comscore Wahine basketball team wins fourth straight | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Sports Breaking | Top News

Wahine basketball team wins fourth straight


    Hawaii forward Lahni Salanoa (21) shoots the ball over Marist forward Alana Gilmer (3) at the Stan Sheriff Center.

A back-and-forth battle on Day 1 of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown went the way of Hawaii, which posted its fourth straight victory, 70-63 over Marist tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Marist (1-3) led by six in the fourth quarter but went cold in crunch time, as UH (4-1) went on a 12-0 run across nearly five minutes.

Sarah Toeaina (team-high 14 points) tied it up at 57 on a basket inside with four minutes left. Makenna Woodfolk (12 points) put her team up with a free throw and Toeaina scored on a leaner to make it a 9-0 run. Leah Salanoa followed with a 3-pointer, her first field goal of the game.

Julissa Tago (13 points) hit two free throws with 22.1 seconds left for a 68-63 lead. The Foxes missed a 3 and Woodfolk made two more at the stripe.

UH rallied from an eight-point first-quarter deficit to lead by a point at halftime, but fell behind by one after three periods when Allie Clement took a long rebound for a layup at the quarter buzzer.

Alana Gilmer led Marist of the MAAC with 22 points.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Scroll Up