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Wahine guard King earns first weekly Big West honor

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    University of Hawaii's Destiny King (34) fired for the basket as Cal State Northridge's Jasmine Johnson blocked in the first half of Saturday's game held at the Stan Sheriff Center.
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University of Hawaii junior guard Destiny King was named the Big West Player of the Week in women’s basketball Monday, the first weekly honor of her career.

King averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to help the Rainbow Wahine to victories last week over Long Beach State and CSUN. She was a combined 15-of-17 from the free-throw line, hitting a career-high nine against the Matadors. 

The wins ran Hawaii’s winning streak to five, the longest in head coach Laura Beeman’s three-year tenure. It is the longest winning streak since the 2006-07 when the Rainbow Wahine won eight straight.

Hawaii has also won 10 consecutive Big West home games dating back to last season.

King is the second Rainbow Wahine to be voted Player of the Week. In the first week of the season, Morgan Mason was selected after a solid opening two games on the road at Colorado State and Denver.

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