Rainbow Wahine downed by Ducks
LAS VEGAS (AP)–Sabrina Ionescu had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 10 Oregon to an 85-44 victory over the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team on Friday in the Duel in the Desert.
Ruthy Hebard finished with 18 points and six rebounds, while Lexi Bando scored 14 for the Ducks (11-2).
Ionescu, who has a share of the NCAA record with seven career triple-doubles, was named MVP of the Desert Division, which also included Hawaii and Texas A&M.
The Rainbow Wahine (6-6) were led by Julissa Tago, who had 11 points.
The Ducks shot 47.6 percent (30-of-63) for the game. Hawaii couldn’t keep pace, shooting 17-of-52 (32.7 percent) from the floor, including 27.3 percent (3-of-11) in the fourth quarter.
UH next hosts Hawaii Pacific on Dec. 30.