Rainbow Wahine pull away to beat Red Foxes

The Maui News

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team outscored Marist 19-6 over the last half of the fourth quarter, and the Rainbow Wahine extended their winning streak to four games with a 70-63 victory in their Rainbow Wahine Showdown opener Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

The Red Foxes led 47-46 after three quarters and eventually widened their lead to six points with Rebekah Hand’s layup with 6 minutes remaining before Julissa Tago’s jumper started a 12-0 run that put UH ahead for good.

Sarah Toeaina led the Rainbow Wahine (4-1) with 14 points. Tago finished with 13 points, Makenna Woodfolk had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Tia Kanoa had eight assists for UH, which shot 23-of-51 from the field.

Alana Gilmer had 22 points and Hand added 15 for Marist (1-3).

Hawaii next faces Purdue today.