The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team suffered a dismal shooting half Saturday in San Luis Obispo, Calif., then rallied only to come up short.
Molly Schlemer scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Cal Poly held on for a 47-42 victory, dropping the Warriors to third place in the Big West.
Kamilah Martin posted 11 points and 10 rebounds for UH (14-12, 10-5) and Shawna-Lei Kuehu added 10 points. She keyed a 16-2 run with three baskets as the Warriors took their first lead of the game, 39-38, with 7:14 left to play.
The lead changed hands four more times until Ariana Elegado (12 points) gave the Mustangs the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:54 left.
Ultimately, Hawaii couldn’t overcome 30.2 percent shooting, including 4 of 21 in the first half as it fell behind 28-15 at the break.
Cal Poly is a half-game behind first-place Pacific. Hawaii is full game back of Pacific with is three remaining games all at home.