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UH women advance with win over Long Beach State

March 13, 2014
The Maui News

Ashleigh Karaitiana scored 18 points as the University of Hawaii women's basketball team beat Long Beach State 52-49 in a Big West Conference tournament quarterfinal game at Long Beach, Calif.

Sydney Haydel's 3-pointer early in the second half gave the Rainbow Wahine (17-12) a 30-21 advantage. The 49ers (17-15) responded with a 12-0 run for a three-point lead.

Shawna-Lei Kuehu hit a pair of free throws with 1 minute, 41 second remaining to put Hawaii up 50-49. Morgan Mason added two more with eight seconds left.

The Rainbow Wahine will play Cal State Northridge today.

Karaitiana and Haydel each grabbed eight rebounds.

Raven Benton scored 11 points for Long Beach State.



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