Rainbow Wahine fall to Anteaters, 74-67

The Maui News – The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team committed 22 turnovers in losing to UC Irvine 74-67 on Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Lahni Salanoa had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the Rainbow Wahine (7-9), who remained winless in Big West play at 0-3. Makenna Woodfolk added 12 points and eight rebounds, Sarah Toeaina scored 12 points and Julissa Tago had 10 points for UH.

The Rainbow Wahine trailed for the majority of the first three quarters but took a 55-53 lead on Salanoa’s 3-pointer to open the fourth. Hawaii would lead by as many as five points before the Anteaters rallied, tying it at 63 on Deljah Blank’s jumper with 5:03 left and closing on an 11-4 run.

Morgan Green scored 31 points and had five of the Anteaters’ 12 steals. Blanks finished with 20 points.

UH next hosts Long Beach State on Saturday.