Junior guard Destiny King scored 15 points and senior guard Ashleigh Karaitiana added 13 as Hawaii pulled away from UC Santa Barbara 60-43 in a Big West women’s basketball game Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.
King tied her career high with nine free throws and the Rainbow Wahine (14-7, 6-2) won their sixth straight this season and 11th consecutive Big West home game dating back to last year. Senior guard Shawna-Lei Kuehu added 10 points for Hawaii, which moved into a three-way tie for the conference lead with Long Beach State and Cal Poly.
The Rainbow Wahine conclude their four-game home stand Saturday when hosting the Mustangs.
Onome Jemerigbe led the Gauchos (0-21, 0-8) with 13 points.
Hawaii out rebounded UCSB 40-25 led by King’s nine.