UH women fall short at SDSU

The Maui News

For the second consecutive game, the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team found itself on the wrong side of a one-point game, falling to San Diego State 58-57 on Friday in San Diego.

Thanks to 12 points from Leah Salanoa in the fourth quarter, including two clutch free throws, the Rainbow Wahine (0-2) took a 57-56 lead over the Aztecs (1-0) with 1 minute, 26 seconds remaining.

The Aztecs took the lead for good after Tea Adams hit a jumper with 8 seconds remaining. During UH’s final possession, Courtney Middap had her layup attempt hit the backboard and the front of the rim before bouncing out.

Salanoa finished with 15 points, while Makenna Woodfolk had 16 points. Julissa Tago scored 13 for UH, which opened the season with a 65-64 loss to Pepperdine.

Adams led the Aztecs with 15 points.

The Rainbow Wahine next play at San Diego on Sunday.