UC Davis rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to send the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 60-58 loss today in Davis, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine hit a season-high 11 3-pointers over the first three quarters, but were outscored 19-10 in the fourth and fell to 8-7 overall and 1-1 in Big West play with their first road loss of the season.
UC Davis forward Morgan Bertsch led the Aggies (9-6, 2-0) with 21 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the field and forward Alyson Doherty added 16 points, hitting the go-ahead basket with 2:14 left.
UH senior Ashleigh Karaitiana drained five 3-pointers to lead UH with 15 points and freshman guard Olivia Crawford went 3-for-4 from long range to finish with a season-high 12 points.
With UC Davis leading 60-57, Crawford was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1.3 seconds left. Crawford made the first of three free throws, but the second rolled off the rim. After a UC Davis timeout, Crawford missed the third and time expired in the scramble for the rebound.
UC Davis shot 48 percent from the field, went 10-for-14 from the free-throw line and outscored UH 32-6 in the paint. The Aggies also outrebounded UH 35-28.
UH shot 36 percent overall and went 11-for-22 from 3-point range and 7-for-11 from the line. UH was whistled for 19 fouls to nine for UCD.
The Rainbow Wahine return to the Stan Sheriff Center on Thursday to face CSUN.