normal game timing, including media timeouts. The second half will be played with running time.

The Green team features returnees Ashleigh Karaitiana, Destiny King, Morgan Mason and Shawlina Segovia (who sat out last season) along with newcomers Connie Morris, Sarah Toeaina, Justice Toailoa, Brianna Kennedy and Breana Jones.

The White roster is comprised of preseason All-Big West pick Shawna-Lei Kuehu, Briana Harris, Raja Moreno-Ross, Jasmine Redmon, Dalayna Sampton, Angelina Smith and Marissa Wimbley.

Assistant coach Alex Delanian will lead the Green team and Dekita Williams will coach the White with Beeman and associate coach Mary Wooley floating between the two.

The scrimmage leads into the exhibition against UH-Hilo, the team’s first and only opportunity to put its new look rotation on the floor prior to its season opener at Colorado State on Nov. 14.

“Hilo is a very good game for us going into our opening weekend with Colorado State and Denver,” Beeman said. “They run a real great motion offense with a lot of backdoor cutting and flare screens and that’s what Colorado State runs. (Vulcans coach David Kaneshiro) does a great job. They’re disciplined, they work hard, they bring back a pretty solid roster. So we’re going to have to be prepared for that game.”