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Oregon routs Rainbow Wahine in hoops

Lexi Bando scored 22 points, Ruthy Hebard added 19 and Oregon shot 32-for-55 from the field, including 12-for-20 from 3-point range, in an 86-49 victory over Hawaii in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Ducks, who trailed by seven points early, outscored the Rainbow Wahine 45-18 in the second half. Oregon got the ball inside against Hawaii’s 2-3 zone, shot over the top and beat the Rainbow Wahine down the floor in transition.

Oregon put the game away by outscoring Hawaii 22-6 in the third quarter to take a 63-37 advantage.

At that point, the Ducks were 25-for-42 from the field, including 10-for-18 from 3-point range.

The Ducks, who have six players 6-foot-3 or taller on their roster, also held a 35-24 rebounding advantage.

The Rainbow Wahine’s largest lead was 12-5 after Sarah Toeaina’s layup with 4:36 left in the first quarter. All five Hawaii starters had a field goal during the game-opening spurt.

Hawaii finished 8-for-14 from the field, including 5-for-10 from 3-point range, to take a 21-18 lead after first quarter. The Rainbow Wahine finished 16-for-49.

Oregon ended the first half on an 11-2 run to take a 41-31 advantage. Maite Cazorla, Sabrina Ionescu and Bando each hit 3-pointers during the run.

Briana Harris led Hawaii with 12 points.

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