POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 20, 2014
~~<p>Sydney Haydel stepped off the plane and into another world.</p>
Sydney Haydel stepped off the plane and into another world.
It was last summer. The Hawaii guard visited the industrial city of Dongguan, China, for a basketball coaching internship, so that she might impart her knowledge of the game to Chinese students while training for her senior season. But it also described her emotions when she arrived in Honolulu from her native Los Angeles to begin her Rainbow Wahine career in 2010. RAINBOW WAHINE BASKETBALL >> Who: Hawaii (13-10, 7-4 Big West) at UC Irvine (12-12, 5-5) >> When/where: Thursday, 5 p.m., at Bren Events Center >> TV/Radio: None >> Streaming video: BigWest.tv Login for more...