Woodfolk, Toeaina key UH’s victory over UC Santa Barbara

The Maui News

Makenna Woodfolk had 27 points and Sarah Toeaina added 20, and the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team defeated UC Santa Barbara 73-64 on Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

The Rainbow Wahine trailed by as many as nine points in the first half before climbing back. Toeaina’s three-point play with four seconds left in the third quarter briefly gave UH the lead at 46-44, but the Gauchos scored the first seven points of the fourth to take back control.

Hawaii (12-16, 5-10 Big West) again battled back, and Woodfolk hit three free throws midway through the quarter to give UH the lead for good.

Sarah Porter led UC Santa Barbara (12-16, 9-7) with 17 points.

UH hosts Cal Poly on Saturday in the regular-season finale. The opening round of the Big West tournament is Tuesday in Fullerton, Calif.