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Wahine basketball team routed at Arizona State to begin season

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:48 a.m. HST, Nov 10, 2013

The Hawaii women's basketball team took an 84-44 drubbing in its 2013-14 season opener at Arizona State Saturday.

The 40-point margin of defeat was UH's worst under second-year coach Laura Beeman. The Rainbow Wahine shot 30 percent to ASU's 55.6 and committed 26 turnovers.

While ASU committed 21 turnovers of its own, the Sun Devils dished 22 assists, compared to just four for UH. The Wahine did not hit a 3-pointer in four attempts, while ASU went 9-for-23 from deep.

UH has a quick turnaround to play at Northern Arizona on Sunday.

The Devils of the Pac-12 took a 71-27 lead -- their largest -- with 10:12 to play. UH junior Ashleigh Karaitiana scored some late points and finished with a game-high 15.

The Wahine committed 15 first-half turnovers as the Sun Devils pressured UH fullcourt, building a 26-point halftime lead.

UH led 5-4 on Kamilah Jackson's three-point play but the Sun Devils scored the next 10 points and never looked back. Jackson battled foul trouble and finished with 11 points and six rebounds.

The Wahine had a field-goal drought of nearly eight minutes late in the half as they fell behind by 25. ASU took a 44-18 lead at the break on 56.3 percent shooting compared to 23.1 percent for UH.

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allie wrote:
well at least the Waihine's are playign legitimate college teams. Unlike Gibby
on November 9,2013 | 03:26PM
BigIsland_Hank wrote:
Really?....Men's BB may be savior to a very tough year for UH sports. Don't down our men's team because our wahine lost. BTW, the wahine will be alright.
on November 10,2013 | 10:02AM
niimi wrote:
The Rainbow Classic has decent teams this year. New Mexico State went to the NCAA tournament a year ago. And the other 3 teams including Hawaii played in post-season tournaments, so with 346 Mens Division 1 basketball teams one is from the top 64, and the 3 others are a in the top 3rd. Pretty good draw of teams. Any team in Division 1 is a "player." Gosh, we would otherwise be bashing those really tiny schools from unheard of conferences who surprise. Take Butler, for instance. Gosh, they went to the NCAA finals two straight years. That is why I don't take any team cheap--it just isn't respectful. Gosh, Tennessee State lost 4 of it starts from last year's team. They've had over 20 players drafted in the NBA draft--which handily outpaces Hawaii. Again, really solid teams in this year's Rainbow Classic field.
on November 9,2013 | 07:27PM
krusha wrote:
No outside shooting = lose big. They need to find somebody on that team who can shoot a 3.
on November 10,2013 | 12:52AM
frontman wrote:
Go get them, Wahine, At least you have the balls to play top competition and grow. The mens team will suck afer beating up on creme pufffs and they will think they should be ranked.
on November 10,2013 | 05:29AM
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