Online Extra: Rainbow Wahine fight off Matadors
Junior Kamilah Martin scored 15 points to lead four players into double figures as the University of Hawaii defeated Cal State Northridge 69-60 on Saturday night.
The Big West Conference women’s basketball game was played at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
With the victory, Hawaii, under first-year coach Laura Beeman, guaranteed itself a top-four finish in the conference’s regular season.
The Rainbow Wahine (15-12 overall, 11-5 Big West) also got 13 points from Sydney Haydel, 12 from Shawna Kuehu and 12 from Ashleigh Karaitiana. Kuehu also had a game-high 10 rebounds.
Hawaii led 25-13 at the intermission but saw its 12-point cushion shrink to five early in the second half. But Kuehu scored a pair of baskets to push it back to nine points and the hosts held off the Matadors (13-15, 7-9) the rest of the way.
Hawaii shot 51 percent (22 of 43) from the field, 12 percent (1 of 8) on 3-pointers, and 86 percent (24 of 28) from the free-throw line in a strong offensive performance. The Matadors hit 38 percent (21 of 57) from the floor, 33 percent (5 of 15) on treys, and 54 percent (13 of 24) from the line.
Ashlee Guay led Northridge with 17 points and Janae Sharpe had 15. Senior Violet Alama, a Kalani High graduate, added 14 points for the Matadors before fouling out.
Hawaii outrebounded the Matadors 34-26. The Rainbow Wahine also had 16 assists, 25 turnovers, 3 blocked shots and 11 steals compared to Northridge’s 10, 22, 2 and 12, respectively.
Hawaii hosts UC-Riverside on Thursday night before closing out the Big West regular season on Saturday night by hosting Cal State-Fullerton. Both games start at 7 p.m. at Stan Sheriff Center.
The Big West Tournament is scheduled March 13-16 in Anaheim, Calif.
At Stan Sheriff Center
CSUN 13 47 — 60
Hawaii 25 44 — 69
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