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Wahine basketball team wins fourth straight

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    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.

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