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Wahine basketball team wins at Pacific

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:58 a.m. HST, Dec 16, 2013

The Hawaii women's basketball team earned a measure of satisfaction over a former Big West Conference opponent with an 81-70 win at Pacific in Stockton, Calif., on Sunday afternoon.

UH (6-4) put up a season-high in points at the Alex G. Spanos Center as Laura Beeman's team rallied from an 18-point deficit in the first half and a 10-point Pacific lead early in the second period.

Forward Kamilah Jackson had 13 points and six rebounds, snapping her double-double streak at seven, but UH still dominated the glass 37-27.

Ashleigh Karaitiana scored 15 points, Destiny King had 12 and Morgan Mason added 10 off the bench as UH went up at the midpoint of the second half and controlled the game late.

Pacific, last season's Big West regular-season champ now of the West Coast Conference, fell to 4-4. And Gavin Petersen, an assistant coach on Beeman's staff last year, is now on the Tigers' staff.

Wahine shooting guard Sydney Haydel had a career-best seven assists.

UH shook off a 76-64 loss at Oregon State on Friday and will look to make it two straight on the road at USC on Saturday.

UH looked to take the lead in the final seconds of the first half to build on an 18-1 run. But Briana Harris lost the ball as she dribbled upcourt with 4.7 seconds left and Pacific banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 36-32 lead at the break.

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primowarrior wrote:
UH trailed by 18 points with 7 minutes left in the first half, then ended up winning by 11. Nice comeback as a result of a lot of hustle and hard play by the team. Go Bows!
on December 15,2013 | 12:14PM
Lanaiboy wrote:
Impressive win, given the fact that Hawaii's two best players, Kamilah Jackson and Shawna-Lei Kuehu were on the bench most of the match with four fouls. The bench really came through for the Bows, especially Pua Kailiawa, Diane Moore, and Brianna Harris whose scoring led the comeback in the 1st half. Once again, the Pacific coach mentioned that the Bows are really tough and physical; so many other coaches echoed that comment in pre-game and post-game shows.
on December 15,2013 | 01:39PM
STARA25 wrote:
Thank you very much ladies for duplicated the gentlemen's strong comeback in the second half to came out as a WINNER!
on December 15,2013 | 02:01PM
huponews wrote:
Really nice win Wahine's.......too bad Gavin!
on December 15,2013 | 02:53PM
Kapaho wrote:
Nice win on the road and an impressive comeback. Go Bows.
on December 15,2013 | 05:36PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Now that was one heck of an impressive win after being behind by 18 points in the first half. I watched the game online and left my computer when the team was down by 18 and came back and watched the comeback. This says a lot about this team as the team moves closer to their conference games.
on December 15,2013 | 06:00PM
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