Gauchos edge Rainbow Wahine

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team suffered its first Big West home loss on Saturday, falling 51-50 to UC Santa Barbara at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

The Gauchos’ Nicole Nesbit scored the game’s final points on a layup with 14 seconds left. Melissa Zornig finished with 15 points for UC Santa Barbara (8-11, 4-3), and Sweets Underwood had 13.

Kamilah Martin scored 14 points for UH (9-10, 5-3), which had been 3-0 at home in conference play. Vicky Tagalico added 11 points, and Molokai High School graduate Kalei Adolpho had nine points, five rebounds and two blocked shots.

Hawaii will play at Cal State Northridge next Saturday.