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Wahine basketball team wins Big West home opener

Ashleigh Karaitiana matched her season high of 16 points and the Hawaii women’s basketball team won its Big West Conference home opener 56-46 over UC Irvine tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.

UH moved to 6-8 overall and 2-1 in the BWC despite going without a 3-pointer (0-for-5). UCI (4-11, 0-3) was held to 29.1 percent shooting from the field to 41.8 percent for UH.

Junior forward Kamilah Martin had eight points with 12 rebounds to complement the 8-for-15 shooting effort and three steals of the redshirt freshman Karaitiana.

The Wahine had a 32-22 advantage in points in the paint.

UH next plays Long Beach State (9-5, 2-0) on Sunday after its annual alumnae game.

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