Junior guard Destiny King scored 17 points and senior guard Ashleigh Karaitiana added 15 to lead Hawaii to a 69-58 victory over UC Riverside in a Big West women’s basketball game Saturday evening at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Senior guard Shawna-Lei Kuehu added 11 points for the Rainbow Wahine (9-7, 1-2 Big West). Karaitiana and King both missed double-doubles when finishing with nine rebounds each for Hawaii, which snapped its two-game losing streak when picking up their first conference win.
Big West scoring leader Brittany Crain led the Highlanders (10-7, 1-2) with 18 points, well off her 23.9-point scoring average. The senior guard scored over 30 points in her past two games.
It was 15th straight conference road loss for UCR dating back to 20-13.