Senior Kirsten Shimizu scored 23 points, including four 3-pointers, and juniors Kamie Imai and Jazzmyn Davis added 18 and 14 points, respectively, to lead the University of Hawaii at Hilo to a 77-68 win over Holy Names on Monday night.
The Pacific West Conference women’s basketball game was played at UHH Gym.
The Vulcans improved to 5-6 overall and 2-3 in the PacWest. The Golden Hawks fell to 7-6 and 2-3, respectively.
Shimizu, a 5-foot-1 point guard, hit 8 of 13 field goals, including 4 of 7 treys, and 3 of 5 free throws for her game-high 23 points. She also had six assists and only one turnover in 36 minutes on the court.
Imai, a 5-9 point forward, finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and three steals in a productive all-around performance.
Davis, a 5-11 forward, had 14 points, six rebounds and two steals to help the hosts, who led 43-28 at the intermission.
Seniors Kirsty Imai and Shannon Rousseau added eight and seven points, respectively, for UHH.
Britney Potestio led Holy Names with 16 points. Sonia Aguilar had 14 points and Dominque Williams 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
The visitors outscored the Vulcans 40-34 in the final half.
UHH shot 43 percent (29 of 67) from the field, 40 percent (8 of 20) on treys, and 85 percent (11 of 13) on free throws. Holy Names hit 42 percent (27 of 65) from the floor, 42 percent (5 of 12) on 3-pointers, and 60 percent (9 of 15) from the line.
The Vulcans had 34 rebounds, 18 assists, 11 turnovers, 2 blocked shots and 11 steals compared to the Golden Hawks’ 48, 10, 18, 0 and 2, respectively.
The Lady Vulcans now hit the PacWest road and play at Fresno Pacific on Jan. 14, Notre Dame de Namur on Jan. 16, Academy of Arts on Jan. 19 and Holy Names on Jan. 21. They then return home to host BYU-Hawaii on Jan. 26 at UHH Gym.