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Rainbow Wahine hoops team falls at Boise State

Hawaii couldn’t slow Boise State’s early-season surge and the Rainbow Wahine basketball team fell to the Broncos 61-49 in a nonconference game today in Boise, Idaho.

Shalen Shaw scored 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including three 3-pointers, Marijk Vanderschaff finished with 13 points and the Broncos improved to 10-1 heading into their Mountain West Conference schedule.

UH fell to 3-8 after dropping both ends of a two-game road trip. Sarah Toeaina led the Rainbow Wahine with 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Guards Olivia Crawford and Briana Harris both finished with nine points and freshman forward Keleah-Aiko Koloi contributed eight points and eight rebounds.

After shooting 23 percent in a triple-overtime loss at Nevada on Sunday, the Rainbow Wahine again struggled from the field in the first half, going 7-for-26 (26.9 percent) while Boise State shot 39 percent and took a 30-18 lead into halftime.

The Broncos opened the third quarter with a 14-4 run capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Riley Lupfer and Yaiza Rodriguez to take a 22-point lead.

The Rainbow Wahine return to the Stan Sheriff Center on Dec. 29 to face Grand Canyon in their final nonconference game of the season.

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  • Coach Beeman and team is going to have a long season if this keeps going like it is. Hope they all have a good Christmas with their families so they can come back and go to work. Conference play is right around the corner.

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