Rainbow Wahine lose to Gauchos, 71-61

The Maui News

The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team lost for the fifth time in six games Saturday, falling to UC Santa Barbara 71-61 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Sarah Toeaina had 25 points and Tia Kanoa added 14 points and nine assists for the Rainbow Wahine (9-14, 2-8 Big West).

Drew Edelman had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Sarah Bates added 13 points and six assists to lead the Gauchos (8-13, 5-4).

UC Santa Barbara led for most of the game, leading by as many as 23 points late in the third quarter.

The Rainbow Wahine return home to face Cal State Fullerton on Thursday.