Rainbow Wahine can’t take lead, fall to UC Davis, 68-56

The Maui News

Morgan Bertsch had 27 points to lead UC Davis to a 68-56 victory over the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Sarah Toeaina had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Rainbow Wahine, who fell behind early in, dropping to 10-15, 3-9 in the Big West. Julissa Tago added 13 points for UH.

The Rainbow Wahine never led and trailed 19-10 after the first quarter and 40-18 at halftime. The Aggies’ largest lead came with 4 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the third quarter, when Bertsch completed a three-point play to put UC Davis up 53-28.

Pele Gianotti added 14 points for UC Davis (22-4, 12-1).

UH next plays at Cal State Northridge on Thursday.