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Wahine basketball team rallies late to beat Arizona

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Senior guard Sarah Toeaina and junior guard Tia Kanoa each scored 14 points as the Hawaii women’s basketball team came from behind for a 65-60 nonconference victory over host Arizona today in Tucson, Ariz.

Sophomore forward Makenna Woodfolk added 12 points and sophomore guard Julissa Tago 11, including nine on three of the seven 3-pointers, for the Rainbow Wahine (6-4) who opened up a three-game road trip with a key victory.

Sophomore guard Lucia Alonza finished with a game-high 21 points and freshman forward Sam Thomas had 13 for the Wildcats (3-7) at the McKale Center.

Hawaii trailed 58-46 with 6:35 left in the game before mounting an impressive rally. The Wahine scored 17 unanswered points over the next 6:18 in taking a 63-58 lead with 17 seconds to go.

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