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Wahine basketball team loses at Long Beach State

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii guard Julissa Tago puts up a three pointer in a game at the Stan Sheriff Center on Dec. 31. Tago paced the Wahine with 22 points tonight against Long Beach State.

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    Hawaii guard Julissa Tago puts up a three pointer in a game at the Stan Sheriff Center on Dec. 31. Tago paced the Wahine with 22 points tonight against Long Beach State.

The road struggles of the Hawaii women’s basketball team continued tonight in a 62-55 loss at Long Beach State.

UH (8-10, 2-3 Big West) dropped to 0-3 as a visitor in conference play when it was unable to completely claw its way back from a 23-point deficit. The Rainbow Wahine opened the fourth quarter on a 12-0 run to get within six points with 3:25 left, but got no closer down the stretch.

Reigning Big West Player of the Week Julissa Tago paced the Wahine with 22 points, while fellow senior guard Savannah Reier scored a career-high 15 in the loss.

It was the fourth straight year UH lost at the Pyramid of Long Beach State (8-10, 3-2).

The Wahine continue their trip at UC Riverside (6-12, 2-2) on Saturday.

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