Freshman Amy Atwell scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Hawaii women’s basketball team to an 84-68 victory over Northern Arizona in the team’s home opener tonight.
Sarah Toeaina added 16 points and seven rebounds in front of a “Whiteout” crowd of 712 on the opening night of the Rainbow Wahine Bank of Hawaii Classic.
After a back-and-forth first quarter, the Wahine maintained a lead thanks in part to Atwell’s multiple steal-and-score sequences. UH (2-1) blew it open on NAU (0-3) late in the game.
UH faces San Diego (3-0) at 5 p.m. Sunday for the tournament title.