Rainbow Wahine lose in Big West semifinals

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team lost 66-52 to Cal Poly on Friday in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament.

The third-seeded Rainbow Wahine (17-13) shot just 31.1 percent from the field – they were at 25.9 percent in the first half, which ended with the second-seeded Mustangs (18-12) in front 24-19.

Diane Moore, Sydney Haydel and Ashleigh Karaitiana each scored nine points for UH. Molokai High School graduate Kalei Adolpho had two points and five rebounds.

The Rainbow Wahine’s leading scorer and rebounder this season, Kamilah Jackson, played for the first time in eight games – she had been sidelined by a foot injury. Jackson came off the bench and played 18 minutes, finishing with two assists, a rebound and no points.

Molly Schlemer had 29 points and 11 rebounds for Cal Poly, which will face Cal State Northridge today for the conference title. Ariana Elegado scored 20 points.